The Bahamas is an archipelago of about 2,000 islands and cays, each more beautiful than the last. With gleaming white sands, nodding palm trees and turquoise seas, it’s the stereotypical Caribbean paradise. Don’t go expecting some kind of a castaway existence, though – being one of the richest countries in the Americas, most of the major islands and cities are very well developed.

    The warm, shallow waters surrounding the Bahamas are home to most of the favorite things to do here. They're a playground for sailors, snorkelers, deep-sea fishers and all sorts of other water sports enthusiasts. On land, you'll find a good mix of heritage sites and modern hotels, along with a fun-loving culture.

    What to see & do in Bahamas

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    Things to do in the Bahamas open the gateway to a true tropical paradise in the Caribbean with pink sand beaches, historic sites, animal experiences, and outdoor adventure. Here you can lay out on any number of beaches from Musha Cay to Cabbage Beach, Elbow Cay to Pink Sands Beach with actual bright pink sand. At Compass Cay, you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming with dolphins. You can... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Bahamas

    • 10 Great Restaurants in The Bahamas

      The selection of great restaurants in The Bahamas includes fantastic venues from across the archipelago. Fresh seafood straight from the waters of the Caribbean dominates the menu, lovingly prepared with French and Creole flair. But the landlubber needn’t despair – there are pork and chicken dishes aplenty, too. Keen to sink your teeth into tantalizing Bahamian fare? We’ve rounded down a...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Bahamas

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in The Bahamas

      The best places to go shopping in the Bahamas include traditional markets, duty-free designer boutiques, and the bustling Nassau downtown. There are artisan markets and informal shopping locations that are great places to buy authentic Bahamian souvenirs. But be prepared to haggle! Most visitors to the Bahamas bring home handwoven straw products, rum, cigars, and jewelry. Whether you're looking...

    Useful information

    • Bahamas Travel Essentials

      Our Bahamas Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Lynden Pindling International Airport to my hotel? What currency and type of...

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