Nassau, located on New Providence Island,  is the capital of Bahamas and the city which is a must-see when visiting this region. It is an exuberant city which offers numerous attractions, such as excellent restaurants and colorful markets. However, there is one which is an absolute must when discovering Nassau: Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center. This place is a real exotic paradise for both nature and animal lovers. If you are in Nassau, I highly recommend you take a day trips to the nearby islands, such as Blue Lagoon Island, where you can admire charming dolphins and Paradise Island, which offers you amazing views and beautiful beaches.

Peterson Cay National Park

This small national park, located near Grand Bahama Island, offers you one of the best reef dives in the Caribbean.

Lucayan National Park

Lucayan National Park represents the most luxuriant Caribbean nature offering you many spectacular hiking trails in the surroundings of the exotic flora and fauna. Moreover, it is known for many stunningly beautiful isolated beaches and azure lagoon.

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

This marine park is a paradise for watersports lovers giving divers and snorkelers rich marine life and excellent visibility. The cays are known for their astonishing nature, they are home for many various species of exotic plants and animals, especially birds.

 Andros Island

<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Andros Island is a beautiful place itself but it is mostly known for its spectacular aquatic environment. Due to large coral reef it is surrounded by, Andros is another marvelous snorkel and dive site in Bahamas. However, it is not only the reef that makes this spot so attractive; you can find there also underwater rocks formed in a shape of coves and arches. What is more, another extremely popular activity on Andros Island is fishing.

Cruising in the BVI: 7 Day Itinerary

The Caribbean region is simply created for island hopping adventures. So if you are planning to spend your vacation in the Caribbean, the best way to explore it will be by chartered yacht. It will give you a chance to discover the most of it, without being dependent on fixed schedules of cruise ships or spending hours at the airports to get from one island to another.

<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Today, I will present you a 7 day cruising itinerary in the BVI:

Tortola – Cooper Island – Salt Island – Peter Island – Norman Island – Tortola

Day 1

Charter a yacht in Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands. Spend the rest of the day in this wonderful place; go sightseeing and hiking. I really recommend you visit the wonderful hilltop restaurant called Skyworld, ask for the window table and admire the amazing view.

Day 2

In the morning, visit the spectacular J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens situated in the city center and then sail east along Tortola’s coastline to the scenic Parham Town. Rent a car and explore what else Tortola has to offer. If you are a hiking fan, you cannot omit Sage Mountain National Park. Spend an evening relaxing on the beach; you can organize a picnic if you want.

Day 3

Set off early and visit the marvelous Cooper Island, where you can anchor at the scenic Manchioneel Bay. Have a lunch in the seafront restaurant and spend the rest of the day sunbathing and snorkeling near Cistern Point. It will give you an opportunity to discover an extremely rich aquatic environment of this part of the Caribbean Sea.

Day 4

Sail to the neighboring Salt Island   and explore the wonderful shipwreck diving site –  RMS Rhone. The ship sunk in 1897 during a hurricane. Anchor for the night on the scenic Peter Island.

Day 5

Have a relaxing morning on Peter Island, spend some time on the beach and eat lunch at one of its great local restaurants, such as Deadman’s Beach Bar. Anchor for the night near one of the lovely quiet beaches of the neighboring Dead Chest Island.

Day 6

Start the day with sailing to Norman Island, where you can find many magnificent snorkel sights, such as the Caves, the Indians or the Aquarium. In the afternoon, sail back to Tortola and anchor in a buzzing Soper’s Hole Marina. Spend an evening partying in one of the local bars. I especially recommend Willy T’s, which is located aboard a floating ship.

Day 7

Have a refreshing morning swim and sail back to Road Town to return your chartered boat.