In the Bahamas it's easy to find something to do. From land to sea, there are plenty of activities to delight island visitors, no matter which islands they choose to see during their stay. Some of the most popular activities are snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and golfing.
The Bahamas celebrates dozens of events throughout the year, so chances are there will be something going on during your stay. Junkanoo is the celebration that draws the largest crowd, as locals and visitors alike take to the streets in the early morning hours of December 26th to celebrate the islands' African roots. Click here to read more about events and festivals in the Bahamas.
If you are intrigued by the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there are multiple different businesses that can help make it happen. Anyone who needs to get more information about this topic can do so here.
Underwater beauty abounds at any of the islands' incredible offshore locations for snorkeling and diving. Learn about some of the top spots for snorkelers and divers as you plan your island vacation, and plan take a trip offshore with one of the many dive and snorkel tour operators you'll find throughout the islands.
You'll find 32 dive operators and at least 115 good dive sites to choose from. Take advantage of this page concerning diving in this area if you're seeking additional information.
Fishing is another popular activity for the nautically inclined. Charter boats are often available with a captain to take anglers out to popular fishing spots. And with so many fishing destinations available, there's plenty to do. If you love a challenge and have a bit of patience, you might choose to take on the bonefish in shallow flats, or spend some time reef fishing. Those looking to hook something bigger can try deep see fishing not far from shore.
If there are some fishing fanatics traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know they can go fishing with one of the 52 charter operators in this area. To find out about other deep sea fishing in this area, go to this page.
On land, sports fans can try their hand at a game of golf. With plenty of courses, especially on Paradise Island and Grand Bahama, vacationers are never far from a great game of golf. In fact, with PGA pro tour stops in the Bahamas, travelers are assured of some of the world's best golf courses. Golfers who aren't so experienced can also get help with their game, as some locations offer pro lessons.
If there are some experienced golfers in your group, they'll be pleased to know 14 golf courses are located in this area. Some of the area courses include Albany Golf Course, Paradise Island Golf Course, and Treasure Cay Golf Course. Just click on the name of the course to get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more. To read about other golf courses throughout Caribbean, go to this article.
You can look through this table for more information about area firms that can help you get out on the water.
|Barefoot Sailing Cruises||(242) 393-0820||0.8 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|Dive Abaco Snorkeling||(800) 247-5338||0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|Dive Guana Snorkeling||(242) 365-5178||Central the Bahamas||Great Guana Cay|
|Eleuthera Tours Sailing||(242) 225-4408||Central the Bahamas||Eleuthera|
|Exotic Adventures||(242) 374-2278||2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Flying Cloud||(242) 394-5067||1.3 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|Island Time||(888) 733-3607||The Bahamas|
|Ocean Fox||--||Waterford, Central the Bahamas||Eleuthera|
|Out Island Explorers||(265) 365-5686||George Town, Central the Bahamas||Great Exuma|
|Party Cat Cruises||(954) 727-5339||1.9 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|Pat & Diane Tours||(888) 439-3959||2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Powerboat Adventures||--||Paradise Island||New Providence|
|Reef Tours||(242) 373-5880||2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Sandy Toes||(242) 363-8637||8.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Nassau||Rose Island|
|(242) 325-3910||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Olde Town Sandyport||New Providence|
|Seahorse Sailing Adventures||322-4827||Paradise Island||New Providence|
|Seaworld Explorer||(242) 356-2548||Downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|(800) 879-9832||Downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|Sunn Odyssey||(242) 373-4014||1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Sunshine Cruises||(242) 327-5122||Downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|Superior Watersports Sailing||(242) 373-7863||2.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Valentines||(242) 333-2080||0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Dunmore Town||Harbour Island|
If you'd like to read about marinas and charter operators go to this page.
The shopping in the Bahamas is as varied as the islands themselves. Whether you are looking for a deal on designer duds or a hand crafted souvenir, you'll find it in the Bahamas. Nassau on New Providence is great for shopping for high end products, but it is also home to a well-known straw market. Atlantis on Paradise Island is where you will likely find the best deals on brand names, and Freeport on Grand Bahama is home to the International Bazaar. The Out Islands are not usually frequented for shopping purposes alone, but you may be able to find some shops with locally made products worth your while.
If you're vacationing with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can "discover" a few of the area's 90 retail shops. Navigate to this article if you want to know more about shopping in the Bahamas.
Another good way to spend some of your vacation is to enjoy the area's sights and natural environment. The area has 15 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Assuming you like the open air will frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. For more about available sightseeing attractions, read this page.
Information concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found below.
|Travel and Tour Operators||393-1981||Nassau||New Providence|
|Nature Tourism Service||(242) 366-0398||0.0 mi. West of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 367-5358||Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|Bahamas Outdoors||Nature Tours||(242) 457-0329||Nassau||New Providence|
|Bahamas Segway||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 376-9016||Downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||323-4323||The Bahamas|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||393-2220||The Bahamas|
|Eleuthera Tours||Travel and Tour Operators||(242) 225-4408||Central the Bahamas||Eleuthera|
|Executive Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 352-8858||Port Lucaya, Western part of the Bahamas||Grand Bahama Island|
|Grand Bahama Nature Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 373-2485||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|H Forbes Charter & Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||352-9311||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||364-0103||Nassau||New Providence|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||351-4000||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||0.1 mi. East of Central Cable Beach||New Providence|
|Island World Adventures||Nature Tourism Service||(242) 363-3333||Paradise Island||New Providence|
|Lagoon Tours||Nature Tourism Service||(242) 331-2459||0.3 mi. East of Central Cockburn Town||San Salvador Island|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||353-5300||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(242) 365-4223||6.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
|Lucaya Watersports||Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(242) 373-6375||2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Paradise Watersports||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 373-4001||1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(242) 356-5063||Nassau||New Providence|
|Travel and Tour Operators||322-4091||Nassau||New Providence|
If exploring a watery world sounds fun there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in the Bahamas. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, go to this page.
Relaxing in a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 30 spas in this area. Make your way to this extended discussion concerning spas in the area if you want to discover additional facts.
Tennis pros will delight in the over 100 courses that are available throughout the islands. Many exist on hotel properties, and are free of charge for guests, while other are on public courts and even in tennis clubs. If you are new to the sport, you can hire a tennis pro to show you the ropes; some resorts even offer an hour with their tennis staff for free.
If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 23 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below may help with your planning. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Island||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Atlantis Royal Towers||1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Nassau||New Providence||2|
|Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach||2.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island||4|
|Meliá Nassau Beach||0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach||New Providence||4|
|Breezes Bahamas||4.0 mi. Northwest of Central Nassau||New Providence||3|
|Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa||0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cable Beach||New Providence||2|
|Grand Lucayan||2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island||4|
|Sandals Emerald Bay||Central the Bahamas||Great Exuma||6|
|Atlantis Coral Towers||1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Nassau||New Providence||6|
|One & Only Ocean Club||2.0 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau||New Providence||6|
|Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach||1.7 mi. South West of Central Garden of the Groves||Grand Bahama Island||2|
For example, Atlantis Royal Towers offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Glance through this table for a list of other activities.
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||2.0 mi. South of Central Old Fort Bay||New Providence|
|Aquadventure||Amusement/Theme Park||(242) 363-3000||0.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Potters Cay||New Providence|
|Watersports Operator||702-5800Ex860432||Cable Beach||New Providence|
|Massage Therapist||327-0476||Nassau||New Providence|
|Club One Fitness Center||Fitness Centers and Instructors||(242) 327-2685||1.4 mi. West of Central Cable Beach||New Providence|
|Dolphin Encounter||Dolphin Encounter Service||(242) 363-1003||3.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Potters Cay||New Providence|
|Spectator Teams and Clubs||352-2952||Seahorse Village||Grand Bahama Island|
|Movie Theater||(242) 393-9405||1.6 mi. Northeast of Central Nassau||New Providence|
|Movie Theater||--||1.4 mi. Southeast of Central Eleuthera||Eleuthera|
|Amusement Arcade||352-5443||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Freeport, Western part of the Bahamas||Grand Bahama Island|
|Happy Trails Stables||Horseback Riding Site||(242) 362-1820||4.2 mi. South West of Central Cable Beach||New Providence|
|Massage Therapist||(242) 324-6516||Nassau||New Providence|
|Swimming Pools||--||0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Hopetown||Elbow Cay|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||373-2485||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|Watersports Operator||(242) 373-6375||2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Watersports Operator||(242) 727-0968||2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Mario's Bowling & Family||Bowling Center||326-8010||2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Nassau||New Providence|
|Tennis Club||352-9776||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||Downtown Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||Downtown Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||325-4111||Nassau||New Providence|
|Massage Therapist||324-2942||Nassau||New Providence|
|Amusement Arcade||225-9178||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|Paradise Watersports||Watersports Operator||(242) 373-4001||1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Pine Tree Stables||Horseback Riding Site||(242) 373-3600||1.3 mi. South of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||Nassau, Western part of the Bahamas||New Providence|
|Horse and Carriage Service||--||Downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|Dolphin Encounter Service||373-9332||Port Lucaya||Grand Bahama Island|
|The Ultimate Zone||Amusement Arcade||(242) 374-7529||2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Parasailing Service||(242) 357-2584||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Great Harbour Cay||Great Harbour Cay|
You may find that you are more interested in being a spectator than actually participating in island sports. The Bahamas have several national teams for sports such as cricket, football, baseball, and basketball. If you are in the country during the teams regular seasons, plan to go support local sports by attending a game.
Note also that track and field is an important event in the Bahamas. In fact, in the 2012 Summer Olympics, local track and field star Kershorn Wallcott brought home the gold in javelin.
Whether you want to play on the land or beneath the water, you'll find plenty to do for every day of your journey in the Bahamas.
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