It begins only 50 miles off the coast of
The Bahamas is just a quick journey by boat or airplane
Who goes to the Bahamas?
There are over 700 Islands of the Bahamas sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean
starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida with the Bimini’s. This archipelago is an oasis featuring 2,000
breathtaking cays and boasts some of the clearest water on earth. With a visibility of over 200 feet, is
there any wonder that this is the travel destination of water lovers worldwide! In addition, the Bahamas sports
the world’s third largest barrier reef.
The moment you gaze at the crystal clear water ranging in color from turquoise to cobalt, you will know that
you are visiting someplace special. As soon as you squish the warm white sugar sand between your toes,
you will be wondering why it took you so long to visit the Bahamas!
Picking your destination is definitely the most difficult task!
A vacation to the Bahamas can be many different things depending on what type of activity you
enjoy. Perhaps you love to fish or maybe play tennis … knowing what activity you want to pursue will help you
in choosing your best Bahamas vacation. The islands of the Bahamas offers a little bit of everything, you
just need to know where to find it.
After you've chosen the island you'll be staying on, you need to begin the job of deciding what
sort of accommodations you prefer and how you'll spend your time once you're in The Bahamas. Discussing your
vacation priorities can help ensure that everyone has a great time. Once the group's priorities are
established, you can start looking into the best arrangements. Staying near the reefs will keep the snorkelers in
your party happy, while finding a resort with an 18-hole course will satisfy fans of golf.
The decisions you make now for your vacation in The Bahamas will determine whether or not you
have the incredible trip that you deserve. Take your time to decide before choosing and then relax, knowing that
your both your research and attention to detail have paid off, and an adventure in the Bahamas is waiting for
The culture in the Bahamas should also be considered. The influences of English, African, and
native settlers have blended to give the islands a distinct character. The unhurried lifestyle of most residents is
one of the islands' most attractive qualities.
The remote Out Islands, like the Abacos or Exumas can be a great choice for vacationers who want to avoid the usual
tourist traps and hangouts found in the more popular areas of The Bahamas. Naturally it is more difficult to get to
these places and the issue of transportation should be planned for in advance. English is the official language of
The Bahamas, but dialects and accents vary throughout the islands and inhabitants of more remote regions may be
harder to understand than those who are accustomed to speaking with travelers. These are the sorts of details that
should be considered when making your travel decisions.
The close proximity of The Bahamas to the U.S. mainland is a feature that many travelers find
attractive. If you plan to visit several islands while on vacation, you should decide on the best way to travel
between your destinations. The inter-island ferries are very popular in The Bahamas, shuttling passengers from one
island to another, but they are more time consuming than the commuter planes that offer similar service. Before
choosing, you ought to weigh factors such as expense, travel time, and the experience afforded by each method.
Paradise is just a short plane ride from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale via the International Airports
in South Florida. And many airlines now offer direct flights to Bimini, Nassau/Paradise Island, Grand Bahamas
Island or The Out Islands. You can also sail into one of the 32 ports of entry. Once you arrive, go island hopping
…. Explore underwater ... Or do nothing but relax on one of the pristine beaches ... you are in the Bahamas
When is the best time to plan my vacation in the Bahamas? This chart will give you some idea as
to what kind of weather to expect.
The Bahamas isn’t all that far away from the USA, but in terms of lifestyle …. AHHHH!