A Visitor's Guide to The Bahamas

Paradise IslandWelcome to the beautiful islands of The Bahamas! This tropical paradise is a dream destination for many, and at Bahamas Realty, we are proud to share our insider knowledge to help make your visit unforgettable. With over 700 islands and 2,000 cays, each offering its own unique charm, you're sure to find a slice of paradise perfect for you.

Getting Here

The Bahamas is conveniently accessible by air and sea. Major airlines offer direct flights to Nassau (the capital) and Freeport from various cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. You can also explore the islands via private plane or luxury yacht.


From luxurious resorts to charming boutique hotels, there's a wide array of accommodations to suit every taste and budget. Popular choices include:

  • Atlantis Paradise Island: An iconic resort offering world-class amenities and entertainment, including a massive water park, casino, and marine habitat.
  • Baha Mar: A luxury resort complex featuring three hotels, a golf course, a spa, and a casino.
  • Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant: A historic colonial mansion turned boutique hotel, offering an elegant and intimate experience.

Wild Pig Swimming in The BahamasAttractions and Activities

The Bahamas offers a wealth of activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Some highlights include:

  • Beaches: The Bahamas boasts some of the world's most beautiful beaches, with powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Popular spots include Cable Beach, Cabbage Beach, and Harbour Island's famous Pink Sands Beach. Read our Beach Guide for more information.
  • Water Sports: Take advantage of the warm waters and try snorkeling, scuba diving, paddleboarding, or kayaking. The Bahamas is home to the world's third-largest barrier reef, making it a must-visit destination for underwater enthusiasts.
  • Swimming with Pigs: Visit the famous swimming pigs of Exuma and join them for a dip in the ocean. This unique experience is one you won't want to miss!
  • Nassau's History and Culture: Explore the rich history of Nassau by visiting landmarks such as Fort Charlotte, Queen's Staircase, and the Pirate Museum. Enjoy local Bahamian cuisine and shop for handmade crafts at the famous Straw Market.

Island Hopping

With so many islands to explore, why limit yourself to just one? Take advantage of inter-island flights or charter a private boat to discover the unique charm of each island. Must-visit destinations include:

  • Exuma: Known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and swimming pigs.
  • Abaco: A haven for boating enthusiasts, with charming colonial towns and beautiful coral reefs.
  • Eleuthera: Home to breathtaking pink sand beaches and the famous Glass Window Bridge.
  • Andros: The largest Bahamian island, offering diverse ecosystems and the world's third-largest barrier reef.

Check out all of our featured islands here.

Tips for Travelers

  • The local currency is the Bahamian Dollar, which is pegged 1:1 to the US Dollar. Most establishments accept both currencies.
  • English is the official language, making it easy for visitors to communicate.
  • The Bahamas enjoys a subtropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round. Peak travel season is from December to April, but visiting during the off-season can offer great deals and fewer crowds.
  • Don't forget to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.

We hope this guide helps you make the most of your visit to The Bahamas. At Bahamas Realty, we are dedicated to helping you find your dream property in this tropical paradise. Should you fall in love with our islands and decide to make them your home or vacation retreat, don't hesitate to contact us for all your real estate needs.