I absolutely love solo sailing holidays in the Caribbean and to be honest with you, it is the perfect single person holiday! While I have sailed to many different places within the Caribbean, I have found that my favorite destination of all is the Bahamas. There are too many islands to count and if I were to take the time to see them all, my single sailing holiday would turn into a single sailing permanent home.
The last time I was sailing in the Bahamas, I stopped off at Balmoral Island to spend some time in the sun and the sand. The sand is pure white and the water is crystal clear, warm and inviting. As soon as I arrived on the island, I purchased a snack and made myself comfortable on one of the chairs on the beach. I knew that I had some time to relax before I was scheduled to go into the water with the dolphins nearby.
Now, I know that solo sailing holidays is supposed to be spontaneous at times, but I knew that I wanted to swim with the dolphins and well, you need to schedule something like that. There were a few other people who wanted to swim and interact with the dolphins and I was one of the fortunate ones who got the “baby” dolphin. Cortez, was three years old, so although he wasn’t a baby, he was close enough. He still had all of the baby quirks, so even though he was supposed to be letting us touch and play with him, he would take off and go jump in the air before quickly coming back.
After a night on my boat, my next stop in the Bahamas was Nassau. While I am not big on jewelry, I do enjoy walking along the streets and window shopping with everyone else. The shops are definitely unique and the straw market has quite a few interesting souvenirs. After I did some shopping, I went over to Atlantis, so that I could explore the casino. It is breathtaking in so many ways, but after a while I knew that I needed the downtime and peacefulness of my boat.
Before I left the Bahamas, I wanted to make a stop at Freeport. The Lucayan National Park is located close by and I wanted to explore the two open caves that were part of the largest underwater cave system in the world. I took a picnic lunch to enjoy while walking along the nature trails inside the park and since this was my last day of my Solo Sailing Holidays, I was feeling a little nostalgic.
I had enjoyed my single sailing holiday much more than any of my previous ones and I am eagerly planning my next one. The only trouble I am having is whether I want to sail somewhere new and exciting or go back to one of the places I have been to before and loved.