The Bahamas

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Overview

Twinning with the US for a two-centre holiday and island-hopping in The Bahamas has never been easier with more scheduled inter-island flights, seaplane and ferry services than ever before. Whether it’s for a week, a few days or just a one-day fast ferry adventure, seeing some of the Out Islands is a ‘must-do’ experience for anyone wanting to discover the real Bahamas. They say the further south you go, the slower the pace of life, although exploring some of the northern islands like The Abacos or Harbour Island by golf cart or small boat is hardly life in the fast lane.

 

An exciting change of pace is Junkanoo in Nassau/Paradise Island, the national cultural festival of The Bahamas, dating back over 200 years and celebrated every year with two spectacular parades on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The spectacle, colour and excitement of this riveting cultural experience are relived with Junkanoo ‘rush outs’ at every kind of Bahamian gathering.

 

Cable Beach in Nassau, one of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches, will be home to a brand new resort – Baha Mar –with more than 400 hectares and five distinguished brands: Rosewood, Melia, SLS Hotel, Grand Hyatt, and a dazzling newcomer The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel.

Capital

Nassau is the Bahamas’ capital, a shopper’s paradise on the island of New Providence. Paradise Island is often considered the Monte Carlo of the Caribbean and includes the famous Atlantis Hotel while Cable Beach offers two miles of golden sands and lots of quality hotel options. No fewer than seven Bond movies have been filmed around the islands.

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Airlines

British Airways

Fly to more Caribbean islands from Europe than any other airline. Whether customers are looking for a calm island retreat, an action-packed adventure, or a place to get away from it all, the Caribbean has something for everyone. Spotlight topic

 

Regional services into the Bahamas are operated by BahamasAir, InterCaribbean Airways and Rainbow International Airlines.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

Carnival Cruise Lines are pleased to offer cruises across the world to exciting destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and Panama. Spotlight topic

 

Bahamas, especially Nassau, is a major stop-off on many Caribbean cruise itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

Sandals Resort:
Scattered amongst the tropical islands of Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas, Grenada and our first and newest resort in Barbados are 15 incomparable Luxury Included® Sandals resorts. Spotlight topic

 

Baha Mar, a distinctive new resort, melding world-class hospitality and authentic Bahamian culture.

 

Atlantis Paradise Island:

A unique resort destination featuring the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, home to over 50,000 marine animals.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary during 2016, the original Atlantis resort has evolved and expanded since it originally opened in 1995 to offer a truly amazing holiday destination for guests of all ages. Spotlight topic


Bahamas offers a wider range of accommodation options from guest houses to five-star luxury hotels. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Some 15 CTO-member tour operators serve Bahamas. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean. More details will follow shortly.

Itinerary

Each time I visit Nassau I cross the bridge to Atlantis Paradise Island to check what’s new, maybe new state-of-the-art kids’ facilities or some big star like Alicia Keys or Michael Bublé putting on a show. Dolphins are a must for me, whether at Atlantis’s Dolphin Cay or combining with some serious hammock chilling on Blue Lagoon beach after a dolphin or seal encounter.
I love seeing new places and trying new dishes and the new Tru Bahamian Food Tours are a great way to sample the local specialities on a walking tour of restaurants and eateries.
Taking the fast ferry to the pink sands of Eleuthera or Harbour Island, possibly spotting wild dolphins on the way, or a short flight to The Abacos is a great way to experience an Out Island.

Kim Valente, Director of Bahamas Flavour