Tucked between Florida and Cuba, the Bahamas offers an exquisite coral-based island paradise which is home to 2,000 cays, over 700 isles and more than 100 rocky outcroppings. This popular Caribbean holiday destination is dominated by white sand and turquoise waters. Boasting brilliant beach areas of pink sand and a wide range of snorkelling and diving options, sun-worshippers will appreciate this former British colony as well.
Chilling and strolling around historically rich Nassau, the Bahamas’ capital city, is a rewarding experience. Nassau represents some great shopping places, historic forts and beautiful colonial buildings. However, today an increasing amount of tourists are more interested in the nearby resorts and entertainment venues of Paradise Island. The second most favoured location on the Bahamas is Grand Bahama, which is overrun with casinos, bars, hotels, resorts and crowds of North Americans on package holidays.
The busiest islands – Grand Bahama and New Providence – offer most of the land-based features, with stunning national parks, superb beaches, mega resorts, and great entertainment options. Paradise Island and Cable Beach are the star attractions. The islands are home to an abundance of wildlife, especially birds, while the plentiful coral reefs are ideal for divers.
The Bahamas boasts an extensive range of lodging establishments. Visiting tourists will certainly be impressed by the many offered categories and styles that include standard hotel guest rooms to two-bedroom facilities in the more popular and expensive resort amenities as well as guest houses, bed and breakfast establishments, apartments, villas and campsites.
The Bahamas boasts two main international airports, with New Providence Island’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau International Airport) being the busiest. The airport receives flights from North America including Canadian destinations. European travellers will have to route via the likes of Miami or New York City to get here. Ferries and cruise ships offer another way to arrive in the Bahamas, with frequent sailings from the UK, the US, the West Indies and South America.