Things to do in Bahamas

Paradise Island: Just a short ferry ride away from downtown Nassau, lies the gorgeous and exciting Paradise Island. This stunning area is an attraction in itself with a wide variety of activities for families and couples alike. On this 685 acre island you will find pristine beaches, spas, casinos, fantastic shopping, and challenging golf courses. One such course, The Paradise Island golf course, offers breathtaking ocean views, a pro shop complete with club rentals, and a practice facility. The beaches on Paradise Island, including paradise beach, colonial beach, smugglers beach, and Arawak beach, are known for their powdery white sand and water temperatures averaging 80 degrees. The Atlantis resort is by far the biggest attraction on the island offering a variety of fun activities for its visitors and guests. Attractions at this resort complex range from an aquarium, Water Park, casino, multiple restaurants, shops and more. One tip for enjoying this amazing resort without having to pay any additional fees is by staying at the Harborside Resort at Atlantis, which is an all-suite timeshare hotel that boasts luxurious amenities and includes free entry to the Atlantis Waterpark, Aquaventure, along with many other perks.  

To learn more about Paradise Island, The Atlantis Resort, or the Harborside at Atlantis, visit Harborside Resort timeshare resale company, HarborsideResortTimeshares. 

Beaches: The Bahamas as being beyond perfection. You’d be so right. Bahamas beaches really are those mirages of powdery white sand contrasting fantastically with the indigo sea, and leaning palms rustling in the cooling ‘trade’ breeze. But the news is even better than that. The Bahamas are blessed with not one, but two types of sandy paradise. Most are the secluded, untouched kind of Bahamas beach, where your footprints feel like the only ones to have ever graced it; but we also have the type of beach that’s stunningly beautiful yet also has activities galore at your sun-kissed arm’s reach.

Attractions: You won’t be surprised to know in The Bahamas you can find just about every water-based activity imaginable – the oceans around the islands are crystal clear, azure blue oceans that are perfect for diving the 3rd largest barrier reef system in the world, snorkelling, swimming with dolphins, manta rays and huge shoals of fish, sailing or kayaking through mangroves and of course relaxing on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. We also have plenty to do on land to help you relax and enjoy your holiday, visit a spa or play a round of golf, go shopping or take a cultural tour. Or why not explore more of our 16 main islands with an island hopping holiday.

Shopping: Shopping in the Bahamas is a unique experience. Here, you’ll find distinctive authentically Bahamian items that reflect our heritage, our creativity, our passion. Nassau features stylish boutiques and our famed Straw Market, where local crafts, arts, ceramics, and spices make for nice souvenirs. Grand Bahama has large shopping centres filled with retail shops, straw vendors, hair braiders and artisans.

Bahamas night life: gambling is legal in the Bahamas. That is gambling is legal for everybody, but Bahamians. Bahamians caught gambling are subject to fines of up to $500. The odds are a lot better for tourists: those caught gambling are rewarded with a complimentary drink. The Bahamas sports four large casinos: two on New Providence: one at Cable Beach and the other on Paradise Island, and two on Grand Bahama: one in Freeport and the other in Lucaya. All sport a wide variety of games, including roulette, black-jack, baccarat, dice, slot machines, the wheel of fortune and of course the 'big six.'

For those who don't trust their luck, the casinos also offer brilliant shows with a native flair, the most popular of which is Paradise Island's Le Cabaret Theatre. In between casinos are hundreds of bars of every colour, flavour and description, as well as night clubs which play everything from funky disco of the seventies to the latest rave hits of the nineties, till the wee hours of the morning. For those who want a taste of the islands, almost every hotel offers local island entertainment that involves the guests, where visitors are invited to do the limbo, the dollar dance and the electric slide to the latest innovations in island music. Don't leave until you learn the dollar dance.

Dining: Although you can find almost any kind of international food in the Bahamas from Sushi to Lasagna, some dishes are unique to the Islands of The Bahamas. The Bahamas are the delight of fresh seafood lovers who enjoy the bountifully rich treasures from the sea. Crawfish, conch, land crabs, and fish such as Grouper, Yellow Tail and Red Snapper are local and tourist favourites.

Visit the Bahmas tourist board websitefor more information.