The Bahamas is an island archipelago off the coast of Florida. It is a hugely popular tourist destination, though very expensive. Many cruise ships ply the waters around it. It is famous for the quality of its beaches, its clear waters and its range of watersports options. The Bahamas was the first part of the Americas sighted by Christopher Columbus.

The entire population was enslaved and shipped away. Today, most of the inhabitants are descended from African slaves. The official language is English. Many resorts are located in the island of New Providence, where the capital, Nassau, is located. The famous Atlantis Casino is on the adjoining Paradise Island.


Bahamas flag

Why you should go:

Go for the pink sand beaches near Dunmore Town.

Why you shouldn't:

Hotels are expensive there.

Map of Bahamas