We have a unique and exciting opportunity this month on our Instagram feed for our loyal Pitusa fam. A cruise giveaway! That’s right, channeling our best Oprah impression, we’re giving our fans the opportunity to go on a four-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line—Bahamas bound. With this in mind, we thought we’d give you a little insight to what may await you with a guide to the Bahamas.
Norwegian leaves from Miami and goes to Freeport, Great Stirrup Cay, Naz then returns to Miami. What could be better than being lost at sea on a luxury cruise? When you hit land, we’ve got you covered.
Nassau has something for everyone: gorgeous beaches, excellent boutique shopping, fantastic restaurants and hip coffee shops. You can go kayaking, snorkeling and even catch a yoga class. There is also a storied history of pirates, so take your pirate obsessed kids to the Pirates of Nassau museum to find out the real stories behind Blackbeard and talking parrots.
Another not-to-be-missed sight is the Fish Fry – it’s a stand-alone village replete with bars, jerk food, and seafood in Arawak Cay. Twin Brothers is a popular choice (think conch salad, fried fish and conch fritters—which are said to be an aphrodisiac, perfect for the honeymooning crowd, but if you’re feeling the local vibes just join the line with the longest wait from one of the vans – the food will be the best and the prices are much cheaper (try King Restaurant and Bar).
It wouldn’t be the Bahamas without some rum – check out John Watlings Distillery for a tour and to get some delicious dark and stormy ingredients for your return home.
Nassau tends to get all the attention – but Freeport has so much to see and do, and it’s just as full of beautiful beaches and clear water to lounge about in. Spend your time chilling on one of the incredible white sandy beaches (Taino Beach is less intense than Lucaya, which is lined with beach bars – try out both for good measure) or go golfing on one of the many well-manicured golf courses. Diving is also excellent for those of you with your PADI certification.
Garden of the Groves is a tropical botanical garden just east of Freeport. There are walking trails lined with tamarind and java plum trees, waterfalls, fountains and many a migratory bird to marvel at. Kids will love exploring the jungle-like habitat. There’s also a perfume factory called Fragrance of the Bahamas that has daily tours – so you get to see the inner workings of a real live perfume operation (and even mix your own scent if the spirit moves you)!
GREAT STIRRUP CAY
Norwegian led the pack back in the day by being the first of the various cruise lines to create its own private island. It’s been in the Norwegian family, as it were, for over 30 years – so they’ve got the whole private island thing down pat. We recommend relaxing to the max: chill on one of the beaches, go for a snorkel and check out the fish or go for a jet ski tour around the island.
Whatever you decide to do with your Bahamian getaway – make sure to lap up the sun and relaxation these special islands have to offer – and good luck to all our Pitusa fam entering for the win! Click here to enter now!