Our clocks may be springing forward allowing for a little extra daylight, but spring temperatures aren't in bloom yet. So if you're looking to get away and hop on a plane to a warmer destination within three hours, The Islands Of The Bahamas is ripe with sunshine and off-the-beaten-path activities. Eco-friendly luxury, decadent dishes, boating and fishing tours of a lifetime - there is so much for Canadians to experience in The Bahamas. To make it easier we've narrowed it down for you highlighting spring's Top 7 must-experience Bahamian activities.
1 - Nipper's at Great Guana Cay in Abaco is a local, must-see treasure. Every Sunday 1,000 people from all over the islands go there to experience an authentic pig roast and listen to Bahamian music. http://www.nippersbar.com/
2 - If you want to experience eco-friendly luxury, Tiamo Resort in Andros is slice of paradise and accessible only by boat or seaplane. The exclusive resort has a private beach, 10 cottages and a villa, making it the perfect hideaway. http://www.tiamoresorts.com/
3 - Touring the Exuma Cays is a trip of a lifetime - participants venture through hundreds of islands, cays and breathtaking beaches while viewing homes of the rich and famous, stopping at points of interest such, as the Double Blue Hole, the Blue Coral Head Snorkel Reef and the hidden Pirates Cave. http://www.exumacaysadventures.com/ourtours.html
4 - If you want to tantalize your taste buds, Tru Bahamian Food Tours is proud to share cultural discoveries and local culinary knowledge as they take you on a memorable journey into Nassau's diverse and distinctive culinary community. Uncovering the best in authentic Bahamian cuisine, Tru Bahamian Food Tour offers a series of exclusive opportunities to eat, drink and discover the Tru Bahamas! www.trubahamianfoodtours.com
5 – In April, the National Family Islands Regatta is The Bahamas' most important yachting event. Starting the race in Elizabeth Harbour in George Town, Exuma, island-made wooden sailboats compete for trophies. Onshore, the town is a three-day celebration of Junkanoo parades, Goombay music, and arts-and-crafts fairs.
6 - If spending the day on the water searching for that ultimate catch, bonefishing in Bimini at the Bimini Big Game Club, is all about creating top-of-class sporting experiences. This club has some of the best guides in The Bahamas and offers traditional bone fishing packages tailored to backcountry anglers of all skill levels and interest. http://www.biggameclubbimini.com/the-bonefishguides.htm
7 - Looking for an ocean adventure to see sea creatures up, close and personal? Fishbone Tours in Eleuthera will take you on an excursion where you can catch conch, star fish, turtles, snorkel the reefs and have lunch on the boat. http://www.fishbonetours.com