What could be more perfect than a Caribbean vacation? The sun, the sand, the surf. There are several dozen places to stay when you are thinking of the Caribbean, each with its own charm and allure.
All are post-card perfect island paradises. Some however are better for shopping, while others excel at nightlife, still others have built a reputation for their high-quality service. Few can boast all of these attributes and others. And out of these there can only be one favorite. For us, that is the Bahamas and here is why;
The Bahamas is an archipelago spread over 100,000 square miles of ocean. The islands begin only 50 miles off the coast of Florida and contain 700 stunning islands, and the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet. The Bahamas also has world’s third largest fringing barrier reef. The two most popular destinations are Nassau and Paradise Island each of which has great resorts, all of the island’s top amenities, and access to the other islands.
The Best Fishing
One of the most attractive thing about the Caribbean is the amazing fishing. These waters have some of the most incredible spots for catching some of the worlds most prized and delicious fish. The island gives you every option for any type of fishing you like to engage in. You can set a rod right on the beach and catch all types of delicious eats including bone fish. You can take a short ride out in a small flat bottom boat and catch Grouper. And, you can go out on a Bahamas yacht charter, do some sport fishing, and catch Yellowtail, Marlins and Wahoo. These charters run all day and in addition to taking you fishing around the islands, they can also take you to see the beautiful island sights.
The Caribbean is famous for its white sand beaches and in this area, the Bahamas does not disappoint. The beaches here are pristine white bright white sand crystal clear water. No matter where you are in the Bahamas, it’s always easy to find a beach where you can swim, play water sports, sunbathe or play in the sand. There are several large beach resorts to choose from, or you can rent a bungalow on or near the beach and have uninhibited access. There are also drinks and food along the beaches so all you need to bring is your swimsuit and a smile.
Snorkeling and Scuba
If you love getting into the deeper water, the Bahamas is the perfect place for your travels, because it is one of the world’s best destinations for snorkeling and scuba. The water is crystal clear water and there is an abundant variety of marine life, reefs and ship wrecks to explore. There are dozens of dive shops on the islands that will get you face to face with the local tropical fish and ensure your safety and fun.
There is an excellent selection of dining on the Bahamas with nearly every type of cuisine at every price point. As you would guess, the island’s specialty is seafood and here you can’t go wrong, lobster, shrimp, tuna and grouper and crispy conch fritters are the favorites.
Come to the Bahamas for a fantastic time and bring your whole family!