I just came back from yet another solo trip but for me, this one in particular was the biggest and the absolute best. I mean, I can’t even think of a better place to end summer than vacationing on an island and not just any island, I’m talking about The Bahamas. Also, random fact, but did you know that The Bahamas actually starts with ‘The’… the country’s name is ‘The Bahamas’ not ‘Bahamas’. Cool, right?
I spent 5 days in Nassau which is one of the 700 (yes, 700) islands of The Bahamas and I didn’t know how badly I needed that break; it was honestly good for my mental health. If you know me then you know how much I absolutely love Airbnb, so yes, you guessed it, I spend all my 4 nights in a home I found on Airbnb and how much did I spend on that? Only $181/R2 772. For 4 nights. In The Bahamas. No joke.
This Airbnb is located right on the beach, so you get to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of waves softly crashing on the shore. It’s also right next to Sandyport beach and just one bus ride away from Nirvana beach. As if that’s not enough water to swim in, there are 2 swimming pools on the premises too. There are receptionists available 24/7 if you need assistance with something or having problems which is a huge plus because inconveniences can happen anytime.
If you don’t spend half your time swimming on the beach or one of the swimming pools, then you probably will be reading or sunbathing on the countless beach chairs they have. The Airbnb also boasts various activities to do on-site; you could go kayaking for $15 an hour, rent some snorkeling gear for only $5 for 3 hours, you could even rent a jet-ski for $80 for 40min or do what everyone goes to The Bahamas for – swim with the pigs for $40 for 45min (they are the cutest little creatures).
There were only 2 toilets and 2 showers in the bathroom and when I first saw that I sarcastically thought wow, how realistic but I soon learnt that it was pretty realistic because we all sort of hang around the home all day so there was no need for us to wake up and shower immediately, we all showered in different times.
Nonetheless, this did not ruin my experience. Instead, it helped me connect witj other solo travelers who were there. So now my question to you is, why haven’t you made plans to go to the Bahamas yet? Also, there are many countries that do not need a VISA to enter the country (South Africa and USA are one of them) so there’s honestly nothing stopping you from booking that flight and treating yourself.
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Until next time,