Travel Tips & Information
Geographically the Bahamas may not
be part of the Caribbean, but you'd never know it by
their gorgeous beaches and beautiful waters. (See Bahamas Weddings Planners)
And with some islands only
50 miles off the U.S. east coast, the Bahamas have
become the Caribbean for many Floridians, especially on weekends, and Europeans looking for cheap holiday deals because of convenient flights. (See Bahamas Water Temperatures)
New Providence is the showcase
island and where the majority of tourists stay. At one time New Providence
was most famous for its city of Nassau,
now overshadowed by the hotels of adjacent Cable Beach and the Atlantis
fantasy mea-resort at Paradise
Island. (See Nassau Things To Do)
The biggest event of the year is the New Year's Junkanoo
Parade (see photo gallery).
But New Providence
no longer is the exclusive focus. After several false starts, Grand
Bahama Island finally is going to offer some serious competition.
The massive Our Lucaya at Port
Lucaya can match anything Nassau offers.
Moreover, Grand Bahama
has a new international airport terminal and expanding the passenger
shuttle boat service between it and Florida, only 50 miles away. Grand
Bahama is more accessible than it ever has been.
There is a region of the Bahamas
still without much glitz and glitter. These are the Family
Islands, once called the Out Islands, which actually
make up most of the Bahamas. (See Bahamas map)
They are less developed, slightly
remote landfalls, remain the way Nassau and Grand Bahama
were before mass tourism.
In a capsule, they are quiet,
peaceful, relaxed, uncrowded and unspoiled. The islanders
themselves appreciate those features and reciprocate by being more open
and friendly than their compatriots living in the hustle and bustle
of the big resort towns.
See what good uses all this seafood is put to at ABC's of Bahamas Cuisine.
Diving is as good and as varied as the fishing.
Do you know these interesting facts about
Best Time to Visit the Bahamas
Not every season is the same
Bahamas Water Temperatures
Not always pleasant in winter
What you need to know if you go
Married in the Bahamas
Marriage license requirements
Bahamas Wedding Planners
Most are located on New Providence
ABC's of Bahamas Cuisine
What to eat and where
Nassau Cruise Port Information
What to expect when you arrive
One Day in Nassau
Ideas on what to do
Nassau-Paradise Island Things To Do
Name says it all
Catch big fish up to 18 pounds
Atlantis Restaurant Recipes
For you to try at home
Many underwater sequences were filmed here
Bahamas Fishing Overview
Which islands are tops for fishing
They make up most of the country
Posed to rival Nassau in popularity?
Where Bahamas tourism began
Home to the Atlantis