Family-Friendly Fun in the Bahamas: Top Activities for All Ages
The Bahamas is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world. With picturesque beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and kid-friendly transport options, this is a family vacation like no other.
If you’re looking around for things to do in the Bahamas with the little ones, look no further. Below, we’ve rounded up the 5 best family-friendly activities in the Bahamas, including our famous swimming with the pigs on Rose Island. Let’s dive in!
1. Aquaventure Water Park
Located on Paradise Island, the Aquaventure Water Park is sure to be a hit with the young ones. This is the premier water park in the Caribbean, with a huge number of waterslides, swimming pools, and lazy rivers. Your kids might never want to leave.
On top of that, there’s also a lot of other things to do on Paradise Island – it’s a one-stop shop for all things family-friendly. The Atlantis Resort has been built to resemble the lost city of Atlantic, and contains an aquarium, kids-only clubs, a dolphin sanctuary, and plenty of other diversions for the little ones. If you’re not staying at the resort, you can purchase a day pass to visit the island.
2. The Pirates of Nassau Museum
The Bahamas has long been known for its history with piracy. Some of the fiercest sailors used to live here during the golden age of piracy, and their legendary tales live on at the Pirates of Nassau Museum. There’s a full-size replica of the pirate ship Revenge as well as lots of exhibits on some of the Caribbean’s most famous pirates, smuggling history, and more. So, if your kids are fans of legendary tales, buried treasure, and swashbuckling rogues, a visit to the Pirates of Nassau Museum is a must.
3. Swim With Da Pigs on Rose Island
Swimming with Da Pigs in the Bahamas is one of the most memorable things you can do in the Bahamas with kids. They’ll love interacting with our friendly and chilled-out pigs, who love to splash around in the water and stop to take a selfie or two. We have raised the pigs on Rose Island ourselves, and they’re very used to spending time with humans of all ages. On top of that, the kids will love the stunning beach, which is tranquil and shallow – ideal for the little ones.
4. The Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Center
A beautiful expanse of lush tropical garden, the Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Center makes for a great activity to do with kids in the Bahamas. Today, occupying the gardens are over 135 different types of animals, including pink flamingoes, tropical parrots, and mammals. The kids will love the regularly-scheduled flamingo show, and the opportunity to pet and feed the animals.
5. Blue Lagoon Island
Located 5km away from Nassau, Blue Lagoon Island is another fantastic thing to do in the Bahamas with kids. Here, kids can enjoy dolphin and sea lion encounters, laze in cabanas set up on the sand, take dips in the shimmering turquoise water, and play on the inflatable water parks. And the best part? Parents can spend their time relaxing on a swinging hammock, lapping up the breezes and stunning island views.