PHOTO: Enjoy spring break at Breezes Resort & Spa. (Courtesy Breezes Resort & Spa, Bahamas)
Spring Break and the Bahamas go together like tailgating and football games. It’s hard to imagine one without the other.
And with more than 2,000 islands and cays and mile upon mile of powder white sand (and in some places, pink sand) it’s no wonder that students and families with students head to the Bahamas for a week of fun in the sun.
For those heading to the Bahamas’ sunny shores, here’s a primer on where to go and what to do.
Beaches. Beaches abound in the Bahamas, but not all beaches are created equal—some stand out from the rest. Harbor Island’s Pink Sand Beach, for example, is a jewel in the crown not just because of its petal pink sand but for its calm waters ideal for snorkeling and swimming. The sparkling white sand and turquoise water of Treasure Cay Beach in The Abacos is a dazzling sight, made all the better by relatively sparse crowds. Grand Bahama Island’s Gold Rock Beach sits in The Lucayan National Park, and with its flat wide shoreline at low tide, it’s no wonder it’s called Bahama Island’s “welcome mat.”
Cape Santa Maria’s Beach on Long Island, meanwhile, offers picture-perfect sunsets, silky sand and an excellent spot from which to go diving, snorkeling and swimming. And for visitors to Nassau, Cable Beach, with its powder-white sand, is a must-visit spot and just steps from the only all-inclusive resort on the island, Superclub Breezes Bahamas.
Nightlife. When the sun sets and the moon rises over the Caribbean, it’s time to hit the town. Whether your idea of the perfect night out means dancing the night away at an exclusive club, hitting the roulette table or listening to live music, the Bahamas has it all. Hurricane’s Nightclub at Breezes, for example, lets night owls party till dawn, while the ultra-chic Aura offers up 9,000 square feet of entertainment where DJs spin and patrons dance and enjoy multiple bars, as well as two VIP sections and a private VIP Parlor.
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Activities & Sightseeing. Even the biggest devotee of relaxing on the beach will at some point want to do a little exploring and maybe go on a few adventures. Luckily, the Bahamas have much to offer. From swimming with everyone’s favorite marine mammals at The Dolphin Experience to getting one’s 007 on at the Thunderball Grotto, an underwater maze of caves and grottoes consistently ranked as among the top snorkeling and diving destinations on the island.
Divers shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore Dean’s Blue Hole, said to be the world’s largest. Scores of charter operators are on hand to take hopeful fisherman out to catch bonefish. And, for those who prefer that their catch-of-the-day come with a swipe of the credit card, the Bahamas is a shopper’s paradise whether you’re on the hunt for luxury goods or some mementos of what will undoubtedly be a Spring Break for the books.