Experience The Bahamas!
In The Bahamas, it might be Bahamian familial values or our appreciation for big smiles of the small variety. Bahamas weather is good when when it’s snowy elsewhere and the people of The Bahamas adore children. See The Bahamas in a way only a child can.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World on the island of San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas. After observing the shallow sea around the islands, he said “baja mar” (meaning low water or sea), and effectively named the area The Bahamas, or The Islands of the Shallow Sea.
The Bahamas are well located close to Florida and well-travelled shipping channels. The Islands of the Bahamas caught the attention of explorers, settlers, invaders and traders. These people shaped the colourful history of The Bahamas and made the country what it is today.
Each island in The Bahamas has its own character and something different to offer. Enjoy a holiday full of variety by visiting as many islands as time allows. Spend a few fun days in cosmopolitan Nassau with its duty free shops, golf, museums and restaurants. Lie back and relax on the bright white sand of Long Island’s deserted beaches. Experience the dive of a lifetime in challenging wreck sites off the coast of San Salvador. Witness the spectacle of nesting flamingos and other exotic wildlife in Inagua National Park. Cruise through the Exumas’ 100-mile-long string of pristine cays. The hard part is deciding which islands to visit!
Nassau, capital city of The Bahamas, lies on New Providence Island, the neighbour of Paradise Island. This island pair maintains a distinct blend of international glamour and tropical ease, giving holidaymakers the freedom to do everything or nothing at all.
With its impressive combination of ecological wonders and manmade attractions, Grand Bahama Island generously offers something for everyone, including two or three vacations in one. The challenge is deciding which to try first.
Then there are the Out Islands… we call them the Out Islands because they are the most remote in the Bahamas archipelago. But please don’t confuse secluded with sleepy. Out here, activities are numerous and islands and cays are seemingly unending.
To read first-hand accounts of other families’ trips to The Bahamas, please visit our Bahamas Trip Reports page. For more information on travel to The Islands Of The Bahamas, please visit www.bahamas.com.
Photographs courtesy Bahamas Ministry of Tourism