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The must-do activities and adventures to do in The Bahamas

The best place to experience the islands culture and living

Officially known as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, it is situated within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies. The Bahamas is an archipelago containing comprising over 700 islands and cays. The island is said to be so old that the limestone comprising the Banks has been accumulating as early as the Jurassic. Owing to its rich heritage and geographical setting, the Bahamas is a land of history and mesmerizing landscapes. Here are some must-to-do things in the Bahamas that you must try.

Go shopping at the local Nassau Straw Market

Located in Nassau, New Providence, this is a vibrant local market giving you a peek into the daily style of living in the Bahamas. Visiting a straw market is one of the basic and exciting things to do, for you get to shop local stuff. These straw markets for years have been an integral part of Bahaman living for centuries. The speciality of the market remains the fact that locals use their hands to braid, plait and weave straw into a variety of bags and souvenirs. It is a market where you can bargain and have a little fun chatting with the shop owners.

Climbing up the Queen’s Staircase

Located near Fort Fincastle in Nassau, New Providence this staircase is named after Queen Victoria, the ruler of Britain. Though it is famously named The Queen’s Staircase, it is also called 66 steps. The historical value of these stairs is the fact that about 600, 18th-century slaves carved these steps as a pathway to Nassau.

Relish the local cuisine at Arawak Cay

This is the place to the most local food as it can get. Arawak Cay is an authentic local market with a wide variety of restaurants and huts offering a plethora of local cuisine and seafood. The must-try at this market is the fried lobster and grilled shrimp.

Other activities to do in the Bahamas are a winemaking tour, Kayak on the pristine waters of The Bahamas, horseback riding tour, personalized chocolates making and rolling cigars at Graycliff, Versailles Gardens of The Bahamas, visiting the Nassau Heritage Museum, historical tour of Exuma, go bonefishing, Forts of Nassau, Port Lucaya Marketplace, Pirates of Nassau Museum, Flamingos (and other wildlife),  Submerge in a submarine, National Art Gallery, swim with the dolphins, The Bahamas Historical Society Museum, the Primeval Forest, snuba diving, underwater caves at Lucayan National Park, and the Blue Lagoon Island among various other things.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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