Quite possibly the world’s largest playground, the Bahamas are an archipelagic state and consist of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean encompassing about 100,000 square miles of ocean space. The Bahamas are a vacationer’s paradise with some of the clearest waters on earth, the most beautiful white and pink (yes pink) sand beaches in the world and an inviting culture that will capture your soul. There is so much to see, so many things to do and so many places to explore that you will have trouble deciding where to begin. And, you will never want it to end. Best of all, these beautiful islands and blue waters of the Bahamas can be accessed in a day’s boat ride from the east coast of Florida.
Here are just a few of the many options in the Bahamas:
Nassau, New Providence Island, is the capital city of the Bahamas and teems with Bahamian and British flavor, boasting miles of spectacular beaches and stretches of vivid coral reefs perfect for snorkeling. A bustling metropolitan hub full of culture and modern amenities like world class resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, nightlife, and casinos. So, relax, shop, dine, and sightsee, particularly along busy Bay Street. And, if you’re a James Bond fan, visit the British Colonial Hotel used as a filming location for two of the Sean Connery-era movies.
Atlantis, Paradise Island, is by far one of the most popular destination in the Bahamas and is home to the world’s largest open-air marine habitat. It has great beaches and snorkeling, and there are so many other activities and things to enjoy like over-the-top water parks, golf courses, restaurants, casinos and nightclubs. Whether it’s a romantic get-a-way for two or fun for the entire family, Atlantis offers an array of unique experiences for everyone from the young to the young at heart.
Dunmore Town, on Eleuthera Island, is the only town at Harbor Island in the Bahamas. This picturesque seafront village is perfect for visitors who want to get away from the hectic, touristy spots on the island. Rated as The Best Island in the Caribbean in 2015 by Travel & Leisure magazine, this island is best known for its lush tropical greenery, sweet pineapple plantations and magical pink sand beaches.