The Absolute Best Bahamas Beach Reviews
by Ester Napoli
Dreaming of that long awaited vacation in the beautiful Bahamas but not
quite sure where to go? The many fabulous beaches in the Bahamas are unique,
except for two things: they share common: breath-taking views and warm
tropical breezes. Check out the following Bahamas beach reviews for some
of the best and most popular beaches where tourists worldwide flock to
for a little peace and/or just plain fun.
Bahamas Beach Reviews
Beach: If you are looking for that party vacation in the sun,
Cabbage Beach is the place for you! Located on the northern side of Paradise
Island, it is 3 km long. Its powder-white sand and turquoise water attract
sunbathers who stretch out for some quiet time after last evening’s
wining and dining. The Casinos at Cabbage Beach draw many tourists each
year, but so do the various water sports such as water skiing, parasailing,
snorkeling, and scuba diving. Tourists interested in the historical aspect
of the island can visit the world-famous statues in the nearby Versailles
Gardens, some of which date as far back as the 12th-Century. Although
Cabbage Beach tends to attract large crowds, a little stretch of shoreline
at the northwestern end called Paradise Beach is much quieter. This beautiful
part of the coast is lined with palms, sea grapes, and casuarinas.
Cable Beach: World-renowned for its crystal clear water
and spectacular white sand, Cable Beach on New Providence Island attracts
a myriad of tourists each year. The beach was unnamed until 1907; when
it became the chosen point for the Trans-Atlantic cable that would connect
Bahamas to mainland America. The beach boasts 6.5 km of natural beauty,
and promises a delightful escape from the usual. Several exciting water
activities are available, as well as delicious fare offered in the many
restaurants. Bars, casinos, and shops are close by.
Stocking Island: In the Exumas, just off Elizabeth Harbour,
lie the breathtaking and peaceful white beaches of Stocking Island, which
can be easily reached by boat. The beach facing Elizabeth Harbour has
calm waters and activities including volleyball, the Chat ‘N’
Chill restaurant and a counter to buy fresh conch salad. Over the hill
and across a shallow pool of water lies a beautiful wide beach with open
waters. The beach is framed by sandy hills providing privacy and is usually
deserted anyway. It is a big contrast to the calm shallow waters of Elizabth
harbour. Snorkelers and divers are lured to the island’s spectacular
natural coral gardens, undersea caves and famous “blue holes.”
Nature’s enthusiasts can relish the vast array of wildlife that
abounds in the Exumas - watch plover birds, lizards, land crabs, and meet
the rare Bahamian Hutia.
Cat Island's Beach: A pristine white sandy beach lined
with coconut palms, casuarinas trees and palmettos - need I say more?
Secluded and tranquil, it caters to sunbathers, cat-nappers, book lovers,
and peace-seekers. Located near Old Bight, the beach provides no facilities,
so you should bring everything you might need with you. What it does provide
though is a memorable, tropical escape not easily found anywhere else
in the Carribean.
Whether you are planning your first trip to the Bahamas, or you have
already been there, and been so captivated by the island’s powder-white
beaches, beautiful landscapes, and enticing crystal waters that you are
planning a return visit, have no doubt that you will always cherish the
unforgettable experience of The Bahamas beaches.
About the author:
Ester Napoli: They say if you want to be happy, you have to do something
you are passionate about. One of my passions is traveling and the one
place I fell in love with was the Bahamas; the white sand, clear waters,
friendly environment. It is paradise on earth. I enjoy all aspects of
the Bahamas; the culture, the history, the countless sports and activities
to keep you busy, and of course, the fabulous weather. Website: Glorious
Bahamas Real Estate (www.gloriousbahamas.com).