Everyone needs a quick getaway from the stresses of the real world. There’s the Caribbean, Disney World, and Hawaii. The one tropical destination which invites millions from around the world is the Bahamas. There’s Nassau, Freeport, Lucaya, and Grand Turk. The Bahamas has it all. Tourism is its driving force. A new presentation is underway. If anyone has wondered what makes the Bahamas such a special tropical destination, or what awaits in such a massive chain of islands, this is it. This new lecture will unlock the nostalgia of the Bahamas. It’s time to pack the luggage, dig out the passports, and prepare for a tropical destination which will have curious travelers ready for the time of their lives.
The Bahamas are the most visited chain of islands in the western hemisphere. It is a chain of islands far bigger than expected. Together, the Bahamas are made up of seven hundred islands. These seven hundred islands include twenty-nine islands, islets, and six hundred and sixty-one cays. Among the six hundred and sixty-one cays, are the private islands which cruise lines lease from the Bahamian government. One of the most famous is Castaway Cay, Disney’s private Bahamian island. Today, it entertains Disney cruisers from all around the world.
The Bahamas are officially known as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Geographically, it is referred to as an archipelagic state within the Lucayan Archipelago. The capital is Nassau, on the island of New Providence. The designation of “the Bahamas” can refer either to the country or to the larger island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Bahamas is the site of Christopher Columbus’s first landfall in the New World in 1492. At that time, the islands were inhabited by the Lucayan, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taino people.
Concerning its tourism, the Bahamas is well known for its beautiful beaches. Among the most popular beaches on Grand Bahama Island are Fortune Beach, Gold Rock Beach, and Taino Beach. New Providence is home some of the most incredible beaches on earth. Nassau is located on the island of New Providence. New Providence is home to famous Junkanoo Beach, located minutes away from downtown Nassau. Other popular beaches on New Providence are Cable Beach, Jaws Beach, and Love Beach.
Aside from the beaches and tourism, the Bahamas features islands that are inhabited. Among them is Andros Island. It is the largest of all the islands. Andros Island is larger than the area of all seven hundred islands combined. Although tourism is its primary driving force, Andros Island is the least-explored island. The Bahamas are known for blue holes, or water-filled cave systems. Andros Island is home to the most blue holes-178 on land and 50 beneath the ocean. They attract divers from all over the world. Andros Island has recently acquired a dose of popularity. Andros Island has been the filming location for two well-known TV shows-Naked and Afraid and Jeremy Wade’s “River Monsters”. Vastly uninhabited, Andros Island has truly awakened travelers’ imaginations.
The Bahamas is truly the most popular tropical destination in the western hemisphere. It’s a quick airplane flight or a much anticipated seven-day cruise vacation awaiting. From its romantic beaches, to the bustling streets of Nassau, to the excitement of Atlantis and Baha Mar, the Bahamas is the ticket to a well-deserved getaway. Andros Island, Grand Bahama Island, New Providence, and the Turks and Caicos Islands are all part of this special tropical destination. It’s not an island nation with all the beaches, romance, and excitement. It is a nation of islands that fuel every traveler’s curiosity. It’s a tropical destination open to all senses. It’s simply the happy side of tourism. “The Bahamas: Islands of curiosity” is set to be completed by June 15th.