The Bahamas, a country and 15 unmissable destinations
With a record 7.2 million visitors in 2019, the Caribbean country prepares to receive tourism on its 700 islands and 2,000 cays just 88 kilometers southeast of the Florida coast
The Bahamas Islands are known for their white and pink sand beaches, crystal clear waters and countless heavenly havens. The country is an archipelago with more than 700 islands and 2,000 cays just 88 kilometers southeast of the Florida coast, in an area of almost 14 thousand square kilometers.
Visitors will find landscapes almost intact. When it comes to nature, The Bahamas has some of the most exotic natural phenomena on the planet: the deepest blue hole in the world, the third-largest marginal barrier reef, and the largest pink flamingo colony in the hemisphere. With a rich and vibrant culture, it also offers unique opportunities in local culture, through historical buildings, music and gastronomy.
With a record 7.2 million visitors in 2019, the nation's tourism sector showed no signs of slowing down in January, when total arrivals had increased by 7.9 percent. It is currently possible to explore the beaches through a virtual tour available at the link https://bit.ly/2UOi1oH.
To help you choose your next vacation destination, we've selected some of the visitor's favorite islands.
Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, is a bustling metropolitan center filled with culture and comfort. Nassau and Paradise Island have resorts, hotels, apartments, restaurants, shops, lively nightlife, two golf courses, two casinos, and multiple meeting and convention facilities.
Surrounded by a beautiful sapphire blue sea, The Exumas is a dream destination. Beaches without footprints, exclusive resorts and islands where some of the most renowned celebrities have their vacation homes, make this tropical paradise an absolute gem. The Exumas are the epitome of paradise and home to the famous swimming pigs, here visitors have a once in a lifetime experience swimming, feeding and playing with these cute little animals.
Eleuthera and Harbor Island are two unique destinations in The Bahamas. The famous pink sands and crystal clear sea make Harbor Island a unique destination. Much of the architecture and lifestyle were influenced by the British, who settled in the 1700s.
Located just 80 km off the Florida coast, Bimini is the closest island in The Bahamas to the United States. Throughout the island, visitors enjoy its history and natural resources. Bimini has a unique charm, with very white sands and turquoise waters, its inhabitants welcome tourists very well and are very helpful. It is known as the "World Capital of Sport Fishing".
In Andros it is possible to find the third largest barrier reef in the world, fascinating blue holes that host numerous species of flora and fauna. Mandatory stop for ecological tourists, bird watchers, divers or fishermen.
Freeport, in Grand Bahama, in addition to hotels for all tastes and budgets and exclusive resorts, has a wide variety of tourist sites, natural parks for eco-tourism, attractions, excellent places to practice diving and restaurants, such as Tony Macaroni 's Conch Experience and The Stoned Crab where you can enjoy the excellent cuisine of the island.
For more information on The Bahamas Islands visit www.bahamas.com