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Sitting just off the shores of the US state of Florida, the Bahamas are an island nation that is made up of 700 different islets, islands, and cays. There are two main islands: New Providence Island and Grand Bahama Island. There are also several smaller islands, which include Abacos, Acklins, Andros, The Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, The Exumas, Inagua, Mayaguana, and San Salvador.

All of the islands offers the classic Caribbean experience. All feature crystal turquoise waters, endless stretches of white sand beaches and beautiful weather combine to create a vacation that’s hard to duplicate anywhere else. The Bahamas has a well-developed resort industry. Nearly 6 million people visit this beautiful island nation every year.

You’ll find that beaches are plentiful with a visit to the Bahamas. From the red sands of Eleuthera to the white sands of Freeport, there is ready access to your favorite activities. Surfing, snorkeling, and shore fishing are all offered in abundance. There are also several wonderful diving sites to enjoy around this nation, with shallow reefs accessible for even entry-level divers. Scuba certification is available for stays of virtually any duration.

Many of the resorts in the Bahamas cater to a full entertainment experience. Guided tours and planned experiences are available at most destinations. You can rent all-terrain vehicles to explore the beach, bravely slide down high-speed water slides, or enjoy a lazy river ride on an inflatable tube.

At one resort, you’ll find an accessible marine habitat that will get you up close and personal with swordfish and hammerhead sharks.

Make sure to find your way to Treasure Cay Beach at least once during your stay on these islands. It’s often voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. When you see the size and scope of this soft-sand beach, bringing you right up to its gentle emerald waters, it is easy to see why.

The Bahamas is an island destination that is sure to capture the imagination. Be sure to explore all your options for this incredible getaway opportunity today.

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Abaco Island

#Abaco Island Visit Abaco Island The Abaco Islands are a beautiful 120 mile chain of islands in the northern Bahamas. The two main islands, called Great Abaco...

Bimini

#Bimini Visit Bimini An unforgettable vacation awaits you on the islands of Bimini in the Bahamas. This island chain lies closest to the U.S. just off...

Cable Beach

#Cable Beach Visit Cable Beach A simply stunning stretch of white powdery sand on the northern shore of Nassau and Paradise Island, Cable Beach has all the makings of...

Eleuthera

#Eleuthera Visit Eleuthera Quaint and beautiful, the small island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas is a superb vacation spot! Whether you are looking for an exciting active island...

Grand Bahama

#Grand Bahama Visit Grand Bahama If you’re dreaming of a getaway to a tropical paradise with glittering sand, lush palms and clear blue water, then a...

Nassau

#Nassau Visit Nassau Just about everyone who lives in the Bahamas has their home in Nassau. It is a city that has an interesting mix of...

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The Bahamas is a world-renowned travel destination with a rich history. In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall on the island of San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas. Columbus commented on the shallow water of the sea surrounding the islands, calling the water “baja mar”. It is from these words that the name “Bahama” came. Since the Bahamas islands are located close to Florida they caught the attention of explorers, settlers, invaders and traders.

Pirate History in the Bahamas

One of the most interesting things about the Bahamas is its history with pirates. Black Beard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan himself were known visitors to the Bahamian islands. 1680 to 1730 was the golden age for Bahamian pirates. These islands made an ideal home base for pirates because of the numerous islands and islets. These were great places to hide their renegade ships and stolen treasure. The islands were also close to well-traveled trading routes, creating the perfect opportunity to plunder merchant ships.

The battles fought between pirates, merchants and other authorities often caused may casualties, especially ships. These ships often sank off the coast of the Bahamas, laden with gold, silver, and other antiquities. Spanish galleons were easy prey for pirates. These ships carried stolen riches from the native peoples of South and Central America. Pirates would hide this treasure in the numerous limestone caves dotting the Bahamas or bury it somewhere on the miles of beaches.

Are you a treasure hunter ?

Rumors of treasure still hidden in the Bahamas exist today. Pirate William Catt is supposed to have buried loot on his namesake, Cat Island. Sir Henry Morgan, who preferred the island of Andros, is said to have buried treasure throughout the many islands. Where rumors may be false, the Bahamas certainly offers a mystique that encourages its visitors to indulge in opportunities for adventure and seclusion.

Cat Island, the sixth largest island

Cat Island is the sixth largest island in the Bahamas, & boasts extraordinary beaches. there’s literally miles & miles of virtually undisturbed beaches, where swimming & relaxing can be done in near complete privacy.

As one of the outer islands of the Bahamas, Cat Island is a quiet holiday location for those who’re looking to relax. Among its varied pleasures & activities, a little exploration will turn up a historical oddity or five that add to the individual character of the place. beautiful beaches in natural settings welcome the nature lover & peace seeker alike.

The Hermitage is a bit of an historical oddity, fascinating & strange. The hike up to see this religious site will take visitors through small villages along beautiful trails, full of island flora & fauna. it is located at the top of Mt. Alvernia, which is 206 feet above the sea & the highest point in the Bahamas. The Hermitage itself is made from the limestone of the cliffs, with each piece painstakingly extracted, shaped & set by hand by the Canadian mule-skinner turned Anglican turned Roman Catholic priest known as brother Jerome. The brother built the structure to scale, designed it to fit his diminutive form. Beloved by the island people, the priest passed away in 1956 after reaching the ripe age of 80.

Other historical sites include an Arawak cave, found at Columbus point, & plantation ruins, left over from the islands efforts at joining the worlds cotton growers. Deveaux mansion was eight times the residence of Andrew Deveaux of the US Navy, who participated in the 1873 battles to get Nassau back from italy. Another widely known ruins is the remains of the Ambrister plantation, near Port Howe.

Exuma calling !

Exuma is a picturesque string of over 350 islands in the sunny Bahamas, near Eleuthera and Nassau. These tropical idylls lure travelers with clear waters, warm ocean breezes, and stunning sunset hues. Unlike many other Caribbean islands, Exuma has retained a good deal of its natural charm, as recent development has left the islands’ gorgeous nature and laidback atmosphere untouched.

If you’re a fan of sailboats, you’ll be pleased to learn that Exuma has a proud regatta tradition dating back to 1954. Each year, top Bahamian crafts compete for the top prize, and the accompanying festivities set the islands ablaze with excitement. If you’re visiting in April, it’s an absolute must.

Exuma offers ocean activities galore. Whether it’s swimming, boating, or diving, the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean welcome all. During your Exuma vacation, you’ll be able to explore the bottom of the sea, where colorful coral, marvelous fish and crab, and stunning creatures of all sizes provide an incredible panorama. Kayak rentals offer guests the chance to circumnavigate smaller islands, stopping at secluded beaches for days spent in private audiences with the sand and sea. Fishing is also popular on the islands, with guided excursions to the island’s best cast-off points.

George Town, Exuma’s urban center, is a picturesque little town by the sea. During your stay, consider spending a day exploring the shops and restaurants of town. If you’re looking for souvenirs, there’s a straw market in the town center where you’ll find authentic handcrafted goods. The town’s church, St. Andrew’s, is a beautiful example of 19th century colonial architecture. The town has its own lake, Lake Victoria, lined with shops, restaurants, and businesses, making it an ideal spot for a morning or afternoon walk. No matter what you do during your Exuma vacation, you’re likely to pick up some friends along the way, as the locals are friendly and talkative.

While the stars are often obscured by city lights, no one can deny their allure on clear nights. If mountains reveal a good deal of this great beauty, just imagine how bright the night sky will be an undeveloped island. Night skies in Exuma are breathtaking, with milky swirls of stars pierced by comet’s tails, leaving incredible trails of light in the sky. Whether you’re sitting on the sand with a loved one or out on a walk in the warm air, Exuma’s starlight is unforgettable.

Food in Bahamas

Bahamas has an interesting local kitchen. Below you can see some of the local dishes you maybe would like to try during a vacation.

One of the things you should try when travelling around the world is absolutely the local food. Generally you should be able to eat exactly the same as the locals – off course, if the streets are littered with dead bodies, then maybe it is worth to think twice before ordering some local food.

Bahamas is a dream of blue sea and white sand. The beaches and the water somehow seem to have a magical spell about them. It’s the kind of place where you can let your hair down and feel as though time stands still. And the wide array of mouthwatering food can be had at any of the restaurants in the islands. The choice goes from international cuisines to the native fare. The staple food in the Bahamas is, not surprisingly, seafood. The fish is caught fresh and cooked with a lot of local ingredients, some of which are unique. One thing that Bahamian food will never be is ordinary.

One of the delicacies is conch mollusk. The meat is cooked and served in so many different ways, each one mouthwatering. So you can have conch fritters, conch burgers, scotched conch, conch salad, conch chowder or scorched conch. The last one is just rinsed in seawater, splashed over with lime juice, hot pepper rubbed on and served raw on a knife or skewer with onion slices and fresh tomato.

To get into the spirit of the Bahamas, here’s what you can try when you’re on the islands. Here’s the great Bahamian appetizer, the Souse. This soup is a delicious mix of water, lime juice, onions, meat, peppers and celery. For the morning meal, you could try Fish ’n Grits where you have fish cooked with salt pork, green peppers and onions and served with grits. The Fish Chowder here is made with tomatoes, dark rum, lime juice and grouper. The flavor is sure to set your juices flowing.

And of course, don’t forget the conch delicacies like the Conch Salad, the Scorched Conch, the Conch Fritters and the Conch Chowders. These local specialties must be tried to be believed. You could also taste the Raccoon Stew and the Curried Mutton. Mutton here refers to both goat and sheep. Dessert has a wonderful choice too. Try the Johhnycake which is slightly sweetened bread and the Bahamas specialty, the Guava Duff. This is made with pulped guava which has been sieved and served with a sauce made of confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, butter and rum.

When it comes to liqueur, you get the local stuff called Nassau Royal which can be had by itself or in coffee. And of course the national beer, Kalik, is a great accompaniment to any meal. The rum-based drinks such as Bahama Mama and Goombay are also very popular.

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15,618
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116
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9
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382
0
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15,733
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2,342
32,451
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2,269
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169,541
473,368
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1
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Brunei
149
3
1
Bulgaria
124,966
3,069
83,671
Burkina Faso
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134
Burundi
664
1
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Cabo Verde
10,302
104
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306
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17
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93
1,652
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132,295
1,641
49,318
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105,691
1,398
19,275
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7,879
132
391
Curaçao
1,773
3
739
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8,947
44
6,848
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496,638
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21,148
131
198
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12,278
329
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52
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77
0
14
Dominican Republic
138,829
2,311
23,636
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185,944
13,225
8,710
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113,381
6,560
4,840
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37,562
1,081
2,184
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85
47
Eritrea
558
0
85
Estonia
9,956
92
4,144
Ethiopia
106,203
1,651
38,713
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16
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Faroe Islands
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Fiji
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2
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8,376
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1,019
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Greece
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Greenland
18
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Grenada
41
0
11
Guadeloupe
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144
5,839
Guatemala
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4,092
6,811
Guinea
12,841
75
913
Guinea-Bissau
2,422
43
70
Guyana
5,154
146
974
Haiti
9,224
232
1,106
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12
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55,581
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108
327
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162
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192
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36,802
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2
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1,546
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6,009
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381
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56,659
337
13,842
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46
1,097
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4,326
146
1,136
Malta
9,004
113
2,060
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4
0
3
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4,732
37
4,597
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8,167
169
389
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494
10
51
Mayotte
5,122
49
2,109
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1,041,875
101,676
161,095
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98,418
2,169
15,367
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3
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Mongolia
640
0
300
Montenegro
31,618
444
11,143
Montserrat
13
1
0
Morocco
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5,396
46,974
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15,109
126
1,754
Myanmar
80,505
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18,852
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13,897
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518
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18,884
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480,873
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32
0
0
New Zealand
2,030
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52
Nicaragua
5,725
159
1,341
Niger
1,381
70
145
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66,439
1,168
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33,183
311
11,916
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122,356
1,386
7,393
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376,929
7,696
38,348
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645
13,013
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155,658
2,973
15,681
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612
7
17
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1,665
20,361
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137,415
236
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47
482
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35
994
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509
3,956
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20
0
1
Saint Lucia
223
2
115
Saint Martin
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12
80
Saint Pierre Miquelon
16
0
4
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
84
0
6
Samoa
1
0
1
San Marino
1,428
44
235
Sao Tome and Principe
981
17
38
Saudi Arabia
355,489
5,796
5,877
Senegal
15,897
330
51
Serbia
126,187
1,237
93,414
Seychelles
166
0
7
Sierra Leone
2,406
74
504
Singapore
58,165
28
66
Sint Maarten
1,012
25
87
Slovakia
96,472
693
47,846
Slovenia
65,778
1,097
20,123
Solomon Islands
16
0
11
Somalia
4,445
113
920
South Africa
769,759
20,968
37,596
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3,064
60
92
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1,563,774
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90
5,921
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127
0
33
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5,118
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116
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120
244
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6,406
201,889
Switzerland
300,352
4,222
89,430
Syrian Arab Republic
7,295
380
3,760
Taiwan
618
7
62
Tajikistan
11,932
86
534
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
3,920
60
94
Timor-Leste
30
0
0
Togo
2,854
64
516
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6,475
115
738
Tunisia
89,196
2,862
22,488
Turkey
453,535
12,511
63,133
Turks and Caicos Islands
746
6
40
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554
9,923
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55,230
1,472,265
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263,687
4,964,547
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18,165
181
9,309
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635,689
11,075
333,554
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4,763
71
928
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71,774
604
2,116
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1
0
1
Venezuela
99,835
871
4,609
Vietnam
1,312
35
126
Wallis and Futuna
2
0
1
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,107
609
39
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357
396
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