From the candy floss-coloured Pink Sands Beach to renowned Pig Beach, the Bahamas are home to miles of tropical coastline. In a country boasting 700 islands and over 2,000 cays – pronounced “keys” – it’s not surprising that the best way to reach most of its best beaches is by boat. Or, preferably your own private yacht, where you can cruise between the sandy coves of Eleuthera to the beach bars outside Nassau and beyond. Grab your flip flops and make a beeline for one of Culture Trip’s top picks, backed by the azure Caribbean Sea.
At the north end of this cay in the Abaco islands, you’ll find a unique little bay where you can feed the marine wildlife. For those brave enough to swim with stingrays and – mostly – harmless nurse sharks, you’ll have an experience to remember. This pretty, uninhabited cay is great for spearfishing lobster, too. We recommend you cook up lunch in the little picnic area near the beach – and wash it down with a cold beer or chilled rum punch, of course.