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What to do during your Bahamas vacation

With flawless weather nearly year-round, outdoor activities are very popular while visiting the Bahamas. Many of these activities revolve around the water, either you relax at the beach and swim in the warm ,clear, blue-turquoise water or you explore the beautiful marine life by snorkeling or diving. You can take a guided boat tour or rent a boat and drive around the many islands by yourself. Fishing is another very popular way to spend the time on the ocean.

If the preference is more on land sports, there are also various opportunities, such as golfing on various world-class golf courses, or playing tennis, beach volleyball, horseback riding and much more.

For the one who like to do something different then sports activities there is plenty to explore in a sightseeing tour the colonial heritage of the islands, or visit museums, parks and gardens.

Casino gambling is allowed in the Bahamas and some large hotels and resorts offer this possibility like the Crystal Palace Casino at Cable Beach, Nassau, the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island or the Royal Oasis Casino and Isle of Capri Casino in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

If you want to find out more details about your vacation activities, explore the sections below...

Snorkeling and Diving

Diving in The Bahamas

With it's crystal-clear seas the Bahamas is a diver's paradise. Divers and snorkelers of all abilities can discover a spectacular world under the water surface, from shipwrecks to banks of corals, blue holes, and brilliantly coloured marine life. A lifetime of diving would not be enough to explore the underwater world of the Bahamas.

The islands offer ideal conditions for new and experienced divers. There are an amazing number of sites and experiences to fascinate even the most experienced diver: shallow reef diving, wall dives, shark diving, blue holes, canyons and more.

Read further if you are interested in diving or snorkeling in the Bahamas.

Outdoor Sports Activities


The Bahamian waters have a wealth of game and food fish. Fishing in its many and varied forms, is a favorite among locals and many visitors alike. However, commercial fishing is not a big business in The Bahamas. Bahamians prefer recreational fishing with spear, fishing lines and rods in their hand.

Also many visitors come to the islands to enjoy recreational fishing. There are various possibilities like spearfishing, inshore trolling, deep sea fishing, billfishing, bonefishing, sharkfishing and other types.

If you are interested in fishing in the Bahamas look further at this website.

Parasailing in The Bahamas

The Bahamian weather is perfect for outdoor sports. In addition to fantastic snorkeling, swimming and fishing there are plenty of other possibilities to enjoy the calm warm waters.

A number of outfitters rent Jet Skis and Sea Kayaks. You can enjoy a bouncing ride on a rubber banana behind a motorboat. You can have the chance to be lifted into the skies with parasailing.


If you like gambling at the casino, a Bahamas vacation is surely the right choice.

The Caribbean's largest casino is the Paradise Island casino at Atlantis. This mega resort offers at 50,000 sgft casino with a spectacularly open and airy design. It offers more than 1,100 slot machines, baccarat, blackjack, roulette, craps tables, and such local specialties as Caribbean stud poker. There's also a high limit table area

Another casino in Nassau is located in the Cable Beach area is the Crystal Palace Casino at the Wyndham Nassau Resort. Four hundred new slot machines, craps, baccarat, blackjack, roulette, Big Six and face-up 21 are among the games in this 35,000 sqft casino.

There's a Sports book facility equipped with big-screen TV's that air live sporting events. Both VIP's and low-limit bettors have their own areas. Casino lessons are available for beginners.

A third casino is on Grand Bahama Island in the Westin and Sheraton Resort. It is known as the Isle of Capri casino. The casino is a 38,000 sqft, bright, tropically decorated play land with more than 350 slot machines and 33 game tables consisting of mini-baccarat, Caribbean stud and three-card poker, craps, blackjack, and roulette. There's also a special Jewel of the Isle room, offering high-limit tables and Sports book betting.

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