The Bahamas is where Christopher Columbus first arrived in the New World in 1492. The islands were never colonized by the Spanish and remained uninhabited between the years of 1513 to 1648. British colonists from Bermuda eventually settled here on some of the islands. The Bahamas eventually became an independent Commonwealth country in 1973. Today, it is an internationally renowned island holiday destination and it’s capital city is Nassau. It sits no more than 100 miles from Florida and its keys and boasts the perfect all year round climate. This, in addition to the snow white sandy shorelines and clear ocean water makes the Bahamas the ideal vacation destination for weddings, honeymoons, family vacations and parties.
Consisting of over 2 000 islands and cays – you are sure to find an enormous range of activities available for you. Here is a small list of some of the most popular things to do in the Bahamas.
Many of the beaches here in the Bahamas have been voted as some of the best in the world by numerous travel publications throughout the years. These beaches are well suited for numerous beach and ocean activities and tourists are sure to spot some well known celebrities on these beaches.
The Bahamas is perfect for flying and what better way to see these islands than from the sky above? You will get to see most of the islands and cays in their pristine conditions from above. There are numerous flight operators to choose from and prices vary depending on the aircraft and the time spent in the air.
The Bahamas is home to an enormous variety of man made and natural attractions. It’s always advisable that visitors to these islands visit and travel to as many of these tropical isles as possible during their stay. There’s an abundance of natural attractions such as caves, secret beaches and historical landmarks.
There is no denying that eco tourism has become extremely popular during the last while. The Bahamas makes the ideal destination for this type of tourism as it has a number of natural attractions such as the deepest blue hole on the planet, the third largest reef in the world, the largest number of flamingos, a variety of rare animal species and a whole lot more.
There is no bad time to visit the Bahamas. The weather is perfect all year round with 300 days of sunshine a year and temperatures stay consistent. If you don’t like crowds then it would be advisable to visit here between the months of May to November – which is the off season. You are also more likely to spot well known celebrities on the islands during this period.
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The official site of the Bahamas: Head over to the official tourist site of the Bahamas.
The Bahama Beaches: Visit geographia.com to see some of the most popular tourist beaches.
Accommodations in the Bahamas: Visit the Bahamas Guide website for a list of some of the available accommodations available on this picture perfect island destination.