Everyone wants to spend their holiday on the best island in Bahamas, but the best island to visit in Bahamas is still highly debated. Walking along one of the best beaches in Bahamas, with the tide rolling in as the sun sets gracefully on the horizon; full of color and emotion, you are filled with excitement and content — fully satisfied with your entire trip to Bahamas. As you stroll down the empty white sand beach of paradise, you realize you have found one of the best places in Bahamas. But where that is will be entirely up to you!
The Bahamas is a nation southeast of the peninsula of Florida. It is known for being one of the most easily accessible island destinations from the coast of the United States. Consisting of over 700 small islands and cays, it is no wonder so many vacationers want to experience the exoticness of the Bahamian islands. Its sun-kissed beaches and beautiful people make it one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. However, it is crucial you know where to go and what places to see so you are spending most of your time in the best places in Bahamas.
Take any of our flights to Bahamas to answer the question of the best island in Bahamas yourself! Bahamas Air Tours is constantly keeping an eye out for the best beaches in Bahamas as we soar through the clouds above one of the most amazing places on Earth. We have compiled a wealth of information on some of the places we would consider contenders for the best island to visit in Bahamas. Read on to ensure your trip to Bahamas is spent efficiently and worth-whiledly.
Best Island in Bahamas
We have added a plethora of information for your Bahamas vacation. After reading, you can choose which of these is the best island in Bahamas and which you want to spend the most time at. Discover the full list of Destinations in the Bahamas that Bahamas Air Tours serves from Florida and Miami. Here is a list of some of our favorites:
Nassau (New Providence)
Nassau isn’t an island but it is the country’s capital on the island of New Providence. This is the hub of tourism in the country. You can get anywhere, do anything, and take most tours straight from Nassau. If you are thinking about doing some serious island hopping, using Nassau as a base might be your best bet. It may not be the best island in Bahamas, but New Providence is certainly the most convenient.
Along with the theme of convenience, Paradise Island is also in a great spot to have all luxuries and amenities of the Bahamas at your fingertips. First of all, Paradise Island is actually connected to New Providence and Nassau via two bridges. This means boat or air travel (the main forms of transport throughout the Bahamian islands) is not necessary.
Paradise Island is famous for its white sand beaches and beautiful large resorts. Namely, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort which is a massive complex and offers some of the most unique experiences in the Bahamas. Many people travel to Atlantis just to experience the resort on a day pass.
Walk with sharks on the seafloor, go swimming with dolphins, experience the thrill of Aquaventure Waterpark, take your chances at the world-class Atlantis casino — these are just some of the many options you have at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.
Staniel Cay is the hub of tourism on the exotic Exuma Cays side of the Bahamian islands. Although small and quiet, Staniel Cay has become an important hub for visitors in the Bahamas because of its relative location to many of the hot attractions in the Bahamas.
Just minutes away are tours to Pig Beach on Pig Island. Swimming pig tours have quickly become one of the most renowned things to do while in the Bahamas. Just nearby Big Major Cay is the Hollywood-famous Thunderball Grotto — a thrilling rock formation packed with adrenaline for adventure lovers.
Also near is Compass Cay where you can swim with reef sharks, Bitter Guana Cay where you can spot endangered Rock Iguanas, and also one of the world’s most accessible underwater plane wreckages used to transport drugs during the Colombian drug crisis of the ’80s and early ’90s.
There are also great places to stay in Staniel Cay near the popular Staniel Cay Yacht Club like Chamberlain’s Cottages which is the definition of an island getaway stay on so many levels.
Staniel Cay represents the opportunity to truly explore the Exuma Cays and that is why it has become a popular hub for the past half-century.
In the northern part of the Bahamas is Harbour Island of Eleuthera. Famous for Pink Sand Beach which sits outside of Pink Sands Resort, Harbour Island has become synonymous for a total escape and is certainly one of the best island in Bahamas.
On Harbour Island, the preferred mode of transportation is via golf cart and we believe that says all that needs to be said about the place.
Check out the rest of Dunmore Town as well as taking a day to explore the rest of Eleuthera.
Further north of Harbour Island is Elbow Cay a part of the Abaco Islands. Elbow Cay, though small, is a fishing paradise. The main village, Hope Town, surrounds a protected harbor and around the Abaco Islands you will find the best fishing in the Bahamas.
Make sure you check out the Hope Town Lighthouse which towers over the village. You can’t miss it.
Sitting in-between Harbour Cay and Elbow Cay is a small oasis called Spanish Wells in Eleuthera. Matter of fact, you can probably combine your Harbour Island visit with an experience in Spanish Wells. There are many action sports, fishing, and more to do in Spanish Wells. Even though it is smaller than many Bahamas islands, this place can pack a punch.
Bimini is popular for being the closest Bahamian island to the Florida coast. You can reach Bimini in thirty minutes if traveling from Miami which makes it a great day trip destination from Florida while still remaining one of the best island in Bahamas.
While on the island, you must check out Resorts World Bimini. An absolutely massive complex which covers over half of the island. It is impressively big and busy and there will never be a moment you are not entertained.
Make it to Radio Beach for some sunshine and beautiful ocean views.
Great Exuma is another great place for your Exuma day trips. We mentioned Staniel Cay as being a hub of the Exumas, but Great Exuma is the true hub. Great Exuma is to south Bahamas what Nassau is to the north. The only reason we hesitate to call it the best island in Bahamas is because it doesn’t have the same feel as the rest of the Exumas — but only in some more developed areas of the island. It is still possible to find a paradisiacal getaway in Great Exuma, trust us!
However, in some places, you must sacrifice atmosphere for convenience. And Great Exuma is certainly convenient for those who want to explore the wild Exuma Cays for a few days.
Flying on our Bahamas Air Charter
We are not sure if we can name a single best island in Bahamas. For that, you will have to take a Bahamas day trips by plane to any of the islands and areas listed above and make a decision for yourself using the resources we have provided. We stay dedicated to bringing you a unique travel experience which create memories for a lifetime. We provide personal customer experience that you can’t find with large tour operators or cruise lines. Our Bahamas Air Charter service offer private air charter flights across the Bahamas and Southern Florida.
Whether you are vacationing in the Bahamas or coming from Florida to Bahamas just to see the famous Exuma pigs in the Bahamas for a one day cruise to Bahamas, you are bound to experience heaps of joy. You won’t ever want to come home. Book your day trip to Bahamas or one of our swimming pig tours today.
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