The Most Beautiful Experiences in the Bahamas

The Sandals Resorts invite you to an unforgettable luxury holiday on the dream islands!

5 July 2021

The paradisiacal Bahamas lie off the coast of Florida and consist of 700 mostly uninhabited Islands. These offer not only an incomparable landscape, but also a lot of history and culture. Coral reefs, freshwater caves, pristine bays, mangrove forests, nature reserves and over 260,000 square kilometres of dream beaches make a holiday here a very special experience.

The luxury all-inclusive resort group Sandals Resorts has two resorts in the Bahamas - in Nassau and Great Exuma - inviting guests to enjoy an unforgettable luxury vacation.

Discover biodiversity

The Bahamas is a true paradise on land and underwater - a destination that has always been able to both preserve the unspoiled beauty of the archipelago and protect some unique and endangered species. Parks and nature reserves cover more than 1 million hectares and offer incredible biodiversity. A visit to one of these protected areas, such as Peterson Cay National Park on Grand Bahama, Bonefish Pond National Park in Nassau or Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park on Exuma - the first and largest marine protected area in the Bahamas and the Caribbean - is not only an absolute highlight for nature lovers.

The Bahamas impress with dream beaches and biodiversity. Credit: Sandals Resorts

Unforgettable snorkeling experiences

If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in the Bahamas, Island Routes allows you to discover some of the most spectacular places: impressive underwater caves, Jeep tours, the Bahamas Heritage Museum or a romantic boat trip towards the sunset. In addition, the Bahamas are wonderful for snorkeling. But on Big Major Cay, vacationers not only discover numerous colorful fish species, but can also meet the now famous swimming pigs. A group of about 20 pigs and piglets live here and happily splash in the turquoise water - a very special experience. 

This holiday paradise offers countless snorkeling hotspots. Credit: Subtle Cinematics / Unsplash

Nassau: Explore the cosmopolitan capital of the Bahamas

Nassau is located on the main island of the Bahamas, New Providence, and has a charm of its own with the beautiful pastel colonial buildings on Bay Street. The archipelago is rich in history, art and culture, which can be discovered in many places in Nassau: the Straw Market, where you can buy handicrafts, the Pompey Museum and the Junkanoo Expo Museum, where extraordinary costumes are on display. Nassau is also the setting for several of the famous James Bond films, including "Fireball", "Never Say Never" and "Casino Royale", to name a few. 

The capital of the Bahamas is also a sight to behold! Credit: Isabella Smith / Unsplash

Sandals Royal Bahamian: Exclusive luxury in a breathtaking landscape

Sandals Royal Bahamian

W Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (888) 726-3257

Located on Nassau's famous Cable Beach, the Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island guarantees an exclusive Bahamas vacation. Once a favorite retreat for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the luxurious adults-only resort with its special pools, eleven gourmet restaurants and an exclusive spa is considered a relaxing oasis for couples. A highlight are the River Pool Swim-up Suites with access to their very own infinity pool. Guests also have the pleasure of enjoying numerous water and land activities such as up to two dives per day for PADI certified divers, which are included in the package. In addition, Sandals Royal Bahamian is the only resort in Nassau that owns an offshore private island, offering guests an even more exclusive getaway. 

The exclusive resort promises relaxation and luxury. Credit: Sandals Royal Bohamian

Swimming with pigs

The Exuma archipelago consists of 365 islands. George Town, the capital of Great Exuma - the largest island in the archipelago and connected to Little Exuma by a bridge - is home to some beautiful historic buildings and hosts the annual Family Island Regatta. The archipelago is also home to the beautiful Exuma Cay Land & Sea Park, a marine sanctuary. On Big Major Cay, two hours from George Town, you can see the famous swimming pigs on Island Routes excursions.

Unique: the floating pigs in the crystal clear water. Credit: Lisa Larson / Pixabay

Sandals Emerald Bay: One and a half kilometres of spectacular beach

Sandals Emerald Bay

Queens Highway, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Tel: (888) 726-3257

With its long white beaches with turquoise waters and surrounded by over 200 acres of tropical vegetation, Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Resort & Spa on Great Exuma Island blends perfectly with its pristine surroundings. The resort is also a true golfer's paradise and is home to the 18-hole Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course designed by the legendary Greg Norman. It is considered to be one of the most scenic 18-hole oceanfront golf courses in the Caribbean and is known for its challenging fairways. The all-inclusive offer at Sandals Emerald Bay is rounded off by generously designed suites, three large swimming pools, a varied entertainment programme, eleven gourmet restaurants, six bars including a swim-up bar and access to the exclusive spa.

Guests of the resort can enjoy dreamy beaches as far as the eye can see. Credit: Sandals Emerald Bay

Junkanoo Festival: Get carried away by the rhythm

The Junkanoo Festival began in the 1900s and, although its origins are unknown, it is now a major parade. It is a performance competition celebrating Bahamian culture and history on Boxing Day, New Year's Day and many summer Saturdays. Picturesque and colourful costumes, prepared over several months, and exuberant dancing, accompanied by music featuring whistles, cowbells, horns and drums made of goatskins, bring Bay Street in downtown Nassau to life. But the festival is also celebrated on almost all the other inhabited islands of the Bahamas.

This colorful festival is one of the highlights of a Bahamas vacation. Credit: JC Donelson / Pixabay

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