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NASSAU IN THE BAHAMAS

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If you’d like to taste thrill and soak in bliss, the Bahamas, with a jaw-dropping coastline of just over 3,500 km, is the place to go!  

Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas 

One of the most unusual beaches in the world

Due to the presence of specific minerals and plankton, the sand at this beach has a pink hue. Recent scientific studies claim that foraminifera, a microscopic organism with a reddish-pink shell, is the source of the pink color. Coral, shells, and calcium carbonate are all mixed in the sand. There are very few pink sandy beaches around the globe. These beaches are uncommon, which adds to their allure and mystique in the eyes of people.

Getting There: The beach is on Harbour Island, which is accessible by ferry from downtown Nassau.

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The Bahamas seldom drops below 20°C whilst July to September usually are the warmest months of the year.

The high season is from December to May with plenty of festivals in the Bahamas. Like the famous Nassau Classic Car Festival in January, and the Bacardi Rum Cup sailors' competition in March.

The period May to October is known to be the wettest months in the Bahamas, whilst December and February are usually the driest months.

Hurricanes may occur between June and November.

July and August are the warmest months around 29°C (84°F) on average, reaching above the thirties.

The main international entry point to The Bahamas is Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), the fourth busiest airport in the Caribbean. 

The Bahamian Dollar is the official currency of the Bahamas. The Bahamian Dollar is represented by the symbol $; to distinguish it from other Dollar currencies, it is represented by the symbol B$. The US Dollar is linked at par to the Dollar, which is divided into 100 cents.

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Aquaventure, Atlantis

The Caribbean’s biggest water-themed attraction

Expect over 20 million gallons of water, 11 pools to cater for young and old, 20 swimming areas, an incredible mile-long river ride with intense rapids and wave surges, and thrilling water slides spread across a 141-acre waterscape. 

Travel Tip: When you overnight at Atlantis, you get complimentary admission to the waterscape. Complimentary admission includes the lazy River Ride when you feel less adventurous, the health spa, and many more.

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Star Market, Cloisters, Queens Staircase

Must Do

With no shortage of stunning sightseeing, you have a fabulous variety of things to do. Like souvenir shopping in the small upscale Paradise Shopping Plaza or climbing the Queen’s Staircase. Another place to explore is the Cloisters, a picturesque destination home to 14th-century French monastery ruins.

Find your way to Bay Street where you can indulge in the many outdoor cafés, eateries, and pubs. You’ll also find the famous Straw Market on Bay Street.

It’s lovely to see as the staircase is surrounded by tropical plants, trees, and a water cascade 

An architectural marvel

The Queen’s Staircase is a major landmark in the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex, Nassau. (Address: 3MF6+GR6, Elisabeth Avenue).

It took six hundred slaves between 1793 and 1794 to carve (using pickaxes and hand tools) the staircase out of a single block of solid limestone rock to serve as an escape route from the fort above.

The Queen’s Staircase used to be known as “66 Steps” and was renamed to pay tribute to Queen Victoria who signed a declaration to abolish slavery in the British Empire. 

Fort Charlotte

For beautiful views of Nassau Harbor, go to Fort Charlotte. The fort is from the British colonial era and sits on a hilltop with views of Nassau Harbor in the Bahamas. The cruise ship terminal and downtown Nassau are both only a short stroll to the west of the fort.

Travel Tip: It’s worth every dime to go on the sightseeing bus tour because this way you’ll get to see the inside of the fort and all the other landmarks that are worth seeing. That is, including the Queen’s Staircase.

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The Exuma's Swimming Pigs - A Must Do Daytrip

A trip to Exuma is truly magical and is highly recommended. Exuma is also famous for being the first land-and-sea preserve in the world. In addition, it’s the site of two James Bond movies. Movies like Splash, 007 Thunderball, and many others were filmed at the impressive Thunderball Grotto.

There is a different world underwater

No matter where you are on vacation, snorkeling is a terrific opportunity to explore the undersea world. From Hawaiian turtles swimming by you to the Great Barrier Reef’s stunningly colored fish. At the Bahamas, you get to view sea turtles in their natural habitat and snorkel in the clear blue waters of pristine beaches along a colorful coral reef with majestic fish.

Must eat & drink

Bahamian Cuisine

Lovers of seafood will love the Bahamas because here you get superb fresh seafood. Add plenty of rum-infused treats, punches, and cocktails and you will have yourself a dream come true. However, there are a few must-eats…

  • Cracked conch (also known as fried conch) is pounded and breaded similarly to a veal cutlet and served in a variety of ways, such as curried or with a Creole sauce.
  • Uncooked conch is served as a conch salad, a ceviche-inspired meal, which is covered in a hot pepper and citrus sauce. Tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, and celery are frequently added to the mixture. Citrus acid produces a process called denaturation, which is essentially the same as cooking the meat.
  • The unofficial bread of Bahamian cuisine is the johnnycake. Johnnycakes are a dish composed of milk, butter, flour, and sugar that is typically served with stews and curries.
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  • Guava duff is created by taking guava, mixing it into pastry dough, then boiling it. This regional delicacy, which is frequently served with a rum custard sauce, is extraordinary. If you don’t try it, you’ll be missing out big time!

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