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The Bahamas Alphabetically by the District

We visited the Bahamas twice by sailboat in the early part of the century (2000 -2002) . Most of the narratives and tips are on the individual pages.

The closest to Florida and the first place we visited is Bimini.

I have pages on:
Bimini District

Alice Town, Bimini District

North Bimini, Bimini District

South Bimini, Bimini District

Next alphabetically, although it is physically south east of Nassau is

Exuma District with additional tips and photos at:

Allen Cay, Exuma District

Highbourn Cay, Exuma District

Norman's Cay, Exuma District

and Shroud Cay, Exuma District although there are no tips to speak of there because the island is uninhabited.

Next alphabetically is Freeport District.

If people aren't going to Nassau, they often say they are visiting Freeport City, Freeport District

But Freeport isn't a tourist destination. That is just where the airport is for:

Grand Bahama Island, Freeport District

Most tourists go to

Lucaya, Freeport District with some tourist activity at

West End, Freeport District

The most popular destination, Nassau, is actually on New Providence Island and thus in New Providence District

After Bob's heart attack, while we were in Miami, we left our boat at: Coral Harbour, New Providence District but there is almost no touristic activity there.

Nassau, New Providence District

and Paradise Island, New Providence District are the main destinations on New Providence Island.

Alphabetically last on my list, but located between Bimini and Nassau, south of Grand Bahama is the Nichollstown and Berry Islands District

We visited first Frazer's Hog Cay, Nichollstown and Berry Islands District

and on our way back Chub Cay, Nichollstown and Berry Islands District

This still leaves lots of exploring for us to do in the Bahamas. Unfortunately we won't be doing it on our own boat anymore.

Since then, we've been to the Bahamas several times on cruise ships. Almost every cruise line has a "Private Island" that they take people to for beach time.

Our first Private Island is what is called Half Moon Cay. This is really Little San Salvador Island in the Cat Island District and we have been there several times on Holland American cruises, and I had fun parasailing there. But mostly we just watch from the ship as it is a tender port (we can't just walk off the ship onto the dock)

Royal Caribbean goes to Coco Cay which is between Coco Cay Island and Great Stirrup Cay - that's their private island. We visited once in 2011, but did not go ashore because it was a little bit rough and this is also a tender port. VT does not have a location for Coco Cay so my review is on the Nichollstown and Berry Islands District

NCL's Private Island is Great Stirrup Cay, but we have not been there. Princess has their private island at the south end of Eleuthra, but we haven't been there either.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Close to the US, and easy to get to
  • Cons:A lot of tourists and can be expensive
  • In a nutshell:It's no problem mon. - if you are on island time
  • Last visit to The Bahamas: Mar 2002
  • Intro Updated Dec 17, 2011
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