And now for some information about the Bahamas……
The Bahamas is known for its stellar beaches. With over 2,000 breath-taking islands and cays, and the clearest water on Earth, it’s no wonder people come from all over the world to sink their toes into miles of pure white, and in some places pink, sand. Many of the beaches have been voted “best in the world” by numerous publications; In short, the beaches you’ll find here are the very definition of paradise.
There is no finer journey than the one that leads you to paradise. The fish are more colourful, the coral reefs are brighter and the water clearer. Since the moment Christopher Columbus came ashore in the New World, The Bahamas have been a magnet for sea vessels. Everyone from Blackbeard to Ernest Hemingway has made the voyage. Whether you’re planning a quick getaway to The Bimini Islands or a weeklong voyage to Nassau/Paradise Island, the waters of The Bahamas are waiting for you.
Take the opportunity to discover Bahamian cuisine while you’re here. It’s spicy and uniquely flavoured, indicative of the diversity of the islands and the people. Fresh seafood is the staple diet. Fresh conch sprinkled with lime juice and spices is delicious. Other delicacies you’ll enjoy are land crabs and the Bahamian “rock lobster. Local restaurants will feature traditional Bahamian favourites, while more artisan options will combine international cuisine with island flavour. To wash it all down, try some Bahamian-style lemonade, unleaded or leaded coconut water (which locals call “sky juice”), or one of the local beers—Kalik or Sands.
The Islands of The Bahamas, offer an array of dive experiences like no other destination in the world. You’ll find sunken Spanish galleons, inland blue holes, underwater caves and forest-like coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life. You can even feed and swim with reef sharks—an experience sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Explore what else makes The Bahamas the most complete diving destination in the world.
The Bahamas is a perfect playground for kids of all ages. Throw on a saddle and trot up and down the pristine shores on horseback. Get down and dirty with a little sand volleyball. Or simply build a sand castle on the beach. Kids can even attend Kids Camp, where they’ll find a replica of a famous sunken Spanish galleon. Whatever takes their interest, know that you can find fun for the whole family in The Bahamas.
Whether you’re a first-timer casting a line from a pier or a deep-sea fanatic eager to beat one of the 50 world fishing records set in The Bahamas, you’ll find all types of fishing here. The waters of The Bahamas are full of prize fish. And the licensed guides know exactly where to find them. Wade through the many saltwater flats or ‘marls’ for some bonefish, one of the prolific species to be found in the waters. Or, charter a boat and troll the deep seas for a prized marlin. The islands play host to so many exotic fish that there’s sure to be fewer stories about the one that got away! Local guides have been trained to provide a safe and customer friendly angling experience, based on globally accepted sustainable principles.
When the moon lights up the night sky, the entertainment world awakens in The Bahamas. Throughout the islands, you can find quaint bars serving up our traditional Goombay, Junkanoo or Rake & Scrape music, as well as New York-style nightclubs and everything in between. Enjoy a tropical Bahamian cocktail while you try your hand in a casino, or enjoy the sounds of live music in a bar or club. And, on some islands you can sit on a beach and watch a bonfire under the full moon.
Shopping in The Bahamas is a unique experience. Throughout the islands, shoppers will find a variety of jewellery, local crafts and other authentic Bahamian items. From stylish boutiques to open-air markets to straw vendors and even large retail centres, The Bahamas offers a plethora of unique products that reflect its heritage, creativity and passion.
Golf in The Bahamas is absolutely breath-taking. With courses that line the clear-blue Atlantic waters, golfers from all over the world yearn for the chance to play in The Bahamas—even the pros. Take Great Exuma for example. It features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by golf legend Greg Norman. It’s set to become one of the world’s greatest Oceanside clubs. Numerous islands in The Bahamas boast pristine golf courses that challenge both the novice and professional golfer.
OCEAN CLUB GOLF COURSE
The Ocean Club at Paradise Island is an exciting way to EXPERIENCE TROON GOLF in the Bahamas. Discover a championship Tom Weiskopf golf course.
THE REEF COURSE
18-hole Reef Course became part of Grand Bahama Island’s landscape in December 2000. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in a contemporary links style, a strong short game goes a long way on this breath-taking course.
FORTUNE HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
A challenging Fortune Hills 9-hole golf course has the longest par 5 in The Bahamas (530 yards) and has a friendly Club House Bar where you will feel right at home after the game. This 36-par, 3,458 yard course is designed by Dick Wilson and Joe Lee and gives golfers welcoming greens, brilliant scenery, and stern challenges, especially on the No. 3 hole.
THE ABACO CLUB AT WINDING BAY, THE ABACOS
The private golf course at The Abaco Club is the debut of the world’s first Scottish-style links course in a tropical location. Designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, the Abaco Club offers a 7,182-yard course that continues to get rave reviews for its beauty and drama year after year.
TREASURE CAY GOLF CLUB AT TREASURE CAY BEACH, MARINA & GOLF RESORT, THE ABACOS
Designed by Dick Wilson this 18-hole, par 72 island classic opened for play in 1968. True to Wilson’s tropical form, the course sports elevated and undulating greens, nicely framed with both bunkering and natural island foliage. The first tee is just a minute’s cart ride from the ocean and resort reception.
The layout measures a healthy 6,985 yards from the blue tees and can prove a challenge for any player with unpredictable ocean breezes.
GRAND ISLE RESORT & SPA, GREAT EXUMA
This 18-hole championship golf course, designed by golf legend Greg Norman and opened in 2003, may be one of the world’s greatest ocean-side clubs. Six signature holes hug the perimeter of Emerald Bay’s scenic peninsula, providing unparalleled vistas along the turquoise water. The final holes are on a rocky peninsula that not only provide challenges to golfers, but offer spectacular views of the ocean.
One thing we have plenty of is crystal-blue water. And, yes, it feels just as amazing as it looks. Averaging 80°F year-round, it’s perfect for any type of water sport. Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, parasailing or even swimming excursions with wild dolphins, you’ll find it in The Bahamas.