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 considering seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are a variety of different businesses that can help. Those needing to obtain more information about this topic can do so by clicking 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.
There are 31 dive operators and at least 115 interesting dive sites to choose from. Those wanting to get more details concerning diving in this area, can do so by following this link.
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 you have some avid fishermen traveling with you, they're in luck -- they can fish with one of the 49 charter operators in this area. Make your way to this article concerning fishing in the area if you're seeking more information.
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 you have some experienced golfers vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know there are 14 courses in this area. Some of the area courses include Albany Golf Course, Paradise Island Golf Course, and Treasure Cay Golf Course. To read a detailed article concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more simply click on the name of the course. To find out about other golf courses throughout Caribbean, read this page.
The following table lists a few details regarding firms that will enable you to get out on the open water.
|(242) 393-0820||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|
|Exotic Adventures||(242) 374-2278||2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Flying Cloud Dinner Cruise||(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||Port Lucaya, Western part of the Bahamas||Grand Bahama Island|
|Sandy Toes||(242) 363-8637||New Providence||New Providence|
|(242) 325-3910||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Olde Town Sandyport||New Providence|
|Seahorse Sailing Adventures||322-4827||Paradise Island||New Providence|
|(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|
|(242) 373-7863||Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Valentines||(242) 333-2080||0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Dunmore Town||Harbour Island|
If you want to learn about charter operators and local marinas read 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 there are some foks who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they're not totally out of luck -- more than 90 retail stores are located in this area. To learn about opportunities for shopping in the Bahamas, go to this page.
Sightseeing is another popular activity for visitors to the Bahamas. Area sights include 15 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts will frequently have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To visit our page about attractions, visit this page.
Information concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be found here:
|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||Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(242) 457-0329||3.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Cable Beach||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|
|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|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(242) 356-5063||Nassau||New Providence|
|Travel and Tour Operators||322-4091||Nassau||New Providence|
If you enjoy underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in the Bahamas. To learn more about snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.
Going to a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 24 spas located in this area. Click to find our article about this topic.
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 enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 23 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following list can help with your decision making process. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names 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 instance, Atlantis Royal Towers offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
The following table lists some key facts regarding other activities.
|Amusement/Theme Park||(242) 363-3000||0.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Potters Cay||New Providence|
|Massage Therapist||327-0476||Nassau||New Providence|
|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|
|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|
|Mario's Bowling & Family||Bowling Center||326-8010||2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Nassau||New Providence|
|Massage Therapist||324-2942||Nassau||New Providence|
|Amusement Arcade||225-9178||Grand Bahama Island||Grand Bahama Island|
|Pine Tree Stables||Horseback Riding Site||(242) 373-3600||1.3 mi. South of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Amusement Arcade||--||2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport||Grand Bahama Island|
|Massage Therapist||323-5774||Nassau||New Providence|
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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