Located off the coast of Florida, the Bahamas is a tropical Caribbean archipelago renowned worldwide for its sandy beaches and crystalline waters. Comprising 700 islands and more than 2,000 coral reefs, the country is teeming with luxuriant greenery, local wildlife, and breathtaking natural landscapes. It is thus no wonder that the place has been likened to paradise on earth, and draws up to six million tourists every year.
If you’re looking for the best way to experience the Bahamas, look no further. Here are five superb Airbnb vacation rentals by the beach, each located on a different island of the nation, for a truly unique tropical getaway:
In the northeast of the Bahamas group lies Harbour Island, home to one of the most beautiful pink sand beaches in the world. Caused by coral mingling with regular sand, the rosy sands of this shore stretch for three miles (4.8 kilometers). Stay with this natural beauty at your doorstep with this cottage by the beach. Stepping stones pave your final steps to the front door of this holiday home, bordered by verdant flora such as coconut trees. Piña coladas, anyone? Suites in this accommodation are rented for a range of prices, depending on the number of guests. No matter which suite you choose to stay in, wake up every morning to the bright Bahamas’ sunshine streaming in through your blinds, beckoning you to the beach beyond. At long last, what you came for: one of the most beautiful beaches, just beyond your back door!
Fun fact: did you know the pink color of the sands is caused by coral-based organisms from offshore reefs? These reefs also break the impact of strong currents from the sea beyond.
If you’re looking to explore beyond the beach, your friendly host Kim would be more than happy to assist.
Kim sent us a list of all available activities and contacts in advance which made things super smooth from airport to water taxi to island. […] Everyone on the island was helpful and loves Kim so they were very happy to help. Diana
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Top guest reviewslovely place would be better if wifi works more stablethe apartment itself is very well located-- not that anything on this small island can be particularly farthe house was clean and cozy and there was the necessary one may need to cook at homeit was clean and well equippedit's also very nice everything is clean and in top shapethe two-bedroom was perfect for two couples-clean great space well equipped
Host:everyone on the island was helpful and loves kim so they were very happy to helpkim is an amazing host and her place is really amazingkim was a wonderful host providing excellent local information and timely responses when we had a questionkim is a very nice person and a very attentive hostkim was very helpful with making arrangementsRead more reviewsgreat location if you're looking for peace and quietproperty was accurately described and a good locationthe accomodation exceeded all of our expectations and the location was ideal
Freedom is the translation of beautiful Eleuthera’s name, as well as all you’ll feel on your stay in this residence. Experience a visit free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in this luxurious villa, a stand-alone structure on the shores of Alabaster Beach. Known as ‘the cool house’, this avant-garde villa stands on wooden columns, solitary along the sands of this stunning beach. The contemporary image of this villa extends to its interiors; as you step in, prepare to be greeted by furnishings as white as the soft sand outdoors. The impression of immaculate, high-class living extends to other areas of the home. Take for example this dining room, furnished with white honeycombed shelves and curved swivel chairs. Who says simplicity has to be boring? The predominant white of the villa allows for a better appreciation of nature’s hues, for instance the stunning sunset view from the patio. Following a fun day at the beach, turn on the air-conditioning and jump into this plush, canopied bed for a good night’s sleep.
The cool house
Area: Alabaster Beach, South Eleuthera, The Bahamas
Price: from 750 USD
Number of Guests: 8
Looking to bring the kids or your friends on the ultimate marine adventure in the Bahamas? Let the adventure extend to your accommodation in this sleek, spacious yacht, docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Berthed by a thriving garden, this yacht makes for a peaceful yet novel residence. As you step onto the boat, the first sight that greets you is the shady outdoor lounge, perfect for a drink, conversation, or even playing one of the boat’s board games on a lazy day. Take some time to explore the boat for a true sailor’s experience. Ascend the stairs to the helm as you envisage yourself as a sailor on the high seas. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, the trampoline towards the bow of the boat makes for great entertainment as well! After a long day, consider unwinding within the yacht’s mahogany-lined interiors. These quarters, fit for a sailor, feature yet another lounge, along with a well equipped kitchen. Capacious yet compact, the yacht houses 3 bedrooms, each with a double bed. Descend to the yacht’s lower storey for a good night’s rest after a long day out.
Live On Boat By The Dock
Area: Mather Town, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas
Price: from 100 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Hoping for a stay above the sea but can’t handle the rickety motion of a boat? Live with the aquatic wonders of the Bahamas in your backyard (quite literally!) with this dreamy stilt house in Andros, home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world! Sitting just off the shore, this sunny home overlooks the waters of Fresh Creek in all their glory. Famous for its wide range of fishing game, Fresh Creek is a popular getaway for anglers. Check out some of its unique wildlife in the video below:
Akin to its golden exteriors, the interiors of this home exude a mellow, homey feel, fitting of repose from a long day away. Step into the living room of this abode, where open waters are a hop, skip, and jump away – literally! Lure in a barracuda or grouper from right outside your door and prepare a scrumptious seafood meal in the kitchen and dining area. After a long day of fishing, snorkeling, or exploring the refreshing waters of the basin, this deck is the perfect place to admire the majestic Bahamian sunset. Retreat to this lovely bedroom, with an en suite bathroom, for a good night’s rest, and wake up to shimmering waters beneath the sunrise.
Sunset Point Houseboat, Andros, BahamasAndros, Bahamas, Bahamas
Top guest reviewsi loved waking up with the view over the creek - right from the bedthe houseboat was amazing -- being able to swim and snorkel anytime right from the deck was wonderfulyou swim off the deck in shallow clear and nicely warm salt waterthe houseboat is just perfect with big bedrooms and private bathroomseverything was clean and freshthe house is immaculately clean
Host:they are kind and amazing peoplegabrielle is a perfect hostwe highly recommend the home and the hosts for a memorable getawaygabrielle & peter were incredibly warm and welcoming hostsgabrielle was very helpful and answered all of our questions prior to our arrivalRead more reviewsthe location was superb and we had a wonderful staythe houseboat is in a stunning locationwe chose this place for our vacation because of the other reviews and we did not get disappointedi definitely recommend sunset pont houseboat to everyone who wants to stay in central andros area) bring a back pack because you could hike to so many lovely places and good walking shoes
Seeking the calm of the country with the convenience of the city? Revel in serenity with this comfortable cabin by the beach! Located just 5 minutes from the beach and local amenities, this residence is perfect for those who want a holiday in the best of both worlds. Plus, you’re not far at all from the country’s capital of Nassau. Shielded by palm trees and tinted windows, privacy is assured, even at the front door. Even within its interiors, this cabin is cozy and mellow. Why not cook a meal in this kitchen, or converse at this dining table? Prepare for a day out in this compact bathroom, fit snugly beneath the cabin’s colorful stairs. And, when the day is done, ascend into the homey loft bedroom for some rest and recuperation.
Tangerine Sunsets South Coral
Area: Cable Beach, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
Price: from 99 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Bask in the Bahamas
In this modern day and age where commercialism is ubiquitous, it’s hard to come by a place that has truly preserved its nature and beauty. The Bahamas is a fortunate exception, so why not enjoy a delightful and relaxing holiday on the beach? Take the first step, and engage one of these Airbnb getaways today!
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