Encompassing over 700 islands, The Bahamas offer travelers an almost endless list of vacation possibilities. For the adventurous there is amazing sailing, diving and kayaking on offer and for those seeking a little more relaxation, you will be hard pressed to find more pristine beaches anywhere in the world. Grab your bathing suit and get Tripping with these Bahama highlights.

Hit the beach

Easily the region's largest drawcard are the world-famous beaches. Treasure Cay Beach in The Abacos was somewhat of a local secret but has recently been drawing attention from the likes of National Geographic, who named it one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Cabbage Beach is another standout with its powder-sand and huge selection of water sports.

Find Your Sea Legs

From power boating to sailing to chartered tours, the Bahamas offer a multitude of sea-faring experiences. Explore stunning coral reefs and tiny desert islands as you make your way through the beautiful waters of the Atlantic. Whether you are planning a quick day trip or a week-long voyage through the islands, this is a must do activity.

Explore the Depths of Andros

Known colloquially as 'the Big Yard', Andros is an adventure-seekers dream. Covering a greater area than all of the other Bahama islands combined, this largely unexplored land is covered in primal forests and palm savannahs. Andros is also home to some of the most breathtaking underwater caves or 'blue holes' in the world.

Go Diving

Unmatched water visibility and a host of natural wonders make the Bahamas an ideal spot to go diving. For seasoned divers, exploring mysterious blue holes offers a challenging and completely unique experience. For beginners there are plenty of places to take courses as well as amazing snorkelling the whole family can enjoy.

Top Bahamas Getaways

Beachfront Seclusion

Offering the ultimate in privacy, this 7 bedroom villa is the vacation rental of choice for celebrities including Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Situated on Great Exuma island, this property has everything needed for the ultimate luxury getaway.

100 Foot Luxury Yacht

Cut the middleman with this accommodation and spend your entire vacation at sea. The yacht features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a hot tub, a wet bar and an outdoor grill. Complete with three crew members, this rental is truly all-inclusive.

Colonial House with Private Beach

Hosting up to 35 guests, this 13br/13ba property is the perfect large group escape. As well as your own private beach with unobstructed sunset views this rental features a huge lounge room, bar, commercial kitchen and beachfront deck.

This post was written by Ben Crock, Tripping Blogger.