Discovered by the great Christopher Columbus in the year 1492, the Bahamas are a ready-made explorer’s wonderland. Ever since Columbus ...
Discovered by the great Christopher Columbus in the year 1492, the Bahamas are a ready-made explorer’s wonderland. Ever since Columbus discovered these limestone landscapes, its 700 islands and 2400 cays have seen everyone from pirates to rum smugglers set foot upon its shores. Travellers to the Bahamas can expect lots of Abacos history, partying at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, diving at Andros, kayaking the 365 Exuma Cays and relaxing on the pink sandy beaches of Eleuthera. The capital and commercial center of the island is Nassau. It is one of the most high energy spots in the Bahamas and along with being an offshore banking haven has multiple duty-free shops selling jewellery, coins, perfumes and rum cakes. For a little bit of the islands history visit the Pompey Museum that holds a wealth of information about the slaves journey from Africa to the Carribean or the Pirates of Nassau Museum if you’re a pirate nut. Art enthusiasts will love the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and the Doongalik Studios. Other visit worthy spots in the Bahamas include the Graycliff Cigar Co., Ardastra Gardens Zoo and Conservation Center, Versailles Gardens, Potters Cay Market, Fort Charlotte, Fort Fincastle and the Queens Staircase, Government House, Rawson Square and Prince George Wharf. The best time to visit the Bahamas is definitely between the period of June to August. The Bahamas has a host of amazing hotels including the One and Only Ocean Club, The Cove Atlantis, Comfort Suites Paradise Island, The Island House, Sunset Resort, Paradise Harbour Club and Marina, Colony Club Inn and Suites and Graycliff Hotel so you don’t have to worry about finding a great place to stay.
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