The Bahamas: More than Just Nassau

More than Nassau

On paper, The Bahamas is ‘700 islands & cays’, though we don’t really operate as if there’s more than just Nassau. In fairness, the overwhelming majority of the residents of The Bahamas live on the island of New Providence where Nassau is found. The largest resorts are also found on New Providence. However, beyond that, on the family islands & Grand Bahama, there’s so much more of The Bahamas for you to explore.

How much more than Nassau?

Interestingly enough, despite the population distribution, Nassau & New Providence make up less than 2% of all of the lands in The Bahamas. That’s thousands of square miles of land in the family islands & Grand Bahama for you to explore and fall in love with. You can dive into one of the hundreds of mysterious blue holes found in The Bahamas

Family Islands - More than Nassau

Read: Into the Blue Holes!

What’s in the family islands?

Outside of Nassau, there’s less development, except for Grand Bahama, mostly. The streets are quieter, the towns are more idyllic & also quainter. On most of the family islands, the time even moves slower than in Nassau. If diving into blue holes isn’t something that piques your interest, you can take over an entire stretch of an empty beach all for yourself, even if only temporarily. The Exuma Cays would be perfect for this. Some beaches there are only at low tide. An entire beach on a sandbar in the middle of the ocean to yourself. Talk about taking social distancing to a new level. That’s just an impossible feat in Nassau.

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Islands like Andros, Crooked Island, and Grand Bahama have impressive mangrove creek systems that you can kayak through. Imagine the Florida Everglades on a micro-level without the threat of Florida gators. Instead of gators, small fish, friendly turtles and, occasionally, graceful manatees accompany you. While there are no mountains in The Bahamas, islands like Cat Island, Eleuthera & Long Island feature rolling hills and, if you’re brave enough, you can cliff dive into the ocean below. There’s so much more than just Nassau to be experienced in The Bahamas.

When you experience more than Nassau, you uniquely experience The Bahamas. And, in some aspects, you can even get a glimpse into the past.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and see everything that The Bahamas offers; more than just Nassau.

Kris Ayala-Strachan

A wannabe photographer & lover of all things Bahamian.

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