The Bahamas: Tropical heaven with pristine shades of blue

When the sea lovers dream of a good isle of powdery sand, engulfed  by seas in pristine shades of blue, they probably must be dreaming of the Bahamas. Composed of 700 islands and more than 2,000 small strips spread across the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, this tropical heaven that’s in your eyes is only 80 kilometers from Florida at its closest point. Once upon a time a hotspot  for pirates and Loyalists, the islands now can gleefully boast of a new identity as the  playground for  rich and famous. Or, just about anybody who enjoys world-class fishing, boating, diving, snorkeling, and sailing, alias, living the good golden life. Livin’ La Vida Loca.

Nassau happens to be the capital city of the island nation, situated upon New Providence Island, and as usual would be likely to attract  the majority of travelers. This cruise port is an amalgamation of mega resorts, shops, restaurants, and entertainment complexes. Grand Bahama comes to be second to the aforementioned. The other isles, lovingly  called as “The Out Islands”, cluster into groups, and each has its own unique quirk,character and charm. Shining like oysters across the shallow Bahama Banks, the Abacos and Exumas offer the best waters for boating and sailing in the world. These peaceful islands are dotted with calm and relaxed fishing villages and secluded beaches, while bright coral reefs rim many of their shores. The other islands all offer something for discerning travelers. So , let us get started on the top destinations for travel in the island hotspot.

1) Atlantis Paradise Island

Boasting to have dominated  the skyline on Paradise Island, this wet and wild  lotus-pink resort quite aptly and tactfully  recreates the legend of Atlantis in a luxury hotel, entertainment complex, aquarium, and water park. Guests at the hotel are offered a free entry into the celebrated  141-acre Aquaventure.


One of the best known cruise ship ports among all  cruise ship ports in  the Caribbean, Nassau manages to entice visitors in spite of  the crowds of camera-toting tourists.  Not a very long  catamaran ride away from Nassau, animal lovers could  cavort with dolphins on a day trip to Blue Lagoon Island.

3) Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

It is  amidst  the virgin eastside coast of the Bahamas, the Exuma Cays Land . This place can proudly boast of housing the best azure delights in the Carribean. So , what are you waiting for? Pack your bags now.

4)Harbour Island

Pretty Harbour Island is located northeast of its elder sibling,  Eleuthera,  and is one of the most aged colonies in the Bahamas. It is aslso known as the site of the first Bahamian parliament; English Loyalists stayed here in the 1700s. Named for its luxurious  pink sand beaches and fancy resorts, the island is commonly  known as “Briland,”  and has long been a getaway destination for the rich and famous.

5)Grand Bahama

The northern tip  of the Bahamian islands, Grand Bahama is a famous place for package tourists and cruises. The capital, Freeport, is the second largest city in the Bahamas.

6) Andros Island

Did you know that Andros contains the biggest landmass in the Bahamas, and houses the third biggest barrier reef in the world, alongside ample  freshwater blue holes and under the sea caves. It thus means, that this is a coveted destination for divers. The island’s vast wetlands create channels, which are primarily for  boating and fishing areas. Fly fishing is massive  here, and Andros is also known as  “the bonefishing capital of the world.” Amazing, right?





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