The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands and over 2,000 rocks and cays, sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean. The archipelago is an ecological oasis, boasting the clearest water on the planet.
Bahamians love meeting new people and making friends. We love to show you our culture and way of life in a memorable, one-of-a-kind vacation experience.
A string of 365 cays in the Bahamas’ 700-island chain, the Exumas float in epically blue water just a 40-minute flight from Nassau. Whether you want to swim with pigs (Big Major Cay) and nurse sharks (Compass Cay) or just snap a selfie straddling the Tropic of Cancer line on Pelican Beach (Little Exuma), these islands are where you need to be.
With the white grains of the Great Bahama Banks, this Out Island is definitely in with beach lovers, fishing fans, and visitors craving relaxed respite from the doldrums of daily life. A visit to the “pineapple capital of the world” (they’ve been cultivating them here since the 18th century) is sure to be sweet.
The boating capital of the Bahamas delivers all a sailor (or lucky passenger) could want: calm waters; superb fishing (bonefish, tuna, and marlin are plentiful); and easy anchorage throughout the 120-mile chain of 14 limestone islands afloat in turquoise sea. Homey cottage resorts scattered throughout the archipelago welcome water-loving visitors when it’s time to take to land.
The Bahamas has a distinct culture which has evolved over generations, from a mixture of mostly African, combined with some British and American influences, which developed into a unique and colourful style of Bahamian self-expression.
Bahamians are best described as easy-going, friendly and hospitable. The adult literacy rate, in The Bahamas, is over 90% and the country has experienced a rapid growth in the professional class and university educated workforce. English is the official language of The Bahamas, with a local dialect called ‘Bahamianese or Bahamian Dialect’ being spoken colloquially.
The Bahamas has three indigenous forms of Music and Dance: Goombay, Rake ‘n’ Scrape, and Junkanoo.
Sidney Poitier KBE, born February 20, 1927 is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, and ambassador. In 1964 Poitier became the first black male and Afro-Bahamian actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, having been nominated for the award twice.
Leonard Albert Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American-Bahamian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. His style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads.
Chavano Rainer "Buddy" Hield (born December 17, 1992) is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named the Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.