Some of the major reasons why people travel to the Bahamas are because of its beautiful turquoise waters, perfect warm weather, and friendly people. Adding to the serene and beauty of the place, we can give you 15 more reasons (and counting) of what you’re missing on a trip to the Bahamas and awesome places you get to visit.
1. Garden Groves – The beautiful Garden Groves of Grand Bahama is a wildlife Escape where you can bird walk, Kayak, and discover more about the natural vegetation of the beautiful Bahamas island.
2. Clifton Heritage Site – This beautiful place located in the Bahamas is filled with wonderful nature where you get to learn about our environment and bird watch. It is also jammed with a history dating back from the slave era, where you see the ruins of old the slave homes which still stand today.
3. Bimini Road – The Bimini road legend has been in the area for decades. The legend talks about the road heading to the acclaimed lost city of Atlantis. Here, underwater archeologists from all over travel to the Bahamas to explore the underwater wonder.
4. Myths of Bimini – One of the smallest islands off the coast of Florida comes with a lot of history and even bigger legendary myths. The Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon surveyed this island for the conspicuously acclaimed fountain of youth. Here you would be guided by expert tour guides on the island happy to tell you about the myth and guide you to the spot of where this spring once flourished.
5. The Bimini- Sapona “Ruins of the 1920’s” – off the coast of South Bimini and Cat Cay is an ancient barge that was commissioned by Henry Ford during the era of prohibition in the late 1920’s. It was formerly known as a private club /”speakeasy” at sea that was user-friendly by boat yet superficial enough for snorkelers to get to as well. During a hurricane back in 1929 It was blown closer to the Bahamas.
6. Hemingway’s Fishing Lodge – you cannot travel to the Bahamas without hearing about Ernest Hemingway’s favorite fishing point and lodge on the island of Bimini. A well-known and admired sports fisherman, the author was known to spend a lot of time understanding the locals here in Bimini, writing, and fishing.
7. Joulter Cays – The Joulter Cays in Andros Island is an exclusive spot for those interested in bird watching, “bone fishing,” snorkeling, swimming and much more. Because of its particular powder like sand and some endangered species of animals that live there, it is a rare and unique spot in all of the Bahamas, although currently It is being requested to become another protected wildlife area in the Bahamas.
8. Androsia Batik – Well-known as the national fabric of the Bahamas. The Androsia factory is home to the original Androsia design. They come in many patterns and colors, and you could see how it is exactly made when you visit.
9. Red Bay Village -.The very secretive Red Bay Village is a secluded village in Northern Andros that was occupied by an African tribe that existed like the Seminole Indians over 50 years ago. The descendants of this tribe maintain to their traditions till this day and are in existence.
10. Mount Alvernia – Mount Alvernia is the peak point above sea level in the Bahamas. Situated on Cat Island, you can get panoramic views of the island from Mount Alvernia.
11. Hermitage – situated on Mount Alvernia Cat Island, the Hermitage is known as the first Catholic Church and monastery in the Bahamas dating back to Columbus’ time. Also known as one of the oldest artifacts ever found in the Bahamas.
12. Deveaux Mansion– The ruins of the Deveaux Mansion are more than just another slave plantation property. Deveaux was a naval officer that helped to capture Nassau from the Spanish back in 1783.
13. First Land Fall Monuments – The island of San Salvador is known as the initial birth of the Bahamas and place of discovery. The monuments include the stone cross which is supposed to replicate the first wooden cross that Christopher Columbus laid on the beach the day he landed on the island and claimed her for Spain.
14. Dixon Hill Lighthouse – one of the last hand-operated lighthouses in the Bahamas The Dixon Lighthouse was built by John Dixon on his plantation estate and uses over 400,000 kerosene oil lit candles to guard the ships at night.
15. Fortune Island – Legend has it that hundreds of Bahamians arrived here waiting to be picked up by oceangoing freighters, who supposedly would take them to their fortune and new life in Central America. But what gives this island its celebrated name is the Fortune Hill itself which is visible from 19km (12 miles) away at sea.
Do you know more awesome places located in the Bahamas? I would love to hear about it.