Nassau, Bahamas

So what better way to escape all thought of dissertation and revision, than a spontaneous mini break to The Bahamas?

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m extremely fortunate to have an Air Hostess mother, who has taken my family and I to many destinations over the years! And since I’m unable to accompany her after I turn 24, I’ve made it my mission to go with her to as many places as I can pack in before then! So that was my reasoning for jetting off to the Bahamas for 3 days 3 weeks before my dissertation hand in!

As we didn’t have that long there, we did spend most of the time hanging out at the beautiful Colonial Hilton hotel to exploit the stunning views and incredible weather… oh and I did bring revision with me, it was a lot easier to read revision cards when lying on a hammock accompanied by a rum punch! Even if after the third one, the information started going in one ear and falling straight out the other!

The next day we ventured out on a boat trip to Blue Lagoon Island, just off of Paradise Island. The island was stunning, with it’s gorgeous white sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise blue water! It even had inflatable slides and trampolines and things out in the water that my brother and the other kids greatly enjoyed!

On the island you had the chance to do the dolphin or sea lion experience, where you’s get a chance to swim with them and feed them, but we stuck to the island experience and managed to see the beauties frolicking in the sea!

With the island experience, we were treated to a lovely, hefty BBQ lunch and were free to explore the island as we pleased!

The other days we took lovely little walks around the towns and down the streets by the sea. And by constant request by my brother, we managed to get the chance to go para-sailing – which was pretty awesome (and I managed to use my GoPro for the first time and it worked perfectly!)

A couple of great tips I’d advise if anyone was going over there – it’s a very popular place for cruises and their presence greatly dictates the business of the island. We noticed on days where there were none/few present the number of restaurants and bars open was very minimal, but was pretty buzzing when the cruises were in! For great food and apparently a very popular place for the young beach bums is ‘Senor Frogs’, just by the Hilton hotel and another place we loved – and had smashing food and Mango Mojitos – was Lukka Kairi, further along the beach front.

Anyone ever visited these gorgeous islands?


  1. Olivia McHale
    May 2, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Oh my goodness, I am green with envy right now. It looks like you had an amazing time out there! I've always wanted to visit the Bahamas and reading this has just made me want to go even more. Those blue waters, the palm trees and the wildlife is just calling me!Olivia – The Northernist x

    • Josie Brownlee
      May 3, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Ah sorry Olivia! Haha – but OMG yes it was incredible, such beautiful beaches and the sea was just heavenly!

  2. Jasmin Charlotte
    May 2, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I'm so jealous! I would love to visit the Bahamas – that is so cool that you can pop over there with your mum, just a great perk of the job! Jasmin Charlotte

    • Josie Brownlee
      May 3, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Such a great perk! I'm definitely tempted to follow in her footsteps!

  3. Elizabeth
    May 3, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Looks amazing! I am having some major envy right nowxxLizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

    • Josie Brownlee
      May 3, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      It really was, Lizzie! Definitely go if you get the chance, although I'm sure you have just as much beauty out in Melbourne in the summer, I can't wait to visit!

  4. Frock Me I'm Famous
    May 3, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Oh girl this trip looks bloody WONDERFUL! How lucky with your mums job that you get to travel?! I'd definitely be making the most of it too love – I don't blame you! The Bahamas has always been on my travel bucket list; and even more so now! 🙂 Hayley

    • Josie Brownlee
      May 3, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      So lucky, it's no wonder I caught the travel bug, I'm so tempted to follow in her footsteps post-uni! OMG Hayley you'd absolutely love it! Nassau was quite a small island but I imagine going on a little island hopping trip there would be awesome!

  5. Joanne
    May 4, 2017 / 2:35 am

    The water is so beautiful in these photos!! The dolphins look so cute – I would have loved to have the opportunity to swim with them and check them out close and personal! This looks like a seriously gorgeous trip – so jealous haha!Joanne |

    • Josie Brownlee
      May 4, 2017 / 7:12 am

      They were gorgeous dolphins, we didn't swim with them but were able to watch them frolicking in the sea!

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