Beachside Condos Close to White-Sand Beach
Nearly 5% of the world’s coral reefs surround the Bahamas, making it a prime vacation spot for kayakers and snorkelers. But in the late 1600s, these tropical treasures were anything but safe. Pirates, including the legendary Blackbeard, would exploit the maze-like layout of the islands to launch sneak attacks on Spanish galleons and man-of-war ships. The swashbucklers have since subsided, but today Nassau remains the home of adventure-seekers with a wealth of thrills on sea and land. Sitting along the seaside and just a stone's throw from the largest casino in the Bahamas, Sandyport Beaches Resort perfectly positions visitors to revel in the mirth of Nassau.
Sandyport Beaches Resort is part of the gated waterway community of Sandyport, a quiet enclave alongside Cable Beach, a popular 2.5-mile stretch of white sand. The layout of the resort is simple and uncluttered, anchored by three pools and a kiddie pool with water slides. Pastel-colored, two-story villas house 72 guest rooms including the studio room, with a small living and dining area ideal for two guests. Larger groups might opt for the one-bedroom suite, which has private sleeping quarters, a pullout sofa in the living room, and a full kitchen.
Nassau, Bahamas: Island Life in Bahamian Capital
The 3,000 islands that make up the Bahamas bask in the Atlantic waters a couple hundred miles off Florida’s east coast. Nassau, the capital and largest city, is not only a haven for U.S. travelers, but also a celebrity hot spot, entrancing the likes of Sean Connery and Johnny Depp with seemingly endless white-sand beaches and an easygoing mood. Once controlled by the British Empire, sovereignty was restored to the islands in the 1970s. However, some English cultural influences remain: Bahamians still drive on the left-hand side of the road, cheer on cricket teams at Hayne Oval field, and settle lovers’ quarrels over a game of rugby.