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Virtual Bahamas Culture Experiences: When You Want to Travel but Can’t Right Now

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There’s so much to love about traveling; from trying new foods, discovering a different culture, and meeting people from all over the world, to seeing beautiful places, and taking the time to relax and be in the moment. Sadly, travel isn’t possible for many of us at the moment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, just because you can’t hop on a plane, doesn’t mean you can’t still experience all of the benefits of Grand Bahama tourism. We have turned our most popular experiences into online virtual tours so that you can create your own Bahamas memories without having to leave the house!

 

Cooking

If our company name didn’t give it away, we are a Bahamas tour operator that specializes in sharing our islands’ cuisine. You don’t need to be in The Bahamas to learn how to prepare classic Bahamian dishes. We’re now offering online Bahamian cooking classes with a local, expert cook so you can bring the island smells into your own kitchen. Food is such an integral part of Bahamian culture and making your own Bahamian meal is the closest you can get to really being on the islands or on a Bahamas tour. Take a look at our online virtual cooking class and start making pigeon peas and rice and other Bahamian favorites in your own home. Read more about famous Bahamian dishes in our traditional food blog.

 

Entertainment

Equally as important to Bahamians is the sound and color expressed in our dancing and traditional Junkanoo costumes. Junkanoo is a celebration of Caribbean culture that is derived from a mixture of diverse African heritages. A parade or festival is held every Boxing Day (December 26th), New Years Day, Independence Day (July 10th), and on other celebration days. This parade involves brightly colored, handmade costumes, goatskin drums, cowbells, whistles, horns, and dancing alongside music and singing. If you’re wondering what to do in The  Bahamas, then being on one of the islands during a Junkanoo celebration should be at the top of your list.

Bahamian hospitality is as important to our culture as our celebration, so being able to share the experience that we love is special to us. That is why we have introduced our online cooking, culture, and entertainment experience. Not only does it allow us to share our rich culture with foreigners but it also gives them the opportunity to have a sneak preview of a real Junkanoo parade. During the online experience, you can also create your own Junkanoo souvenir from simple, everyday items, so that you have something to remember your island get-away by.

 

Island Hopping

While The  Bahamas is famed for its food and culture, the one thing that often brings visitors back, time, and time again, is the stunning natural beauty of the islands. From beaches and bays to forests and lighthouses, Bahama islands are a trove of natural treasures. On our virtual island hopping experience, we bring the joy of jumping between islands onto your screen. Take some time preparing a delicious cocktail with a local mixologist with ingredients that you can find wherever you are, while learning a little bit more about the islands. While we may have the best tropical fruits in the world, we ensure that the ingredients we use are common enough that you’ll have no trouble finding everything you’ll need for this experience. You’ll get to enjoy an island beverage and just might feel a phantom wind flow through your hair. It’s happy hour somewhere!

After that, you will be whisked away to various island attractions, maybe you’ll see the swimming pigs in Exuma, famous urban Nassau, or the turtles swimming at Sweeting’s Cay. Sit back, relax, and let yourself be transported to The Bahamas for a moment, without a care in the world and without having to leave the safety of your home!

 

We know how important travel is to everyone. With our online, virtual experiences we are trying to ease the transition of missing international adventures. You don’t need to be in The Bahamas to discover our cuisine, culture, traditions, heritages, cocktails, and beautiful islands. See our virtual tour options here, or get in contact with us to see if we can arrange something special just for you and your group.

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