RedWeek Travel Guide: The Bahamas

published on June 10, 2021 by

Find out everything you need to know about the Caribbean island paradise known as the Bahamas. Home to the world’s clearest water, it’s a scuba diving and snorkeling heaven. Just a short direct flight from Florida, visitors will have access to pink sand beaches, secluded covers, exciting nightlife and diverse cuisine. See below for the Bahamas’ best beaches, shopping, timeshare resorts, eco-adventures and more. 

The Best Bahamas Beaches

One thing is for sure. You’re going to be spending plenty of time on the beach in the Bahamas. No matter where you are, you’ll be just moments from a beautiful stretch of sand.

Cable Beach 

Just a few minutes west of the bustling capital city of Nassau, Cable Beach is the Bahamas beach you’ve been dreaming of, with soft sands, gentle breezes, and warm, clear waters. It’s likely the most popular beach in the country, but there’s always plenty of room. Find your own spot of sand, wade in the waters and kick back. You can also pay a visit to one of many beachfront casinos. 

Cabbage Beach 

Located on the northern coastline of the aptly named Paradise Island, the world-famous Cabbage Beach is in the running for the softest sand in the Caribbean. You’ve got to feel it to believe it. Don’t miss the hidden cove at the end of the beach here, where the snorkeling is phenomenal.

Tahiti Beach 

You’ll find this glorious, coconut-tree-lined stretch of sand on the southern end of Elbow Cay. Accessible only on foot, bike, or boat, Tahiti Beach is the beach for you if you’re looking for a little seclusion.

Pig Beach 

Admit it. You’ve always wanted to swim in warm, crystal clear waters with a pig. Pig Beach on Big Major Cay can make that dream come true. No one’s quite sure where these pigs came from, but they’re friendly, adorable and love to swim. Check out the #swimmingpigs hashtag on Instagram for proof. 

Outdoor Adventure & Ecotourism In The Bahamas

With 16 islands and 100,000 square miles of astonishingly clear ocean, the Bahamas is packed with outdoor excitement. 

Cave Diving in Dean’s Blue Hole 

Have you heard of a “blue hole”? It’s basically an underwater cavern — and Dean’s Blue Hole on Long Island is one of the deepest in the world. It’s renowned the world over as one of the greatest scuba diving and snorkeling experiences you can have, with calm, crystal clear waters and amazing marine life.

Cliff Diving at Rainbow Cliffs 

The definition of a Bahamas must-see, these rugged cliffs on Eleuthera Island are spectacular, rising high out of the water dramatically. But that’s not all. Rainbow Cliffs are a beloved cliff-diving spot, with deep, usually calm water. Daredevils will love it — but jump at your own risk!

Bonefishing on Andros Island 

Andros Island is known as “the bonefish capital of the world.” Here, guides take anglers to remote areas where thousands of bonefish (and tarpon, as well) reside. Throw in incredible Bahamas scenery and you’ll have a fishing story to tell for years to come.

The Queen’s Bath on Eleuthera 

Take an unforgettable trip to Eleuthera Island to sink into the Queen’s Bath. This natural hot tub has been carved out by the Atlantic over the centuries. Heated by the sun, it’s a Bahamas experience fit for royalty. 

The Bahamas’ Best Shopping Spots

Whether you’re in the mood for an upscale shopping spree or a deep dive into Bahamian creativity, retail bliss is always in reach. 

Craft Cottage 

You can’t miss this quaint Nassau shop — its multicolored paint job is absolutely dazzling. Inside, you’ll find an array of beautiful arts and crafts from local Bahamian makers. It’s the perfect place to pick up something that’s a little more meaningful than your standard souvenir. 

Bahama Hand Prints 

The Islands of the Bahamas are colorful … and that includes fashion. Since 1966, Bahama Hand Prints has been capturing the inimitable tropical style of the Bahamas via wonderful clothing, bags, fabrics and more. 

Crystal Court Shops 

Go on an upscale shopping spree at this Nassau shopping center, where you’ll find major brand names, such as Amici, Michael Kors, Gucci, Versace, and more. 

Port Lucaya Marketplace 

With more than forty shops and boutiques, Port Lucaya Marketplace on Grand Bahamas Island is a major shopping destination. From jewelry to swimwear, from local art to beauty supplies, it’s got it all. And more — shoppers enjoy several great restaurants, live music, and dance. 

Where To Eat In the Bahamas

In the Bahamas, old-school fine dining blends with laid-back Caribbean vibes for a diverse cuisine scene like no other. 

Nobu Restaurant 

Helmed by Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu’s menu of gourmet Japanese cuisine is a must for adventurous foodies. Located on Paradise Island, Matsuhisa’s recipes blend traditional Japanese techniques with unexpected influences from Peru and Europe that result in extraordinary flavors.

Anchor Bay Fish Fry 

Journey to the town of Governor’s Harbour on Eleuthera to enjoy authentic Bahamian food, drink, and fun. Every Friday night, there’s a welcoming fish fry featuring the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted, plus other local favorites. 

Café Matisse 

This Nassau restaurant adds a bit of European elegance to the Bahamas. Located in a historic building, Café Matisse’s specializes in perfectly prepared Italian cuisine. The restaurant also boasts one of the Bahamas’ best wine lists. 

Chat ‘n’ Chill 

Not many restaurants invite you to kick off your shoes when you arrive. But Chat ‘n’ Chill in George Town on Exuma does! This is a quintessential Bahamas beach bar and grill, located right on the sand, just steps from the water. Don’t miss the Bahamian BBQ ribs, a classic island culinary delicacy. 

Bahamas Timeshare Resorts

RedWeek’s inventory of timeshare rental resorts in the Bahamas will put you right in the heart of this great Caribbean destination. 

Harborside Resort at Atlantis 

Planning an extended family getaway? The luxurious and spacious waterside villas at Harborside Resort are ideal for larger groups. And the fun is endless at Atlantis, including a 141-acre waterpark, championship golf courses set right on the water, and much more. 

Paradise Island Beach Club 

Just steps from the famed Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island Beach Club is a beachfront hotel and timeshare resort where you’ll settle into one of 44 lovely two-bedroom / two-bathroom villas. Two heated pools and a private beach ensure an incredible Bahamas vacation. 

Westwind II Club 

Located right next to Cable Beach, this Bahamas timeshare resort boasts spectacular views from virtually every angle. After you’ve explored the excitement of nearby Nassau, retire to your villa, located amidst tropical gardens. 

Start planning your Bahamas getaway now!

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    • Avatar for Victoria B.
      Victoria B.
      Jun 23, 2021 (edited)

      I would like to know the name of the little hotel operated by Islanders. In Freeport