How To Make The Most Out Of The Gorgeous Bahamas

March 27, 2018

There is a reason why most people never want to leave the soft, sandy, white beaches of the Bahamas (north of Cuba and southeast of Florida in the Caribbean). There are over 700 islands (like Eleuthera, Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, and Ragged Island to name a few) composing the Bahamas — and Bahamas yacht charters (amongst many forms of transportation) are exactly what you need to reach this side of paradise. You could almost say that the Bahamas is a world away from the real world. And more luxurious, extravagant than the real world, which is not an easy thing to say, nor is it hyperbole.

Whether you enjoy scuba diving, living like a king or queen in 4-star hotels, or enjoying hundreds of other activities like the Leon Levy Native Plan Preserve or the Lucayan National Park; there is a reason 6 million people visit the Bahamas each year. If you have a few moments, I would like to share with you just a few of those reasons among many:

Where To Stay

  • The Cove Atlantis
  • The Reef Atlantis
  • Nassau
  • The Ocean Club
  • Sandals Emerald Bay
  • Tiamo Resort
  • Greenwich Creek Lodge
  • Treasure Cay Beach
  • Hope Town Harbour Lodge

The Ocean Club alone has 107 guest rooms, suites, and villas; all of them are situated in a classic, colonial mansion that make you feel like an important part of royalty. Most rooms have spacious, lucrative patios that put your heart at ease. You can also access the beach, any of the 6 tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course (if that is your thing).

If you do not want to stay in The Ocean Club, any other places mentioned above will more than satisfy any needs you have. Did you know that the Atlantis Resort, for example, boasts 21 restaurants and 19 lounges alone. While it is easy to see that you truly have your pick of the land, I am willing to bet eight-to-five that there is almost too much to choose from.

How To Save Money

  • Always book packages (including package tours, flights, hotels, taxis, and every travel detail within the same package)
  • Do not travel across islands (“island-hopping” via water taxis and planes can add up quicker than you realise)
  • Take a Bahamas yacht charter, as they are dramatically less expensive than seaplanes; plus, you will be saving money since you will be traveling with other people
  • Do not braid hair (women might be pressured by locals and other guests to braid their hair as part of tradition)
  • Pick the excursions that excite you most (there are a lot of low-cost or free activities on each island, which may eat into your wallet faster than you can say “Jack Robinson”)
  • Eat and drink local (imports into the Caribbean tend to be more expensive than what the locals have to offer; as is the case in every part of the world)

If you and your crew are looking for a truly opulent way to travel to the Bahamas from nearby Florida, consider booking a private charter flight. Split between two or more couples, private plane charters from, for example, Miami to Nassau, may only run you a couple hundred dollars more than commercial flights. Plus you’ll leave when you want, avoid the hassles of commercial airports (not to mention the lines), and be in paradise in half the time.

Conclusion

Hands down, the best way to enjoy the sensational Bahamas is to enjoy yourself and relax. You are on vacation! Do not be a stick in the mud. Stressing yourself out with worrying about where you will stay, what the crime rate of any particular island is, or doing math about how much money you will save at X restaurant vs. Y restaurant is utter nonsense. You are on “island time.” Most people only dream of being able to stay for a week or more at their dream vacation destination!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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