Don't miss these signature sites and sounds on your next trip:
Shark Junction For the ultimate underwater adrenaline rush, venture to a depth of 50 feet where instructors in protective chain mail lure scores of Caribbean reef sharks to feed just a fin flick away.
Simply Native Outback Restaurant Dig into local cuisine at this no-frills Bahamian hangout, where dishes range from the national delicacy, conch a shellfish similar in texture to scallops to grouper, crawfish and barbecued ribs.
Open Ocean Dolphin Experience As soon as the Underwater Explorer Society's boat leaves the port, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins join your ride with a show of flips and tricks. Then it's your turn to get in the water and interact with the friendly swimmers in their natural habitat.
Port Lucaya Marketplace Shelves stocked high with a seemingly endless array of discounted jewelry, perfume, paintings and other wares make this the place to shop 'til you drop. And check out the duty-free native handmade products at the Straw Market.
Ben's Cavern Prehistoric stalactite and stalagmite formations and crystal-clear water highlight this back-in-time sinkhole dive in the Lucayan Caves National Park part of the island's famous cave system.
Regency Theatre This performing-arts hub showcases the Bahamas' melting pot of international and regional cultures. Find out what events will be held during your visit at regencytheatregbi.com.
Grand Bahama Wall This fringe reef lining the entire south coast of Grand Bahama offers resident marine life from French angelfish to loggerhead turtles and Caribbean reef squid, along with caves, caverns and swim-throughs to explore.
Peterson Cay National Park A day trip to this one-and-a-half-acre conservation area rewards travelers with tranquility-inducing natural scenery, and shallow bars and coral reefs for great snorkeling.
The Pub at Port Lucaya Kick back at the outdoor bar or opt for waterfront seating. Ask for the local beer, Kalik, or order a Bahama Mama, coconut rum mixed with orange and pineapple juice and a splash of grenadine.
Theo's Wreck Sunk at the edge of a vibrant reef in 1982, the Bahamas' first artificial reef, a 230-foot bulk cement carrier, is covered with rich vegetation that makes it a colorful