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Our Things To Do In The Bahamas Guide

Have you ever wondered how it is like to swim with these famous pigs?

Looking for what to do in The Bahamas? This guide shows you what you need to know.

It’s hard to think of the Caribbean without picturing turquoise waters, fine sand, lush greens on the islands, and the abundance of marine life. 

Of all the islands and resorts to go to in North America, The Bahamas has been, and still is, one of the top destinations.

With a plethora of things to see and do that the Bahamas offers, it is really easy to see why around 6 million tourists flock there every year to bask in the glorious sun and have the time of their lives. Islands like New Providence beat with fun and oomph, enormous casinos are inviting on Cable Beach, and Atlantis brims over with water parks and plush terraces.

On the other hand, Nassau, the capital city of Bahamas, is teeming with influences from their colonial era and sprinkled with rum houses. However, you will discover that the gems of the country are in the Out Islands – a stretch of pristine virgin islands that are incomparably beautiful.

There are 700 islands to explore in the Bahamas, where each island has its own distinction and a set of unique activities and sights, you will always have something to do here.

The Bahamas has a rich and vibrant culture, a gastronomic paradise, exotic wildlife, and picturesque soft sand beaches. It is inarguably one of the vacations that the family will never forget.

Without further ado, here are the best sights and things to do in the Bahamas:

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Where Is The Bahamas?

The Bahamas is known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. It is an archipelago that consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. The Bahamas could be found north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the United States state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys.

The island nearest to the United States is Bimini. The island of Abaco is to the east of Grand Bahama. Other inhabited islands include Eleuthera, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, Long Island, ,Ragged Island, Acklins, Exuma, Berry Islands, San Salvador Island ,and Mayaguana. Nassau, capital city of the Bahamas, is located on the island of New Providence.

What's The Weather Like In The Bahamas?

The weather in the Bahamas is one you can easily get used to. The trade winds have blessed the island with warm tropical year-round weather, with winters averaging a comfortable 70 degrees Fahrenheit and summers with high humidity at around 80–90 and with a gentle low at night of just 5 to 7 degrees.  


The Paradisaical Archipelago


1. Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama -- One of the most popular, family friendly islands in The Bahamas

Grand Bahama, which is a charming island that houses historic towns, one of the planet’s biggest underwater subterranean systems, three national parks, and a whole lot more, is only 53 miles away from the coast of Palm Beach in Florida. 

For a closer encounter with nature, you can go on the Lucayan National Park Kayak and Cave Tour, then enjoy lunch overlooking Gold Rock beach, and go for a swim, if you like. There’s also a guided nature walk available where you’ll get the chance to see a display of vibrantly-colored Bahamian birds. You can cap off the trip discovering the caves. 

For the more commercial part of Grand Bahama, you can visit the Port Lucaya Marketplace, an almost 9 acre establishment that’s brimming with shops, food joints, bars, straw and souvenir vendors, and more. There are also Junkanoo parades here which add more value to the island.

Things to Do on Grand Bahama Island

To make the most  of your time on the island, here are some more activities to  try:

Lucayan National Park Tours

This astounding 40-acre park has several of the most majestic secluded beaches that you could find in the Bahamas. Lucayan National Park is brimming with mangrove, pine, and palm trees. Furthermore, it also showcases amazing plants in bloom as well as a overabundance of water birds and saltwater fish. 

To experience the park in its full glory, it is best to snorkel in the sparkling turquoise waters or discover the world's biggest subterranean cavern system. If you're into history, you could also book a tour of the burial grounds of the indigenous Bahaman people.

2. Blue Hole Snorkelling and Turtle Park

You can’t say you’ve seen the best of the Grand Bahama Island without snorkelling in the blue holes of East Grand Bahama. 

These blue holes are caves that are linked under the earth, which causes the fish life to be abundant. Due to the undulating tides, the blue holes look like they are boiling, hence the nickname boiling holes.

Shop at Port Lucaya

Within the small area of Freeport is the Port Lucaya Marketplace which has everything you need for an awesome time: restaurants, a movie theater, bars, and a lot of shopping. 

There are more than 60 stores and boutiques in addition to the largest straw market on the island. This means you can purchase high end luxury goods and local hand-made crafts as well, all within easy walking distance.

Where Is Grand Bahama Island?

3. New Providence Island

If you’re into night fun and wild time, however, head on over to New Providence Island or also known as Nassau Island to have the time of your life. 

There are massive resorts there, since it is the most populated island in the Bahamas, and millions of tourists flock there annually. 

The newest resort, Baha Mar, is a place where you can splurge and indulge in a shopping spree in the finest malls and boutiques, or gamble like a high roller at the hugest casinos in the entire Caribbean.

Nassau Island, Bahamas

Nassau Island also boasts of Atlantis, the iconic Atlantis that sets the bar up high in resorts everywhere. 

It has a 141-acre waterscape, 18-hole oceanfront golf course, malls, shops, restaurants, casino, comedy club, 11 pools and so much more.

Things to do on New Providence Island

4. Aquaventure Oasis at Atlantis

Aquaventure, the 141-acre water park at Atlantis Paradise Island, wows with 9 awesome water slides that start at the iconic Mayan Temple or the seven-story Power Tower, with the view of the 5 miles stretch of white sand beach and the sparkling turquoise ocean. The Current, on the other hand, has waves over four-feet high and features high speed rapids.

The day excursion package offers an experience with the resort’s renowned marine habitat, home to over 50,000 marine animals, representing 250 species. This is one adventure both kids and adults will enjoy!

Nassau Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Discover authentic Bahamian cuisine and its rich culture on this food and walking tour in Nassau’s historic neighborhood. 

Sample tasty foods at six venues and sip on handcrafted rum cocktails while you snack on classic conch fritters and mac ‘n’ cheese, Bahamas style. 

Expect servings to be equivalent to a hearty lunch. After the bites, you’ll also feel the colorful culture and architecture Nassau has to offer.

5. Nassau SUB Bahamas Adventure

Hop onto your vessel and journey to one of Nassau's nearby reefs. The sub will propel you to a depth of 15 feet (4.5 meters,) a great vantage point for seeing the reef and the schools of colorful tropical fish. 

Moving along at a speedy 2 knots, the guides will accompany you to ensure your safety and draw your attention to the highlights of the reef's sights. They will also bring food for the fish so you can get really close with them. 

Where Is New Providence Island?

6. The Exumas

The Exumas Cay

I am betting that you have already heard or read about the Exumas, or maybe seen films that were shot there. Swimming with the Pigs has been trending on social media, so unless you have been living under a rock, there’s a good chance that you have already seen the place somewhere. 

The pigs are located on Big Major Cay and many tourists visit Great Exuma to take the all day trip to see these fascinating creatures. The trip also includes visits to other islands in The Exuma chain, such as Compass Cay where you can swim with more than 20 Nurse Sharks, and Staniel Cay where you can explore Thunderball Cave. If you prefer quiet time and solitude, though, you could opt to go to Fowl Cay instead, a private and secluded 50-acre island in the heart of Exumas, which is ideal for water activities like boating, fishing, diving, snorkeling, or just basking under the Bahamian sun on any of the exclusive beaches there.

Accommodations in Fowl Cay Resort include food AND your very own personal motor boat with unlimited gas, to get you to the secluded beaches for your quiet time.

Christmas on Exuma

Christmas on Exuma

How about doing something different this Christmas?

Things to do on The Exumas

7. Swimming with the Pigs

Of all the things to do in Exuma, swimming with the pigs has got to be the most coveted among tourists and guests that flock here all year long. There are about 20 or so pigs and they vary in size and color. 

Some are absolutely enormous hogs. Some look more like Porky Pig and some are cute little baby pigs.  I advise taking a full day tour with a local tour guide to get a better price for more things to do in the Exumas.

Cocoplum Beach

Cocoplum Beach is a tranquil beach a few hours from main Exuma. This beach is so secluded that there are days you could probably have it all to yourself. This beach is stunningly amazing although it has zero facilities, so make sure to bring water, food, and everything you need!  

The panoramic views of amazing water will just take your breath away.  During low tides, a sand bar is also accessible; bring your drones for that Instagram-worthy shot!

8. Thunderball Grotto

Thunderball Grotto is one of the stunning sites on Exumas that you have to see. In fact, it’s so spectacular that a lot of Hollywood films have been shot there: Thunderball (James Bond), Never Say Never Again, Splash, and Into the Blue with Paul Walker.

Once you make your way to Thunderball Grotto, also known as Thunderball Cave, you’ll know why Hollywood has taken a great interest at this dazzling location.
With its turquoise blue waters, white sand, and amazing sandbars, Exuma is undeniably the crowned jewel of the entire Bahamian archipelago.

Places To Stay On Exuma

Where Is Exuma?

9. San Salvador Islands

San Salvador Island

Eleuthera was the birthplace of the Bahamas, but according to local folklore, San Salvador Island was Christopher Columbus’ first stop during on his search for the new world in 1492. In fact, there are five shrines on the island that pay respect to his arrival.

As far as Bahamas islands go, San Salvador is a jewel very rarely on the top of the list for tourists, but it is a favorite spot for divers. San Salvador offers more than 50 dive sites with ruins, relics, shipwrecks, and an abundance of stingrays and sharks.

 These diving spots include French Bay, Devil’s Claw, and Vicky’s Reef. The island is also blessed with Great Lake Preserve, a protected, lake-filled almost as big as San Salvador. The population on the island is less than 1000, with an estimated 300 residents living in the largest community, Cockburn Town.

San Salvador Islands

Things to do on San Salvador

10. San Salvador Island Jet Ski Excursion

This excursion starts as you race to Catto Cay (Bird Island) then slow down around the shallows and peek at the Magnificent Frigate, Fish Hawks, Red-foot Booby or whatever animal that decides to make an appearance.

If you have chosen the "15-mile Circuit" you will then convoy with your guide through a barrier reef into Grahams Harbor where Eagle Ray and Sharks are abundant. You will then head back to Bonefish Bay for a total circuit of about 15 miles.

However, if you selected the "Full-Island Circuit" you will visit Green Cay (Iguana Island) and Catto Cay (Bird Island) like the "15-mile Circuit" but instead of heading back to the beach at Club Med you will proceed to ride around to the Atlantic side of San Salvador.

On the east side of San Salvador which is rough and mostly unpopulated, you will pull into Pink Sand Beach cove to rest. After Pink Sand Beach you head south with your guide for about 20min to the Lagoon (Pigeon Creek) where you can enjoy the tranquility of unspoiled nature.

 In the Lagoon you will stop on a sandbar, lay with the starfish and swim with the turtles and sting rays that abound in this area. Afterwards, you speed out for an all out thrill ride complete with big open water swells as you head west and back to the San Salvador shore. 

All in all this adventure totals about 3-3.5 hours,covering about 36 miles.

Where is San Salvador Island?

The Abacos is made up of a group of islands and cays that form a 120-mile-long stretch. Golf players and enthusiasts are aware that the top golf course in the Caribbean is at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. 

The exceptional course was designed by golf course architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie and the seaside setting is just magnificent. Fishing folks gather to Marsh Harbour, Walker’s Cay, Treasure Cay, and Great Abaco for bonefish.

Where is the Abacos?

12. Eleuthera


In Eleuthera, the population is only around 15,000, so if you prefer some tropical isolation, this is the island for you. Eleuthera is “freedom” in Greek, and the name fits the island well. The towns are quaint, like the busy, historic capital city, Governor’s Harbour, adorned with colorful New England-style architecture.

 This is the island that Christopher Columbus set foot onto; hence, this is the birthplace of the Bahamas. You can grab a bite at 1648 Bar & Grill and taste their local favorites like jerk chicken wraps, grouper, and conch, or enjoy pizza and tacos at the French Leave Resort. 

You might want to see Governor’s Harbour on a Friday, when the unassuming fish fry at Anchor Bay turns into a hot spot for both locals and tourists to gorge on the catch of the day, guzzle cocktails like Sky Juice (fresh coconut water, gin, and condensed milk topped with nutmeg or cinnamon), and have fun with the music and dancing.

If you’re going to the beach for an exciting activity, there are hiking trails and waterfalls in the Leon Levy Native Plant Reserve. You and your friends or family can also avail a tour group like Fishbone Tours, who can set you up for snorkeling or fishing.

Things to do on Eleuthera

13. Queen's Bath

These gorgeous pools on the Atlantic side of this island can be found approximately 1 km south of the legendary Glass Window Bridge. This natural wonder was gouged out from years of waves crashing into the limestone cliffs. The pools get filled with seawater at high tide and as tide recedes,  Queen’s Bath pools are warmed by the sun, making a relaxing natural bath.

It is quite tricky to find Queen’s Bath since the pools are a bit hidden and close to the white waves crashing on the rocks.

When you do find it, however, your efforts would be well worth it because these natural pools are just plain spectacular.

If you want to take a dip, proceed with caution and only swim during low to medium tides; high tides could get you washed out to the open sea.  

Fret not, though, if the tides aren’t in your favor. You could still enjoy the view from up above, and awe at the power of huge waves crashing on the island shore.

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

This unique garden was designed as an exhibit for native plants and their importance to the people of The Bahamas. 

The Preserve also features wetlands designed by world-famous landscape architect, Raymond Jungles, as well as trails through over 20 acres of natural areas. 

Have a tour with nature in this sanctuary for over 300 species of local and endemic plants, 65 species of birds, and 100 species of medicinal plants. 

The Preserve is managed by the Bahamas National Trust and funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. It was developed by Shelby White, trustee of the Foundation, in honor of her late husband, Leon Levy. The Preserve is the first national park founded on the island of Eleuthera.

Open hours: everyday at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Where is Eleuthera?

14. Long Island

Just a few minutes away from the Exumas is Long Island, an ideal area for fishing, shark diving, snorkeling, and various eco tours. 

You could go to a different beach every day and find 0 people on each one. That’s how private and secluded it can get. The braver and bolder adventurers can explore a huge Lucayan Indian cave or plunge into Dean’s Blue Hole, the world’s deepest blue hole. History buffs might love Dunmore Town, the home to antique, centuries old churches and the Dunmore Plantation, full of ruins and relics of the old estate. 

There are modest restaurants up and around the island that will fulfill your craving for local island fare. Try Max's Conch Bar, Tiny’s Hurricane Hole, and Chex Pierre for experience.

Long Island, Bahamas

Things to do on Long Island

15. Deans Blue Hole

Long Island has a lot of magnificent attractions, but Deans Blue Hole is the most exceptional of all.

For divers, it's a thrilling dive; for snorkelers it's a mysterious place that’s worth discovering; but for scientists it's nothing short of a phenomenon!

Aside from being the world's deepest known ocean blue hole (663 feet deep), it also happens to be incredibly beautiful.

Deans is very safe to dive in and to snorkel, but children and non-swimmers should stay away.  The drop-off from the sandy beach into Deans is extremely abrupt.

Think of a sink or bathtub drain and you'll know how it feels to dive Deans!  At about 75 feet Deans' circular shaft begins to extend to about 240 feet.  Waterfalls of sand drop dramatically down the sides, and barracuda and tarpon emerge eerily from the depths.

Fortunately, there normally is very little waves and visibility is excellent.

16. Conception Island National Park

Conception Island was established in 1964 as one of the National Parks of The Bahamas. The park consists of 25,173 acres and is a vital sanctuary for migratory birds, nesting sea birds and green turtles, as well as a rookery for nesting seabirds and a hatching site for green turtles. Christopher Columbus is said to have also landed here in 1492.

The island has a big protected cove with low water and groves of stag-horn coral you can swim through just below the water's surface. It is ideal for snorkeling and diving.

Where is Long Island?

17. Bimini

Bimini Island is the perfect island for water sports, and water related activities in the Bahamas. Bimini Island offers many scuba diving sites, including the baffling Bimini Road that lore says to be the remains of the Lost City of Atlantis. 

Bimini Undersea has kayak rentals, snorkeling on a shipwreck site or shark site, a wild dolphin expedition, and a hammerhead shark encounter. 

If you have kids with you on the trip, you can bring them toThe Bimini Sands Recreation and Activity Center, where there are activities such as boat tours, a kid’s club, and a nature trail hike.

SS Sapona, Bimini Island

Things to do on Bimini

18. See the SS Sapona Shipwreck

Even the most massive cargo vessel at sea is no match against the force of Mother Nature. 

This shipwreck learned that lesson the hard way. 

The SS Sapona was a concrete-hulled cargo steamer that met its demise in 1926 after a hurricane ravaged Bimini. Despite its tragic story, the shipwreck has become one of Bimini’s most coveted snorkeling and diving sites. 

A lot of tourists and visitors find the history enthralling and they love having a chance to get close to the wreckage. Daring travelers can swim inside the wreck and climb to the top and leap off into the waters below. Underneath the surface are several species of fish of all colors, shapes and sizes. 

You can also see the rare sea turtle swimming nearby. There is no doubt that the Sapona Shipwreck is a must-see when you stay in Bimini.

19. Bimini Sharklab

The Bimini Biological Field Station, locally known as the Bimini Sharklab, is a world renowned research facility that has been studying the sharks of Bimini for over 25 years. The Sharklab offers daily facility tours, half-day shark excursions, as well as a multi-day hands-on educational Research Experience. 

All programs are open to the public and must be scheduled in advance.

20. Bull Run

The Bimini Bull Run is housed at the Bimini Big Game Club, a 30-minute flight from South Florida and a legendary outpost for fishermen, host to many major sport fishing competitions for more than 50 years.
The “Bull Run” is named after the bull sharks that have for visited the marina many years looking for fresh fish scraps from cleaning tables. Today the dive is the top one-day guaranteed shark encounter site in the Bahamas. 

Along with cage diving instruction and optional pool courses, the specially designed cages let non-certified divers an extraordinary face-to-face peek into the shark’s world.

Where is Bimini?

21. Pearl Island

If you are looking for a dreamier island cruise without the crowds in Nassau, then Pearl Island is your best bet. When you arrive, the island is yours for the taking. 

The island offers a complete snorkeling tour to the nearby protected reef. You don’t even have to worry about your mask, snorkel, vest, and fins because they are all provided. After experiencing the colorful marine life underwater, dry yourself and climb up the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the entire island. 

Your Pearl Island package also includes a sumptuous lunch of barbecued chicken, fish fingers, Peas n’ Rice, and coleslaw with a tall glass of lemonade. 

Cap off your day with a paddle on a kayak or a last dip in the clear Bahamian water, and work out another appetite for when you go back to Nassau!

Pearl Island, Bahamas

Where is Pearl Island?

22. Acklins and Crooked Island

Being less famous than the other islands of the Bahamas, Acklins and Crooked Island is not the first choice as a tourist destination, so its beauty is more untouched than the more popular islands in the Caribbean. 

One of the reasons is that getting on the island is not a simple feat. To get here, travelers will have to take a chartered flight from Fort Lauderdale (if they’re in the US), or another Bahama Island. There are no dock facilities on the island, but boaters can from Major Cay’s Harbor off Crooked Island. 

When you get there, sights such as the Bird Rock and Castle Island lighthouses will welcome you. Likewise, there are also natural wonders like Turtle Sound, a mangrove lined creek that is ideal for kayaking or fly fishing location.

Acklins and Crooked Island

Things to do on Acklins and Crooked Island

23. Fishing at Acklins and Crooked Island

For the avid or novice fisherman, the virgin inland creeks and vast tidal flats of the Bight of Acklins, make fishing in the waters of Acklins, Crooked Island a fisherman's dream come true. 

They are swarming withbonefish, tarpon, pompano, and barracuda year-round.

Where is Acklins and Crooked Island?

Food and drink in Orlando

Food & Drink in The Bahamas

Aquapazza, the only Italian restaurant in Harbour Island Marina, so there is an absolutely gorgeous view of the ocean and sunset that you can watch from the dockside terrace. Aquapazza is well-known for its Italian-inspired menu of scrumptious pasta, seafood and imported Italian wine. 

There are also vegetarian dishes available on the menu.

Sun - Sat:
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

Meal service:  Dinner, Lunch


Fine Dining, Modern



Santanna’s is located at Williams Town on Little Exuma. If ever you’d chance to go here on a Saturday afternoon, say 12:30PM, you’d be greeted by an upbeat Caribbean music as you walk into the bar. The best part about this bar is that it sits right on the beach, so aside from the colorful decorations it is adorned with, you also get  to enjoy the spectacular view of the sea while you eat.

 Santanna’s is a quirky and laid-back seafood bar where both the locals flock to dance, sing, and enjoy Chef Dee’s Cracked Lobster.


Santanna's Cracked Lobster

The bar serves up fried freshly-caught shrimp and fish, the cracked lobster is still very much the winner. Lobsters here are fried while still inside their shells, then served on lentils and rice, then drizzled with a sweet sauce.

Aside from the great location of this bar, the casual vibe the whole atmosphere emits allows the chef and her family to serve food from their experiential cooking to locals who considered Santanna’s their second home.

AddressWilliams Town BS, Exuma, Bahamas

Sipsip Restaurant

Lobster Quesadillla

‘Sip Sip’ is a local Bahamian slang which translates to ‘gossip’ or ‘idle chat’ so naturally, the Sip Sip Restaurant is a trendy place where the community and visitors go to hang out with friends and grab a meal. 

Sip Sip’s laid-back atmosphere and waterfront view have made it the most lunch-only spot on Harbour Island. Chef Julie Lightbourn crafted the restaurant’s menu featuring classic Bahamian dishes and seafood. 

If you’re in the mood to satisfy your sweet tooth, try the chocolate-banana bread pudding or the famous Sip Sip carrot cake for dessert.

Wed - Mon:
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Meal service: Lunch


Casual, Relaxed


At Sapodilla Restaurant in Nassau, they take fine dining and sophistication very seriously. 

Their excellent menu presents a variety of international dishes infused with Bahamian cuisine. The posh restaurant is stylishly adorned with local Bahamian masterpieces while the property holds a luxuriant garden of trees and exotic flowers. 

Guests can choose to enjoy a flavorsome cocktail or a glass of fine wine at the Kamalame Bar or in the piano Champagne lounge. If you want a more intimate dining experience, you could reserve a private Cabana with its own private butler.  

Tue - Sat:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Meal service: Dinner, Late Night


Gourmet, Fine Dining

Luciano's of Chicago

Luciano’s serves authentic Italian cuisine, but finer than spaghetti and meatballs: Luciano's of Chicago Ristorante delivers a cucina Italiana dining experience like nowhere in the world. 

This elegant restaurant is one of the most iconic restaurants in the heart of Nassau. The estate was once the home of Sir Roland Symonette, Bahamas’ first Prime Minister. 

Now, however, the beachfront mansion is a Tuscan-inspired restaurant dishing up fresh salads, classic Italian pasta, fresh seafood, and steaks. The garden and terrace are adorned as a seaside villa to give out an impression of a restaurant in Italy.

11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service: Lunch, Dinner




Bahamian Cracked Conch is a staple food item in the Bahamas. Imperial Café decided to give it a little twist and turn their favorite food into a burger—battered, deep fried, then slapped between two pieces of bun. 

The cracked conch burger, which the locals call ‘da conch burger’ is one of the bestsellers in the Imperials menu. This cafeteria is an awesome spot for a scrumptious seafood burger!

Price: $5-10

Locations: Bay Street (across from The Hilton downtown), Prince Charles Drive, and Marathon Mall

Contact: (242) 341-2700 or (242) 364-3300


Sun & Ice

If your sweet tooth has been pleading you for something saccharine, and the heat of the Bahamian sun makes you want to get something frozen, head on over to Sun & Ice to  taste the unconventional flavors of the Bahamas, one scoop at a time.

The foundation of the frozen treats served here is the simple goodness of fresh milk, cream, egg yolks and pure cane sugar. But, it is the wonderful blending and explosion of the freshest organic, seasonal fruits, herbs, teas, spices and seeds from farms and gardens throughout The Bahamas that makes these flavors one-of-a-kind.

Address: Paradise Island Dr, Nassau, The Bahamas
Tuesday 6AM–11PM
Wednesday 6AM–11PM
Thursday 6AM–11PM
Friday 6AM–11PM
Saturday 6AM–11PM
Sunday 6AM–11PM
Monday 6AM–11PM

Phone: +1 242-363-3000

Golf In The Bahamas

Playing golf around The Bahamas

When we think of The Bahamas, we think of white and pink sands, clear turquoise waters, swimming pigs, and a close encounter with marine wildlife that you couldn’t experience anywhere else. 

Very rarely do people associate the paradisiacal archipelago with golf. Nevertheless, some of the best golf courses in the world could be found in The Bahamas. 

Here are our top 5 choices:

Ocean Club Golf Course

Ocean Club Golf Course

This challenging, brilliantly-crafted, and gorgeous Tom Weiskopf creation, the Ocean Club Golf Course offers the guests of Atlantis every element for the ideal golf round. 

This 18-hole par 72 course of the champions spans over 7000 yards on Atlantis, Paradise Island Oceanside’s peninsula, where even the seasoned players are challenged by the unpredictable crosswinds.



July 1 – October 31
$240 ($165 after 1pm)

November 1 – December 31
$290 ($205 after 1pm)

Royal Blue Golf Club

Royal Blue Golf Club Baha Mar

The Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus, features rolling fairways, native landscapes, moonscapes, and stunning views from every angle. 

The par-72 18-hole course balances classic golf style matched with advanced designs and presents striking views of the turquoise ocean on the front nine and lush sceneries on the second half. Royal Blue Golf also gives their players access to full-service locker rooms with showers so they can refresh after an stimulating round of golf.

New Providence, Bahamas

+1 407-656-2626

                           Daily Rate                                        "All in"                                                   

Baha Mar Guest



Public Guest

(14 days advance booking window)



Baha Mar Twilight

(Play begins 4 hours prior to sunset)



Public Twilight

(Play begins 4 hours prior to sunset)



Fortune Hills Golf and Country Club

Fortune Hills Golf and Country Club

Fortune Hills Golf Course was intended to be an 18-hole course, but it was then changed to 9-hole, but it still plays to championship levels when played twice from various tee settings. In total, the 9 holes play to 3458 yards with a slope rating of 125.

This course, designed by Joe Lee and Dick Wilson, provides golfers with lush sceneries and a panoramic view as well as serious challenges, especially on the No.3 hole, where the water made it all the more challenging. 

The management, although this is a public golf course, strives to keep the greens well manicured and the systems in tiptop condition. Fortune Hills is also near awesome fishing options, so it is a must-see for golfers who want to experience all the golf Freeport has to offer.

Grand Lucayan Golf Course

Grand Lucayan Reef Club

The open, windy Robert Trent Jones-designed has more than 6000 yards of spread-out greens and fairways. It is scattered with bunkers, water hazards, and grassy rough. 

This course spans to almost 7000 yards from the  back trees and only requires a brief solid game to garner a low score. The close-cropped fairways are lenient, but will definitely challenge you. The greens are huge and flat, and 13 holes out of 18 play off water.



Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Resort

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Resort

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course, designed by the golf legend himself, Greg Norman, was recognized as one of the most beautiful 18-hole ocean side golf courses in the whole of Caribbean and is famous for its tough fairways. 

Truly a golfer’s Eden, six signature holes are situated along the coastline of a picturesque island, and prevailing winds are sure to provide new experiences with each round.

Queens Highway, Great Exuma, The Bahamas

The Bahamas is truly one of the few places on earth that would make us feel as close to paradise  as we could get.

And why not? It has powdery  white sand, pristine turquoise waters, long hours of sun, and unique encounters with wildlife that we wouldn’t get anywhere else. Yet there is more to this picturesque archipelago than meets the eye.

Indeed, there’s a lot more reasons to visit The Bahamas aside from the paradisiacal vacation time it offers; it also has a rich culture, superb food, and the hospitality of its people is beyond compare—those are some things you couldn’t experience by just looking at Bahamas photos off the internet.

Come fly to The Bahamas, and you will understand why it’s the favorite holiday destination of anyone who has ever been there.

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Sailboats in Exuma
Sailboats in Exuma
Every year from November onwards cruising yachts start arriving in Elizabeth Harbour in Exuma. Then over the next two months we get a daily intake, weather permitting, of more yachts until we have a fleet of around 400 cruising yachts ...
Oct 16, 2019 , 0
Some Really Old Photo's in Exuma
Some Really Old Photo's in Exuma
On November 9th 2019 the fifth annual Exuma marathon will take place. This year will be special as much of the funds raised in this non profit event will go to a special cause. That special cause will be comfort ...
Sep 27, 2019 , 0
Moriah Harbour Cay National Park
Moriah Harbour Cay National Park
On November 9th 2019 the fifth annual Exuma marathon will take place. This year will be special as much of the funds raised in this non profit event will go to a special cause. That special cause will be comfort ...
Sep 12, 2018 , 0
Exploring Exuma's Oceans
Exploring Exuma's Oceans
This is the second  part of the story of  "Exploring the Oceans around Exuma" The M/V Alucia, which is operated by ocean exploration organization OceanX, visited CEI twice. The first mission took place over six days in April 2018 and was ...
Sep 05, 2018 , 0
Exploring the Oceans around Exuma
Exploring the Oceans around Exuma
Researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) have been mapping the deep waters at the northern end of the Bahamian archipelago for many years, but their efforts got a boost recently when they partnered with state-of-the-art research vessel M/V Alucia. Equipped with two ...
Sep 01, 2018 , 0
Public Holidays in The Bahamas
Public Holidays in The Bahamas
Public holidays in The Bahamas are something you might consider when booking a vacation. Why?  Well not only will it mean  that the shops will be shut, it also has an effect on flight costs which often increase due to ...
Aug 29, 2018 , 0
Christmas in Exuma
Christmas in Exuma
Have you considered spending Christmas in Exuma?  Why spend Christmas in frigid temperatures doing the same old same old?  Exercise that spirit of adventure and do something different this year. If you decide it's time for a change then why ...
Aug 24, 2018 , 0
Exuma Marathon on Great Exuma
Exuma Marathon on Great Exuma
If you’re searching for an active vacation destination, look no further than the Exuma Marathon on Great Exuma! Featuring a flat course, ocean views, and perfect racing temperatures, pack your running shoes along with your swimsuit for an unforgettable weekend in ...
Aug 22, 2018 , 0
A Day Trip with Robert's Island Adventures
A Day Trip with Robert's Island Adventures
Want a day trip on a boat, full of adventure, great scenery, pristine blue waters, including the famous swimming pigs?  Then give Roberts Island Adventures a call and they will make it a reality. Robert Thompson, born and bred in ...
Aug 04, 2018 , 0
Bonefishing with Stevie
Bonefishing with Stevie
If bonefishing is your pastime then Stevie should be your guide and Exuma your destination. Our island has a worldwide reputation as one of the premier locations to seek out the silver bullets. Bonefish are one of the most difficult ...
Jul 31, 2018 , 0
Adventure Trips in Exuma
Adventure Trips in Exuma
One of the leading providers of adventure trips in Exuma is Out Island Explorers.  A family run business headed by Tamara and Dallas, with help from their photogenic boys, Joss and Emit. Whether your interest is kayaking, sailing, fishing or ...
Jul 18, 2018 , 0
Guest Review:
Guest Review: "Slice of Paradise"
As the owner of a rental property I fully understand that when I extoll the benefits of a vacation on our fabulous island, and tell you why you should consider staying at Harbour View; you may question whether my claims ...
Jul 07, 2018 , 0
Spiny Lobsters in Exuma
Spiny Lobsters in Exuma
One of the delights of your vacation at Harbour View is the opportunity to search and find, and if you wish, to catch  spiny lobsters in Exuma. We do a season when you are permitted to catch lobsters. Between August ...
Jul 05, 2018 , 0
Ice Cream in Exuma
Ice Cream in Exuma
We have a new budding entrepreneur in Exuma. The young lady's name is Dominique and she is working hard to start an ice cream manufacturing company under the brand name "Scoops". I must admit that ice cream is one of ...
Jun 22, 2018 , 0
Exuma's Valued Souvenirs
Exuma's Valued Souvenirs
In previous stories I told you about "free" souvenirs you can take home as mementos of your vacation in Exuma, such as shells and sand dollars, then I told you about "low cost" souvenirs such as straw goods and shell ...
Jun 18, 2018 , 0
Weddings in Exuma
Weddings in Exuma
Beach wedding are becoming more and more popular and Exuma is a perfect location to say "I do".  So let me tell you about getting married in Exuma. If getting  married in Exuma is part of your future then you ...
Jun 12, 2018 , 0
The Salt Flats in Exuma
The Salt Flats in Exuma
The salt flats in Exuma are located near Williamstown on Little Exuma. For thousands of years salt was an essential component of civilization. Only those who had access to salt were able to sail long distances and have useable preserved ...
Jun 11, 2018 , 0
The Best Pizza Place in Exuma
The Best Pizza Place in Exuma
And the first prize goes to...... (drum roll)... "Splash Restaurant" !! The best pizza in Exuma resides in this popular bar restaurant which offers several big screen TVs to watch your favorite sport while you pick up some stretchy cheese ...
Jun 05, 2018 , 0
Souvenirs of Exuma: low cost
Souvenirs of Exuma: low cost
There is a new building just completed in the center of George Town. Its our new straw market where local ladies make, display and sell their wares. These range from straw made baskets and hats to shell based jewelry, and, ...
Jun 04, 2018 , 0
Souvenirs of Exuma: For Free
Souvenirs of Exuma: For Free
Don't we all have souvenirs of past vacations in our homes?  Be it a tee shirt or a shell, we cannot resist having something to remind us of a favorite trip. So let me put together a series of blogs ...
May 28, 2018 , 0
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Sailboats in Exuma
Sailboats in Exuma
Every year from November onwards cruising yachts start arriving in Elizabeth Harbour in Exuma. Then over the next two months we get a daily intake, weather permitting, of more yachts until we have a fleet of around 400 cruising yachts ...
Oct 16, 2019 , 0
Some Really Old Photo's in Exuma
Some Really Old Photo's in Exuma
On November 9th 2019 the fifth annual Exuma marathon will take place. This year will be special as much of the funds raised in this non profit event will go to a special cause. That special cause will be comfort ...
Sep 27, 2019 , 0
Moriah Harbour Cay National Park
Moriah Harbour Cay National Park
On November 9th 2019 the fifth annual Exuma marathon will take place. This year will be special as much of the funds raised in this non profit event will go to a special cause. That special cause will be comfort ...
Sep 12, 2018 , 0
Exploring Exuma's Oceans
Exploring Exuma's Oceans
This is the second  part of the story of  "Exploring the Oceans around Exuma" The M/V Alucia, which is operated by ocean exploration organization OceanX, visited CEI twice. The first mission took place over six days in April 2018 and was ...
Sep 05, 2018 , 0