33 Pictures That Will Make You Fall In Love With The Bahamas

A morning at Sandals Emerald Bay's impressive main pool. Exuma's most luxurious all-inclusive resort.

Nassau Bahamas 2019 Goombay festival junkanoo costume

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Junkanoo Festival incorporate all aspects of Bahamian culture including musical performances, food, heritage games, authentic Bahamian arts and craft and more. This spectacular event takes place on the nights of the 25th, and on the 31st of December.

Find out more about Junkanoo Festival, and other carnivals in the region by checking out our complete Caribbean Carnival calendar.

Blue Lagoon Bahamas

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Blue Lagoon Island is secluded, with clear waters, friendly animals and a serene habitat. The island has been voted as one of the “top attractions in The Bahamas” and is a great place to swim with dolphins and sea lions. Daytrips are available from Sandals Royal Bahamian.

You’ve probably heard about the swimming pigs of The Bahamas. What you may not have known is that the tour isn’t just an opportunity to swim with the wild pigs of Big Major Cay; it is a great way of experiencing all the Exumas have to offer. Half day boat trips can be booked from Sandals Emerald Bay.

Royal Bahamas Police Nassau

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Two Royal Bahamas Police officers downtown Nassau, the Bahamas.

Tropic of cancer beach Little Exuma Bahamas

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Tropic of Cancer Beach, located on Little Exuma, the Bahamas. One of the stunning whitesand beaches you can find in the Exuma district on one of about 365 cays.

Bar Jacks School Bahamas

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Bar Jacks are just one of the big variety of fishes you can find in Bahamian waters. Often, you'll encounter Bar Jacks just off shore from the beach.

Versailles Garden Bahamas

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The "Versailles Gardens" on Paradise Island comprise a charming lush multi-terraced landscape set in a rectangular design which is about 75 feet wide. Find this gem on a 15-minute drive from Nassau's historic city center.

The Bahamas is paradise and Sandals Royal Bahamian fits right in. Located in Nassau on Cable Beach, guests of this adults-only all-inclusive resort can enjoy unlimited free gourmet food and signature cocktails.

Conch fritters conch salad Bahamas

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Conch is the national dish of the Bahamas. Popular seasonings commonly used in dishes include chilies, lime, tomatoes, onions, garlic, allspice, cinnamon, rum, and coconut. Rum-based beverages are popular on the island. Since the Bahamas consist of a multitude of islands, notable culinary variations exist.

Green sea turtle Bahamas

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One of the most intriguing animals you can expect to encounter during a snorkeling trip is the sea turtle. Also known as marine turtles, they are graceful to watch and fascinate people of all ages.

Lighthouse Sunset Nassau Bahamas

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Wherever you are in the Bahamas, chances are you are gonna be able to witness a stunning sunset. The best view on this particular lighthouse can be enjoyed from Junkanoo beach in Nassau.

The 700 islands that make up the Bahamas holds a special magic found nowhere else in the world – and the crystal clear waters that surround these islands are perfect for leisure swims, scuba diving, and every type of water sport. This picture was taken in Exuma.

Elbow Reef Lighthouse Hope Town Bahamas

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The British Imperial Lighthouse Service built this candy-striped lighthouse to mark the Elbow Reef during the 1860's. You can find this lighthouse in Abaco, the Bahamas.

Each of the 700 islands and cays of the Bahamas has its own story. Most people visit one island group and explore another one the second time around. This deserted beach can be found in Exuma. Excursions are available from Sandals Emerald Bay.

Parliament Square Nassau Bahamas

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The buildings located around the Parliament Square were constructed in 1815 by the Loyalists. These flamingo-pink government buildings are excellent examples of the colonial architecture of old Nassau.

Caribbean reef shark Bahamas

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From Tiger sharks at Tiger Beach to the hammerhead sharks of Bimini, shark diving is big in the Bahamas. PADI certified guests of Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau can participate in free scuba diving during their stay (max. two tanks a day). Don't worry, you won't find any sharks close to the touristic beaches.

Thunderball Grotto Exuma Bahamas

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The Thunderball Grotto is not to be missed! This underwater cave was named after the James Bond movie that was shot here and offers amazing snorkeling and diving opportunities. The Thunderball Grotto is one of the highlights of the Bahamas! Excursions are available from Exuma.

Glass window bridge Eleuthera Bahamas

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One of nature's true wonders, The Glass Window Bridge at Eleuthera divides the dark blue Atlantic Ocean from the turquoise Caribbean waters.

Nassau Bahamas 2019 Goombay festival junkanoo parade

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Junkanoo Summer Festival is a Ministry of Tourism event that showcases Bahamian culture and heritage at its best. Whether you visit Nassau or festival sites in Grand Bahama, The Abacos, or The Exumas during the months of June and July, you will enjoy an enriching cultural experience.

Take a refreshing swim right from your suite with Sandals Royal Bahamian's luxurious swim-up rooms.

Treasure Cay Abaco Bahamas

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This is the most sparkling natural feature of the coastal regions on the island of Abaco. Stunning is the word that describes Treasure Cay, a 3.5-mile stretch of sugar-soft, powdery white sand, matched only in brilliance by the sparkling diamond and turquoise water colors lapping at its shore.

Long Island Bahamas Deans Blue Hole

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Plunging to a depth of 663 feet (202 meters) in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Dean’s Blue Hole is one of the deepest known blue holes.

Compass Point Nassau Bahamas

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Despite the rampant development in recent times, Nassau is still steeped in colonial charm. Visitors can witness this old-world elegance in the city's candy-colored colonial buildings, old forts, and grand hotels.

Among the most popular tourist attractions in the Exumas, are the famous swimming pigs. But for those who prefer to glimpse the native wildlife, iguanas are the real stars. Excursions can be booked from Sandals Emerald Bay.

Sandals Emerald Bay sits directly on a pristine, mile-long beach, deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas. A quintessential island paradise with crystal-clear turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs to explore.

Fort Charlotte Bahamas

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The forts and military installations, like Fort Charlotte and others throughout The Bahamas formed such an insurmountable defense system that potential invaders were discouraged, and, as a result, these forts never fired a gun in battle.

Located at the Bahamas' Leading Golf Resort, Greg Norman's award-winning golf course design at Sandals Emerald Bay preserves the landscape's pristine beauty and natural barriers.

Explore life underwater in The Bahamas by embarking on an exciting scuba diving tour. You can roam the waters with the marine life and get an up and close look of the wonderful coral reefs that can be found down below. Guests of Sandals Royal Bahamian dive for free (max. two tanks a day).

Nassau Bahamas Beach Cruise

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Junkanoo Beach is the party beach of the Bahamas and located near the historic city center of Nassau, a 10-minute walk from the cruise ship dock.

Exuma Bahamas

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Powerboat adventures are fun filled things to do in The Bahamas, and make it possible for guests to visit multiple islands in one day. Visitors get to enjoy a scenic boat ride, participate in tours along the various islands, sightsee, snorkel, and more.

When the sun sets at Sandals Royal Bahamian, the vibe changes and the parties rev up at Sandals' private offshore island. Have the time of your life, dancing around the bonfire with a Junkanoo band and island-themed parties that last all night long.

Just across the shore of Sandals Royal Bahamian, guests get exclusive access to Sandals Island, an authentic offshore adventure with two secluded beaches where you can relax, go for a leisure swim, have unlimited free signature cocktails at the swim-up bar, or explore some of the Bahamas’ best snorkeling.

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