What to do nearby
Cities and Attractions
Abaco and the Grand Bahamas are home to large expatriate populations. So, if you’re looking to see the most popular places to retire, visit those destinations.
Museums in the Bahamas
In Nassau, visit the National Museum of the Bahamas, the Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation, the Balcony House Museum.
On Long Island, visit the Balcony House Museum.
National Parks in the Bahamas
Abaco Island is home to Abaco National Park created in 1994 as a wildlife habitat, the Black Sound Cay National Reserve. Black Sound National Reserve was established to protect the waterfront ecosystem and wildlife. Pelican Cays Land & Sea Park in Great Abaco features stunning caves and extensive coral reefs. The Bahamas Clifton Heritage Park is a 2,100 acre area just north of Cherokee Sound in
Great Abaco that contains stunning undersea caves, extensive coral reefs and is noted for its fish, plant and bird life.
Conception Island National Park is an important migratory bird sanctuary and a breeding site for the Green Turtle.
Bahamas Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park provides anchorage in a breathtaking marine environment. Patrolled by a full-time warden, the area is the first marine fishery reserve in the area.
Inagua National Park in the Bahamas is the site of the world’s largest breeding colony of West Indian Flamingoes, Bahama Parrots and freshwater turtles. Union Creek Reserve is comprised of 4,940 acres of enclosed tidal creek and the location of a marine research facility operated in conjunction with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation.
Grand Bahama Island is home several national parks. The Lucayan National Park in Freeport, Grand Bahama that features an extensive underwater cave system some of which were the site of pre-Columbian burials. The only cay on the Grand Bahama’s leeward shore is the Peterson Cay National Park noted for its opportunity to observe marine life close-up. Ran Nature Center in Freeport, Grand Bahama features pine forest, a variety of birds, native orchids and other flowering plants and an opportunity to view close-up, the Grand Bahama’s original ecosystem. Tilloo Cay National Park in Freeport, on the Atlantic Ocean side, is a tropical wilderness shoreline, which is beautiful and important to sea bird nesting.
In Nassau, visit The Retreat, privately owned native woodland featuring a large collection of rare palms. Once the home of Arthur and Margaret Langlois, the 180-year-old building is the trust headquarters and an educational center.
Forts in the Bahamas bear witness to Bahamas history through remnants of military installations. The most significant fortifications are located in Nassau including Fort Charlotte, Fort Montagu, and Fort Fincastle.
Bahamas historical sites are popular as special events venues such as weddings and other ceremonies. Some of the sites available for rent are on the grounds of Port Charlotte, moat, Amphitheatre and the green space at Collins Estate, a large eco-friendly space in downtown Nassau.
The Blue Holes of the Bahamas are world famous attractions for sightseers, divers and snorkelers. The Bahamas Blue Holes get their name from the contrast between the dark blue, deep waters of their depths and the lighter blue of the shallows around them.