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10 Great Tourist Destinations You Can Go To In The Bahamas

Feb 10, 2008
The Bahamas is well known all around the world as one of the greatest travel destinations, and one of the main reasons is because of its pristine beaches and natural wonders. At the Bahamas, you can spend your vacation at the beach sipping tropical drinks or you could dive and discover the marine life that abounds near its shores. Whatever the reason, the Bahamas is sure to offer travelers everywhere a well deserved time for rest and relaxation, and here are 10 places you could go to when visiting this island paradise.

1.) Beaches in Bahamas

These are the two most popular beaches in the Bahamas. More than two miles long, Cabbage beach is dotted with tropical trees such as coconut, casuarinas and sea grape. Paradise beach near Atlantis resort is also a great beach destination for tourists, especially for those staying at the hotel. Other popular beaches here are the Gold Rock Beach, Xanadu Beach and Lucaya Beach.

2.) Lucayan National Park

In this park, tourists can enjoy a myriad of activities. The activities include spelunking or cave exploration where you will see the interesting rock formations in the caves and kayaking down a mangrove lined creek. Swimming in the beaches lined with coral sands is, of course, the most popular.

3.) Andros Island

In this island, you can go snorkeling and diving to see the abundant and diverse marine life in its shores. In fact, the island boasts of one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. In this reef, you will see elkhorn corals and other coral formations stretching out more than 100 miles.

4.) Blue Lagoon Island

The Blue Lagoon Island located in Nassau showcases dolphins that you can swim with, play with or ride. For the less courageous, there are docks where you can relax while watching these wonderful animals. You also get to enjoy the beautiful scenery this offers.

5.) Paradise island Outdoor Aquarium

This popular tourist destination has 11 exhibit lagoons where tourists can see 200 species of different marine animals. The Acrylic tunnels that undermine the sea creatures' habitat enable tourists to see piranhas, lobsters, jellyfish, green eels, sharks, giant groupers. You can see many other creatures as well in their natural habitats.

6.) Pirates of Nassau

Prepare to be enthralled and fascinated by the life of pirates in this venue located at the heart of downtown Nassau. Here, tourists are taken into an educational program that educates people about the life of pirates through interactive programs. This is a great way to get to know Bahamas' culture more.

7.) Bahamas Historical Society Museum

This historical museum showcases exhibits that show the island's history from the time of Columbus to the present. Here, you will see scores of Lucayan-Taino-Arawak artifacts. The artifacts here give tourists a glimpse of the lives of the people in the distant past.

8.) The Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation

This museum located in Vendue house was once the place where slave auctions and sales of goods from shipwrecks were held. Today, the place serves to educate people on the rich history and culture of the Bahamas. Artistic works of famous Bahamian artist Amos Ferguson is also showcased in this museum.

9.) Crystal Cay

This place is an aquarium and a zoo spanning the whole of New Providence Island. Here, you can view the fascinating animals either by going up the 100 feet high observation towers or go down a staircase for a view of the corals, tropical fishes, sponges and other marine life. You can reach this island through Nassau docks or through Arawak.

10.) Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte is a military site located in West Bay Street and Marcus Bethel Way in Nassau. It was built sometime in the late 18th century and was named after George the Third's wife. Here, you can take a scroll and see the waterless moat, dungeons, drawbridge and ramparts.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/bahamas to view or share Bahamas travel videos.
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