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Vacationing on The Bahamas many islands


The Bahamas is more than just the island of New Providence; home to more than half of its population. It is in fact made up of hundreds of variously sized but mostly uninhabited islands. So naturally, there is a lot more to do than hitting the beach.

 

Sites in The Bahamas

The BahamasThe Caves

Located on New Providence, the caves are said to have sheltered the original Amerindian inhabitants of the island.

 

Tour of Cat Island

From the breathtaking view from the top of Cat Island to old cotton plantations, to the almost two centuries old St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church this island is bursting with history. It’s also home to iconic leading man Sir Sidney Poitier’s childhood home!

 

Inagua Lighthouse

The BahamasLocated on the island of Inagua and built in 1870, this piece of history is still powered by kerosene and fully operational.

 

For the Birdwatchers!

The Abaco islands are home to the green Abaco parrot, an endangered species. It is the only bird in the Caribbean that nests in the ground.

 

Water Sports!

The Bahamas The BahamasOn Eleuthera and Harbour Island water activities range from kayaking, parasailing and surfing to jet skiing and snorkeling.

-If you’re a snorkeling enthusiast, The Exumas islands have some of the most colorful plat life and reefs.

 

Traveling Between Island

Small aircrafts and Ferries traverse the islands regularly.

 

Places to Stay

 

With all these islands, there’s definitely a lot to do, and a lot of places to stay! A few suggestions:

  • Abaco InnThe Bahamas abaco inn
  • Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
  • Grand Lucayan Resort
  • Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort
  • Cocobay Cottages
  • Hut Pointe Hotel

 

Best Time to visit

Mid-April to Mid-December if you’re looking to avoid peak season.

 

General Travel Tips

  • ŸBoaters Checklist
  • Dock Reservations
  • Coast Guard approved safety gear
  • Charts of the Bahamas for Navigation/GPS
  • Make sure engine and equipment are fully operational as well as appropriate spare parts
  • The Legal drinking age is 18.
  • ŸThey drive on the Left

Ÿ If you want to bring your pet an import permit is required from the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources (Nassau) for all animals being brought into any island

 

For more information contact

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

P.O. Box N-3701
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-302-2000
Fax: 242-302-2098
E-mail: tourism@bahamas.com
Or visit http://www.bahamas.com
 
 

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