The top 3 places to cruise to on a Bahamas yacht charter

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A luxury Bahamas yacht charter is the ideal way to relax, rejuvenate, and spend quality time with friends and family in 2024.

Yacht charters are soaring in popularity as more wealthy individuals discover the benefits of chartering a luxury vessel over traditional land-based luxury resorts. Aboard a luxury yacht in the Bahamas, you can enjoy your own self-sufficient sanctuary, ensuring unmatched privacy and exclusivity.

Discover the islands of The Bahamas at your own pace, dropping anchor at remote islands or chic ports of call, all while enjoying five-star service courtesy of your dedicated crew.

If you’re thinking about planning a yacht charter Bahamas, then read on. Here are some of the best things to see and do during a luxury superyacht rental in The Bahamas.

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  1. Enjoy the thrill of Paradise Island

    Paradise Island sits just offshore from Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, where most Bahamas yacht charters start and end. This makes Paradise Island a popular destination to explore for charterers either at the start or end of their luxury yacht rental. This spectacular resort-style island offers an immersive experience with a range of luxury attractions to suit all ages.

    Little ones and those young at heart will enjoy the hair-raising thrills of the Aquaventure Water Park, part of the iconic Atlantis Resort. The water park spans an incredible 141 acres, offering over 20 swimming areas, a rapids river, and high-speed water slides. Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf on the Ocean Club Championship Golf Course, boasting superb views of the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau Harbor. When the sun sets, enjoy gourmet cuisine at one of the many fine-dining destinations or see if Lady Luck is on your side at world-class casinos.
     
  2. Island hop the Exuma Cays and swim with the pigs
    Swiming pigs
    The Exumas are, without question, top of many Bahamas yacht charter itineraries; a stunning archipelago boasting an island for every day of the year, many of which are uninhabited.

    The Exumas are famed for their powdery white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees, making this the destination of choice for sun-seekers searching for peace and solitude. Top of many visitors lists is anchoring at Pig Beach on the island of Big Major Cay, which is famed for its swimming pigs. Tender ashore and watch as the friendly swine swim up for a tasty treat!

    The island is estimated to be home to over 25 of the pink-hued critters, which were reportedly placed on the island by the farming community on nearby Staniel Cay. Others state the pigs found their way to the island after the boat they were on was shipwrecked.

    From Pig Beach, it’s a short cruise to Compass Cay, where you can pet the friendly nurse sharks that frequent the area during your Bahamas yacht charter. Alternatively, head to Thunderball Grotto, made famous by the 1965 007 James Bond film Thunderball, and swim inside this fantastic underwater cave.
     
  3. Experience barefoot elegance on Harbour Island, Eleuthera

    Harbour Island is an ultra-exclusive destination in the Bahamas, known for its barefoot elegance and refined offerings. Cruise to this coral-rimmed island, part of the Eleuthera, and enjoy its famed pink-hued beaches, luxury restaurants, local boutiques, and quaint coastal charm.

    Tender ashore and head to Dunmore Town, the Harbour Island’s sole community, and explore the picturesque streets flanked by colonial clapboard houses. Make sure you hire a golf cart, the mode of transport on Harbour Island, and explore the island at your own pace.

    The water surrounding Harbour Island is wonderfully clear, making this an ideal destination to make the most of your yacht’s many water toys. Popular snorkeling sites include the Devil’s Backbone, which boasts stunning coral formations teeming with marine life, including colorful angelfish, snapper, and stingrays. Don’t forget to check out the Queen’s Bath – or Hot Tubs – during your Bahamas yacht charter, a collection of natural pools that are ideal for soaking in, courtesy of their bath-like temperatures.

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