With no shortage of picturesque views, white sandy beaches, perfect weather, and soft breezes, the question is less about whether or not the Bahamas will satisfy your every need, but more about where to go once you secure your villa at Grand Isle Resort & Spa. Offering superb, authentic dining experiences, beach and water activities, and various spa treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, the Grand Isle experience has it all.
However, the Bahamas are comprised of more than 700 islands, and you may just be ready to explore some of them. While your villa is located on one of the best islands in the Bahamas, Great Exuma, there are several islands in close proximity that may offer a change of pace and similar feel of luxury.
DISCOVER WHY NEW PROVIDENCE IS THE MOST POPULAR ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS
New Providence is one of the closest islands to Great Exuma, and it also happens to be one of the most popular. Among the islands’ attractions is Nassau, the largest and perhaps the best known Bahamian city.
New Providence is also home to a variety of shops, from collectibles to art galleries, jewelry, clothing, perfume, and souvenirs, they have it all. With more than 400 banks, a multitude of fine dining options, a variety of water activities, and history-laden streets, New Providence is a must-see.
ANDROS: EXPERIENCE THE LARGEST ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS
Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas, and with the third longest barrier reef in the world, it is a destination that should be explored. In close proximity to Great Exuma, Andros is known for its vast botanical and zoological diversity.
A visit to Andros is ideal for individuals who are interested in kayaking, diving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, or bird watching. Even though it is one of the richest islands in regards to wildlife, flora, and fauna, Andros is one of the least developed, giving visitors a chance to experience the island’s natural gifts.
GRAND BAHAMA: CLOSEST BAHAMIAN ISLAND TO THE UNITED STATES
Grand Bahama is the closest of the Bahamian islands to the United States and is a favorite among visitors. The island offers a mix of modern resorts and charming cottages, waterfront dining, excellent shopping, several casinos, and miles of white sandy beaches.
An island loaded with history, Grand Bahama is a perfect mix of upscale glamour, ecological wonders, and contemporary attractions. Boasting one of the largest underwater cave systems and striking turquoise seas, Grand Bahama is a great place to escape to for a few hours, days, or even longer!
ELEUTHERA ISLAND BOASTS BEAUTIFUL PINK BEACHES
The longest of the Bahama islands, Eleuthera is a popular destination not only because of its close proximity to the United States, but because it houses some of the most amazing pink beaches in the world and its hilltop landscape adds even more splendor to the island’s views. A haven for famous and recreational artists alike, Eleuthera is historically rich and offers some of the best beaches, scenery, restaurants, and waters in the world.
THE INAGUAS ARE A NATURE-LOVER’S DREAM COME TRUE
The most remote and southerly located of all the islands; the Inaguas consists of two islands that are full of beautiful rocky shorelines and a plethora of wildlife. Off the beaten tourist path, these islands are sparsely populated, resulting in miles of undeveloped land with beautiful natural structures and more wildlife than any other island. A bird-lover’s paradise and appealing getaway for those in search of a less-modernized environment, the Inaguas are perfectly located in-between Cuba and the Turks and Caicos Islands.