Everyone should get away once in a while, though planning a trip may be a serious stressor in and of itself, especially when you have your heart set on beachy spots, like the Bahamas. When people think of the Bahamas, white sand and Paradise Island comes to their mind.
With the global pandemic (coronavirus) hitting every part of the world, the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands are still recovering, but there are a dozen islands welcoming tourists for Bahamas vacations. Officials working with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism are trying everything possible to reinforce this message and sharing that many of the country’s islands have been opened for tourists. Now more than ever, you have more reasons to visit the Bahamas. Some of these reasons include:
- Play Bahamian Games
The Bahamas offer open playgrounds of sand and old beaches to play on. When the sun sets and the cool wind blows in, you may get a burst of playful energy. You don’t require a lot of things to get Bahamian games going, and you may meet local kids who can join in.
For both soccer and football, you need a ball, ten people, and a stick to mark goals. Apart from football and soccer, you can also take part in:
- Beach volleyball
- Building sandcastles
- Learn the Bahamian Culture
The Bahamas has a unique culture that evolved over generations. The culture is mostly a mixture of African, combined with some American and British influences that developed into a colorful and unique style of Bahamian self-expressions.
Bahamians are friendly, hospitable, and easy-going people. The adult literacy rate is more than 90%, and the country has experienced tremendous growth in the university-educated workforce and professional class. English is the Bahamas’ official language, with a local dialect referred to as Bahamianese being spoken colloquially. In addition, Bahamians are deeply into religion, Christianity being the predominant in the country, but the constitution guarantees freedom of expression.
- Enjoy Delicious Bahamian Food
Bahamian cuisine is an eclectic combination of the Caribbean and southern American styles. What sets the cuisine apart is the love for spices. Properly spicing dishes is important to create the ideal coloring and flavoring of the popular food, including Bahamian Stewed fish, peas and dumpling soup, conch ceviche, and duff.
- Watch Pigs Swim
One of the popular attractions in the Bahamas is Pig Island. It’s approximately 82 miles southeast of Nassau and entirely uninhabited by people. On this island, you’ll see and play with the legendary swimming pigs.
The only way to get there is by boat, so you will have to get a Bahamas yacht charter or take a guided tour. With a charter, you can also:
- Swim with nurse sharks
- Have a sandbar picnic
- Snorkel in Thunderball Grotto
- Meet iguanas
With almost 700 stunning islands and a host of beautiful features, the Bahamas is a paradise waiting to get explored. It is also a home for pristine beaches, luxe hotels, and watersport activities, making it perfect for family reunions, couples escape, and honeymooners. Therefore, if you are planning a trip this month, the Bahamas should be your next destination.