Welcome to Paradise! That’s how I was greeted by my cab driver at the airport. Paradise? My first thought was he is being extra. Even though it was my first time to the Bahamas, it is a popular destination spot, calling it a paradise must be an exaggeration. Well, as we began our drive to our airbnb, I slowly started to realize why they call Bahamas a paradise. Here are the 5 reasons why should you visit Bahamas.
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Starting from the first warm and friendly welcome at the airport to all the way to my last good bye from a Bahamian 3 days later, every single person is genuinely friendly. I even got on a local bus to explore Nassau away from the touristy areas and I observed every single passenger who got on the bus greeted everyone on the bus upon entering and then proceeded to their seats.
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One of the biggest reason why should you visit Bahamas. We have all seen calendars with beautiful beaches full of white sands, crystal clear waters and a perfectly formed sea shell. My friends, those pictures are of the beaches of the Bahamas. Montague beach is one of the local beach located approx. 20 kms from downtown. Junkanoo beach is a popular one among tourist. This beach offers plenty of opportunities for water activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, etc. Located within walking distance from downtown, there are plenty of restaurants and stores to visit also.
Can we just talk about how delicious the food is! If only you could smell and taste the food through a picture. My first meal was courtesy of a photo truck by the Montagu beach. The curry chicken had the perfect amounts of all the right spices and the chicken was cooked so well that it just melts in your mouth. Yummy! Some of my favorite restaurants were: Bamboo Shack, a big hit among the locals, I thoroughly enjoyed the guava chicken and the coconut tart was amazing! Athena Cafe is located in downtown, which offers Greek cuisine. And lastly, don’t forget to check out Wild Thyme restaurant, another local favorite, it recently opened it’s doors. I LOVED the spinach and ricotta stuffed pasta. If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, the Rum cake factory and the chocolate factory will do the job. The Rum cake factory has the best rum cake which is offered in various flavors and you can watch them being made right in front of you.
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE:
Bahamas declared its independence in 1973 from the British empire. Today it is one of the richest countries in the Americas following the United States and Canada. Some of the notable historical places to visit are Queen’s staircase, Fort Fincastle and Fort Charlotte.
Bahamas is conveniently located southeast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is an extremely popular stop for cruise ships. English is the official language and the U.S. dollar is widely used on the island. All of these factors make it one of the most popular vacation spot for the nearby countries.
Now that hat we have discussed why you should visit the Bahamas, let’s talk about how you can make it happen! Cruises are the most popular options and are available from multiple cities. Check out Groupon getaways for some good deals. Flying is another option and a personal preference. I was able to score a round trip from D.C. To Nassau for under $200, the trick is to buy your ticket 3-4 months in advance. Hotel accommodations are pricey especially around peak seasons so I went with airbnb. The locals are very friendly and welcoming, you won’t be disappointed!
Alright THAT’S IT…. I’m booking my ticket right now. Jk I wish lol. But this post is awesome!! It is amazing how much culture is there!! Glad you got to experience it 🙂
This was a great read, loved your photos! And, this brought back so many wonderful memories of my visit to the Bahamas 🙂
Beautiful! I am adding this to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing
Looks like you had a great time! Bahamas is definitely on my bucket list!
The Bahamas is a wonderful place. I loved the people, sites, and the food. You captured the beauty of the Bahamas and its people perfectly. Great post!
Bahamas is such a beautify island . I so want to visit there but it costs a small fortune to get there from Barbados . It is def on my list of places to visit . Looks like you had an awesome time .
I went to the Bahamas in 2008 and I can’t wait to go again! It was beautiful! The water was blue , it was peaceful and I can’t wait to go back! Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Hey I’m so happy That you enjoyed visiting my home country. Its not perfect but its home and I am so happy that you were able to appreciate the small things we have to offer. I also appreciate you learning a little about the history!
Bahamas are amazing… Nice photos too 🙂
Thank you! It certainly is a beautiful place.
I love the Bahamas for all of the same reasons! The people, the food, the beaches… it really is paradise!
Someday, I hope! The Bahamas look like a wonderful place. Also, $200 for roundtrip?! That is pretty reasonable. Your pictures were beautiful to look at and the trip looked like lots of fun.
Thanks Joanna! I was so ecstatic when I found the flight. I can’t wait to go back there and explore the other islands.
I loved visiting Bahamas! I found the people so friendly! Definitely felt welcome and it’s such a beautiful place – glad you enjoyed it!
The people are very friendly and welcoming, I loved that part. What parts did you visit?
It does look like paradise. My favourite part was how people greeted everyone on the bus before getting to their seats. Part of what makes a destination special is the people.
I want to go!!!! Love the beautiful pictures of the water and local scene. I can’t wait to go on my next adventure and would love to make it Bahamas!
I love the bahamas! Great post!
Looks like paradise to me! I have been hinting to my husband ALL week about going to the Bahamas! We’re stuck in the snow now and it would be so nice to have sunshine and our feet in the sand! The food also looks incredible!
The food looks amazing. I’m definitely going to have to make another trip just to check out the restaurants.
Definitely adding this to my places to visit. The culture and history of places is what I love to experience.
Looks beautiful there, and the food looks amazing!
I love how colorful everything is. And that water is amaaazing.
Great article! I won’t be able to concentrate at work for the rest of the day …I’ll be day dreaming about going to the Bahamas!
Wow, that water was like nothing i have seen before! So beautiful and serene! Loved the post, particularly your food suggestions!
Thank you! The water is crystal clear and they can cook there! Haha
Sounds so amazing and so beautiful! We’re just planning our next trip, will definitely be looking at the Bahamas!
It is indeed beautiful!
It looks BEAUTIFUL! These photos are amazing!!! I will definitely have to start saving to make this my next holiday destination!
Thank you 🙂
Omg these photos are stunning, especially the food pics!
Thanks Tanisha! The food was delicious too!
Amazing photos! I wish I could go to Bahamas but I think it would be pretty expensive from where I live right now.
Thank you! I hope you can visit it some day, you are going to enjoy it.