Can I keep it ‘real’ with you? When you travel to the Bahamas, you’ll find predictable excursions such as relaxing on the beach, shopping, and sailing. The islands offer you much more, if you’re willing to tap into your curiosity and think outside of the typical “Caribbean vacation” box. Read on to discover three “offbeat” things for you to do and see in the Bahamas.

Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas

At 663 feet, Dean’s Blue Hole, located in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas, is not for the faint of heart. It’s safe to dive and snorkel, however, children and non-swimmers may want to opt out of the excursion. The drop-off from the beach is sudden – it’s a heart pounding experience!

The Hermitage on Cat Island

Not only is Cat Island the boyhood home of Oscar winning actor Sidney Poitier, but it’s the home of Monsignor John Hawes, known as Father Jerome. He built Mount Alvernia (named after St. Francis who reportedly received stigmata, or wounds of the cross), a tall stone monastery on a hill overlooking the ocean. The stairs built into the hillside represent the Stations of the Cross.

The Perfume Factory

The Perfume Factory is housed in a stylish pink and white replica of an old Bahamian mansion at the back of Freeport’s International Bazaar. The free tour gives you a glimpse into the fragrance production operation. For a small fee, you can create your own special fragrance, bottle it and name it.

Say “No” to Ordinary Experiences in the Bahamas

You don’t want a boring vacation, do you? Of course not! You want experiences that are not only thrilling, but may not have been experienced by others. A unique experience would be to Island Hop between Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau and Sandals Emerald Bay in the waters of the Exumas. You get two amazing destinations of The Bahamas. The best part about going off the beaten path is the incredible stories you can share with family and friends. So…Get curious and do and see things that are outside of the norm in the Bahamas!