Family Fun In The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a perfect playground for kids of all ages. Throw on a saddle and trot up and down our pristine shores on horseback. Get down and dirty with a little sand volleyball. Go bowling at one of our many resorts. Or simply build a sand castle on the beach. Kids can even attend Kids Camp, where they’ll find a replica of a famous sunken Spanish galleon. Whatever piques their interest, know that you can find fun for the whole family in The Bahamas.

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News & Announcements

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Travel

Travel

The Islands Of The Bahamas are very easy to get to by plane, cruise ship or private boat. Most major airlines fly directly from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Nassau International Airport (NAS). Cruise ships and private boats arrive at any one of our many Ports of Call.

Your local travel agent will be able to provide specific information for your trip.

Weather

Weather

Thanks to the trade winds that blow throughout our islands, we're fortunate to have warm weather year-round. Our coldest winters average 70°F. The coolest time is from September to May, when temperatures average 70-75°F. And during the rest of the year there’s high humidity, with temperatures ranging from 80-90°F.

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Family Fun

The Abacos

There are many fun-filled activities for the entire family that also offer learning opportunities. Visit the candy-striped lighthouse of Hope Town on Elbow Cay. Enjoy a stroll through the pastel-shaded gingerbread houses of picturesque New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. Or, visit with the historic shipbuilders of Man O’ War Cay.

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The Exumas

The Exumas have a number of cultural, heritage and historical attractions for families to explore. Natural reserves such as The Exuma Land & Sea Park—including Pasture and O’Brien’s Cay—Moriah Harbour Cay National Park, and Allan's Cay offer numerous educational opportunities.

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Acklins & Crooked Island

You can have family-friendly adventures beachcombing in search of hidden treasures; on kayaks exploring the many creeks and waterways around the islands; or on a boating tour to visit iguanas at Fish Cay, flamingos on Long Cay and small water-accessible caves that are 2–3 miles deep. For a peek into one of the islands' main cultural pursuits, watch locals harvest and prepare the cascarilla bark for market. You might even get to try your hand at it.

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Andros

Snorkeling is a heartwarming adventure and an up-close-and-personal way for visitors of all ages to experience the incredible marine life and natural attractions of Andros. Children will enjoy visiting underwater attractions like the Andros Barrier Reef and all the blue holes, which appear as giant azure circles on the ocean floor and allegedly hide mysterious creatures.

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Bimini

Bimini offers fun-filled family activities from dawn to dusk, limited only by the time you want to spend. The Bimini Sands Kid's Club is a fun and educational way for young people of all ages to learn about the environment, be creative, and socialize with other kids.

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Cat Island

You can climb up Mt. Alvernia, visit Griffin Bat Cave (once a hideout for Arawaks and slaves) and explore old churches, plantation ruins and a small museum to learn firsthand about Cat Island’s history. Of particular interest to children will be the sport of crabbing that locals engage in most evenings during the rainy season, when the crabs are said to be "walking." You can find them in bushes in most areas, but it's best to use a knowledgeable guide.

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Eleuthera & Harbour Island

Eleuthera & Harbour Island offer a variety of family-friendly aqua-ventures including swimming in shallow waters, drift snorkeling, tubing, camping safaris, picnics on secluded beaches and even surfing lessons.

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Grand Bahama Island

Nature-based activities, the wide open spaces, a recreation center and a kid-friendly marketplace make Grand Bahama Island an ideal family vacation spot. There are interesting kids’ programs available at Grand Lucayan Resort and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort (which also features a nightly stage show that kids love). You may also wish to spend your family vacation exploring the beautiful waters and fascinating marine life in waters surrounding the island.

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Inagua

You can visit a number of historical sites and learn about island life in the 1800s; climb up a lighthouse and down a cave; tour the Morton Salt facility and see the workings of a modern-day solar salt production facility; explore the Union Creek National Park to see colorful birds like the endangered Bahama parrot and flamingos, and wild donkeys who stand at attention to have their photos taken. On a half- or full-day boating tour, you can snorkel to explore the water wonders of Inagua in reefs just offshore. You will see a variety of fish and turtles playing hide and seek in the hole-filled corals. It also includes a stop at secluded beaches for picnicking, beachcombing, shelling, sunbathing or sifting powdery sand through your fingers while you create sandcastles.

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Long Island

Climb up a tower at the twin tower churches and the cliff at Columbus Monument for panoramic island views. Take a tour of the Long Island Museum to see how Long Islanders lived during the time of their ancestors. Explore the plantations and other ruins that are located throughout the island. At Stella Maris Resort Club, they have a variety of supervised, fun activities geared to young guests, like sending a message in a bottle, or making Bahamian arts and crafts. Fun on or near the water includes snorkeling adventures where you will see schools of perfectly colored fish, lobster parades at an abandoned shipwreck and rainbow-colored reefs. And, you can also go sponging, picnicking or hunting for seashells and land crabs on secluded beaches.

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Mayaguana

Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing the places that contributed to the island's unique history. A visit to the Pirate's Well conjures up images of swashbucklers dipping wooden buckets into that hole in the ground. In Abraham's Bay, four raised wells, now mostly dry, were the town's water supply until recently. Nearby is the tracking station that was used to help keep astronauts on course early in the U.S. space program. The secluded beaches in all three of the island's settlements are perfect for beachcombing, shelling or making sand castles. You can snorkel right off the beach at Northwest Point, sunbathe at North Beach or take a dinghy to picnic on a nearby cay at low tide. Local fishing guides offer boating tours to see the flamingos at Black Wood Point or the wild goats and iguanas on Booby Cay.

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Nassau & Paradise Island

Nassau & Paradise Island offers fun on the water for kids of all ages. There are beautiful beaches to explore, numerous underwater delights to discover while snorkeling, boating excursions to Blackbeard's Cay, catamaran cruises and glass-bottom boat rides around the harbor, day sailing trips and a powerboat adventure to the beautiful Exuma Cays, plus interactions with dolphins at Atlantis and Blue Lagoon Island.

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Ragged Island

Numerous places await exploration on the mainland and cays. You can go hunting for a variety of wild local fruit, hike through the brush to visit historical points of interest, climb to the top of a wave-polished rock called "Lover's Leap" or collect fresh conchs from the bay for a meal. Also, grab a guide and visit the nearby cays, some with interesting caves.

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Rum Cay

You can have fun discovering hidden treasures while exploring in and around Port Nelson. Children can climb through caves and historical ruins, hunt for a variety of wild berries, and try to name the various nautical and other figures carved out of native limestone that dot the landscape around Sumner Point Marina & Resort. Explorations on the water will reveal lobsters, sea turtles, snappers, stingrays and other unique aquatic creatures almost camouflaged by the coral and clusters of mangrove. There are sandbars where you can collect shells or you can snorkel along the edges of the salt pond.

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San Salvador

Fun and educational experiences include visits to the Bahamian Field Station on the site of an old U.S. Navy base; Watling's Castle, an old plantation site; the beach where Christopher Columbus first made landfall in the New World; the New World Museum, exhibiting the island's history; and Dixon Hill Lighthouse, one of only three remaining hand-wound lighthouses in The Bahamas. Add horseback riding along one of the beaches and top off your day with a Bahamian dinner. There are numerous interesting things to see in the waters around San Salvador, and local guides can help you discover them all. Cruise along Pigeon Creek and get an up-close view of the island's cultural past, explore seaside caves for historical remnants left by past inhabitants, snorkel above shallow reefs and view colorful sea life, or stop at Green Cay and Low Cay to visit endangered iguanas.

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The Berry Islands

You can explore miles of beautiful, spacious beaches with clear water and clean sand, great for shelling and making sand castles, and some with shade for picnicking. There are many unforgettable fun-filled water activities here, including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, skiing, tubing, sailing, or excursions to outlying cays. There’s plenty to do on land as well. Visit interesting places, like a lighthouse dating from 1863, which sits on Great Harbour Cay. While checking out the attractions in Bullock's Harbour, visiting children will enjoy interacting with students at the R.N. Gomez All-Age School. The school serves as the island's lending library, and books are available to borrow between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You may also wish to catch a performance or arrange a friendly competition with the school's marching band.

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