A traveler could devote a lifetime to exploring the Islands of the Bahamas, from Abaco in the north to Inagua in the south. Although each is different, in common they share ravishing natural beauty; powdery, windswept beaches; an array of exhilarating water activities; refuges that renew mind, body and soul; and the warm hospitality of the people.
Through the Ministry of Tourism’s People to People Experience, you can get to know Bahamians personally. The program pairs visitors with a host who shares similar interests.
The Bahamas, which begin just 50 miles off the Florida coast, are easy to reach from North America. Whether your vacation style leans toward swimming, scuba diving, fishing and sailing or the pleasures of shopping and dining, there’s an island for you. U.S. dollars are welcomed everywhere, including duty-free shops stocked with perfume, jewelry, crystal and more.
The capital of The Bahamas, Nassau combines the lure of a big city with a modern airport and the ease of a tropical utopia. To the north lies action-packed Paradise Island, 685 acres that delight vacationers with outstanding resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, nightlife, a golf course, an aquarium and a casino. A water wonderland, Atlantis Resort has enhanced its property. And travelers who appreciate being first to discover a new place can look forward to the opening of multi-billion-dollar Baha Mar Resort later in 2014.
Calm waters, warm breezes and panoramic beauty make this 120-mile–long cluster of islands a boating and sailing paradise. But it’s not just the sea that attracts travelers. Those who prefer to explore by land will find colonial towns on Green Turtle and Elbow cays, championship golf courses on Treasure Cay, and a variety of hotels, restaurants and bars.
With seemingly endless beaches lapped by clear blue water that holds abundant marine life and coral reefs, Grand Bahama Island has some of the country’s best snorkeling and diving. It also boasts one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, three national parks, historic settlements, fine resorts and laidback small towns.
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