Top Ten Things To Do & See In The Bahamas

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The Bahamas is your year-round vacation destination; a perennial destination where you can really go anytime. Comprised of chain of 700 islands and cays in southeast of Florida, United States, north of Cuba and the Caribbean, The Bahamas is a self-governing country and a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Easily accessible anywhere from North America, The Bahamas is one of the most coveted vacation destinations of the world.

The Bahamas is your destination, if you are fond of beaches; the mesmerizing islands of Bahamas are widely known for white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. If you are sports fishing buff, The Bahamas is a perfect destination for you. The Bahamas is your destination for terrific, thrilling and thumping nightlife. It is your complete vacation package offering a myriad of things to see and do on its captivating islands. The top ten things to do and see in The Bahamas include-

Bahamian Beaches - The Bahamas the land of a number of cool & pristine beaches, which include Cable Beach on New Providence Island, the beautiful white beaches of Paradise Island and the pale pink sands of Harbour Island. You can enjoy windsurfing, water-skiing, diving, fishing, sailing, parasailing, seaside restaurants, beach bars, and many more.

Nassau - The beauty of the Bahamian capital, Nassau dwells on New Providence Island. The island takes you to 18th-century forts and pastel-colored Georgian structural designs, and the Bahamian olden times and civilization at the Pompey Museum or the Junkanoo Museum. Its Caribbean area provides a vast range of enjoyable activities to fill your day. You can enjoy sport fishing adventures at the Bayshore Marina. You can also enjoy island picnicking in the sunny and warm weather of the island.

Grand Bahama Island Freeport/Lucaya - The place was designed and built by Wallace Groves in 1955. It is known as the second most populated city in the Islands of The Bahamas. Grand Bahama Island Freeport and Lucaya show off plushy resorts, shops, clubs, casinos, golf courses, and beaches near the town, which are excellently furnished to deliver each type of water sport. You can enjoy dolphining (enjoying with dolphins), diving, windsurfing, parasailing, and other activities

Eleuthera - This is the most popular island in the Bahamas. The island boasts of its majestic villages, pineapple groves, pink sandy beaches, stylish restaurants and vibrant nightlife.

McLean's Town - The farthest settlement in the east, situated on a separate cay, McLean's Town is town of fishers. The town is best known for the Conch Cracking Contest held during the Heroes' Day holiday in October. Here you can enjoy traditional Bahamian foods, quadrille dancing, climbing the greasy pole, Junkanoo, sculling contests and beer sucking contests.

Andros - Andros offers you the world's third-longest coral barrier reef. The place is intertwined with brooks and highly forested midland, with a largely unaffected and natural interior, and is home to more than 100 species of bird.

Bimini Road - The paradise for Scuba divers, Bimini Road is well-known for the extraordinary undersea activities resembling paving blocks of a giant aqua-highway - off Paradise Point at the north end of Bimini Bay. The huge limestone bars are visible in thin water, similar to the massive hand-hewn building blocks of the Incas.

Inagua National Park - This national park shield's the world's largest breeding colony of West Indian Flamingos. The total area of this park is about 743 sq km (287 sq mi). It also has Lake Rosa, which is a sparkling mirror reflecting the tricks of reddish-pink egrets, roseate spoonbills, tricolored Louisiana herons, and about 50,000 hot pink flamingos.

Long Island - It is the most beautiful place in The Bahamas. Atlantic rollers crash against the cliffs on the windward coast whereas shallow bays shuffle up the western shore. Snorkelling is chiefly good at the reef gardens on the cape's southern end. Stella Maris is the island's main base, and the setting is acclaimed for scuba diving and sport fishing.

Pinder's Point - It is situated on the rocky coast east of Hawksbill Creek. Formerly, it has four separate towns namely as Pinder's Point, Lewis Yard, Hunter's and Mack Town and each of them was named after its founder. Finally, after freed slaves adopted the lands and passed them on to their descendants and then these four different communities mingles into each other, and forms a four-mile stretch of habitations that comprehends the island's oldest Catholic Parish, three restaurants, three bars, two churches, and two boiling holes.

Orson Johnson writes travel guides for various destinations. Check out more of his articles on Holiday Velvet, a website providing listings for Bahamas holiday plans, villas, hotels and vacation apartment and villa rentals.

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