Let's face it – there's really nothing better than a relaxing getaway to somewhere exotic. Sand beneath your toes, saltwater on your skin, and ocean air around you is the perfect recipe for reinvigorating relaxation and fun. One great destination for an adventurous beach vacation is The Bahamas – a collection of islands way out in the Atlantic Ocean, where beautiful nature and warm, friendly locals regularly welcome travelers from all over the world. If you've been thinking that you might be ready for a vacation, you're right – you definitely deserve a getaway that's both rejuvenating and entertaining. Here are 10 reasons why you deserve a weekend getaway cruise to The Bahamas.
You've spent a lot of time in your hometown
Spending time in your hometown is a great way to contribute to your community and build a network of friends. But, traveling is a great way to see and explore the world! If you travel to The Bahamas, you can get a taste of a culture different from your own, learn about new customs and expand your knowledge of the globe.
You need some Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a nutrient that you get mainly from spending time in the sun. It's important for warding off chronic diseases like osteoporosis, heart disease and even some cancers. However, researchers at Harvard found that more than 1 billion people across the world don't get enough of it. A vacation to The Bahamas will let you enjoy the sun on their beautiful beaches. In the summer months, The Bahamas get an average of 10 hours of sunlight per day, which gives you plenty of time to soak up all the Vitamin D you need.
You made it through the winter
Congratulations! Spring is here, which means you officially made it through the winter. Winter can be brutal, depending on where you live, with snow, rain and weather that just makes you want to hibernate inside. However, you survived – which means you deserve to celebrate! Going to the beaches of The Bahamas is a great way to do just that.
You're Tired of April Showers
Even though April means winter's over, it's also a particularly rainy month. (After all, "April showers bring May flowers!") So, put down the umbrella you've been holding, and replace it with a tropical drink with a tiny umbrella in it. The warm weather in the Bahamas is a great escape from breezy, wet days.
You worked hard all week
When you have a busy job, your work week can be hectic and stressful. Once the weekend arrives, however, it's a perfect time to take your mind off your professional duties and just unwind. With a quick getaway to The Bahamas – like a short 3 or 4-day cruise – you can de-stress from your previous work week and gather more energy to face a new one.
You're Ready to Put Your Feet Up
A trip to the Bahamas presents travelers with tons of opportunities to put their feet up — from lounge chairs on the ship decks to floats in beautiful blue sea. Take advantage of a trip to sit back and relax — you'll return feeling fresh and energized.
You have great swimwear that deserves to be seen
Do you have an awesome stash of bathing suits or board shorts just begging to be seen? The Bahamas, with its beaches, pools, and warm weather are the perfect place to show off the clothing you only get to wear when the sun is out and the sky is blue.
You've been cooking all your meals at home
If you cook and eat meals at home, you might be tired of all that prep and cleaning. Or, you might just be tired of the same old routine meals. Go to The Bahamas, and you'll not only get to eat at restaurants where someone else cooks, but you'll also sample local, exotic Bahamian cuisine. Some specialties that you can try on a weekend trip to The Bahamas include conch, rock lobster and guava. You can also take advantage of the plethora of meal options served onboard the ship. Food is readily available — and it's always delicious.
You're Ready to Be in a Great Mood
Did you know that going on a vacation has actually been proven to decrease stress levels and improve moods? Studies have shown that going on a getaway decreases depression and irritability naturally, so a quick weekend getaway to The Bahamas may be just what you need to lift your spirits.
You've Been Neglecting Yourself
If you spend a lot of time focusing on others in your daily life, there's a good chance you don't have much left over to pamper yourself. Cruising to the Bahamas is an excellent opportunity to get out of your regular routine, put yourself first, and practice some self-care.
If you have a busy life but agree you deserve a getaway to The Bahamas, consider taking a 2- or 3-day cruise around the Islands. Carnival Cruise Lines offers a variety of cruises that stop at Freeport, Half Moon Cay, Nassau, Princess Cays, and Key West – and there are always deals available so it won't put any added stress on your wallet.