The Bahamas is one of the most exquisite tourist places in the Atlantic area, a group of islands with beautiful landscapes and beaches with crystal clear blue waters.
If you want to travel but still haven’t decided which Bahamas beaches to visit, this article is for you.
Let’s get to know the 20 best beaches in the independent country of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
1.Gold Rock Beach
Let’s start the tour with a beach that was the recording set for scenes from two Pirates of the Caribbean movies: Gold Rock Beach.
Considered one of the most emblematic and representative beaches of the Bahamas for its exotic beauty and unexplored aspect, in the Lucaya National Park.
Its warm waters are the crystalline blue characteristic of the Atlantic Ocean and its sand is so white and soft that you will feel like you are walking on a velvet carpet.
The beach has gentle waves, ideal for swimming. The reef, Gold Rock, is exclusive for snorkeling due to its great biodiversity of species; while the Lucaya Caverns, an impressive cave system, are visited by experts from all over the world.
In the sandbank there is no sale of food or drinks, so you must bring everything you will need. Such a devoid place made it be chosen by Disney as the set for the recording of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Watch this beautiful beach in the following video:
2. Tropic of Cancer Beach
This is one of the best kept secrets on the cay, Little Exuma. A practically unexplored beach free from the effects of the tourist industry, which makes it a calm sandbank with transparent and calm blue waters.
Snorkel and admire its great variety of multicolored fish and coral reefs. You can take a photo next to the line of the Tropic of Cancer painted on the stairs of the beach.
Like Gold Rock Beach, this beach does not have kiosks or other commercial places to buy food and drinks.
See below different shots of this calm beach:
3. Three Sisters Beach
Three Sisters owes its name to magnificent rock formations that are found on the coast. Although people also call her that because of three sisters in love with the same sailor.
It is very close to George Town, so you will be within walking distance of the city.
Its crystal clear and calm waters are perfect to spend a day of fun and relaxation, especially as a couple, as it has a paradisiacal and romantic atmosphere.
Near the beach you will find places to enjoy a nice meal like Driftwood Café and The Palapa Grill.
Its hotel offer near the beach is excellent, highlighting the Palms at Three Sisters and Exuma Palms Hotel.
Take a look at this magnificent beach below:
4. Radio Beach
A paradise on the North Bimini island of white and soft warm sand, as well as warm turquoise waters.
Despite being close to popular sites like Resort World Bimini Casino and Shark Mound, it still maintains its privacy and seclusion. A sandbank to which you must go if you are looking for tranquility.
The hotel offer of Playa Radio is very good. Sea Crest Hotel & Marina, Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and Big John’s Hotel are two of its best hotels.
As for restaurants, you will have the Bimini Big Game Bar and Grill and Bimni Twist nearby.
5. CocoPlum Beach
Bay on Great Exuma Island with gentle waves and ideal for going with the family, whose beach looks like a swimming pool.
The rock formations on its shores contribute to its beautiful lonely island appearance.
Nearby you have places of interest such as a rural settlement perfect for a little excursion, known as Rolleville, and the golf course, Emerald Reef.
Two of the best hotels around the area are Sandals Emerald Bay and Palms at Three Sisters. At The Palapa Grill and Exuma Point Bar and Grill, you can eat delicious local dishes.
Take a look at this fantastic beach below:
6. Lucaya Beach
One of the best beaches in Grand Bahama, whose beauty and warm turquoise and crystal clear waters make it one of the favorite destinations, where you can also plan various activities such as water sports and excursions.
Its commercial offer is wide since it is in front of the Port Lucaya Market, where you can buy souvenirs, have lunch and entertain yourself.
Very close to Lucaya beach is Unexso, a diving center for experts or amateurs.
Watch this beautiful beach in the following video:
7. Pleasant Bay Beach
Beautiful beach on the southeast coast of the island of South Andros, one of the most visited by tourists for the Coconut Festival, the island’s own holiday.
Its sand is fine and of a whitish color that shines with the sun, with crystal clear waters on the shore and a turquoise color when seen from the horizon. Although its waves are not so serene, it is not much of a problem due to the shallow depth of its waters.
Near the beach are exceptional accommodations like Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge, a small but friendly all-inclusive fishing lodge. Bairs Lodge is another option.
In the surroundings of Pleasant Bay Beach there are no food establishments.
8. Saunders Beach
Saunders Beach is a beautiful beach for the whole family where children can swim calmly in its gentle waves. It occupies the entire coast near the city of Nassau, capital of the Bahamas.
Its waters are crystal clear, warm and of a beautiful greenish blue color, with soft and comforting sand, both for a romantic walk or for sunbathing.
Among the activities you can do at Playa Saunders are diving and snorkeling, since its shores are home to a wide biodiversity of fish and coral reefs.
Very close to the sandbank you will find the SeaDuction, one of the most recommended resorts by tourists and locals for its comfort and services. You will also find numerous restaurants serving local cuisine.
9. Pink Sand Beach
One of the most exceptional beaches in the Bahamas and the world. As its name indicates, its sand is pink in color, an effect resulting from a dust formed by the shells of marine organisms called foraminifera.
The shells of these animals are reddish or pinkish in color. When he dies, his remains are thrown on the shore and therefore the color of the sand. It is precisely this particularity that, added to the transparency of its waters, makes this beach considered one of the most precious natural wonders of the Bahamas.
Pink Sand Beach is on Harbor Island. It is ideal for practicing sports such as diving, kayak fishing or sailing.
Nearby is the city of Danmour, where you can visit historical sites such as its well-preserved buildings. There are also resort-type hotels for your accommodation. Its range of bars and nightclubs are more than interesting.
Do not visit the sandbank between August and September, rainy months.
Appreciate in the following video this exceptionally beautiful beach:
10. Lighthouse Beach
Beautiful beach south of Eleuthera Island, one of the most hidden places in the Bahamas. A hidden and isolated paradise with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Getting there won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. A spectacular beach with beautiful landscapes, a large gallery of caves and a marine natural wealth that you can appreciate while snorkeling await you.
Lighthouse Beach is ideal for walks along the beautiful sea with crystal clear turquoise waters. As it is one of the most remote beaches in the Bahamas, it does not have commercial establishments where you can eat.
Take a closer look at this beach in the following video:
11. Cove Beach
Despite being private, therefore exclusive to guests of The Cove Atlantis hotel, Cove Beach remains one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Bahamas.
Its waters are of an extraordinary turquoise blue color and so calm, that you will feel that you are swimming in a pool. Its sand is warm, thin and soft, ideal for being with the family.
You can participate in volleyball and snorkeling, among other sand and sea activities. Nearby there are food places, but most of them belong to the hotel.
See below this exclusive beach:
12. Cable Beach
One of the best-known beaches in the Bahamas with beautiful blue waters and soft, warm, whitish sand, between the city of Nassau and the airport.
The temperature of the water is pleasant throughout the year and its waves are calm, ideal for visiting with the family.
Cable Beach’s centrality means that it is surrounded by hotels, some of the most prominent in the Bahamas, which means that it is also close to bars and restaurants.
Very close to the sandbank you will find the Straw Market, the Nassau Pirates Museum, the Conservation Center and the Jardines de Ardastra Zoo, among other attractions.
Enjoy this video documenting this beautiful beach:
13. Fortune Beach
The water at Fortune Beach is perfect for safe swimming, as it is shallow and has calm waves. Its shore of soft sand is dotted with palm trees that provide shade and relax.
Nearby there are tourist attractions such as the Grand Bahamas Labyrinth, a spectacular and highly recommended place to visit. There’s also the Museum of Underwater Exploration, Lucaya Golf Course, Fortune Hills Country Club, and Port Lucaya.
Tourists recommend the Banana Ray and Garden Café restaurants, places with delicious dishes accompanied by excellent service.
The beach is named for the 2 million dollars found inside a ship that was shipwrecked in its waters.
It is in the southwestern part of Grand Bahama Island, but its access to it is a bit intricate, something that makes it almost exclusive.
Fortune Beach, an exceptional and mandatory site on your tour of the beaches of the Bahamas.
14. William’s Town Beach
One of the most beautiful beaches that tourists find on the southwest coast of the Grand Bahamas island, with white, soft and warm sand, radiant sun and crystal clear turquoise waters.
You can choose between swimming, sitting in the sun or practicing water skiing and snorkeling, among other sea entertainment.
The Museum of the Grand Bahamas, the Science Museum and the Columbus Twin and Regency theaters are attractions to visit near the sandbank. There are also two golf courses.
Locals and tourists alike recommend Billy Joe’s, Coconuts, Seagrape Grille, and Groupers Bar and Grill, among other restaurants within walking distance of the beach.
15. Tahiti Beach
If you are looking for a discreet, quiet, peaceful and extremely beautiful beach, you should visit Playa Tahití, at the southern end of Elbow Cay in the Abaco Islands. It is an isolated corner that can be reached on foot, by bicycle or on board a boat.
Its waters are crystal clear and warm, ideal for a relaxing bath, with sand so white that it reflects the sunlight. On its shore you will find palm trees with a rich shade to rest pleasantly.
The abundance of marine life is one of the great attractions of this beach, where you can snorkel. Their sand dollars and starfish are famous.
Be sure to visit the famous Hope Town Lighthouse, from where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings.
Tahiti is widely recognized for the large number of bird species it exhibits, so if you like them, you’ll be comfortable there.
Near Tahiti beach there are establishments to taste delicious local dishes.
See below precious shots of this beach:
16. Old Bight Beach
A 5-mile-long beach of bright sand with pink tones and beautiful waters of the characteristic turquoise color of this area of the Atlantic.
Old Bight Beach, in the so-called Cat Island, central region of the Bahamas, is ideal to visit with the family because it has calm waves and is safe, especially for children.
Its climate is favorable all year round and although there are not many tourist sites or restaurants nearby, its tranquility is worth it. Of course, take everything you will need.
17. Mather Town Beach
One of the most recognized beaches on Grand Bahama Island, 5 km from Port Lucaya. Its sand is soft and of a light color that shines with the sun’s rays, with waters so crystal clear that you can see the seabed.
Because the water is so clear, you can snorkel and admire the richness of the seabed or swim, as you prefer.
At the Margaritavilla Sand Bar they serve authentic local food accompanied by cocktails with that exclusive taste of the Bahamas.
When you get out of the water you can go to Port Lucaya and visit its magnificent market with beautiful and useful souvenirs.
Despite the beauty of Mather Town Beach, the beach has no palm trees, so you’ll need to bring sunscreen and an umbrella.
18. Blue Lagoon Island Beach
Beach that can only be accessed by sea with an incomparable landscape, white and soft sand and waters with various shades of turquoise blue.
Blue Lagoon, also known as Salt Cay, is an exciting place for the activities you can do, such as seeing sea lions and dolphins; snorkel, kayak, ride water bikes or dive.
Hire one of the many tour packages to reach the Blue Lagoon, for an average of 65 and 45 dollars for adults and children, respectively.
Watch this video below capturing the best shots of this beach:
19. Love Beaches
One of the most representative characteristics of this beach are the mounds of rock distributed along its coast, from which rich wells are formed for nothing or to be calm as in a natural Jacuzzi.
Its sand is soft and thick with a color similar to pink, caressed by beautiful and crystalline warm waters that invite you to a delicious swim under the sun.
Among the attractions that Love Beaches offers you are the massages and manicure and pedicure service on the shore of the beach, hammock service and extension chairs for tanning.
The sandbank is ideal for being with the family, since children can bathe quietly and enjoy a playground. You can also snorkel and admire the diverse marine fauna.
Its various food establishments offer delicious seafood and delicious cocktails.
20. Xanadu Beach
On Grand Bahama Island, Xanadu Beach has always been one of the most visited beaches by tourists, despite the fact that one of its most emblematic attractions has closed: the Xanadu Hotel.
You will be pleased by its beauty and the beautiful contrast between its emerald waters and its clear, soft and warm sand.
The Science and Grand Bahama Museums, the Columbus Twin and Regency Theaters and the Grand Bahamas Sports Complex are also places to visit. In addition, there are two golf courses.
The most recommended dining establishments are the Bahamian Illustrated Internet Café, the Broadway Café, the China Temple and the Royal Islander Restaurant.
Enjoy the following video that documents different plans of this beach:
What beaches to go to in the Bahamas?
Although none of the Bahamas beaches disappoint in terms of beauty, there are some that stand out more than others, but this will depend on your tastes. To know which beaches to go to, you should ask yourself if you will be with the family, if you like the hustle and bustle or, on the contrary, you prefer isolated places. This way you will choose correctly.
Bahamas Beaches: Packages from Mexico
If you are in Mexico and want to travel to the Bahamas, there are many options available to you. Here we will only mention a few.
In numerous web pages you will be able to locate the many tourist packages to the Bahamas. Several hotels offer combos for 6 days and 5 nights such as The Reef at Atlantis, for 29,844 pesos ($1,565); Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant, for 31,405 pesos ($1,647); Marley Resort & Spa, for 24,665 pesos ($1,293); The Coral at Atlantis, for 25,958 pesos ($1,361) and Bay View Suites Paradise Island, for 22,848 pesos ($1,198).
All packages include air tickets from Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (Guadalajara).
What is the best place in the Bahamas?
It’s hard to decide which is the best place in the Bahamas. For this reason, we will mention several sites that you should not miss.
First of all, the beaches. Each beach in the Bahamas has its own charm, so you should try to visit as many as you can.
Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, has enough tourist attractions to keep you entertained, such as museums, shopping centers and its beautiful old town.
Some of the islands that you should not exclude from your itinerary are Eleuthera, Andros Island, Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands.
Be sure to visit Big Major Cay, where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas while swimming with the adorable pigs that live there.
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