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The Bahamas is known for its beautiful white beaches and aqua blue waters. It is a favorite tropical vacation destination for those in the United States because of it’s close proximity to the coast of Florida. When many people travel to the Bahamas, they typically travel to one of two locations, Freeport or Nassau. This is because both of these have cruise ship ports. If you are looking for something to do while in Nassau, you should consider taking an excursion out to Pearl Island in the Bahamas.
Located just 30 minutes via boat from Nassau, Pearl Island is a small private island that has its own lighthouse, sandy beaches and water activities. For a small fee, you can spend the day laying on the beach, snorkeling their very own reef, or taking a kayak out on the ocean. You will find a relaxed setting with beach chairs by the ocean, a shaded deck, bathroom facilities (showers as well) and bar & grill. There is even wi-fi on the island.
We recently spent part of the day at Pearl Island in the Bahamas after a snorkeling excursion we booked during our Royal Caribbean Cruise. After a few hours of fantastic snorkeling, our boat docked on the charming island and allowed us to spend some time enjoying the scenery.
You’ll find the island surrounded my crystal blue water with a small sandy beach. There are plenty of beach chairs scattered on several sections of the island that will allow you to relax and enjoy the view.
If you book a trip to Pearl Island in the Bahamas, you will get a full buffet lunch, beach chair w/ umbrella, access to kayak & paddle boards (rental fee), and a free photo souvenir. If you enjoy snorkeling, I would suggest adding this on (they have everything you need there) as this is a beautiful location to see some lovely reefs and tropical fish.
Probably what we appreciated most about our time on Pearl Island is that there was hardly anyone there. Pearl Island does a great job of limiting the number of guests per day so that you are able to fully enjoy each aspect is has to offer without feeling like you are on top of each other!
Ready to book? The best way to schedule your snorkeling and beach day at Pearl Island in the Bahamas is to do it online. The calendar they provide will show you the availability for the days you are considering visiting. You should plan to spend 5 hours on Pear Island.
What to Bring to Pearl Island
- Beachwear (swimsuit, cover up, hat, sunglasses & flip flops)
- Beach Towel
- Sun Screen
- Form of payment (for drinks)
I think you’ll find a trip to Pearl Island is a great way to spend any day. I know we really enjoyed our time there!
Have you been to Pearl Island in the Bahamas? What was your experience?