Consisting of over 700 islands and uninhabited Cays, The Bahamas is derived from the Spanish Baja Mar meaning shallow water or sea. Covering over 5000 square miles and formed mainly of flat coral, The Bahamas is a jewel of a destination to explore.
Each island offers something different, so the best way of experiencing the destination is to hop on one of the many inter-island planes of by sailing around the beautiful islands and cays.
Nassau is popular with visitors, thanks mainly to its cosmopolitan feel and duty free shops, golf, restaurants and nightlife. If it is peace, quiet and tranquillity you seek, then head out and a trip through the Exumas is highly recommended. The Exumas is the setting of two James Bond movies. Consisting of over 365 islands and cays, this chain is one of the most scenic areas in The Bahamas thanks to the shimmering crystal-clear waters contrast with the bright white sandy beaches.
The Bahamas is a dream for divers and snorkelers. Adventurers enjoy the wreck sites off the coast of San Salvador, or dive in all areas of The Bahamas to experience the vast array of colourful fish, sharks and stingrays.
With over 700 islands, it is impossible to list every dining outlet and bar…but easy to say that every type of cuisine is covered…but with so much ocean surrounding The Bahamas, then fresh fish is certainly the delicacy of choice. If you are residing in Nassau before exploring other islands, then the Poop Deck is popular with locals, visitors and celebrities. Serving only the freshest fish, it has long established itself as one of the most popular restaurants.
Nassau is one of the main areas of entertainment with casinos, nightclubs and high-end quality restaurants. Other islands will offer a more tranquil setting, with beach bars, local bands and beach restaurants.