Attractions in the Bahamas

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.

You will find a large number of beaches to consider in the area. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you're likely to find what you want. You can click on the name of each beach for more information concerning that section of the coast.

Andros Lighthouse Beach: This beach is mainly used by boaters using the Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club & Marina, but is open to other visitors as well. It's isolated and quiet, and certainly worth a visit if you're in the area.

A second option 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: The beach is fairly easy to access, and parking areas exist close to the beach for those driving onto the island. Once you cross the bridge onto the island, take Paradise Beach Dr west (to the left), cross another small bridge, and you'll find a parking area on the left not far after the bridge.

Needless to say, you will find a full range of choices for beaches in the area. You can go to this page if you'd like to find some more facts.

Landmark Attractions

Pirates of Nassau

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.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit National Art Galley of The Bahamas. It is located in downtown Nassau. The Gallery is open to the public on Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Many travelers also choose to visit Pirates of Nassau. It is located in 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.

Of course, the area has additional places to visit. To visit our detailed guide to other sites worth seeing in the Bahamas, click here.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

Walker's Cay National Park is one of the most enjoyable natural attractions. The remote Walker's Cay National Park features a natural habitat for countless species that call this island home.

Pelican Cays National Park is a second local attraction that's popular with visitors. 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.

the Bahamas has quite a few other choices too. To reach our detailed page about natural attractions in this area, go to this article.


Feeling lucky? Guests interested in trying their luck in some gaming action have a handful of alternatives in this area.

Atlantis Casino, a part of Atlantis The Cove, is found on 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 enjoy playing the slots, you could give Treasure Bay Casino a try. While many casinos in the Caribbean try to mimic those that exist in Vegas, Treasure Bay is decidedly tropical. The casino floor is full of light colors and tropical decor, and despite the flashing neon lights and clang of coins, you know you are in the Bahamas.

Crystal Palace Casino has a wide array of games for patrons to try out, including Baccarat - Mini, Blackjack, Craps, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Let it Ride. Try your luck at Crystal Palace Casino where there are games to fit everyone's gambling budget. There are slot machines that range as low as a penny bet all the way up to $25.

The gaming choices in the Bahamas can be seen directly below.

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
Crystal Palace Casino Wyndham Nassau & Crystal Palace Casino (800) 222-7466 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach 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

Additionally, travelers will discover a couple of other attractions. Other miscellaneous attractions in the Bahamas are displayed right below.

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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