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The Senate building in Parliament Square in Nassau, The Bahamas

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



NEW PROVIDENCE/PARADISE ISLAND

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.

Eat at the Mesa Grill in Nassau, The Bahamas

Scuba diving in Nassau in the The Bahamas
TOP 10 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.

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.

Atlantis Resort Paradise Island, The Bahamas

The Cloister at the Ocean Club on Paradise Island, The 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?

TOP 10 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.

One & Only Ocean Club, The Bahamas

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND

Pool at the Radisson Grand Lucayan

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.

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
Top Spas

Find out about our three favorite wellness escapes in The Bahamas as well as many luxe spas in other parts of the Caribbean.

One&Only Ocean Club, The Bahamas

Grand Lucayan
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.

CASUAL CARIBBEAN LIVING
Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort

The family-friendly and casual Radisson shares an expansive resort complex with its more upscale sister hotel, the Sheraton.


Sheraton at Our Lucaya

Bonefishing fun

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.

ABACO ISLANDS

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.
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour

ANDROS ISLAND

The annual Andros Crabfest showcases over 100 ways to capture, prepare and eat the beloved shellfish

DON'T BE CRABBY
Andros Crabfest
Showcasing 115 different ways to capture, prepare and eat crab over a single weekend, the annual Andros Crabfest attracts seafood lovers from far and wide.


THE BAHAMAS


TRAVEL SPECIAL
The Bahamas Turns 40

Throughout the summer, there is an independence-themed event almost daily on multiple islands to celebrate the big 4-0. Read the GAYOT blog to find out more about specials.
A beach on Andros Island in The Bahamas

Boxing Day & New Year's Day Junkanoo Parades in The Bahamas
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.

SLEEP TIGHT
Hotels in The Bahamas

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

The Beach Tower in Nassau is one of our Top 10 The Bahamas Hotels

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For information on Nassau, visit bahamas.com/nassau-paradise-island/nassauparadise-island

For more travel information, visit the official Ministry
of Tourism website

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