Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Bahamas, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Bahamas, America

Bahamas is a country and an Island in the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by Cuba and Hispaniola in the south, Turks and Caicos Islands on the southeast, Florida in USA towards northwest and Florida Keys in the west. It is made up of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets and covers an area of 13,878 sq. km.

Nassau is the capital of Bahamas located on the island of New Providence. English is the official language and Bahamian dollar is the currency of Bahamas.


Geography of Bahamas:

Bahamas coordinates with 25°4′ north latitude and 77°20′ east longitude.


History of Bahamas:

Bahamas derives its name from the Spanish ‘baja mar’ means ‘shallow water or sea’. Bahamas is called ‘the Bahamas’ in English language. The ancient history of Bahamas dates back to 11th century AD when the Taino people shifted to southern Bahamas from Hispaniola and Cuba. Bahamas was conquered by British in 1718 and it became independent from the United Kingdom on 10 July 1973.


How to reach Bahamas?

Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau is the largest and most important airport of Bahamas and Grand Bahama International Airport is another main airport of Bahamas.

Bahamas is also connected by boats with other nearby Caribbean cities and Florida in USA. Water taxis are the options to move within the islands of Bahamas and minibuses or jitneys are also ideal for road travel costing $1.25 per person per ride. Tourists can hire scooter, bike and car at regional travel office.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Bahamas:

Yellow elder is the national flag and Regattas is the major social event organized by many of the families of Bahamas by gathering together. Junkanoo is a cultural event organized every Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Most of the major food corners and big shopping malls of Bahamas are located in capital city Nassau and Freeport.


Places of interest in Bahamas:

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Center:

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Center is located in the capital city, Nassau. It is the only zoo of Bahamas and is open from 9AM-5PM. Entrance fee is $15.


National Art Gallery of the Bahamas:

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas displays artifacts from the pre-colonial Bahamas to the current Bahamas and was inaugurated in the year 2003. It is located in West & West Hill Streets of Nassau and admission fee is $5.


Fort Fincastle:

Fort Fincastle dates back to the end of the 18th century offering an entire view of Nassau city. There are tours arranged by many local tour agencies from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 3pm.


Other places of interest in Bahamas are:

  • Pirate Museum
  • Parliament Building
  • Lucayan National Park
  • Port Lucaya
  • Garden of the Groves
  • Marine Habitat at Atlantis
  • Ocean Club Golf Course
  • Blue Lagoon Island
  • The Atlantis Aquarium
  • Cable Beach
  • Versailles Gardens and French Cloister
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Dolphin Close Encounter
  • Dolphin Cay Atlantis


Best time to visit Bahamas:

The months of February, March, April, November and December will be the best time to visit Bahamas.


Accommodation options in Bahamas:

The hotels in Bahamas are very much famous all over the globe for Bahamian cuisine and rich hospitality services. Bahamas houses all the sorts of hotels ranging from budget to top end. List of prominent hotels in Bahamas include:

  • Sunrise Beach Clubs and Villas
  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat
  • Compass Point Beach Resort
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
  • The Reef Atlantis
  • Graycliff Hotel
  • Atlantis – Harborside Resort
  • One & Only Ocean Club
  • Comfort Suites Paradise Island
  • The Cove Atlantis
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Bay View Suites
  • West Wind Club II
  • Sandyport Beaches Resort
  • British Colonial Hilton Nassau
  • Atlantis – Coral Towers
  • Paradise Island Beach Club

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