Whether you are seeking a quiet and exclusive hideaway, or a beachfront all inclusive resort, or a luxurious private villa, there, on the Bahamas, you'll find just what you are looking for.
The Islands of the Bahamas is the country of over 700 islands stretching over 100,000 square miles of the Western Atlantic Ocean. Each Bahamian island has its own special sights and things to do, however, there are some standards. Fishing, boating, and all other water activities can be done throughout the Bahamas. And, because of the exceptionally clear waters, one should enjoy these activities immensely. All of the Bahamian islands boast incredible beaches. Five percent of the worlds' coral can be found in the waters of the Bahamas, including the world's third longest barrier reef. And, conveniently for snorklers and divers, the Bahamas has the clearest waters in the world, with visibility of over 200 feet!
On many of the islands, tiny villages set down amongst palms and pines and iridescent sands. These beautiful islands lie only 50 miles off the Florida coast - far closer than any destination in the Caribbean. The same conditions that make these islands so amenable to sailors and fisherman draw visitors to the vast and diverse underwater parks. With more than 5% of the planet's reef mass, The Bahamas offer inexhaustible pleasures and challenges to snorkelers and divers. The natural beauty of the water extends to the thousands of miles of shoreline, which has some of the world's most stunningly beautiful and unsullied beaches. From the pink sands of Harbour Island and Eleuthera to the deserted strands of the Exumas and San Salvador, there is a lifetime of beaches to experience.
Calm waters and cooling tradewinds have rightfully earned the Bahamas an international reputation for sailing, with regattas and races held year-round. The islands are actually the birthplace of the Gulf Stream, a phenomenon that also accounts for their astonishing variety and abundance of marine life.
Once ashore, explore the natural beauty of these islands by plane or by bicycle. Or enjoy a round of golf, a set of tennis, or a visit to any of the island's shopping arcades or casinos. And of course, if you prefer, there is always the old standby--relaxing on a beach, with a good book, a refreshing tropical drink and a close friend.
Less than 100 miles from Florida, the jewels of the Bahamian islands float in turquoise waters unlike any throughout the Caribbean. There you'll see bustling cities with nightlife and casinos. Deserted Out Islands with only a resort as inhabitants.
Although the Bahamas are as diverse and numerous as the days of the year, the reassuring unifier is the charm and hospitality of its people. Bahamians will be more than happy to introduce you to the richness of their history, folklore, culture and cuisine.
Parasailing, waterskiing, diving, bonefishing, or relaxing on a pink sand beach with your favorite book. Whatever you are looking for, one of the 700 islands of the Bahamas be sure you will have it.