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Things to do in Bahamas

Looking for fun things to do in the Bahamas? T+L’s travel guide is chock-full of island attractions and activities for every type of traveler, from pirate museums and the waterslides at the mega-resort Atlantis to pink-sand beaches, Bond-worthy oceanside bars, and hidden boutiques selling chic caftans. This string of tropical islands—some 700 in all—has long been a favorite vacation destination.

T+L editors have the inside scoop on what to do in the Bahamas. Whether it’s bonefishing off Andros, shopping in Nassau, taking in the colorful parades of Junkanoo, or exploring the very first land-sea preserve in the world, our in-the-know editors can guide the way to the islands’ top attractions and activities. T+L takes you to great parks, bakeries, dive spots, shops, and nightclubs from Harbour Island to The Exumas, reporting on the best things to do in the Bahamas so that you feel like an insider, a true Bahamian.

What are you waiting for? Use our travel guide for smart ideas on what to do in the Bahamas.

  • Andros Bonefishing

    Sprawling, unspoiled Andros has a coastline threaded with mudflats, bights, and shallow lagoons: prime territory for catching bonefish. These elusi... More
  • Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre

    The only zoo in the Bahamas, Ardastra relies on donations to keep its operation running. It has a surprising variety of animals, from a Vietnamese ... More
  • Arthur’s Bakery

    Arthur's Bakery bustles as "the" meeting place for residents and visitors in Harbour Island. They come for coffee and freshly baked bread and pastr... More
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    Atlantis Casino, Aquariums & Waterpark

    Atlantis' 141-acre waterpark, called Aquaventure, pumps more than 20 million gallons of water throughout its maze of water slides and lazy river. ... More
  • Bahama Hand Prints

    The Bahamian answer to Lilly Pulitzer, this locally owned company (which began, like Lilly, in the mid-1960’s) stocks clothing, handbags, and home ... More
  • Bamboo-Bamboo

    Located inside a pink building with white columns, Bamboo-Bamboo is the designer's place to shop for island-style home décor and accent pieces. And... More
  • Blue Rooster

    An 1840 gingerbread cottage, where Gabrielle Kenedy and John Fondas stock the shelves with Graham Kandiah tunics and delicate pashmina shawls made ... More
  • Club Waterloo

    On an island where so many venues feel like they just sprang up yesterday (they did!), the Waterloo, in an old colonial mansion on a saltwater estu... More
  • Dune Bar

    The Scene: Relive your favorite James Bond moments at this sexy, open-air beach bar on Paradise Island where parts of Casino Royale were filmed. At... More
  • Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

    The first land-and-sea preserve in the world (it was established in 1959) encompasses 176 square miles of stunningly clear water, along with dozens... More
  • Graycliff Cigar Company

    They may not have the same cachet as Cubans, but the Bahamian cigars hand-rolled at this 18th-century downtown compound (which includes a formal re... More
  • Harbour Island Beach

    It’s really pretty simple: Briland’s east-coast beach, a 3.5-mile stretch of uninterrupted pale-pink sand the consistency of talcum, is the Bahamas... More
  • House of Serenity

    On Bay Street, between Rawson Square and the British Colonial Hotel, you'll find all the usual Caribbean duty-free suspects: John Bull, Solomon's M... More
  • Junkanoo

    If you remember the scene in Thunderball where James Bond is chased through a chaotic, crazily costumed tropical street parade, then you’ve already... More
  • Landfall Park

    A simple stone cross at Fernandez Bay, on San Salvador’s west coast, commemorates Christopher Columbus’s first landfall in the New World. Many a vi... More

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