Best things to do in Nassau
Find out more about those top places in Nassau
The Bahamas needs no introduction to anyone who has ever thought about traveling or tourism, it is one of the most desired tourist destinations in 2019 luring millions of visitors yearly. The Bahamas is made up of roughly 700 islands and with its clear waters, white-washed shores and historical sites it is a traveler’s dream location.
There is a plethora of activities for visitors to engage while on the islands like diving, snorkeling, and places to be such as the Blue Lagoon Island, The Lucayan National Park and Queen ‘s Staircase.
The island is a major tourist attraction for the Bahamas. Situated 5 km away from the capital. The island also known as Salt cay, was used by pirates as a hideaway or a pit stop for privateers and pirates who used the island salt to preserve their food as they waited for permission to enter the Nassau Harbor. It has also been used as a diver training ground during second world war.
In recent times it is more known for the famous Dolphins Encounters that offers tourist the chance to swim with Dolphins, asides dolphins you can also have a swim with Stingrays and Sea Lions.
There are several parks in Grand Bahama but this is certainly the favorites for locals and visitors. The Park is a 40 acre spread of beauty green field and tropical trees, it also contains underground caves such as the Burial Mound Cave and Ben’s Cave. The park is often in the spotlight appearing in several Hollywood movies over the years like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Never say Never”. Tourist can stay by its beach, go kayaking and even go diving under the supervision of experienced divers working at the park.
Being a group of islands there are no shortage of beaches in the Bahamas, but probably the most memorable to visit would be the Pink Sands Beach. Located on Harbor Island along the eastern Atlantic side, it is over 3 miles (4.83 km) long and 100 feet (30.48 m) wide. The beach as the name suggests has a stained pinkish look, which comes from a microscopic flora insect called Foraminifera. The insect has a bright pink shell full of holes through which it extends pseudo phobia, for feeding. Eventually when the insect dies, the wave action crushes the body and washes some of it ashore which mixes with the sand to give the beach that pinkish color.
It is no secret that Bahamas has some of the clearest waters in the world making it a great location for diving. The Andros Barrier reef is 190 miles (305.78 km) long and it is the third largest reef fringing barrier reef. Located on Andros island it is a home for divers and Snorkelers, when in the water you can see exotic fish with different shapes and sizes.
To step away from the water, tourist can visit the monumental Queen Stair case, also called “66 steps”, it provided a direct route from Fort Fincastle to Nassau the capital city. The staircase was built between 1793 and 1794 by roughly 600 slaves using limestone rock. The stairs are named after Queen Victoria who ruled for 64 years and abolished slavery in the region.