Beautiful Bahamas with India Hicks - Destination Special

Today, we’re being transported to an island paradise. An archipelago of nearly 700 coral islands, 100,000 square miles of the world’s clearest turquoise ocean, secret sandbars, private coves, secluded pink sand beaches, and undisturbed wildlife. We’re heading to The Beautiful Bahamas. 


There are 16 main islands in the Bahamas, and no two islands are alike with their own culture, history, cuisine, diving, fishing - there is something for every type of traveller, and I'm joined today by two fabulous guests who will be bringing these different islands to life.


First I’m joined by someone who has called The Bahamas their home for over 25 years, the designer, entrepreneur and former model, India Hicks. 


India is the daughter of famed interior designer David Hicks and Lady Pamela Hicks. She is the granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten who was Prince Philip’s uncle and whose assassination by the IRA was most recently depicted on the The Crown on Netflix. India was thrown into the spotlight as a teenager when was a bridesmaid to her godfather, Prince Charles and Princess Diana at their wedding. So it may seem somewhat of an unusual decision that India has settled and raised her five children on a tiny Bahamian island. She speaks to me from her home on the picture postcard Harbour Island.


And later we’ll be joined by the acclaimed travel writer and editor Alicia Miller. Alicia has written extensively about the Bahamas and is full of tips and recommendations about so many different islands.


Destination Recap:


India Hicks


Harbour Island

  • The Dunmore Beach Club
  • The Landing Hotel
  • Queen Conch
  • Cocoa Coffee House


Windermere Island


Andros

  • Kamalame Cay, Andros


New Providence

  • Rosewood Baha Mar, New Providence 


Blue Holes diving


Grand Bahama

  • Tiger Shark diving


Alicia Miller


Harbour Island

  • The Landing Hotel 
  • The Dunmore Hotel 


New Providence


The Exumas

Spanish Wells


Andros

  • Kamalame Cay


Grand Bahama

  • Coral Vida Project


Eleuthera

  • The Other Side
  • The Cove


If you would like find out more about the Bahamas, check out bahamas.com.


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