08/15/2012 07:32 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2012

What to Do And Where To Stay In The Bahamas (PHOTOS)

Listen, we know the Bahamas has some amazing resorts and hotels. There are the requisite booze-fueled party fests, casino megaresorts, and value-minded boutiques.

But the Caribbean archipelago has much more to offer than its hotel scene; namely lush national parks ripe for exploration, cultural markets and museums worth checking out, and of course, awesome water sports to dive right into.

Wanna know how to turn your island vacation into an adrenaline-packed trip? Click through our slideshow to find out now!

-- Carolina Pirola,

What to Do and Where to Stay in the Bahamas -- Beyond the Resorts