Heaven really isn’t so far away – in fact, you can find it just off the Florida coast in the Bahamas. The Bahamas is a chain of seven hundred tiny islands which combine a laid-back Caribbean lifestyle with the charming elegance of a British Colony.
The centerpiece of the Bahamas experience is New Providence Island, which is home to Cable Beach, Nassau, and Paradise Island. With its miles and miles of gleaming white beaches stretching out next to a turquoise-blue sea featuring the clearest waters on earth, and its palm trees waving in the balmy breezes, resorts in the Bahamas are indeed as close to heaven as you can find here on earth. Besides the natural wonders of the Caribbean, Bahamas hosts terrific casinos, glamorous nightlife, gourmet dining, championship golf courses, snorkeling and scuba diving, and some of the best shopping in the Caribbean. We have many More Bahamas Vacation Information, Travel Review and Attractions Articles Now Available.
Nassau and Paradise Island have everything that both water lovers and land lovers love. The hotels and marinas in Nassau offer a vast variety of rentals and charters for the fishing and cruising time of your life, including full-crewed and catered trips on sailboats, day cruises, submarine cruises, bare boat rentals (for experienced sailors), motorboats, small sailboats, and jet skis. Lots of different all inclusive travel packages are available, including diving, snorkeling, barefoot picnicking on a remote beach, or onboard gourmet dining and drinking. Other water adventures available include kayaking on the tranquil waters and swimming with dolphins.
Fun tours guided by friendly, experienced guides can be arranged through the concierge at your resort, or online. Don’t miss the entrancing views from Fort Fincastle and the Water Tower, the highest place on the island; the beautifully appointed Versailles Gardens on Paradise Island with their fountains, statues, and French cloisters, and the formal British colonial architecture of Parliament Square in Nassau’s downtown. The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas features Bahamian artists as well as world renowned landscapes by Winslow Homer. Kids of all ages love the Pirates of Nassau museum whose interactive exhibits (including a complete pirate ship with crew) show part of Nassau’s notorious history. One fabulous stop on the Bahamas all inclusive resorts tour is the world-famous Straw Market, with its colorful bustle of vegetable and fruit stalls and its fresh fish market, where you can bargain to your hearts’ content. For serious buyers and browsers, the upscale shopping in Bay Street’s exclusive international boutiques displays the elegant creations of top-notch designers and artisans. For those over eighteen, the Bahamas casinos jump with music, color and the thrill of world-class gaming, including black jack, baccarat, craps, slot machines, and sports betting.
If you are in Bahamas late December – January, don’t miss the fabulous Junkanoo festival with its colorfully dressed street dancers who parade to the music of whistles, cowbells, and goatskin drums. We have many More Caribbean Vacation Information, Travel Review and Attractions Articles Now Available.