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  • The Bahamas
  •  Nassau
  • 5,358 sq mi
  • 86°F (30°C)
  • Mon 12:19 am
  •  Bahamian $
  • English
  • 321,834
  • The Bahamas is simply paradise. More than 700 islands to explore. Beautiful beaches and a great climate.

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    Jessica Brown
  • The Bahamas is quite and clean. Like a scattered string of pearls. Nassau is a great place to start your vacation.

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    Lisa Kimberly
  • The Bahamas is nice to visit in any season. Bahamian people are very friendly. A wonderful place. Simply great.

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    Marc Jackson

Bahamas Travel Guide, Your Local Caribbean Trip Advisor

General Information About The Bahamas

The Bahamas, officially called the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is a country of the Lucayan Archipelago, consisting more than 700 islands. Situated in the Atlantic Ocean this island country consisting beautiful cays and islets as well. The Bahamas territory encompasses 180,000 sq mi of ocean space, from Florida in the northwest, down to Turks and Caicos Islands in the southeast. The Bahamas were the first landfall in the New World when Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Sea.
 Previously inhabited by Lucayan, a branch of the indigenous Arawak-speaking Taíno people. The island was never colonised by Spain but the native Lucayans were sent into slavery in Hispaniola. After Columbus reached in 1492, the islands deserted under British colonists from 1513 until 1648 on the island of Eleuthera. The Bahamas became an official colony in 1718. 1834 slavery was abolished on the Bahamas and became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1973. Nearly 90% of today's population are descendants of slaves and free Africans. Many American slaves and Seminoles escaped to the Bahamas from Florida. The Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Caribbean. Following the United States and Canada the domestic product per capita is increasing continuously. The Bahamian economy is mainly based on tourism and the finance industry.
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Sport in the Bahamas

Sport is very important for Bahamians. All over you can find many different sports activities. Cricket is the national sport. But you can find almost any sporting activity that you will like.

Most Popular Sport

Golf : The Bahamas is hosting some very nice golf courses for beginners and professionals. The two best golfing spots are on New Providence (Lyford Cay Golf Club) and in Nassau (Albany Golf Club).
 Watersports : If you like Water Sports The Bahamas is the right place to be. Scuba Divers and Snorkelers can explore the rich beauty of the Caribbean Sea. Fishing of course is also very popular. And there are many nice spots for Sailing, Motorboat or Catamaran cruising, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding and Swimming all over of course. Tennis : All over The Bahamas you will find Tennis courts. Because of the high temperatures we do recommend that you play early in the morning or shortly before sunset. Athletics : Bahamian athletes are very popular. The Bahamas is the home of many champions. Meet Chris Brown, Shaunae Miller, Tonique Williams-Darling or Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie in person. Come to The Bahamas and make sure you carry your sneakers.
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Bahamas Culture and History

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Bahamas History

The Tainos began to cross the Bahamas by canoes from Hispaniola and Cuba. The first migrations have been on Great Inagua Island and on Long Island, in the central Bahamas.  The Lucayan's expanded throughout the Bahamas in the years around 800. The population was about 40,000.
 1492, October 12, Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Guanahani. He renamed it to San Salvador Island. Columbus left the Bahamas immediately after arrival. 1565 The first Europeans who tried to settle were French. They settled in Abaco for a very short time. Left and tried it again in 1625. 1666 Other colonists settled on New Providence which soon became the center of commerce and population in the Bahamas. 1964 The Bahamas achieved self-government and full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations on July 10th, 1973. 

Culture

Music : Junkanoo, the street carnival in the Bahamas is a large contributor to Bahamian music. The festival occurs every year between Boxing Day, December 26 and New Year's Day, January 1st. The Bahama's carnival was started by African slaves. A traditional celebration as slaves were given a special holiday during Christmas time. Bahamian music also follows other Caribbean music directions like Calypso, Socca or Reggae music.
 Dance : The dancing culture of The Bahamas is very rich too. People love to move and dance. Go out and enjoy traditional native dance styles or attend the Bahamian carnival, the Junkanoo. Arts : The Bahamian crafts & art market is full of creativity. Artwork can be found everywhere. From simple but colorful house paintings up to some very popular Sculptures and Paintings which are exported to major Galleries in NYC, Paris or Bejing. Traditional crafts from hats to baskets are pretty souvenirs too. Food : Food as a part of "culture"? Oh yes! Food is very important for all Bahamians. The kitchen is very rich and it's taste is simply awesome. Seafood such as fish, shellfish, lobster, crab or conch. Popular seasonings make the dishes just delicious... try and eat it. 
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Landscape

The Landscape all around the Bahamas is breathtaking. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, palm trees all over. The Flora and Fauna of the island is rich too. You will find plenty of pretty flowers, herbs and tropical trees. But the one thing The Bahamas is really popular are the beaches. Probabely the most beautiful beaches in the world can be found on the Bahamas.
 When you wake up in the morning, you open your room window and if you are lucky, then you might have a breathtaking view over the Caribbean sea. What a good morning. Good to know : On The Bahamas, there are neither dangerous nor poisonous animals or plants. 
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Bahamas Nightlife

On the Bahamas, you will find many clubs and venues. All over. Quaint bars, local music, soca and rake n scrape is played all over. Others will find large casinos and discotheques. Pleasure and fun for every taste.
 Then we go back to your Villa or Hotel. Take a little rest. Unless you like to have a tropical Drink in one of the countless Bars along the Beach or in Town. When it comes to dancing or clubbing then you have to know that Bahamian nights are really hot. Parties never start before 1 am. Nightlife is everywhere. And remember Bahamians' love music, dancing and of course their own Rum or a cold beer. What ever you are looking for at night, you will find it for sure. 

Popular Bars on the Bahamas

 

Senor Frogs, Nassau

Food, cantina, conga lines, lots of music and fun.

Pirates Pub, Nassau

The place where locals, expats and travelers meet.
 

Living Room, Cable Beach

R&B played by DJ's and dancing all night long.
 

Blue Merlin, Paradise Island

Have a dinner and enjoy a Steel Band or a Fire Limbo Show.

Famous Clubs on the Bahamas

 

Aura

At Atlantis on Paradise Island. The city-style club.
 

Da Balcony

Downtown Nassau, a favorite for late-night vibrations.
 

Ibiza Bahamas Beach Club

A versatile nightclub, mixing Caribbean style with Ibiza dance.
 

Neptune's Cocktail Lounge

In this Grand Bahama nightclub, you will feel like Neptune, the god of the sea.

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