Bahamas Vacation Rentals - Activities
There is certainly no shortage of things to see and do for guests of Bahamas vacation rentals on New Providence and Grand Bahama. The Bahamas in general are chock full of activities worth spending a day away from the seclusion of Bahamas vacation rentals, everything from simple beachgoing, to seeing the historical sites, to experiencing Bahamian culture firsthand. Here are a few activities that make for a great day trip, all of which are within convenient distances of most Bahamas vacation rentals:
No trip to the Bahamas would be complete without a stop at some of its fabulous beaches. Guests of Bahamas vacation rentals on Nassau/Paradise Island have the choice of several pristine strips of sand, each of which features unique qualities. Cable Beach, in the area just west of Nassau, is a high-energy beach offering watersports like windsurfing and scuba diving, Bahamian dining, and local entertainment. Visitors staying at Bahamas vacation rentals meet up here with other tourists, locals, and just about anyone looking for endless activity under the sun. Guests of Bahamas vacation rentals on the west coast may prefer to spend time at the more isolated beaches there, which tend to be much less crowded and ideal for some quiet relaxation.
The Bahamas' capital city of Nassau has many interesting historical and cultural sights to see, and is usually just a short drive away from Bahamas vacation rentals. Walking through the city's main artery of Bay Street you're bound to see several. One of the most well-knows points of interest in Nassau is the Queen's Staircase, a set of sixty-five steps representing each year of Queen Victoria's reign. The stairs were originally carved in 1793 as an escape route for soldiers at Fort Fincastle, the steps' eventual destination. Visitors may be able to spot their Bahamas vacation rentals from the top of the 125-foot Water Tower nearby, the highest point on the island of New Providence. To cap off the day before returning the their Bahamas vacation rentals, sightseers should make a point of stopping a the Blue Marlin Restaurant & Native Show on Paradise Island for a bite to eat and authentic Bahamian show, which features a steel drum band and fire dance.
Beach lovers staying at Bahamas vacation rentals on Grand Bahama will surely think they've found paradise at one of the island's pristine white beaches. Gold Rock Beach is one of the most popular, where guests of Bahamas vacation rentals unwind with a picnic lunch. Lucayan National Park is directly adjacent to the beach, so many people staying at Bahamas vacation rentals visit both in one trip. Xanadu is the place to be for watersports, but guests used to the tranquility of Bahamas vacation rentals may enjoy peaceful Barbary Beach, part of a string of three other more secluded beaches on the island's southern coast.
There are two world-class casinos on Grand Bahama, both located in resorts but open to the general public. Slot machines, blackjack, poker, roulette, and other gaming options are available. The children of Bahamas vacation rentals will enjoy Freeport's Garden of the Groves, a 12-acre nature park complete with waterfalls, lakes, and a petting zoo. Also in Freeport, kids and the young at heart alike should check out Water World theme park, where guests of Bahamas vacation rentals can tire themselves out playing on waterslides and miniature golf courses.
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