BAHAMAS TOURIST OFFICE
The sixteen main islands that make up The Islands of The Bahamas are scattered at the most northern edge of the Caribbean region.
It is no surprise that The Bahamas is a magnet for beach, water sport lovers and island hoppers as even the beaches come in different colours. Soft pink, bright white and golden sands offer little coves or beaches stretching for miles alongside some of the clearest waters in the world. Filmmakers and photographers are drawn to the perfect locations both on land and underwater, and the attractions don’t end there. Designer shopping along Bay Street and the hand crafted goods in the Straw Market beckon for a little retail therapy.
The PGA golf courses scattered throughout the islands, such as the Greg Norman designed course on Great Exuma, boast international tournaments as do the casinos of Nassau, whether professional poker players or holiday visitors trying their hand with Lady Luck. The fun and culture of Junkanoo musicians and dancers are the rhythm of Bahamian life and world class entertainers gather to perform in glamorous nightclubs around Nassau and Paradise Island.
Fly down the island chain to the Exuma Islands and you will be astounded by the spectacular blues of the waters surrounding the cays, even from outer space astronauts have commented on their beauty.
With a cay for every day of the year The Exuma Islands have history and culture, and the Exumans’ deep regard for nature is easily understood with a visit to The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park based around Warderick Wells Cay. Thousands of divers and snorkelers are attracted every year to the exquisite turquoise waters. Taking a water taxi over to Stocking Island for day of beach and barbeque is a real experience, often mingling with visitors from all ports who sail down the cays, making Stocking Island a regular stop.