The Bahamas are known around the world as a top vacation destination. Whether looking for a spot to go deep sea diving or for a relaxing island vacation where you can catch up on your favorite book, the Bahamas have it all.
They are also well-known for their abundance of active sports. Largely due to the pristine waters and near-perfect weather, the Bahamas are visited by thousands each year who are looking for a place to kick back and try their hand at some of the most popular water sports.
WHY THE BAHAMAS ARE SUCH A HOTSPOT FOR THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY
Water sports are fun, action-packed and adrenaline-pumping, which is why many people are drawn to them. In the Bahamas, active water sports are one of the most popular activities amongst locals and visitors alike. One of the biggest draws to water sports is that it gives you the opportunity to try something new and exciting.
Perhaps one of the main reasons why the Bahamas are such a hotspot when it comes to playing sports on the beach is because there is no shortage of opportunities to try something new. Whether you are an expert wake-boarder or are taking a family vacation and want to try one of the local activities, the Bahamas are the right spot for you. Water sports at the beach come in many different shapes and forms, and it seems like they are always being modified into something bigger or better!
When vacationing on Great Exuma or in the Bahamas in general, why not get out of your comfort zone and try your hand at water sports? Here are five of the most popular kinds, giving you the chance to prepare before you reach the islands.
WATER SPORT #1: SURFING
Surfing is one of the most well-known water sports around the world, and for good reason. While every country has its following of the sport, the Bahamas are great place to jump on board (literally) whether it is your first time or you are a seasoned veteran.
WATER SPORT #2: BODY BOARDING
One of the most attractive aspects about body boarding is that you are never too old to try it out, and you don’t have to be super skilled at water sports. There are many different types of body boards, and one of the top benefits to this sport is that it’s affordable.
WATER SPORT #3: WAKE-BOARDING
Wake-boarding is another popular active water sport in the Bahamas that is a must-try. A sport that has risen in popularity over the years, wake-boarding is high-speed and action packed; it is basically water-skiing on a short surf board.
WATER SPORT #4: KAYAKING
From rivers to lakes and the ocean, kayaking is a water sport that is done all over the world. A fun sport that attracts both thrill-seekers and those looking for a new adventure, there are many different outfits in the Bahamas that offer guided kayaking trips or rentals.
WATER SPORT #5: KITE SURFING
Kite surfing is a water sport rising in popularity, characterized by the use of a surf board and a kite to help sail around using the power of the wind. The kites used are similar in size to those used in paragliding, so prepare to catch a lot of wind!
When planning a vacation to the Bahamas, you undoubtedly are looking for a little adventure sprinkled in with all the relaxation you have planned. The Bahamas are a wonderful spot to give a new water sport a try, or to continue to master the craft of a sport you already know.
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