Nobody wants to live with regrets. So many people on their deathbeds when asked for one single thing they would tell the living, the most common responses were: “Always Go!” and “In the end, you’re going to regret what you didn’t do more than what you did.”
In essence, they’re telling you that money, drama, and stress mean nothing. It’s about living! Very few people understand this concept, but those who do will truly live their lives. So in the spirit of YOLO if there is one place that you really need to visit, it’s The Bahamas.
Accommodations + Activities
The Bahamas has more than 700 islands, which is going to make it difficult to figure out where to stay and what to do. This article should help you out in that regard. For accommodations, the solution is simple. You’re going to be best off staying in Bahamas luxury villas. I mean, if you are going somewhere like The Bahamas, you need to do it in style.
For attractions and activities, there is so much to do in The Bahamas that you would be reading for days. Therefore, this article will stick to some of the top activities in The Bahamas, which focus on snorkeling and scuba diving. However, I’ve added in a few other surprise experiences as well.
Andros Barrier Reef
Though not as popular as Grand Bahama and Paradise Island, Andros is the largest of all Bahama islands. In fact, it’s larger than all 700+ islands combined. The island is 104 miles long and 40 miles wide. It consists of three sub-islands: North Andros, Mangrove Cay, and South Andros.
Andros Barrier Reef is a popular spot for snorkeling and scuba diving because of the underwater life that lives (and visits) there. This underwater life includes sharks, stingrays, and turtles. There are low currents here, which makes exploration a lot easier and more enjoyable.
You can also visit King Kong’s Blue Hole, which is an underwater river. The river water is dark green and 72 degrees opposed to light blue and 84 degrees like the water above. It’s unlike anything you will see anywhere else in the world, and that fact alone makes it worth visiting.
Thunderball Grotto is closest to the Exuma Island, which is part of The Bahamas. For a more specific location, Thunderball Grotto is located at Staniel Cay. You can access Staniel Cay from anywhere in The Bahamas. Therefore, this destination should be on your agenda regardless of which Bahamas luxury villas you choose.
Thunderball Grotto was used in two James Bond movies, including Thunderball, which is part of Thunderball Grotto’s fame. Even without being in the movies, this is definitely somewhere you want to visit. It’s basically a large cave where you can snorkel and scuba dive to see exotic fish or you can jump through the hole in the ceiling.
Even if you chose to do neither, you’re going to enjoy being here because it’s such a unique experience. It’s highly recommended that you wear water shoes and arrive early in order to beat the crowds. You can anchor your boat outside the grotto and snorkel or dive your way in. However you choose to enter, you should be mesmerized by the crystal blue water.
You can snorkel and scuba dive at the black coral gardens on Bimini, but as hinted at above, there would be other ideas presented here. The first thing you should know about Bimini is that it’s the closest island to the continental United States. It’s only 50 miles from the Florida coastline. What might be more interesting to you are the facts that this was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite spot in the summer and that Jimmy Buffet wrote a book here.
If that doesn’t interest you, then The Healing Hole might. This is known by many to be The Fountain of Youth. It’s a natural freshwater spring that pumps lithium and sulfur into a saltwater swamp. Many who have come here for healing needs have left feeling invigorated.
One last fact about Bimini is that Bimini Road is believed to be remnant of the Lost City of Atlantis. There aren’t many times in your life where you will be able to grace the same land as Ernest Hemingway and Warren Buffet while also snorkeling/scuba diving, finding The Fountain of Youth, and traveling on a road that might have been a remnant of the Lost City of Atlantis.
You now have a lot more information on how to enjoy The Bahamas. Be sure to book your luxury villa soon so you can enjoy and explore everything The Bahamas has to offer. Remember, “Always Go!”