Bahamas Destination Information
Vacation in The Bahamas
In the Bahamas, discover a spectacular chain of hundreds of islands, each with its own distinctive charms and striking geography. There’s Paradise Island, where world-class resorts line vibrant beaches teeming with evening activities. Nassau is a bustling city, while nearby Cable Beach is a two-mile stretch of stunning coastline where plenty of fun is to be found. In contrast, the Out Islands of the Bahamas offer a more secluded, sheltered experience. And Grand Bahama Island is a dazzling beauty with ecological marvels and endless pursuits.
With over 700 islands and cays stretching south off the coast of Florida, The Bahamas spans over 100,000 sq. miles of tropical Atlantic seas. The archipelago is distinctly unique from its Caribbean counterparts because the bulk of islands are not part of any deep underwater volcanic shelf system. Rather, most of the islands have formed over millions of years by shifting silt and sand in low levels of water to form a hard coral and limestone bedrock. It was Columbus who first named the island group Baja Mar—or “shallow sea.” Combine that lack of depth with so many protective land masses that make up the island chain, and the result is often impossibly serene and clear waters. Locals call it “liquid light.” More…..
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