The Islands of the Bahamas are truly a magical paradise, offering diverse destinations and an amazing array of vacation options. From hidden escapes to resort relaxation, the 700 islands that make up the Bahamas enrich and entertain every age of traveler.
When making your way to the islands you have many choices of places to stay. In Nassau, the Radisson Cable Beach & Golf Resort boasts an all-inclusive refreshing and relaxing retreat. From the moment you arrive, you are engulfed by complete paradise. Each of the 700 guest rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the waterscape and lush gardens. This resort also extends abundant amenities with six restaurants, five bars and lounges, a newly redesigned golf course, supervised activities programs for children and free weddings.
The Atlantis is a resort destination like no other. Located on Paradise Island, this is not just a hotel, but an entire vacation destination. It is the world’s largest island resort with an 11-million-gallon marine habitat, more than 200 sea species and 50,000 individual animals. Atlantis has 11 swimming areas and a seven-acre snorkeling lagoon teeming with tropical fish and more than 40 waterfalls. For the gambler at heart, the Atlantis casino is the largest in the Caribbean.
For an intimate retreat, the Graycliff Hotel is a 260-year-old mansion in Nassau. The 20-room boutique hotel exudes elegance and charm; it’s restaurant is internationally known for its cuisine, exclusive wines, ports and cognacs and a distinctive selection of cigars. Watch as their experts roll custom-made cigars for you as you wait.
There are many activities to engage in on the islands of the Bahamas. Flipper and 15 other Atlantic bottlenose dolphins reside at Dolphin Encounters, an exciting tourist attraction. Located on the beautiful Blue Lagoon, Dolphin Encounters offers visitors the opportunity to interact one-on-one with these amazingly intelligent animals. Whether you choose to watch, hug or take a dive with these creatures, this is an experience that everyone will love.
For an adventure, try discovering the island of Eleuthera. One of the most breathtaking escapes in the Bahamas, Eleuthera’s 110 miles yields exotic fruits and vegetables along its plush hillside. With pink beaches, lagoons, caves, bluffs and cliffs, the landscape provides a myriad of sights for visitors to behold and experience. The waters surrounding this island are colorfully diverse with the Atlantic Ocean meeting the Bight of Eleuthera. Out-Island Adventures offers guided adventure tours and camping safaris, including kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding, exploring caves and blue holes and relaxing on the island’s many beautiful beaches. During the evenings filled with stars and crashing waves, an extraordinary dinner is prepared over an open fire.
North of Eleuthera is a spectacular getaway called Harbour Island. Known as the “Nantucket of the Bahamas” for hosting celebrities and royalty alike, this quaint community is surrounded by pink beaches and filled with narrow streets traversed by strolling visitors and golf carts laden with friendly vacationers. The Landing, an exclusive seven-room inn, is filled with old-world charm mixed with new-world sophistication. Built in 1800, this Colonial escape promotes afternoons spent watching the day slip into night. Sip wine from the wine cellar along the mahogany bar for the perfect end to a fantastic day in the Bahamas.