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One thing that is surprisingly easy in the Bahamas is waking up early. Rising with the sun is the best way to get the most out of your day, with a morning stroll or swim along the beach, followed by a relaxing ocean-side breakfast. After your morning meal, head to the Pelican Cays National Park, it’s an underwater nature reserve that provides ideal Bahamian views from under the water. Snorkel and take in the coral and marine life for an hour, then get on top of the water and see the Bahamas by boat or ferry.
The Abaco Islands are an ideal base and starting point for your island-hopping adventure, then off to Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco. If you have options, check out Hope Town on the beautiful island of Elbow Cay and the spectacularly long beach at Great Guana. Here you’ll find water-focused activities from fishing excursions to simply searching for sand dollars on local sandbars.
If you’re itching to see more, you can always hop a puddle jumper via BahamasAir from Nassau to Eleuthra, featuring a wealth of dramatic land and rock formations such as the Glass Window Bridge, The Cow & The Bull, Hatchet Bay Cave and Ocean Hole.
Nothing closes a Bahamian day like bookending it by watching the sunset, which is best enjoyed while sitting next to a beach bonfire. We love Fernandez Bay Village on the unspoiled shores of nearby Cat Island.