It may not seem like it when you clean the frost off of your windshield in the morning, but Spring break is just around the corner. You and your family deserve a real getaway, and you can find all the best of recreation and relaxation in The Islands Of The Bahamas. Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island are the largest of the chain of beautiful, beachy isles, and they offer an extensive list of opportunities for an adventurous vacation your family will never forget.
What kid doesn’t want to take a trip to paradise? This island offers so many family activitiesyour only challenge may be fitting in your beach bum down time! Whether your party includes tiny tots or tons of teens, everyone will find something they love to do. Swimmers of all skill levels will thrill at the colorful fish you can see while snorkeling or diving around the reefs with a group like Stuart’s Cove Dive Bahamas, and even the most dramatic tween will light up during an excursion swimming with dolphins at Atlantis and Blue Lagoon islands.
Thanks to Johnny Depp, pirates are very much in vogue these days, and this island contains the Pirates of Nassau wax museum exhibit detailing the history of The Bahamas’ own real-life pirates. The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center contain more kid-friendly displays, including the unusual marching flamingos. For a truly unique and interactive historical adventure, check out Nettie’s Place, which details the island’s traditions of communal living. Of course, after a day of kayaking, swimming, and fishing, you’ll want to pop over to Arawak Cay for the famous fish fry to savor fresh conch on the beach!
If you’re looking for a more grown-up spring break on Nassau, try your luck at Crystal Palace Casino where you can take a spin at roulette or throw some dice in a game of craps. Be sure to work in some R&R after all of that gambling excitement with some amazing spa and wellness services—indulge in massages or facials or relax your mind with some yoga.
There are an array of hotels and resorts on Nassau with countless activities and offerings to meet your family’s needs this spring break. Visit www.bahamas.com to learn about each.
Grand Bahama Island
While other families are driving through Florida, you can hop a quick flight to Freeport or take a road-trip Bahamas-style with a boating fling. Your boat will join a group of others to tour the various beautiful smaller islands for a long weekend, with plenty of time for swimming and fishing along the way. However you get here, there’s plenty to do once you arrive. Try a dolphin adventure withUNEXSO, or join a Grand Bahama Nature Tour. For the perfect souvenir, consider visiting the Perfume Factory, where guests can create their own personal scents.
If you need to get your shopping fix, check out Port Lucaya Marketplace with over 40 shops and boutiques. Finally, be sure to stop in to the Garden of the Groves to truly feel like you’ve had a peaceful escape from your ordinary life. In addition to the expected fantastic foliage and fauna, there is a children’s playground, a café, and even waterfalls. Of course, both of the islands have plenty of the pristine, white sandy beaches called to mind by any vision of The Bahamas, so you’ll want to leave room in your itinerary for plenty of time to search for the perfect seashell or just sip a cocktail under an umbrella. After all, spring break isn’t just for the kids, it’s your vacation, too!
Located less than an hour from South Florida and with daily flights from most major cities, families can depart for Nassau or Grand Bahama in the morning and find themselves on the beach by the afternoon. For more information on available travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. You can also look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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