A destination filled with colonial charm where there is endless appeal filled with as much (or as little) as its international visitors require.
The Capital of the Bahamas is Nassau and is located on New Providence Island (just 21 miles long). There’s a wonderful selection of top-class resorts, fantastic dining options, casinos-Vegas-style and don’t forget the opportunity for duty-free shopping.
Loving beach-life ? You’ll be spoilt for choice as there are 17 for you to choose from – possibly more beaches than days you’ll be visiting for – what a wonderful dilemma to have – which beach for which day 🙂
Whilst relaxing on any one or more of the glorious powder-white sand beaches will I’m sure while away some of your time in the Bahamas there is so much more that these islands have to offer:
- Diving and snorkelling around the reefs ; swimming with dolphins ; action packed excitement at one of the world’s largest water themed parks ; relaxing on a romantic sunset cruise
- Bahamian retail therapy : luxury shops & boutiques ; the renowned Straw Market ; local shops
- A fantastic selection of eateries, places to have a cocktail or two and the Caribbean’s largest Casino for those who fancy trying their luck
- There are also day passes you can acquire for your visit for many of the local attractions. Possibly the most ‘known’ attraction of the Bahamas is the lost world of Atlantis. Another being Aquaventure for the thrill-seekers amongst you – a non-stop aquatic 141 acre water-scape park
A nine and a half hour flight will get you to this incredible archipelago of over 700 islands. With their twinkling bays and sparkling turquoise and crystal-clear waters, deserted beaches and colonial history, it’s no surprise that the Bahamas boast in their marketing straplines that it’s “Better in the Bahamas’ and “There’s something for everyone”. Great for families, couples and singles alike.
This is a destination very popular for idyllic “I DO” declarations. So if you are planning a wedding and/or honeymoon the Bahamas is well worth considering.
The warm-gulfstream provides these islands with a fabulous year-round semi-tropical climate ranging from temperatures between 70 and 82 degrees you have loads of flexibility as to when you visit.
A few fun facts & handy info about the Bahamas:
- The incredible colour of the glowing reefs in multiple shades of blue in the surrounding oceans means the Bahamas are visible from space. In fact Chris Hadfield (Canadian astronaut) apparently said it was one of his favourite views while on the International Space Station
- Where else would you find Flamingos who march on command (three times daily) !
- There is a private wine cellar accommodating 250,000 bottles of wine ! it’s location is the Graycliffe Hotel
- Dolphin Cay has one of the most sophisticated animal rescue & re-habilitation and marine habitats in the world
- Sean Connery owns a home on New Providence Island and a few of the Bond Films were filmed here, along with many other movies
- For a variety of restaurants and places for a tipple, head to Arawak Cay.
- Local speciality conch fritters
- In the 1700’s the Bahamas were a pirate hangout
- Fancy your own private island ? Hop on a boat to ‘Sandy Toes’ – it’s just an hour from the mainland
There are of course, a fabulous selection of hotels for you to choose from and a selection of these are shown below:
Atlantis Paradise Island – One&Only Ocean Club – The Reef Atlantis – Paradise Harbour Club & Marina – British Colonial Hilton Nassau – The Graycliffe Hotel – Sandals Royal Bahamian – The Cove Atlantis, to name but a few.
I would be able to tap into any one of a number of suppliers to package up your dream holiday to this wonderful multi-faceted destination.
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