The Bahamas consist of 700 beautiful islands strung across the north Caribbean. Situated close to south-eastern Florida, it boasts a delightful tropical climate all year round.
Every island offers something different. So whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure, this is the place to be.
One moment you could be snorkelling in the world’s third largest barrier reef, then exploring 23,000 square miles of mangrove swamps on the island of Andros.
A walking tour of the 42-acre Lucayan National Park is a must, with the opportunity to explore the world’s longest underwater cave system. After a day of adventure, you can unwind and play a few rounds on some of the world’s finest golf courses.
As you would expect, The Bahamas is home to miles of stunning beaches. In fact, Treasure Cay beach in the Abaco Islands has been voted 1 of the 10 best in the world.
Most beaches offer a wide range of activities including banana boats, jet-skis and para-gliding, so there’s never a dull moment. The Abacos are ideal for sailing and island hopping, thanks to the large number and variety of tiny islands.
The capital, Nassau is a vibrant and bustling town complete with duty-free stores, colonial architecture and fascinating galleries. Whilst you’re there you can discover the country’s rich history at the Pirates of Nassau museum or on a tour of the 18th Century Fort Charlotte. There is also an 1860s style art gallery, providing a peaceful retreat from the hustling capital.
There’s plenty for the kids to enjoy as well. They’re sure to love the Ardastra Gardens, a mini-zoo with around 300 species of animals. There you’ll find the famous Madagascan lemur, African pygmy goat and an enormous flock of the rare flamingo.
Nassau on New Providence Island offers connections to most other ports in The Bahamas group, with high speed services running almost every day. Freeport in Grand Bahama offers the only ferry route from mainland USA with a connection from Fort Lauderdale, close to Miami. Bahamas Express run the service daily with a sail time of just 3 hours, so jumping across to The Bahamas from Florida couldn’t be easier.