Last Christmas, my cousins and I decided to explore the beautiful islands of the Bahamas. Unbeknownst to some, the Bahamas are comprised of more than one or two islands; in fact, more than than 700 islands make up this island country. It’s an archipelago of kind and hospitable people, beautiful and temperate weather and a wide diversity of animals and vegetation. The Bahamas is an true island paradise and is located only 50 miles from the coast of Florida. To ensure a week full of fun, we secured our spot on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
The cruise went to Nassau, Grand Bahamas Island, Andros Island and Atlantis. The week was full of warm tranquility and peace. The first thing on my to do list was swim on all beaches and then do the excursions. On the beaches, the sand was pink and the water was an amazing shade of crystal blue. My favorite activity was bonefishing and the shark encounters. I was brave enough to have more than six baby sharks circling around my legs. For twenty dollars I was able to try a warm Johnnycake, drink a medium Bahama Mama and swim with sharks.Order now
When I reached Atlantis I sat in the famous chair of Gold. On my third day, I kayaked through Andros Island through the cold rain and ate spiny lobster. The hotels compliment the beautiful island. They are just as peaceful and enjoyable. While looking out the window I saw jungle like surroundings and seas. The beautiful turquoise seas are homes to several gracious aquatic animals. The diversity of animals is incredible. You can see anything from the average dog to a dolphin within a few minutes.
Colorful red and green birds hum tunes all over the beaches. As you walk into the Nassau blue sea off the white sandy beaches the streams of colors surround you. The schools of orange and yellow fish will swim beneath your stomach. Beautiful flags, signs, and photographers are everywhere. Make sure your always smiling. You might come out in a commercial or pamphlet. We went to the Bahamas right on time for their Junkanoo celebration. Throughout December 26 and January 1st Junkanoo is celebrated. This is a unique street carnival that is held every year.
People go to the streets wearing colorful crepe paper while playing the Junkanoo music. You hear energetic rhythm of loud brass and cowbells fused together. People will dance all night and celebrate until the early morning. This cultural tradition lets you embrace who you are. Aside from the events and the people you will also love the Bahamian cuisine. Enjoy fresh seafood caught from the bay or taste some authentic fried conch made on shore. Just don’t forget to try the refreshing coconut custard. There are many local fast food restaurants.
You can find McDonalds, KFC, and Wendy’s. In conclusion, anyone should consider the Bahamas as a traveling destination. Glamorous weather, lovely beaches, and thousands of activities make it a luxury. The landscape and the people will make it an unforgettable experience. The simplicity of life that the Bahamas radiates is what makes it so attractive compared to the demanding dull New York I am used to. Like Bob Marley’s infamous caribbean “theme” song, “Three Little Birds,” “every little ting is gonna be alright, YA MAN. “