Just an arm’s distance away from North Eleuthera Bahamas sits St. George’s Cay, the location of Spanish Wells Bahamas. The seclusion of the cay is what attracts most visitors. The silence and serenity, the escape from reality, the turquoise blue waters, and the sound of the slight Atlantic surf are what makes them love it. The Spanish Wells is a place where car rentals are not needed and your own two feet are the preferred method of transportation. It is a place where locking the door when you go out at night is laughable and where generosity is a way of life.
The Spanish Wells is a part of the over 700 Bahamian islands and cays which make up the archipelago country. St. George’s Cay is known as an out island of the Bahamas. With flights from Florida to Bahamas becoming increasingly more popular, this destination is hitting people’s radar constantly. And why wouldn’t it?
Now, there are flights and tours which will take you swimming with pigs Bahamas style. These swimming pigs tours have quickly become visitors’ favorite thing to do in the Bahamas and it’d be a shame to miss it. Book a tour on your trip to Spanish Wells Bahamas today.
How to get to Spanish Wells Bahamas
There are numerous ways to get to Spanish Wells Bahamas whether it is by sea or by air. The flights to North Eleuthera Airport (from Nassau or Florida) will get you there faster and the ride will be nicer than the not-so-fast ferries.
From the airport, it is a quick seven-mile taxi ride overland and a one-mile boat ride from the coast of North Eleuthera to St. George’s Cay.
What to do at Spanish Wells Bahamas
Whether you are in search of a relaxing beach or hunting down adrenaline packed activities, Spanish Wells Bahamas has a little bit of something for everybody.
Spanish Wells Beaches
Spanish Wells beaches, namely ‘Spanish Wells Beach’, is beautiful and empty. Powdery white sand. Turquoise, shallow waters for as far as you will want to explore in the sea; it is a perfect place for the whole family — seclusion and an easy and safe place to leave your belongings while you swim. Exactly what you want on your beach vacay!
Spanish Wells Snorkeling & Diving
Snorkeling and diving in Spanish Wells are very popular for its several shipwrecks right off the shore of Northern Eleuthera. Diving with someone who knows the dive sites will greatly benefit your experience.
Spanish Wells Fishing
Fishing is great in the north of Eleuthera. You have the option of deep sea fishing, reef fishing, bone fishing, spear and lobster fishing, and a few more variations which cater to your preference. This region of the Exuma Cays is particularly known for its fishing because of the diversity it offers hobby fishermen.
History of Spanish Wells Bahamas
The Spanish Wells Bahamas (St. George’s Cay) was used as a safe landing spot for the transferring of acquired riches from the New World to the Old World of the 17th Century. The colonialism is ever-present in the architecture of the Spanish Wells. Walking through town, you will feel as if you have just been transported to a New England fishing village. The resemblance is uncanny.
Now, there are a few Spanish Wells hotels and a quaint but surviving tourist industry on the cay which is just how the people prefer it. Visitors are welcomed and even invited.
What’s nearby Spanish Wells Bahamas
There are islands and activities neighboring St. George’s Cay (Spanish Wells island) which may give you a plethora of activities to fill your Bahamas itinerary.
A short getaway to a more bustling, chic part of the Bahamas. Harbour Island has been a long-time stop for expats, tourists, and celebrities all looking for a bit of island life.
With three miles of almost untouched pink sand beaches along the ocean side and even more white sand beaches along the channel, it is hard to imagine someone not finding serenity in Harbour Island.
Take a Day Trip to Harbour Island with us by plane from Nassau.
Dunmore Town is the most populous area of Harbour Island. It is the home of the cute, brightly colored townhomes which you may have seen all over social media. Residents take pride in their neighborhood and do all they can to keep it pristine.
There are a few restaurants, guesthouses, and hotels in Dunmore Town and a few resorts a bit outside of town along the shoreline. As stated for Harbour Island, the main draw to its beaches is the fact that there are pink sands. People come from all over the world to see the Instagram-worth beaches made in pink.
Considered the Pineapple capital of the Bahamas (it even has an annual Pineapple festival), Gregory Town is said to produce the juiciest, tastiest pineapples in the world. If that is not enough to get you to spend a few hours there galavanting among the town, perhaps the Grade A beaches will provide that spark.
There are plenty of options for accommodation as it is one of the largest settlements in Eleuthera.
Atlantis Paradise Island
Along with a few other large resorts, Paradise Island is known for being home to the great Atlantis Resort of the Bahamas. With its dominating Aquaventure Water Park, the world-renown Shark Walk, and the Dolphin Cay, at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, you are sure to keep your itinerary packed.
It is also one of the best areas to stay in the Bahamas. With a bridge connecting New Providence Island, you are never too far from the convenience and never too close to the buzz of the capital city.
Nassau is the capital of the country and also of the culture. There is life in this city where other parts of the Bahamas may seem like a sleepy escape. Expect the best nightlife/ nightclubs, lively beaches, and crowded bars at night.
It may not have the charm or seclusion other places less-traveled in the Bahamas has, but it certainly has the most amenities and choices as far as accommodation, shops, and restaurants go. You will feel more comfort in Nassau than outside of your resort on other islands.
Flights to Bahamas Day Trips by Plane
Bahamas Air Tours provides daily Miami to Bahamas day trip options to make a tour to the Spanish Wells open for possibility. We also specialize in tours to Pig Beach on Big Major Cay (Pig Island) where you can see the world-renown Exuma pigs in the Bahamas.
Other options are available from Nassau like our Nassau to Staniel Cay day tour which is a popular day trip to Bahamas. Travel on our Staniel Cay day trips aboard our luxury nine-seat Bahamas air charter Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. We boast the largest viewing windows aboard any aircraft in the world making your one day cruise to Bahamas through the sky one of the most beautiful sights you will see on your Bahamas vacation.
Join us as we fly over what some astronauts consider the best view of the world from a bird’s eye view on our Exuma day trips. Fly with the comfort in knowing your itinerary is completely customizable and adjustable to cater to your preferences. Book your Florida to Bahamas flight today!
Select images courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism.
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