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THE BAHAMAS TRAVEL GUIDE


The Bahamas is made up of more than 700 islands, cays and islets

When Christopher Columbus happened upon the Island of San Salvador — one of 700 islands that dots the 100,000-square-mile archipelago that comprises The Bahamas — he called the area "Baja Mar," or "The Islands of the Shallow Sea." Officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, this tropical paradise he “discovered” is a playground of incredible diversity. It's a great vacation spot for water sports, weddings, sailing, swimming, fishing and frolicking at the beach.



NEW PROVIDENCE/PARADISE ISLAND


The dining room at Seafire Steakhouse in Nassau, Bahamas
DINING IN THE BAHAMAS
Nassau Restaurant Reviews

Whether you're hungry for down-home cooking or authentic Bahamian dishes, you’ll find a restaurant that fulfills all of your cravings in Nassau.

Find out where to eat



Walk along the beaches in Nassau, Bahamas, one of GAYOT's Top Romantic Destinations Worldwide
TOP ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS
Nassau

Nassau Paradise Island in The Bahamas not only has the requisite pink sand and turquoise waters, but also offers the greatest variety of places to eat, nightlife and resorts.

Discover more about this amorous tropical paradise



The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas
THE FOUND CONTINENT
Atlantis Resort Paradise Island, The Bahamas

This modern-day Atlantis boasts bedrooms overlooking the sea and a restaurant with a floor-to-ceiling aquarium view.

Check out GAYOT's review of Atlantis Resort Paradise Island



The Cloister Garden at the Ocean Club on Paradise Island, Bahamas
A PIECE OF HISTORY
The Cloister on Paradise Island

How did this actual centuries-old French monastery cloister wind up in the Bahamas, as well as appear in James Bond and The Beatles movies?

Take a step back in time



The One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas
TOP CARIBBEAN HOTELS
One & Only Ocean Club

Vacationers will find plenty to do at the One & Only Ocean Club — from engaging in water sports to playing golf to relaxing at the holistic spa.

Plan your getaway to this exclusive hotel

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND


Paradise Cove Beach Resort on Grand Bahama Island
THE AWAKENING
Grand Bahama Island

The ingredients making up Grand Bahama Island will please any taste; there's something for golfers, gamblers, deep-sea fishers, bonefishers or newlyweds.

Read more in GAYOT's travel feature



The luxe spa at One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas
FIND PEACE AND RELAXATION
One&Only Spa

Find out about GAYOT's favorite wellness escape in The Bahamas. Enjoy body therapies, facials, beauty treatments and more.

Treat yourself to a day at the spa



Inside Grand Lucayan Hotel on Grand Bahama Island
IN THE LAP OF LUXURY
Grand Lucayan

Soak up the luxuries offered at this sprawling resort that boasts acres of sand beaches, championship golf, a full spa, a kids' club and a casino.

Learn more about this chic hotel



Go fishing with Captain Phil and Mel's Bonefishing Guide Services on Grand Bahama Island
BONEFISHING ADVENTURE
The Old Men and the Sea

Read about an exceptional fishing expedition — the kind usually only available to a happy few aficionados such as former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Find out more in GAYOT's travel review

ABACO ISLANDS


A guest room at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour on Grand Bahama Island
AFFORDABLE RESORT LIVING
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour

Located on 52 acres on Abaco's Marsh Harbour, this destination offers quiet private beaches, sports fishing and casual accommodations.

See what else this resort has to offer

ANDROS ISLAND


The annual Andros Crab Fest event celebrates the island's crab-catching ways
DON'T BE CRABBY
Andros Crab Fest

Showcasing 115 different ways to capture, prepare and eat crab over a single weekend, the annual Andros Crab Fest attracts seafood lovers from far and wide.

Venture into "The Land of the Crabs"


THE BAHAMAS


Junkanoo is a Bahamian festival that occurs on December 26 and New Year's Day
CELEBRATE
Junkanoo Parades

Boxing Day and New Year's Day were special for slaves, as they had those days free. Today, Bahamanians celebrate the occasion with large parades throughout The Bahamas.

Let loose and join the festivities



Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas
SLEEP TIGHT
Hotels in The Bahamas

Planning a trip to The Bahamas? Before your feet hit the sand, read GAYOT's reviews to find your ideal accommodations.

Browse these picks for insight on hotels in The Bahamas

MORE BAHAMAS INFORMATION

Learn more at The Islands Of The Bahamas official website

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