12 Instagrammable places in the Bahamas

Tural Abbasov23 October 20201524 views8 min. read
12 Instagrammable places in the Bahamas
must-visit countries for anyone who sees themselves as a true traveller. Without further redo, our trip is to the Bahamas! So, apply for your Bahamas visa! But where are the Bahamas? Officially recognized as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the Bahamas is a nation in the Atlantic within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies group of islands. Interestingly enough, it occupies 97 per cent of the land area of the archipelago and is home to 88 per cent of the population of the archipelago. More than 700 islands compose the archipelagic state. In the Atlantic Ocean, located to the east of Florida in the United States, north of Cuba and Hispaniola, the islands stretch for some 800 kilometres. Meanwhile, what is the best time to travel to the Bahamas? To be completely honest, from mid-December to mid-April, which is the country’s peak season of tourism, is the best time to travel to the Bahamas. It is also worth mentioning that the islands fall under the hurricane belt, but temperatures here are fantastic year-round, so hurricanes can be a factor between June 1 and Nov. 30. The bulk of these months often come during the rainy season in the region, which can leave you with fewer days spent enjoying the outdoor activities of the islands. Now that we have basic information about our next travel destination, it is time to move to the main part of our article! We will be talking not only about the best places to visit in the Bahamas but also about Instagrammable places on the islands. Who knows, maybe your most liked Instagram photo will be taken in one of these beautiful spots? So, here are the 12 Instagrammable places in the Bahamas.

1. Exuma Cays, Home to Bahamas World-Famous Swimming Pigs

exuma Asking yourself, what are the best places to visit in the Bahamas? Let us start with Exuma cays! In the Bahamas, Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park has some of the most striking seascapes. Glowing water mixes with golden sand in shades of electric blue, providing a stunning backdrop for a number of water activities. The park is a no-take-zone and underwater protected area, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, situated on the isolated eastern side of the Bahamas. For quality anchorages, plentiful marine life, and crystal-clear seas, the region is popular with divers and boaters who come here. While being one of the most interesting places to go in the Bahamas, make sure you visit these Cays during your travel to the Bahamas.

2. Andros, the Largest Island in the Bahamas

andros island For me personally, this island comes at the top of the list of best places to visit in the Bahamas. Andros, the main landmass in the Bahamas, is a paradise for divers. As well as several freshwater blue holes and underwater tunnels, the island is home to the world’s third-biggest barrier reef, providing an underwater wonderland for those who love to dive under the surface. The large wetlands of the island establish channels that are prime places for fishing and boating. With five national parks, Andros also has the highest protected area in the Bahamas. So, if you ask me, “What are the best places to visit in the Bahamas?”, now you know my answer.

3. Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

underwater Copyright: @rjistudio Do you want to fill your feed with flowers and just the most greenery that you have ever seen? Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve was literally made for you then! This Reserve preserves the native plant species by offering details on their value. Residents and tourists will roam the nature walks, which are packed with orchids, mangroves, woodlands, and wetlands, as the next educational activities to do in the Bahamas. There is also a medicinal plant trail where tourists can hear about different species’ remedial benefits. I can guarantee that your next most liked Instagram photo might be taken here!

4. Blue Lagoon, Paradise Island in the Bahamas

view of blue lagoon Blue Lagoon Island, which is officially known as Salt Cay, once a hideaway for pirate buccaneers and later a diver training ground during the Second World War, has established itself as one of the top all-round family attractions in the Bahamas. Draws include the stunning strips of white sand that line the beaches, the stony Tower of McCutcheon that provides expansive views of the Caribbean Sea, countless walking paths across the coastal coconut palm groves, and an inland lagoon full of wildlife. One of the opinions among both locals and tourists is that this lagoon island is one of the most beautiful places to go in the Bahamas. Just imagine how beautiful your Instagram page will look like after your travel to the Bahamas!

5. Elbow, the most Beautiful Cay in the Abaco Islands

elbow cay We all know those cute streets that you just cannot get enough of when it comes to photographing. Well, the Bahamas have something of that sort, too! Vibrantly coloured farmhouses line Hope Town’s main streets, the central community of the island, also worth mentioning that the town centre is off-limits to cars, offering a comfortable village feel. Hope City, famed for its candy-striped lighthouse, is home to a vibrant expatriate population that appreciates the pretty palm-lined beaches of the island; the proximity to Marsh Harbour, the third-largest city in the nation; and the excellent opportunities for boating. And honestly, I think that this is one of the prettiest places to go in the Bahamas.

6. Paradise Island Water Park

water park Open, fun, and family-friendly water park is one of the best options to spend your time during your travel to the Bahamas. Plus, it comes complete with oodles of splash pools and twisting water slides. There is the properly-named Leap of Faith for the adrenaline seekers, which shoots travellers easily down the terraces of an Aztec temple, not to mention the fear-inducing Abyss, throwing people 15 meters through a darkened void before reaching the water. Along with a lazy river and shimmering white beaches, there are also adult-only pools with bars and grotto pools to explore.

7. Beautiful Lighthouse Views

lighthouse No travel to the Bahamas is finished unless you have been to lighthouses located in the islands. In the Bahamas, many lighthouses are waiting to be visited, several dated from as far back as 1817. In Hope City, Abaco, the Elbow Reef Lighthouse is the only remaining hand-turned kerosene-burning beacon. The great thing about the lighthouse is that you will have a panoramic view of Hope Town and Elbow Cay as you ascend the 101 stairs. Make sure to inquire about the Dixon Hill and Inagua Lighthouses during your search for lighthouses in the Bahamas.

8. Meet Iguanas - Guana Cay Adventures

iguanas The Exumas, bitter Guana Cay is home to hundreds of iguanas that add to the island’s population of more than a thousand species. While soaking up the sun and the curiosity of the tourists who frequent their home, these innocuous reptiles wander the island. The 2 to 4-foot-long animals are native to Bitter Guana Cay, where part of the film “Jurassic Park III: The Lost World” was made, coincidentally.

9. Long Island, the most Stunning Islands in the Bahamas

blue hole Long Island, one of the most stunning and incomparable islands in the Bahamas, sits a little off the beaten path in the archipelago’s southern part. It is also worth mentioning that you will absolutely love Long Island if you love untouched nature. Surprisingly enough, Long Island is a land of contradictions, almost 130 kilometres long and no more than seven kilometres high, with sandy beaches on the western coast and steep rocky cliffs to the east. For surfing, swimming, and boating, Long Island is one of the best Instagrammable places in the Bahamas.

10. Grand Bahama Island

coconut water What are the best places to visit in the Bahamas? The answer is simple: almost all the places in Grand Bahama Island. The most northern island of the archipelago of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean is Grand Bahama. It is renowned for its beaches, reef-lined coves, and mangrove swamps, as well as its golf courses and all-inclusive resorts. The largest city, Freeport, is near famous beaches such as Xanadu, and duty-free shopping is provided by its International Bazaar.

11. Garden of the Groves

freeport garden Garden of Groves is the ultimate getaway and the best place to help you loosen up and have some relaxation time. The sparkling foundations, gushing waterfalls, and opulent greenery lead you to a spot of harmony and serenity. A charming chapel is situated inside the garden and can be used for weddings or private prayer and self-introspection. national art gallery And last but not least from our list of Instagrammable places in the Bahamas comes National Art Gallery. Announced in 1996, the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas was the first organization of its kind in the history of the Bahamas. Housed in the Villa Doyle mansion on West Hill Lane, the non-profit National Art Gallery of the Bahamas is one of the quiet, more private things to do in the Bahamas. Like other major art galleries, its mandate is to collect and conserve art and also express its appreciation through exhibitions and displays.

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