Grammy nominated rock band Weezer must have been writing about the Bahamas when they released the track Island in the Sun back in 2001. Fast forward 17 years and the Bahamas for many tourist is still one of the most visited and sought after travel destinations. Whether you are a couple seeking matching tans and Instagram worthy photos together, or a family looking for some scenic lifetime memories, the Bahamas has got you covered. Even if you so happen to be on a time crunch and would like to escape Florida’s crowded beaches, the Bahamas is just 200 miles away.
Unlike most beautiful places which require significant travel time, major pre-travel preparation, and a lofty spending budget, the Bahamas offers great all-inclusive deals! The breathtaking clear blue ocean alone gives you all the reasons to start counting the vacation days you have left to spare. Surprisingly vacationing on Bahamas beaches is affordable and with a short two-hour cruise from Miami to the islands, the Bahamas makes for the perfect “daycation” escape.
With over 100,000 square miles of ocean lined with pink and white sand, the Bahamas can boast and brag saying it offers one of the clearest ocean waters on the planet. If you are short on time and only have a day to experience its beauty you are in luck, since there is a cruise departing daily from the Port of Miami at 9am and arriving at the island of Bimini by 11am.
Wild Atlantic Spotted dolphins enjoy calling this place home all year around, so if you have ever dreamt of swimming with dolphins, visiting the Bahamas will make your dreams come true! Located just 50 miles east of Miami’s shores this destination gives tourists the opportunity to spend an entire day on a golden sea full of exciting fishing, delicious foods and some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the western hemisphere. Kayak though the water alongside a couple of small bull sharks, stingrays and tropical fish that make Finding Nemo look like child’s play. Bike rentals are also available along with scooters and golf carts that make exploring the island and picking up the most picture perfect seashells along the way a breeze.
Make sure during your visit you make time to try the classic savory conch salad, a Bahamian specialty dish. A perfect marriage of flavors as the raw conch blends with onions, green peppers and tomatoes, splashed with fresh orange and lime juice. The islands nightlife along with its fresh made drinks are just as vibrant.
Time in paradise can make anyone happy; having the greatest time of your life with people you love most is what life is all about. The Bahamas provides you with the canvas to create your most beautiful memories and bring them to life. If you are on a budget, short on time or maybe just need a change of scenery from the northern chill, hop on a quick cruise and come get your dose of paradise with this island in the sun called the Bahamas.