The Bahamas Attractions

Casinos and beaches in the Bahamas are among the region's biggest draws

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The Bahamas is a region made up of hundreds of small islands, each with its own distinct selection of activities and attractions as well as unique scenery and shores.

With such great variety among the islands, travelers have plenty of options when it comes to staying busy or finding the perfect spot for relaxation. Some of the main attractions that bring vacationers to the Bahamas are its perfect sandy beaches and exciting casinos.


Paradise Beach'll find fewer crowds and more seclusion...


Collectively, the island group known as the Bahamas has more than just a few beaches, all of which have an appeal all their own. Some beaches, such as the infamous Cable Beach, are known for their sparkling coastlines, which can be covered with powdery pink sand. The more popular beaches tend to see more vacationers, especially during the high tourism season, and are close to shops, restaurants, and bars.

On some of the smaller, less visited islands in the Bahamas, you'll find fewer crowds and more seclusion. These picturesque little coastlines are perfect for couples looking for a romantic hideaway or travelers who prefer the scenery without the buzz of larger and more popular beach areas. So whether you prefer sunbathing among other bronzed vacationers or the peace and quiet of more isolated shores, the Bahamas has a variety of coastal property to chose from.

Attractions Map

You will find several beaches to enjoy in the area. Regardless of whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer a quieter spot, you should find some appealing options. Just click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that particular location.

Andros Lighthouse Beach: From the southwest corner of the Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club & Marina on the south side of Fresh Creek, there is a path that will take you directly out to the beach.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Fowl Cay Beach. Fowl Cay is a private island upon which a resort of luxury villas is set. Guests staying here have access to all of the island's private beaches, including this one, which features almost complete seclusion and quiet, plus a gorgeous view to boot.

Paradise Beach: There are a number of small huts which provide a welcomed respite from the sun on this mile long strip of magnificent white powdery sand. The beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the Bahamas, and the view at sunset will show you exactly why.

The Bahamas has several other beach choices. To read our full guide to beaches, visit this page.

Landmark Attractions

National Art Galley of The Bahamas

While you are out exploring the natural side of the Bahamas, plan to make a few stops at some important landmarks. There are three British forts worth checking out, a memorial sculpture garden, and numerous pieces of unique architecture.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is National Art Galley of The Bahamas. It is found in downtown Nassau. The Gallery is closed Monday. It is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Pirates of Nassau. It is located within downtown Nassau. Learn what made Nassau a perfect pirate hangout during the early 1700's and gain a new perspective on the city.

Bahamas Historical Society Museum: The museum is open five days a week, being closed on Wednesday and Sunday. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday it is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm, while on Saturday it is only open from 10:00am until noon.

These are only a few of what you can find. To navigate to our full guide to other interesting landmarks in this area, visit this page.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

Make the most of your Bahamian vacation by discovering what nature exists beyond the beaches. Make sure to wear breathable fabrics and comfortable shoes as you set out to explore the sites. The Bahamas National Trust maintains several gardens filled with colorful tropical flora, as well as 14 national parks. Each national parks shows off a different type of terrain to visitors. From flamingo breeding grounds to barrier reef and palm trees to palms, the diversity is astounding.

Walker's Cay National Park is one of the outdoor tourist attractions you might consider visiting. The remote Walker's Cay National Park features a natural habitat for countless species that call this island home.

Another local site worth a visit is Pelican Cays National Park. Established in 1972, this land and sea park is comprised of Channel Rock, Gaulding Cay, the southern portion of Sandy Cay as well as their surrounding waters. It is a popular destination among snorkelers because of the great underwater biodiversity, coral reefs, and underwater caves.

Needless to say, you will find quite a few other choices. To read our detailed page about natural attractions in this area, follow this link.


Feeling Lucky? Guests interested in trying their luck in some gaming action will have several places to go in this area.

Atlantis Casino, which is on the premises of Atlantis The Cove, is found within Paradise Island, the Bahamas. With the bright lights, loud noises, and elegant architecture, this mega casino is actually quite pretty. Even if you do not enjoy gambling, it may be a nice place just to walk through.

If you're simply looking to play a few slots, consider heading to Treasure Bay Casino. Relax and have fun at the Treasure Bay Casino at the Grand Lucayan Bahamas Beach. Here you can try your luck at slot machines and games, as well as enjoy the entertainment, drinks, and atmosphere of the room.

The gaming opportunities in the Bahamas are listed in the following chart.

Gambling In the Bahamas
Name Located At Phone Location Island
Atlantis Casino Atlantis The Cove (242) 363-3000 0.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Potters Cay New Providence
Resorts World Bimini Casino Bimini Bay Resort (888) 930-8688 0.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central North Bimini North Bimini
Treasure Bay Casino Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach (242) 350-5466 Port Lucaya, Western part of the Bahamas Grand Bahama Island

Other Attractions

Furthermore, vacationers will find a couple of other attractions. The chart just below lists some details concerning the other miscellaneous attractions in the Bahamas.

Other Attractions In the Bahamas
Name Type Location Island
Dolphin Encounter Dolphin Encounter Service 3.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Potters Cay New Providence
The Dolphin Experience Dolphin Encounter Service Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island

There are many reasons to make the Bahamas your next vacation destination, namely the abundance of beaches and hot gambling action, but landmarks and natural habitats are just as important. Expand your horizons by experiencng a little bit of everything when you vacation in the Bahamas.


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