Blue Lagoon Island
The private Blue Lagoon Island feels worlds away from Nassau’s bustle and can only be visited via a tour package that includes boat transportation. Tour options include an all-inclusive beach day and a Blue Lagoon Island Segway tour, with dolphin encounters and swim sessions with sea lions available for an additional fee. Meanwhile, kids will be entertained by the island’s aqua park, and the whole family can enjoy water sports like sea kayaking, tubing, and scuba diving.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Warm snacks and drinks such as fruit punch are available on the island, but budget-minded travelers may prefer to pack a picnic.
Those traveling to the Bahamas on a cruise can book shore excursions to Blue Lagoon Island.
Don’t forget sun protection such as a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Amenities such as showers, beach chairs, and changing stations are available at the island’s beach.
How to Get There
Blue Lagoon Island is located 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the northeast coast of Nassau (about a 20-minute boat ride) and can be reached by regular ferries from nearby Paradise Island.
When to Get There
Regular private, ticketed ferries run throughout the day from Paradise Island. To beat the crowds, go early. Travelers spend anywhere from a few hours to a full day on the island.
The Best Islands in the Bahamas
Blue Lagoon Island is just one of the more than 700 islands that make up the Bahamas. Other popular island day-trip destinations include the Exumas, a string of islands known for sailing, diving, and snorkeling; the Biminis are a remote cluster of islands close to Miami known for big game fishing; and the Abacos make for a popular sailing and swimming destination.
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