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

There are a large selection of beaches to choose from in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer being around other people, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you're likely to find what you want. Click on the beach names for more information concerning that specific beach.

Andros Lighthouse Beach: Located just next to the mouth of Fresh Creek, the beach's white sand stretches on for quite a distance, and the calm, shallow waters make this a good spot for a swim.

A second alternative worth considering 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 is home to many other beaches to choose from. Click here to check out our page dedicated to beaches for the Bahamas.

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 worth visiting is National Art Galley of The Bahamas. It is located 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 in downtown Nassau. Pirates of Nassau is open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, except Sunday, when they close at noon.

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.

These are merely a few of the options worth consideration Anyone who needs to find out more concerning other interesting places to visit in this area by visiting 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 natural attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. The remote Walker's Cay National Park features a natural habitat for countless species that call this island home.

A second place you might enjoy 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.

These examples are just some of what's on the island. To read more about natural attractions in this area, check out this page.

Casinos

The Bahamas Casinos

Feeling lucky? Visitors wanting to test their luck on the slots will find several venues where they can do so in this area.

Baha Mar Casino offers dining on-site, so you can eat before or after you try your luck. Floor to wall windows provide a breathtaking view of the surrounding waters.

If you like slot machines, you could give Resorts World Bimini Casino a try. This world class resort presents guests with the most stunning panoramic water views a casino has ever seen. Windows fill the walls allowing the Mega Yacht Marina to provide serenity for your gaming environment.

Be sure to look at the following chart for more information about your options.

Gambling In the Bahamas
Name Located At Phone Location Island
Baha Mar Casino -- (242) 677-9000 1.0 mi. 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

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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