Boasting sunny tropical weather nearly every day of the year, the
Bahamas is perhaps one of the most popular tourist destinations in
the Caribbean. This archipelago of some 700 islands and 2000 cays
is a complete tourist paradise. With a profusion of things to do and
see in the Bahamas, even the most enthusiastic visitor is kept busy for
days on end.
Stretching out over 100,000 sq miles and situated just east of
Florida, the beautiful Bahamas lies north of Cuba in the Atlantic
Ocean. This getaway is an idyllic haven for travelers far and wide
enticing them with secluded pristine beaches, gorgeous coral reefs
and a plethora of activities to enjoy. Here, you can simply wind
down on the beach or if you like, enjoy the colorful Junkanoo carnival
with its vibrant parades, costumes and catchy tunes.
First discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the Bahamas has
a rich and exciting history filled with famous pirates and adventurers.
Henry Jennings, Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach, Sir Walter
Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake, all explored this region for buried
hidden treasures and gold. A former slave island, the Bahamas today
has a reputation of being a truly world-class hotspot. Part of the
British Commonwealth with the Queen as its head of state, this country
is now a playground for the rich and the famous.
One of the main attractions here has to be the spectacular diving found just off the coast. Diving in the Bahamas makes for an incredible
adventure with the world’s longest aquatic cave system found
here. Couple this with some fantastic underwater visibility and you
have the most perfect diving conditions on the planet. Also home to
one of the longest barrier reefs in the world, the marine life here
is diverse and completely breathtaking.
Another reason for the Bahamas’ popularity on the world stage
has to be in part due to James Bond. The spy thriller ‘Thunderball’
was shot here in 1965 on the isle of New Providence, firmly associating
this island nation with the most famous spy in history.
Once referred to by US President George Washington as the “Isles
of Perpetual June,” the Bahamas with its turquoise blue waters,
seclusion and miles of expansive beach stretches is an amazing escape.
Not a single destination, but rather a group of islands all offering
their own unique experiences, coming here offers you endless rewards.