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Experience a Postcard-Worthy Paradise in the Bahamas

As a significant portion of the Northern Hemisphere starts to slowly thaw from a bitter winter, daydreaming about (and subsequently booking vacations to) tropical Caribbean islands becomes increasingly common. And with its turquoise sky and matching sea, palm trees aplenty and island-exotic dining options, Freeport, Bahamas, is perhaps a perfect paradise to fantasize about.

Step inside a postcard-worthy setting by heading to Junkanoo Beach, one of the more convenient beaches to get to from the island’s cruise ports, where a mere $5 gets you direct access to sandy beaches, kayaking and paddleboats. After that initial beach day, let your sun-soaked skin cool down by trekking to Lucayan National Park, a 40-acre park that includes underwater caves open for touring. Explore the vast underwater museums like UNEXSO (found in the Port Lucaya Marketplace), where you can scuba dive to moss-covered shipwreck sites.

Although Freeport is undoubtedly most known for being an outdoor adult (and child) playground, the Caribbean destination boasts a bounty of scrumptious, exotic surf-and-turf fare. Start your evening by heading to Taino by the Sea, a quintessentially Bahamian beachfront restaurant serving coconut peas and rice and cracked conch. Then head to Joker’s Wild, where you can dance the night away to traditional Freeport music or enjoy local comedy performances.

Of course, there’s no reason why you can’t (or shouldn’t) dedicate a day to resort dining and relaxation while staying at Ocean Reef Yacht Club and Resort #2093. This RCI property hosts two luxury swimming pools (including an Instagram-worthy swim-up bar), tennis courts, volleyball courts, bingo and a restaurant, Grouper’s Bar & Grill, that serves up island fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to book your stay before other island daydreamers start to fill reservations this summer.

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