The Bahamas is a collection of 700 sun-kissed islands some 50 miles off the coast of Florida, a year-round tourist paradise with a superb range of accommodation for all pockets.
Top Things about The Bahamas
The two main islands in the Bahamas are Grand Bahama and Nassau, and the main attractions for both these islands are the myriad of water sports available on the ocean. All types of water sports can be tried, from simply swimming in the warm sea, which temperature averages 27 degrees Celsius, to waterskiing and wakeboarding. Boating and sailing are popular pastimes, and there are excursions to search for wild dolphins and sharks. Out of the water, the islands are a haven for birds, with 28 out of more than 109 species that are not found in Europe, Canada or the United States. Ornithologists will hope to get a glimpse of the rare and endangered Bahamian parrot.
Best Cities to Visit
Nassau is the capital city of the Bahamas and has a rich history that can be explored through the Bahamas Historical Museum. Its collection of artefacts spans 500 years of Bahamian history. The Queen's Staircase consists of 65 steps hewn from a solid limestone cliff by slaves, and Fort Charlotte, with its ramparts, dungeons and drawbridge has a commanding view over the city’s harbour. West End is the capital of Grand Bahama and is now a quiet, attractive fishing village with atmospheric bars and welcoming restaurants. Freeport is the main resort centre in Grand Bahama, teeming with restaurants, bars and duty-free shops.
Luxurious beachfront resorts and hotels abound in the Bahamas, with choices ranging from bed and breakfast to all-inclusive. Smaller hotels, all with excellent facilities, are also well catered for, and there are guesthouses and bed and breakfast establishments aimed at enticing visitors on a budget. Self-catering accommodation is also widely available.