Things to Do in the Bahamas

Things to Do in the Bahamas
Composed of 29 islands and hundreds of smaller cays, the Bahamas are an astoundingly vibrant island chain in the western Atlantic Ocean. English speaking and friendly to visitors, thousands visit the islands every year. Whether destined for the capital city of Nassau or one of the smaller, less-frequented islands, visitors to the Bahamas will find a variety of outdoor activities.

Bahamas National Trust Rand Nature Centre

Located on the island of Grand Bahama, close to the city of Freeport, Bahamas National Trust Rand Nature Centre presents to visitors over 100 acres of trails and botanical sights. The park is designed to highlight the full range of Bahamian life, including hawks, snakes and tropical flowers.

Bahamas National Trust Rand Centre
E. Settlers Way, Freeport
Grand Bahama Island
(242) 352-5438
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Lucayan National Park

This seaside park presents to visitors the various ecosystems of the Bahamas. Lucayan National Park contains hardwood forests, tide pools and mangrove swamps. The park is situated over one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world. Walking along its rocky trails while peering into tide pools at the specialized aquatic life is one of the best introductions to the extraordinary oceanic ecosystem present in the Bahamas.

Lucayan National Park
Grand Bahama Hwy.
Grand Bahama Island
(242) 352-5438
bnt.bs/parks_lucayan.php

Mystery Cave

To the immediate south of Stocking Island is located the remarkable Mystery Cave. One of the region's most prominent example of a blue hole, or deep water cave. Mystery Cave has been charted to 400 feet of depth. Mystery Cave is a great place for both snorkeling and diving, although divers should have an experienced guide or previous cave diving experience.

Three Sisters Rock

One of the most popular and magnificent snorkeling destinations in the Bahamas, Three Sisters rock can be found immediately off the coast of George Town. The water around the rocks presents schools of fish, abundant coral and clear waters.

Fort Fincastle

Built in 1793 by Lord Dunsmore, Fort Fincastle was originally intended as a defensive look-out point for the city of Nassau. Today it is a remarkable historic site with daily tours.

Fort Fincastle
Elizabeth Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
(242) 322-7500
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Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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