Nestled within the Lucayan Archipelago of the Caribbean, the multi-island nation of The Bahamas enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the West Indies’ premier destinations.
For millions of tourists, the inviting waters warmed by the ever-shining sun are a major draw. Bestowed with a fabulous musical tradition that incorporates everything from Calypso to the legendary Junkanoo parades every holiday season, the festive atmosphere is imbued in the very air. Add to that the incredible local cuisine and delicious cocktail culture, it’s not hard to see why folks flock here from all corners of the globe.
Over seven hundred islands make up The Bahamas with Abaco, New Providence and Grand Bahama hosting about 90 percent of its approximately 400,000 residents. This makes places like Nassau, Freeport and Lucaya important hubs while more remote areas are reserved for exclusive resorts or just plain old self-discovery by boat or hiking boots. Places to explore include the enigmatic Pink Sand Beach, the grandiose amusement attractions of Paradise Island, the amazing shopping at Port Lucaya Marketplace and the Nassau Straw Market, the stunning underwater caves at Lucayan National Park and, of course, the snorkeling and SCUBA diving at such popular dive spots as Victory Reef in Bimini or The Crater in Andros.