WHY VISIT THE BAHAMAS
The Bahamas embody our dreams of the ends of the earth under sunshine and blue skies. Symbolic of relaxation and wealth in popular imagination they are however more than just a fiscal paradise. By discovering them by visiting several islands of this huge archipelago you will no doubt have some pleasant surprises if you tear yourself away from the fantastic swimming pools of the sumptuous luxury hotels.
The Capital, Nassau, is very Americanised although its historical center is worth a visit, and very animated when a boat arrives. The Royal Victoria Garden with its hundreds of tropical plant species is also a pleasant and relaxing place to visit.
The Biminis, to the east of Miami, offers the visitors warm clear waters ideal for diving with many tropical fish, playful dolphins, and succulent fresh seafood dishes available at the terrace restaurants.
Grand Bahama is the second most popular island but it has a certain charm away from the crowds with its lovely white sand beaches, tropical forests populated with native wildlife, and underwater grottoes.
Long Island has been fairly well protected from the effects of tourism and offers fantastic landscapes of wave-washed cliffs, sheltered bays, and turquoise waters lapping on white-sand beaches, coral gardens, and flocks of wild birds congregating on dunes amongst many other things.
Cat Island and Andros have for now escaped the tourists and you will have a wonderful time.
WHAT TO SEE IN THE BAHAMAS
WHEN TO GO TO THE BAHAMAS
The best period to visit the Bahamas is from xxx to xxxx.
The Bahamas profit from almost permanent sunshine although this is not their only advantage: Their temperate climate cooled by the trade winds, warm temperatures in winter, hot but not overbearing temperatures in summer have made this an ideal destination nearly all year round.
Even during the rainy season, between May and November, the downfall is generally sporadic, especially towards the south. It is still advisable though to avoid this area between June and August as the heat can be a little too much at times but the rest of these territories remain very pleasant and the waters agreeably warm for swimming.
Winter can be a little cool towards the north.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of the Bahamas.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH THE BAHAMAS
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE BAHAMAS
health tips & vaccination: none
local currency: Bahamian dollar
local time zone: GMT-4
electricity: type A and type B (120 V – 60 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN THE BAHAMAS
typical food in the Bahamas
souvenirs from the Bahamas