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.

Beaches

Paradise Beach

...you'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'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you're likely to find what you want. You can click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that particular location.

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.

Another alternative 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: On the western coast of Paradise Island is the stunning Paradise Beach. Both motorized and non-motorized water sports are available here, as well as other water activities including diving and snorkeling.

These are just a few of the available choices. You can get more information here.

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.

One popular destination is National Art Galley of The Bahamas. It is located in downtown Nassau. At the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, you will be able to see some of the greatest local works and some truly authentic, and contemporary art. You will also have the option to look around this gallery with or without a guide to help you.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Pirates of Nassau. It is found 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: As the main museum of the Bahamas Historical Society, this building maintains a large collection of artifacts and documents that span more than five hundred years of Bahamas history.

That's not all -- you'll find some other sites to visit. For a more comprehensive look at other enjoyable places to visit this topic, see this article concerning other interesting places to visit in this area.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

Those visitors who enjoy being outside will frequently have a pleasant time visiting Walker's Cay National Park. <p>The remote Walker's Cay National Park features a natural habitat for countless species that call this island home.</p>

Another local attraction that's popular with visitors is Pelican Cays National Park. <p>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.</p>

Fortunately, you'll find a full range choices. For more in formation concerning natural attractions in this area, follow this link.

Casinos

Looking for some action? Guests interested in testing their luck in some gaming action can find a few venues where they can do so in this area.

Atlantis Casino, part of Atlantis The Cove, is located on Paradise Island, the Bahamas. Stop by and try to win big at the Atlantis Casino. With nearly 1000 games going on at once, you can be sure there will be something for you, be it slots, or table games.

If you're simply looking to play a few slots, you might try 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.

Take some time to look through the following table for a list of gaming opportunities in the Bahamas.

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

Additionally, vacationers can enjoy a couple of other attractions. Check this table for more information.

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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