Island Hop to Harbour Island
Whether you take a family vacation or honeymoon vacation, you’ll want to visit Harbor Island. It’s tiny, so tiny that people drive around in golf carts. But the biggest draw is the three and half mile stretch of pink sandy beaches. Harbour Island is often rated as having one of the best beaches in the world. You can swim and snorkel in the outlying reefs, boat, dive, or fish the warm ocean waters.
Spend Time in Historic Gardens
Explore the many gardens of the Bahamas. Start with Versailles Garden, a lush multi-terraced landscape – it extends about a quarter of a mile from the Ocean Club to southern edge of the island overlooking the waters of Nassau Harbor. You’ll find a stone path that’s covered in Bermuda grass and hand-laid rock ridges from east to west of the path. It is on Paradise Island.
The Nassau Botanical Gardens was opened on July 10, 1972, the day the Bahamas gained their independence. A tranquil retreat for nature lovers, the gardens feature 18 acres of tropical flora with over 600 species, including the Yellow Elder, the Bahamas national flower.
Swim with the Pigs
The Bahamas is the official place where you can swim with the pigs. Many visitors to the islands have embraced the unique experience of swimming with the pigs on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay, which is home to these adorable animals – it’s known as Pig Beach.
It’s not known how the pigs came to Big Major Cay as they’re not native and the island is uninhabited. One story is that the pigs were dropped off by sailors who wanted to come back and cook them. Another is that there was a shipwreck and they pigs swam to safety. Whatever the story is, there are approximately 20 pigs and piglets on the island that can’t wait to see and swim with you.
The Bahamas is a great family vacation. Not only does the Bahamas offer you an abundance of land and sea activities, but it offers you a range of historical sites and cultural experiences. You don't have to play around Junkanoo Beach in Nassau. There are so many more beaches where you can snorkel and enjoy the sun.