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Blue Lagoon Island

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Never the saying, after the storm always comes the calm, had better application, after the previous episode where I thought little less that the sea swallowed us or something similar, when we got up we were already in Nassau before a wonderful sunny day and not only that, we expected a small excursion to one of the most beautiful paradises I've seen in my life: Blue Lagoon Island


It is a private island located 5 kilometers (three miles) from Nassau, a boat or taxi ride from the capital, which lasts approximately 30 minutes takes you to it and also serves as a local tourist attraction. Before the end of the 19th century, the island's lagoon was a marshland and was legally known as Salt Cay (Cayo Sal). The island in the past was a stop for pirates and privateers who used their spaces to extract salt from the lagoon and conserve their food as well as a rest stop while waiting for permission to enter the port of Nassau.



The activities on this island are abundant and we can find activities such as snorkeling and fishing, with places to shop, with food and party places and you can even swim with dolphins or sea lions in their respective habitats, you can also simply throw yourself in its stunning white sand and relax.



The archipelago of the Bahamas not only stays on Blue Lagoon Island, but apart from it there are many small islands where the fun never ends.

The Abaco islands located in the north include a large number of small islands in turn and a large number of keys. Its first settlers, of European origin, were realistic settlers who fled North America in 1783 at the time of independence.

Marsh Habour it is the third largest city, located on this island, the lighthouse Hope Town decorated with red and white stripes is a distinctive symbol of the city that has the perfect setting for sailing as well as offering a first-class golf course and is known for being home to one of the 10 best beaches in the city. world. Trips to this island are common from Nassau, and it is also possible to spend the night as there are many possibilities for accommodation. Getting here is easy since there is a boat that goes every day with different schedules quite accessible.

Rounded hills, dense jungles and isolated beaches cover the 390 square kilometers of Cat island, the sixth largest island in the Bahamas, southeast of Nassau. Baptized as a pirate reference Arthur Catt, It has one of the best climates with temperatures of 20º on average in winter and 30º in summer.



There are two types of boats that take you to Cat Island from Nassau and that arrive at the main ports, the first one leaves on Thursdays and returns on Sundays and the second on Tuesdays with return on Saturdays, always once a week and with a crossing that It costs $ 50 per person.

More than 300 years ago, English adventurers in their quest for religious freedom founded the first settlement of the true Western world and named it Eleuthera, the Greek word for freedom. This first settlement, therefore dates from 1648, and is one of the main agricultural centers of the Bahamas, for the production of pineapple, tomatoes and various vegetables. At present these plantations and their beauty is what usually attracts visitors. The bridge "Glass Window", it offers spectacular views of the Atlantic that should be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime.

These islands are also famous for their aquatic activities and diving. He Devil's Backbone It is the name by which a long strip of cliff is known that serves as a meeting place for many species of reef species, an excellent place to practice these activities.

The most comfortable option to get to Eleuthera is the Ferry, every day from Nassau, with an adult price of $ 131 round trip, one way $ 68, and child price of $ 91 round trip, one way $ 48 .

Finally, another of the most important islands of the Bahamas, is the Grand bahama, refuge for sports enthusiasts with golf courses and tennis courts, also brings together a cosmopolitan character in a high quality holiday complex, with kilometers of beach.


It was the momentum of trade in the 50s, when they began to develop their main cities Freeport and Lucaya. The ferry there lasts about 3 hours and costs $ 100 round trip.

After this little tour of the main islands of the Bahamas, it was time to return to our cruise to get ready and see a new show in the Crystal Palace from Nassau, a large hotel and casino of 35,000 square meters, where we would enjoy the magic tonight. Tomorrow we would continue with our route through these beautiful islands.


Isaac (and Family) from Nassau (Bahamas)

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