Blue Island Coffee

Escape to Nassau

by Chris Hopkins on Oct 31, 2019

Escape to Nassau

At Blue Island Coffee, we believe in the power of escaping. Whether it's by jumping on an airplane to the closest island or by simply closing your eyes in the middle of your work day and imagining your toes in the warm soft sand with blue waters washing up onto the shore in front of you.  

Escapism is the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities.  We recently escaped to the island of Nassau in the Bahamas for a weekend getaway. The clear glistening blue waters provided us a natural setting for our product photoshoot.  We put together 3 reasons why you should make your escape to Nassau too!

1. Sun, Sand, & Local Culture

Not only does Nassau host some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but it offers visitors a chance to interact with locals and experience Bahamian food and culture.  The place to be is called "Fish Fry" that opens around lunchtime and is lively until about 10pm.  Fish Fry is a strip of locally owned bars and restaurants that serve local dishes commonly including conch and other fish.  Both locals and visitors can mingle together.


2. Clear Blue Waters

The waters in Nassau make the island a certified "Blue Island."  The ocean water is clear and different shades of turquoise and blue as you look out into the horizon.  Nassau provides a variety of ways to enjoy the waters including jet skis, snorkeling adventures, and our favorite; shark diving!  Stuart's Cove provides a day excursion to the adventurous swimmer.  The tour takes you to two different snorkeling spots along the Great Barrier Reef then finally to a swimming hole where you can snorkel with sharks.


3.  Explore the Caves

The island of Nassau has a beautiful nature excursion available where visitors can explore natural caves.  Explore the grounds of The Lucayans who were the original inhabitants of the island from the 10th century to the arrival of Christopher Columbus.  Located just west of Cable Beach on West Bay Street.  The trip will last a few hours and the sightseeing inside the caves offers a great place to cool off after a day at the beach.  Plan your escape today!