Discover the excitement of the Bahamas without breaking your wallet
We all need a vacation sometimes, right? Few places offer as much relaxation and something for just about everyone as the Bahamas. Travelers, business people and vacationers from all over the world regularly visit the Bahamas. New Providence Bahamas is recognized as the center of both business and industry for this island nation. One of the biggest industries here is the very well known international offshore banking center.
The islands of the Bahamas have attracted travelers for centuries, starting with sailors who jumped ship to pirates who are said to have buried many treasures on the islands. (Many of which would still be undiscovered!) Most of the nightlife in the Bahamas takes place in Nassau, which usually has more nightlife than many major cities in the US.
Probably the best way to get to the Bahamas is to take a cruise to the Bahamas. Cruise ships depart from many locations, such as Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Cape Canaveral in Florida, that have regular cruises to the Bahamas scheduled, and the prices are extremely attractive. There’s no better way to start your vacation than to pamper yourself aboard a cruise ship and spend a day at sea before relaxing further in the Bahamas! A large percentage of cruise lines make the Bahamas one of their stops or “ports of call” because they have found that the passengers enjoy spending time here.
Things to do in the Bahamas to relax are almost endless. The dance and nightlife in Nassau is upbeat, friendly, and fun. There are many shops in Nassau that offer excellent deals on things like jewelry, shell crafts, clothing, and much more. This area is known for finding incredible deals on more expensive jewelry such as Rolex watches. The white sand beaches with the crystal blue ocean mainly attract people who enjoy the water, the beach or just lying in the sun on the sand. There are snorkeling trips that can be scheduled as well as power boats and sea box that can be rented.
The Atlantis Hotel and Casino is a must see, even if you are not a gambler. The large casino offers the usual Las Vegas style table games such as blackjack, poker and roulette as well as row after row of slot machines of various denominations. But even beyond the casino, the Atlantis is an architectural marvel, blending modern luxury with old-world touches. The large indoor aquarium just a few steps from the lobby is an absolute must and very impressive.
While in Nassau, be sure to consider taking the short trip across the bridge to Paradise Island, a world-renowned destination with indescribable beaches and a world-class golf course for hardcore golfers. You will find some of the most luxurious hotels and casinos anywhere. One of the biggest events in the Bahamas is the festival of Junkanoo, celebrated from the day after Christmas through New Year’s Day and promises fun for all participants.
Whether you take a cruise in the Bahamas or fly in, make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy all that the Bahamas has to offer. After a visit there, you will understand why the saying exists: It’s Better in the Bahamas!