Nestled away on the most western side of the island lies a national reserve kept by the Bahamas National Trust called Primeval Forest.
R and I woke up bright and early on a Saturday morning with the intention of roaming around this heavenly (not a typo) secluded place. Once we entered the gates, it felt like we were transported to a whole other island. Dorothy, we're not in Kansas any-more or in my case...holy shit! This is awesome sauce bitches! Oh wait...what is that? *breaks off running* Lo and behold just as we got to the trail, a spider was there to greet us. When it comes to spiders (and snakes, and centipedes...and creepy crawly things...I think you get the point), I am THE scariest person on the planet. But f*ck it! We came too far to turn back now.
As we trekked the trails, more and more spiders started to show up. WTF! Did they hear that I was coming through? But anyway, I got on my gangsta shit and walked through like a bawse! Terrified AF. Shhh! We learned about native trees and plants, as well as poisonous barks and butterflies. I learnt (I'm sure R already knew) the difference between a poisonous animal and a venomous animal. We learned the differences between a sink hole and a solution hole...and there just happen to be a lot of those throughout the forest. We saw native fruits that we wouldn't normally see within the city and heard birds all morning long.
Remarkably undisturbed with it's limestone caverns; the place was so serene, it was hard to believe that we were still in Nassau. We also got some really cool photos and I, being the biggity (meaning overbearing) person that I am, made the park warden take adorable photos of R and I. He's a pretty cool photog if you ask me.
If you want to check out Primeval Forest, it's opened only on Saturdays from 8am-2pm at just $5 per person. But if you're a tourist and happen to ride by on a Tuesday or Thursday, they might just let you in. Just tell 'em Eesh sent ya!