Nassau, Cable Beach, Paradise Island and
The Bahama-Out-Islands (also known as the Bahamas Family Islands)
There are THREE distinct parts of Nassau
The busy Waterfront shopping district
Colonial mansions and expensive town homes at top of the cliff
"Over the Hill", where the local Bahamians live.
Visitors experience authenic local food, and
real Nassau culture
Nassau, the Capital, is 21 miles long, seven miles wide, and one of the smallest major islands. Nassau is most popular US weekend destination. Americans are attracted to mild climate, casinos, beaches, diving and entertainment.
Paradise Island is located on the big island of New Providence. The ferry transports passengers from Nassau to Paradise Island. Paradise Island has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.
Cable Beach is also located on New Providence. Cable Beach got its name from being the first place where the Bahamas first cable link to Florida was established. Cable Beach is also known for fine beaches.
Freeport / Lucaya is located on Grand Bahama. Freeport offers endless watersports by day, gambling and entertainment at night, and great beaches.
Bahama's National Bird - Pink Flamingo
A flamingo that is well-fed and healthy is vibrantly coloured bright pink and is more desirable as a mate. A white or pale flamingo, however, is usually unhealthy or suffering from a lack of food.
Conch is a favorite staple of the Bahamian diet.
It is served in salads, chowders, and fritters.
Conch starts as pinhead size egg. The conch grows a claw, hides in sand for one year while growing its shell.
Only one in 10,000 Conch grows a pearl.
Ardastra Gardens has provided a safe haven and breeding center for Bahamas Pink Flamingos.
Watersports in The Bahamas
Natural phenomena - underwater channels of coral emanating light blue aura seen from surface. There are more Blue Holes found in the Bahama Island than anywhere else in the world.
The Bahama islands have shallow coves, waist deep, going hundreds of yards into the water.
Experienced divers enjoy canyons, blue holes, and the Bahams Walls where the Bahama bank drops sheer down to the ocean floor.
The word "Bahamas"
is derived from the Spanish "Baja Mar" which means
The Family Island of the Bahamas
Known for crystal clear water, favoriable winds, Abaco has earned reputation as Bahamas sailing capital.
Great and Little Abaco both have great beaches, lagoons offering seclusion, peace.
The Bahama Family Islands pace is slower, the people are friendlier, and the focus is on natural beauty. These islands don't attract tourist looking for casinos and nightclubs . . .
Untouched, tropical environment. Andros has pine forests filled with exotic flowers, tropical birds.
Andros Barrier Reef, 3rd largest in the world, a thrill for expert divers tackling
"over the wall" dive 185 feet down.
Explore Blue Holes all along reef.
Exceptional beaches, some cays are privately owned while others have no inhabitants.
Main settlement, Bullocks Harbour has few restaurants, stores.
Known for diving and thriving fishing charter business
A speck in the ocean, just 50 miles from Florida.
Eastern side filled with boat slips, marinas. Western side is one continuos stretch of pristine beach. Famous tourist spots are Fountain of Youth.
Legend has it Lost City of Atlantis is offshore beneath the waves.
Miles of secluded pink sand beaches, Cat Island offers towering cliffs, dense vegetation.
This tiny island is the perfect place for seclusion, peace and quiet.
100 miles long, and only 3 miles wide, pink sand beaches.
At Glass Window, visitors can view the rugged Atlantic on one side of the road, and the calm Caribbean sea waters on
the other side.
Drive North, take Ferry to Spanish Wells, or Harbour Island.
Actor Johnny Depp bought a whole island in the Exumas.
Favorite dive spot is Mystery Cave with access to Blue Holes. Boat charters to Exuma Cays Land, Sea Park located off northern coast.
Lively island located off coast of Eleuthera.
Famous pink sand beaches of Harbour Island have been photographed by travel magazines for years. Lots of dining and entertainment.
Best known for population of birds. Flocks of Pink Flamingos at Island National Park.
Limited lodging, few swimming spots. Island is dominated by Morton Salt Company, covering more than 34,000 acres.
Tropic of Cancer runs through the island. Like the name, island is extremely long and thin.
Popular, daring shark dive at Stella Maris. Caves have ancient carvings from Lucuyans, the original Indian inhabitants.
Island has distinction of the Bahamas' most historically significant island.
This was Columbus first stop in the New World. Columbus arrived at the end of his journey across Atlantic in 1492. Exact location believed to be Fernandez Bay.
The Caribbean Flamingo adult males grow to a height of nearly six feet tall.
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Sunset over Harbour Island via Pinterest
Great Exumas Sunset via Pinterest
Bahamas Junkanoo Celebration via Pinterest
Abaco Sunset via Pinterest