Do you think the Bahamas is the land of beaches? Of course it is. The Bahamas, an English-speaking nation in the Caribbean Sea, is the only country in the Americas which has 700 islands and 2,300 rocky islets and reefs, but thanks to this it has more beaches and natural pools than the Dominican Republic, Portugal, France and other nations.

This country — which conserves 30% of its territory intact — has many of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with several world-class resorts, aquatic parks and shopping centers — millions of dollars have been spent in the last decades on reforming the country’s tourist industry. Certainly it is a unique place on the planet.

The nation remains one of the Caribbean’s two richest countries, ahead of even Cuba and Puerto Rico. The country’s per capita income of $ 20,000 is $ 3,500 more than that of Spain. In this context, it offers the tourist all magic of its land, traditions and people.

Approximately six million foreign visitors arrive in The Bahamas annually. Citizens of the United States do not need a visa.

This country is also known as the “fishing capital of the world”. These islands attract fishing enthusiasts from America and from all over the world. Many world fishing records have been set in The Bahamas since 1940. On May 5, 1998 Richard Evans caught a big dolphin — the best dolphin catch of recent years.

There is no surprise about why today’s tourists love The Bahamas or why the film-makers of such films as “Flipper’s New Adventure” ( 1964 ), “Around the World Under the Sea” ( 1966 ), “The Day of the Dolphin” ( 1973 ) , “For Your Eyes Only” ( 1981 ), “Cocoon” ( 1985 ), “Flipper” ( 1996 ) and “Casino Royale” ( 2006 ) chose to shoot their films on the island.

Nassau — The Pearl of the Caribbean

Nassau — the national capital — is one of the most exciting “most visit” places in the Caribbean, where you can find something for everyone, from amazing beaches, yachting holidays, friendly people and restaurants to golf and tennis courses. It is a tropical paradise located only 80km to the South of Florida. It has taken on the commercial aura of such popular international resorts as Honolulu, Tahiti, and Cannes.

The avenues of Nassau are lined with graceful palm tress, gardens, shops, cafes, pubs, and modern office buildings. At Nassau’s top restaurants, visitors can enjoy seafoods from many parts of the world.

Nassau — it’s situated on the Providence island — is a multicultural city known for its vibrant nightlife

and hospitality, where white people, mestizos and black people from all social strata, men and women of all ages, live in total harmony.

This metropolis is also home to many of the world’s most amazing resorts. These resorts have been visited by famous people such as the Princess Diana, Matt Damon, Dayana Mendoza, Andy Garcia, and Mariah Carey. The resorts are surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches — crystal-clear, tropical vegetation and white sand. Each resort is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the many options of water sports and other traditional sports. And all this with a big advantage: a few miles from Nassau International Airport ( considered among the best of the Americas ).

The Abacos – Passion for Watersports

It — famous for the jewel-like colours of its sea — offers the perfect conditions for the practice of water sports , making it a fascinating destination for visitors. In Abacos, for example, you can see many people going to the beach. They all share the country’s passion — sailing.

The people of Abacos are proud that their island is the home of famous sailors, such as Percival Knowles, Godfrey Kelly, Basic Kelly, Robert Eardles, Kenneth Albury, Sloan Farrington, Cecil Cooke and Durward Knowles ( who won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Asia).These sailors helped make Abacos one of the most famous marines in the world.

In Marsh Harbour, one of the major places in this tropical paradise, there are excellent marines. It’s a perfect place for water sports lovers! In addition to offering excellent marines, Marsh Harbour has fashionable shops, seafood restaurants, and cultural centers.

The Blue Lagoon Island – The Kingdom of Dolphins.

If you like marine mammals, visit the Blue Lagoon, a scientific and recreational beach holiday. This place is world-famous for its dolphins, one of the most intelligent mammals on Earth. It is now one of the country’s biggest attractions, and every year hundreds of thousands of people come to swim and play with dolphins – an intimate contact with marine nature.

There many water sports facilities, shops, cafes, bars and exotic restaurants here where you can relax. This place is recommended for children.

Paradise Island – A Holiday Resort

Spectacular beaches, pleasant climate, amazing hotels, and clean restaurants make the Paradise Island — it’s close to the capital city of The Bahamas — one of the favorite year-round playgrounds of the Caribbean. The island is generally considered to be the most beautiful scenery in the whole of The Bahamas.

This island — whose beauty make it seem like a miniature Hawaii — also offers plenty of opportunities for waters sports. Many beaches are great for snorkeling, scuba diving — a favorite outdoor activity –, swimming and fishing. The island also has excellent snack bars, souvenir shops and restaurants. There are a lot of restaurants serving high-quality international cuisine.

Grand Bahama Island – The Modern Tropical Garden

Everything you can imagine can become adventure in this magic island. There’s so much beautiful scenery to see — lovely beaches, ecological sites, and tropical gardens. One of the world’s largest underwater cave systems are within the island. This ecological site has been declared national heritage. The island’s salt waters are also the home of fascinating fishes, birds and plants.

The island has one of the most modern and advanced resorts — built in the Hawaiian style — in the Caribbean, located between stunning beaches and exotic gardens, where you can practice nautical sports or you can walk around the shops. In this atmosphere, you’ll find the people terribly friendly in all those places.

Without a doubt, it is really one of the prettiest islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

San Salvador – A world-Famous Landmark

If you like historic sites, visit San Salvador, a beautiful old seaside town, with rich history, stunning beaches and street markets. It’s nearly 520 years old.

Christopher Columbus first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in October 1492. Today it, one of the island’s oldest, is a national historic site, and an open-air museum. The island has at least four memorials in honor of Christopher Columbus. The monuments are the most photographed spots on the island. San Salvador is also home to the typical wildlife of the region.

Andros Island – An Outstanding Natural Area

Island of beautiful landscapes, secluded beaches, tasteful food, and wonderful climate. It has one of the largest barrier reefs on the planet — one of the natural wonders in the Caribbean and one of the country’s loveliest national parks. The whole island is really buzzing at the moment.

Source by Alejandro Guevara Onofre