Bahamas

A holiday to The Bahamas offers something for everyone. Whether you want white sands and water sports, glamourous resorts or local culture, these paradise islands don’t disappoint. While each of the 700 Bahamas islands has its own charm, they all share the same incredible white sandy beaches. Whether you stay on the colourful Nassau, the magnificent Grand Bahama or the luxury Paradise Island, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of palm lined places to put down a towel. If you’re up for a holiday filled with glamour, then the Bahamas are for you. From luxury resorts to superyachts, fancy boutiques and stylish cocktail bars, you can really live like royalty here.

But for those that like their holidays a little closer to nature, the waters of Bahamas are the place to start. Snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities are around every corner in the Bahamas with the best spots found at Rose Island Reef off Paradise Island, Gambier Deep Reef near Nassau, or if you’re feeling really adventurous, head to the incredible Exumas Cays Land and Sea Park which is reachable only by boat. But the water sports don’t stop there. You’ve got Bonaire for the windsurfers, Cabbage Beach for parasailing, Freeport for jet-skiing and even swimming with dolphins on Nassau.

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If you’re traveling with kids, there’s plenty for them to enjoy on Bahamas too. The incredible Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island is a great place to splash out in the fun department, or the Disney-run Castaway Cay for a whole island’s worth of kiddie activities. For the culture lovers you’ve got the Heritage Museum of the Bahamas in Nassau, filled with centuries old antiques and relics, or the Bahamian Heritage Centre where you can learn about the history of the islands, as well as some fascinating local legends.

Artists will enjoy The National Art Gallery followed by a stroll through Nassau to see it’s vibrant street art. Don’t forget to pay homage to the inland nature of these great islands by taking a hike through the gorgeous national parks. Lucayan National Park and Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve are good places to start. Whatever your desires, Bahamas will grant them. For a trip to paradise with activities that everyone will enjoy, book your holiday to The Bahamas today.

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10 facts about the Bahamas

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The Bahamas got its name from the Spanish word "bajamar", meaning "shallow water", reflecting the islands’ perfectly paddle-able shores.

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Aquaventure covers 141-acres of water with twenty million gallons of water, 20 swimming areas, and 11 swimming pools.

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Grand Bahama Island is home to the longest and oldest underwater cave system ever found. It’s located in the lush tropics of Lucayan National Park.

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The Queen Victoria staircase in Nassau was carved in the 18th century and has 65 steps to mark the Queen’s 65 years of reign.

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The Bahamas national bird is the flamingo. You can find thousands of them on Great Inagua where the ratio of flamingos to people is around 61:1.

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The beautiful Paradise Island may live up to its name, but it was originally called Hog Island – not such a fitting title!

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Bahamas spectacular Junkanoo Carnival kicks off in April across Grand Bahama, Nassau and Paradise Island.

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Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island gets its colour from a microscopic marine creature called Foraminifera – but don’t worry, they’re harmless!

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The pretty Versailles Gardens of Paradise Island are not only a tourist attraction but one of the Bahamas’ most popular places to get married.

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The Bahamas were once a stopping point for pirates who would dock at Nassau to hide their treasures and relax after months at sea.

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