Bask in the warm orange glow as the sun sets on satiny white beaches that rest peacefully amid water so blue and clear, it seems otherworldly. You have floated into the exotic islands of The Bahamas, where adventures of all types await. Here are the five most beautiful islands to see by yacht in this tropical Eden:
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Paradise Island is both a playground and fantasy getaway, offering restaurants, nightlife, shopping, a casino, a golf course and The Atlantis. The Atlantis is the most impressive resort in the Caribbean with its 141-acre waterpark, Aquaventure, and the world’s largest open-air marine habitat.
The capital of The Bahamas beckons you to experience its spectacular beaches, vivid coral reefs and fascinating blend of Bahamian and British cultures. Once inhabited almost exclusively by pirates like the legendary Blackbeard, Nassau has always been a welcoming port for seafarers.
The raw, natural beauty and teeming marine life in the Exumas make these waters some of the most enticing cruising grounds in the world. Play with the swimming pigs at Staniel Cay, sunbathe on Shroud Cay’s private beaches and snorkel over a sunken aircraft in Norman’s Cay.
Known as one of the world’s top boating and sailing destinations, the Abacos offer charming, historic towns, stunning golf courses and quintessentially gorgeous Caribbean landscape. Pelican Cay is a 2,100-acre reserve that’s home to some of the most unique and beautiful marine life in the world, while Treasure Cay’s beach has frequently been named one of the best in the world.
Turks & Caicos
With its peaceful, untouched vibe, Turks and Caicos is a perennial favorite of yachters and considered to be somewhat of a hidden gem in the Bahamas. Scuba divers are drawn to the third largest barrier reef in the world and sun worshippers flock to Grand Turk’s pristine beaches, while families enjoy the buzz of Providenciales.