Attractions

Top Choice National Park in The Exumas

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Founded as the world's first land-and-sea reserve in 1958, this stunning 283-sq-kilometer expanse of reef, cay and sea is world-famous among divers. Unfortunately (or fortunately, for its conservation) it's only acc…
Top Choice House in The Biminis

The Dolphin House

Looking like Gaudí's tropical hobby, this astonishing house is the lifelong labor of Bimini historian and poet Ashley Saunders. Born on the site (all the surrounding houses belong to the Bimini Saunders), Ashley was…
Top Choice Gardens in Freeport & Lucaya

Garden of the Groves

This 12-acre botanical garden is a lush tropical refuge on an island that’s otherwise mostly scrub pine and asphalt. A walking trail meanders through groves of tamarind and java plum trees, past cascading (man-made)…
Top Choice National Park in North & Central Andros

Blue Holes National Park

Blue Holes – deep vertical 'caves' formed by karst limestone subsidence that fill with rain and seawater, forming unique ecosystems – are more abundant on Andros than anywhere else. This 40,000-acre national park co…
Top Choice Factory in Nassau

Graycliff Cigar Co

Wandering into this cigar factory is like falling into 1920s Cuba. In a narrow, smoke-yellowed room with old-fashioned mosaic floors, up to 16 torcedores (cigar rollers) are busy at work, their fingers a blur as the…
Top Choice Museum in Nassau

Pirates of Nassau

Don’t even try to ignore the pirate pacing outside the museum: like any seafaring ruffian worth his peg leg, he had you in his sights the moment you turned the corner. But that’s OK – with its scale replica of the p…
Top Choice National Park in New Providence

Clifton Heritage National Park

Only narrowly saved from the developers' bulldozers in 2000, this coastal site bears witness to the whole spectrum of human habitation in the Bahamas. Comprising coppice wood, wetlands, beaches, Loyalist and slave-e…
Top Choice Museum in Green Turtle Cay

Albert Lowe Museum

Every small town needs a musty, knickknack-filled repository, and this 1825 house has served this purpose admirably since 1976, when local Alton Lowe opened it as a museum in honor of his father. Once home to former…
Top Choice Museum in Nassau

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

If you’re jangled by the chaos of Bay St, you'll find a welcome oasis inside the stately 1860s-era Villa Doyle: a grand art museum that's one of the gems in the Bahamian crown. The permanent collection focuses on mo…
Top Choice Dive Site in The Biminis

Bimini Road

Eighteen feet below the waves and stretching for half a mile, this bizarrely-symmetrical limestone formation was discovered off North Bimini's western coast in 1968. Its precision seems unnatural, giving rise to the…