The Bahamas is a stunning country comprised of over 700 islands, with 2,000 rocks, reefs and cays to explore, spread over 100,000 square miles of beautiful blue ocean. If travelers are looking to enjoy undiscovered, secret spots away from crowds, this is the place to experience the clear blue ocean, bright sunshine and beautiful sunsets.
As the practice of social distancing continues, there are a vast array of beautiful islands, cays and parks in the Bahamas to enjoy.
A fantastic spot to visit for the day, this secluded island in the Exumas – a chain of islands southeast of Nassau. This picturesque island is full of history and even has a sunken plane wreck that snorkelers can explore. A perfect place to anchor, Norman’s Cay is a treasure trove to enjoy in the Bahamas.
2. Big Major Cay (By Staniel Cay)
The famous Bahamian island where guests can play and swim with the local pigs, this area is an ideal place to anchor away from the crowds. A serene destination where you can relax and lounge in the sun, or spend time playing with water toys. With its shallow, clear waters, everyone onboard will enjoy the sunshine and seclusion in this beautiful cay.
3. Thunderball Grotto
A short tender ride from Big Majors, this underwater cave system is a must for those wanting to spend their day snorkeling, diving and wading in the water. The water in this grotto glistens with exotic fish and bright colorful coral reefs. Most of this secluded area is protected, but if you travel to the ocean side of this grotto, guests can enjoy excellent spearfishing spots.
4. Exuma National Park
The pristine waters of The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park are a protected area in the Bahamas, meaning that the area flourishes with wildlife. There are over 175-square miles of crystal blue water to explore, and lush islands and enclaves to visit. From Shroud Cay in the north to Bell Cay in the south, this national park is a perfect place to visit for anyone looking for a serene spot to spend the day.
5. Compass Cay Marina or Highbourne Marina
These two boutique marinas are ideal for guests looking for off-the-beaten-track berths. With a limited number of vessels permitted to each of these exclusive marinas, owners and guests will enjoy the tranquil, beautiful scenery without being disturbed. With breathtaking sunsets and ocean views, visitors will never want to leave.
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