Each island in The Bahamas offers unique and exciting opportunities for Local Culture

  • Birding in Mayaguana

    A number of bird species roost in the buttonwood trees and native shrubs at Curtis Creek near North Beach.

    Visit Mayaguana
  • Pompey Museum in Nassau & Paradise Island

    Formerly called Vendue House, Pompey Museum is named for courageous slave, Pompey, from The Exumas. Built sometime before 1769, it became a museum in 1992, and houses a permanent exhibit dedicated to the African experience in The Bahamas.

    Visit Nassau & Paradise Island
  • Arthur Catt in Cat Island

    Originally called "San Salvador" and thought to be the gateway to the New World, Cat Island was given its present name in 1926—reportedly for the pirate Arthur Catt (a friend of Blackbeard), who used to make frequent stops here.

    Visit Cat Island
  • Fishing in The Berry Islands

    Chub Cay, the southernmost cay of The Berry Islands chain, is known as the "Billfish Capital of The Bahamas."

    Visit The Berry Islands
  • Arthur Catt in Cat Island

    Originally called "San Salvador" and thought to be the gateway to the New World, Cat Island was given its present name in 1926—reportedly for the pirate Arthur Catt (a friend of Blackbeard), who used to make frequent stops here.

    Visit Cat Island
  • Home To Mythical Creatures in Andros

    Large bird-like creatures with mystical powers (Chickcharnees) live in the pine forests. Also, the Lusca, a sea monster, can suck you down into their underwater lairs (blue holes) if you're not careful.

    Visit Andros
  • Christopher Columbus' 2nd Stop in Rum Cay

    Originally called "Mamana" by the original inhabitants, Rum Cay was renamed "Santa Maria de la Concepción" by Christopher Columbus, who made his second stop here during his voyage to the New World in 1492.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Colonial Villages in The Abacos

    British Loyalists left the United States after the American Revolution ended to establish homesteads in The Abacos. The Loyalist heritage remains strong and their presence is still noticeable today in the colonial style homes of Hope Town and New Plymouth.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Fishing in Andros

    Andros is known as "The Bonefishing Capital of The World” partially thanks to its expansive areas of mangroves and flats.

    Visit Andros
  • The Bimini Road/Lost City of Atlantis

    Bimini Road/The Lost City of Atlantis in Bimini

    These beautiful square blocks and perfectly straight alignments of stones extend 1,500 feet and lie in an orderly row. Referred to as 'The Bimini Road', they are believed to be part of the road system of the Lost Continent of Atlantis and resemble a similar site found in the Mediterranean.

    Visit Bimini
  • Christopher Columbus' 2nd Stop in Rum Cay

    Originally called "Mamana" by the original inhabitants, Rum Cay was renamed "Santa Maria de la Concepción" by Christopher Columbus, who made his second stop here during his voyage to the New World in 1492.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Diving in Nassau & Paradise Island

    If you’re looking for an amazing diving experience, you’ll find it here.

    Visit Nassau & Paradise Island
  • Pink Sand Beaches in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    Everyone's list of the world's top 10 beaches includes Harbour Island's famed Pink Sands Beach, but pink-sand beaches are spread over 35 miles on the Atlantic Ocean side of Eleuthera, as well as the Exuma Sound (Caribbean Sea) side, and the mainland.

    Visit Eleuthera & Harbour Island
  • Shopping in Andros

    The island’s signature product is Androsia, a colorful, locally-made batik.

    Visit Andros
  • Drink & Dine in The Abacos

    The Abaco Islands feature some of the freshest food and tastiest drinks in The Bahamas including the famous Goombay Smash.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Rand Nature Centre in Freeport

    This National Park comprises 100 acres of natural beauty in the heart of Freeport. A 2,000-foot trail winds through coppice and pine forest. The birder's paradise is home to a variety of species that can be seen year-round, with peak season from October to May.

    Visit Freeport
  • Diving in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    There are more natural wrecks here than any other island of The Bahamas.

    Visit Eleuthera & Harbour Island
  • Chub Cay Blue Hole fishing site in The Berry islands, The Bahamas

    Superior Fishing Grounds in The Berry Islands

    The Berry Islands are known as the "Billfish Capital of The Bahamas." Activities are centered at Chub Cay, bordering the Tongue of the Ocean, which creates a Fish Bowl effect drawing fish in. The blue hole near Chub Cay also offers great fishing.

    Visit The Berry Islands
  • Sign at entrance to Spring Point settlement, Acklins, The Bahamas

    Lucayan Indian Sites in Acklins & Crooked Island

    One of the largest Lucayan Indian settlements in The Bahamas sits along Pompey Bay Beach, just south of Spring Point, Acklins. Ten ancient Lucayan sites have been unearthed by National Geographic Society Archeologists on Samana Cay alone.

    Visit Acklins & Crooked Island
  • Seclusion in Acklins & Crooked Island

    The three islands in this atoll (Acklins/Crooked Island/Long Cay) are unspoiled, sparsely populated and mostly undisturbed since the days of Christopher Columbus. With their peaceful atmosphere, these secluded havens make the perfect getaway.

    Visit Acklins & Crooked Island
  • Twin Churches in Long Island

    Two churches in Clarence Town, credited to Father Jerome Hawes, have a similar appearance with twin towers. St. Paul's Church was built when he was Anglican. St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church was designed after he became Roman Catholic.

    Visit Long Island
  • Sightseeing in Ragged Island

    You can go off on your own to explore Duncan Town and its environment or engage the services of a local guide.

    Visit Ragged Island
  • zipline

    Pirate's Cove Zipline and Water Park in Freeport

     Oceanfront activity center offering floating bouncy slides, a bar & grill & banana boat rides. Pirate's Cove Zipline and Waterpark is Grand Bahama's very first Adventure Theme Park and is now the newest attraction for Grand Bahama Island. Our family friendly park sits on nearly 7.5acres of beach front property, there is an array of energizing and tranquil activities from an adventurous waterpark to indulging in the simple pleasures of relaxing on the beach. 

    Visit Freeport
  • The Healing Hole, South Bimini, The Bahamas

    The Healing Hole in Bimini

    This pond earned its name because of the healing properties reported by those who swim in it. Accessible by boat only, it is a natural fresh-water spring that pumps up lithium and sulfur inside a salt water swamp in the mangroves of Bonefish Creek.

    Visit Bimini
  • Twin Churches in Long Island

    Two churches in Clarence Town, credited to Father Jerome Hawes, have a similar appearance with twin towers. St. Paul's Church was built when he was Anglican. St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church was designed after he became Roman Catholic.

    Visit Long Island
  • Scenic Distinction in Rum Cay

    Rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast—all of these combine to make the island unique and stand out from its sisters with its multiplicity of offerings.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Ecotourism in Rum Cay

    You are likely to see flocks of marine birds overhead and glimpse other species throughout the mainland.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Birding in Freeport

    Of all the 700 islands and cays that make up The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island hosts the second-highest number of native birds — 18 of the 28 species of Bahamian birds that are not seen in the USA, Canada or Europe. The island’s national parks are home to a large number of them.

    Visit Freeport
  • Turtle Sound, Crooked Island, The Bahamas

    Turtle Sound in Acklins & Crooked Island

    One of the natural wonders of The Bahamas, this nine mile long waterway is referred to as an inland river. It has differing depths, beginning at French Wells Channel and ending behind the northern settlements. Mangroves, marine and bird life can be found there.

    Visit Acklins & Crooked Island
  • Twin Churches in Long Island

    Two churches in Clarence Town, credited to Father Jerome Hawes, have a similar appearance with twin towers. St. Paul's Church was built when he was Anglican. St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church was designed after he became Roman Catholic.

    Visit Long Island
  • Footprint-Free Beaches in Mayaguana

    Mayaguana has some of the most picturesque sandy beaches in The Bahamas, with unbelievable aquamarine water. They are quiet, perfect for picnicking, sunbathing, shelling and snorkeling. Coral heads, sand dollars, and starfish can be found just offshore.

    Visit Mayaguana
  • The Highest In All The Land in Cat Island

    Mt. Alvernia has the highest elevation in the country, at 206 feet above sea level. On the hill sits The Hermitage, a medieval monastery hand carved by Father Jerome out of rock, along with the steps leading up to it.

    Visit Cat Island
  • Sir Sidney Poitier’s Boyhood Home in Cat Island

    Academy Award winning actor, Sir Sidney Poitier, grew up on Cat Island, just outside of Arthur's Town. He became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field in 1964.

    Visit Cat Island
  • Stromatolites in The Exumas

    Stromatolites, the oldest known macro-fossils on earth, encode biological activity that could span thousands of years. Beaches on the Atlantic side of Stocking Island have some, and modern stromatolites thrive in the Cays.

    Visit The Exumas
  • First Post Office in The Bahamas in Acklins & Crooked Island

    Landrail Point was the location of The Bahamas' first General Post Office. A hotel now sits around the remnants of the building, with the old stones and mortar of the original walls visible from the reception area.

    Visit Acklins & Crooked Island
  • The Legendary Blackbeard in Nassau & Paradise Island

    Legendary pirate, Blackbeard (Edward Teach), impacted Nassau's history. The British Colonial Hilton is built on the site of his former residence, Old Fort Nassau (circa 1697). A replica of the well that supplied his water is on the property.

    Visit Nassau & Paradise Island
  • Christopher Columbus in San Salvador

    Christopher Columbus reportedly made his first landfall at Long Bay, San Salvador on October 12, 1492, during his historic voyage to the New World. A big stone cross now stands on the spot and it is the most photographed site on the island.

    Visit San Salvador
  • The Retreat Gardens in Nassau & Paradise Island

    The Retreat Gardens is an 11-acre property that houses one of the largest private collections of rare and exotic palms in the world—about 170 species. It is one of four national parks in New Providence and headquarters of The Bahamas National Trust (BNT).

    Visit Nassau & Paradise Island
  • Scenic Distinction in Rum Cay

    Rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast—all of these combine to make the island unique and stand out from its sisters with its multiplicity of offerings.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Birding in Freeport

    Of all the 700 islands and cays that make up The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island hosts the second-highest number of native birds — 18 of the 28 species of Bahamian birds that are not seen in the USA, Canada or Europe. The island’s national parks are home to a large number of them.

    Visit Freeport
  • Port Nelson in Rum Cay

    The street signs in Port Nelson are made in the shape of the island, the only place in The Bahamas where you will see that. The Bahamas' first Governor General, Sir Milo Butler, was born on the island and is remembered by the town square named for him.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Aerial View of Peterson Cay National Park, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas

    Peterson Cay National Park in Freeport

    Just one mile off the southern shore, this 1½ acre island is one of the smallest National Parks in The Bahamas. Park area includes the cay and the surrounding one-quarter mile of marine environment.

    Visit Freeport
  • The Retreat Gardens in Nassau & Paradise Island

    The Retreat Gardens is an 11-acre property that houses one of the largest private collections of rare and exotic palms in the world—about 170 species. It is one of four national parks in New Providence and headquarters of The Bahamas National Trust (BNT).

    Visit Nassau & Paradise Island
  • Horse Pond Beach in Mayaguana

    This beach is located 10 miles east of Abraham's Bay, and is a perfect spot to go "crabbing." That means hunting for land crabs that live in the bushes and crevices within the limestone rocks, but go walking late at night. The meat is used in a variety of local dishes.

    Visit Mayaguana
  • Hamilton Cave, Long Island, The Bahamas

    Hamilton’s Cave in Long Island

    One of the largest caves in The Bahamas, this ancient cave system has passages 50 feet wide and a ceiling over 10 feet high. Artifacts and cave drawings from the Lucayan Indian tribe were discovered here in 1935.

    Visit Long Island
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Bimini

    This memorial honors the great legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose visit to the island in 1968 had a significant impact on its people. A bronze bust of his image is displayed at the Bimini Craft Center in Alice Town.

    Visit Bimini
  • The Highest In All The Land in Cat Island

    Mt. Alvernia has the highest elevation in the country, at 206 feet above sea level. On the hill sits The Hermitage, a medieval monastery hand carved by Father Jerome out of rock, along with the steps leading up to it.

    Visit Cat Island
  • Ecotourism in The Abacos

    Visit the National Parks, blue holes, wild horses, endangered parrots, and enticing stingrays.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Three Religions. One Roof. in Ragged Island

    Three denominations are represented on the island: Anglican, Baptist and Church of God. Due to the small population, there is a floating schedule, with everyone worshipping together at one of the churches each Sunday.

    Visit Ragged Island
  • The Healing Hole, South Bimini, The Bahamas

    The Healing Hole in Bimini

    This pond earned its name because of the healing properties reported by those who swim in it. Accessible by boat only, it is a natural fresh-water spring that pumps up lithium and sulfur inside a salt water swamp in the mangroves of Bonefish Creek.

    Visit Bimini
  • Birding in Inagua

    Considered a bird-watcher’s paradise, Inagua is home to over 140 species of birds.

    Visit Inagua
  • Swimming Pigs in The Exumas

    These "domesticated" pigs live on Major's Spot Cay, and it's uncertain how they got there. Whenever a boat arrives, they swim out to it and expect to be fed, a practice that's been going on for years.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Dean’s Blue Hole in Long Island

    Enclosed on three sides by natural rock and the fourth by a turquoise lagoon and white-sand beach, it is 80 x 120 feet (25 x 35m) wide on the surface and 330 feet (100m) wide at 60 feet (20m) down.

    Visit Long Island
  • Rake And Scrape Music in Cat Island

    Rake and Scrape, The Bahamas' indigenous music, is celebrated here with the Annual Rake & Scrape Festival. Music is made using recycled objects—a saw, a piece of wood, fishing line, a tin washtub and a goatskin drum.

    Visit Cat Island
  • First Post Office in The Bahamas in Acklins & Crooked Island

    Landrail Point was the location of The Bahamas' first General Post Office. A hotel now sits around the remnants of the building, with the old stones and mortar of the original walls visible from the reception area.

    Visit Acklins & Crooked Island
  • Fishing in Bimini

    Its location on the edge of the Gulf Stream has helped earn its title as "Sport Fishing Capital of The World."

    Visit Bimini
  • Birding Capital Of The Bahamas in Inagua

    With over 140 species of birds, Inagua is a bird-watcher's paradise. Migrating, resident and endemic species include the rare Bahama Parrot, West Indian whistling duck, Kirtland's warbler, and a rare species of heron on Little Inagua.

    Visit Inagua
  • Sports in Freeport

    Many golfers embrace the ocean and have found championship fairways on Grand Bahama Island.

    Visit Freeport
  • Rake And Scrape Music in Cat Island

    Rake and Scrape, The Bahamas' indigenous music, is celebrated here with the Annual Rake & Scrape Festival. Music is made using recycled objects—a saw, a piece of wood, fishing line, a tin washtub and a goatskin drum.

    Visit Cat Island
  • Stromatolites in The Exumas

    Stromatolites, the oldest known macro-fossils on earth, encode biological activity that could span thousands of years. Beaches on the Atlantic side of Stocking Island have some, and modern stromatolites thrive in the Cays.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Great Lake Preserve in San Salvador

    This lake in the middle of San Salvador has been designated a protected area to preserve its natural pristine wonder. The lake stretches the entire length of the island at 10 miles long and 2 miles wide and connects all of the island's major settlements.

    Visit San Salvador
  • Contrasting Coastlines in Long Island

    Divided by the Tropic of Cancer and a towering spine of ancient reef, the dramatic cliffs and caves of the east coast front the crashing Atlantic waves, and the soft, sandy-edged lee side slopes calmly into the Bahamas Bank.

    Visit Long Island
  • Scenic Distinction in Rum Cay

    Rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast—all of these combine to make the island unique and stand out from its sisters with its multiplicity of offerings.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Sir Sidney Poitier’s Boyhood Home in Cat Island

    Academy Award winning actor, Sir Sidney Poitier, grew up on Cat Island, just outside of Arthur's Town. He became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field in 1964.

    Visit Cat Island
  • Drink & Dine in The Abacos

    The Abaco Islands feature some of the freshest food and tastiest drinks in The Bahamas including the famous Goombay Smash.

    Visit The Abacos
  • The Bahamas' Largest National Park System in Andros

    The Andros Park System is the country's largest protected area, and includes five national parks: Blue Holes National Park, Crab Replenishment Reserve, North & South Marine Parks and the West Side National Park.

    Visit Andros
  • Birding Capital Of The Bahamas in Inagua

    With over 140 species of birds, Inagua is a bird-watcher's paradise. Migrating, resident and endemic species include the rare Bahama Parrot, West Indian whistling duck, Kirtland's warbler, and a rare species of heron on Little Inagua.

    Visit Inagua
  • Scenic Distinction in Rum Cay

    Rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast—all of these combine to make the island unique and stand out from its sisters with its multiplicity of offerings.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Shopping in The Exumas

    The Straw Market is a group of individual vendors along the main road into George Town.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Aerial View of Peterson Cay National Park, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas

    Peterson Cay National Park in Freeport

    Just one mile off the southern shore, this 1½ acre island is one of the smallest National Parks in The Bahamas. Park area includes the cay and the surrounding one-quarter mile of marine environment.

    Visit Freeport
  • Gerace Research Centre in San Salvador

    Formerly known as the Bahamian Field Station, this educational and research institution is located on an old US Navy base. The Centre has been studying the island's Archaeology, Biology, Geology, and Marine Science for over 30 years.

    Visit San Salvador
  • Breathtaking Ocean Views in Ragged Island

    Ragged Islanders are a hardy, seafaring people, who build boats, booms and masts for sailing sloops, race boats in regattas and fish. They love the sea so much that nearly every home has a breathtaking view of the ocean.

    Visit Ragged Island
  • West Indian Flamingos in Inagua

    National Bird of The Bahamas, West Indian Flamingos live in the Great Inagua National Park, comprising almost half the island. Wetland sites created during salt production have made this the largest nesting ground for those birds in the Western Hemisphere.

    Visit Inagua
  • Blue Holes in The Abacos

    Visitors from all over the world come to The Abaco Islands to explore the intriguingly mysterious blue holes.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Two Theories. One Name. in Rum Cay

    Two stories abound regarding the origin of the island's name—one says that a West Indian ship wrecked with a cargo of rum during the rum-running 1800s; the other that it was named in honor of the Isle of Rhum in Scotland.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Moria Harbour Cay National Park in The Exumas

    Covering 13,440 acres, it is a vital part of the ecosystem between Great and Little Exuma. It includes sand dunes, beaches, mangroves and sea grass beds, home to nesting seabirds and a nursery for marine life.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Tropic Of Cancer Beach in The Exumas

    Named for its geographic coordinate and also called Pelican Beach, this graceful crescent of white-powder sand borders the translucent blue-green water along the coast of Little Exuma. It is the longest beach on the island and prettiest in the Exuma chain.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Moria Harbour Cay National Park in The Exumas

    Covering 13,440 acres, it is a vital part of the ecosystem between Great and Little Exuma. It includes sand dunes, beaches, mangroves and sea grass beds, home to nesting seabirds and a nursery for marine life.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Union Creek Reserve in Inagua

    The reserve encompasses 4,940 acres of an enclosed tidal creek on the northwest shore of Great Inagua. It serves as a captive research site for sea turtles, especially the Green Turtle, to protect the habitat where they lay their eggs.

    Visit Inagua
  • The Legendary Blackbeard in Nassau & Paradise Island

    Legendary pirate, Blackbeard (Edward Teach), impacted Nassau's history. The British Colonial Hilton is built on the site of his former residence, Old Fort Nassau (circa 1697). A replica of the well that supplied his water is on the property.

    Visit Nassau & Paradise Island
  • Shopping in Long Island

    Long Island is known for its straw bags, baskets, dolls and hats. You can also visit little boutiques.

    Visit Long Island
  • Boating Capital Of The World in The Abacos

    The Abacos are one of the world's top boating and sailing destinations and have been The Bahamas' boating capital since colonial times. The number and variety of islands make this an island hopper's paradise.

    Visit The Abacos
  • A building in historic Gambier Village, New Providence, The Bahamas

    Historic Heritage Sites in Nassau & Paradise Island

    New Providence is home to Gambier, Adelaide, and Fox Hill—three historic villages settled by liberated slaves in the 1800s. The villages still maintain their rich African heritage and culture and sightseeing tours can be arranged by appointment.

    Visit Nassau & Paradise Island
  • Breathtaking Ocean Views in Ragged Island

    Ragged Islanders are a hardy, seafaring people, who build boats, booms and masts for sailing sloops, race boats in regattas and fish. They love the sea so much that nearly every home has a breathtaking view of the ocean.

    Visit Ragged Island
  • Twin Churches in Long Island

    Two churches in Clarence Town, credited to Father Jerome Hawes, have a similar appearance with twin towers. St. Paul's Church was built when he was Anglican. St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church was designed after he became Roman Catholic.

    Visit Long Island
  • Boating in The Abacos

    The enchanting islands and the calm sea make The Abacos one of the world's best cruising and sailing areas.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Booby Cay in Mayaguana

    Booby Cay lies to the east of mainland Mayaguana and gets its name from the flock of brown boobies that call it home. It is also a habitat for small rock iguanas and descendants of wild goats left behind by early settlers.

    Visit Mayaguana
  • Great Lake Preserve in San Salvador

    This lake in the middle of San Salvador has been designated a protected area to preserve its natural pristine wonder. The lake stretches the entire length of the island at 10 miles long and 2 miles wide and connects all of the island's major settlements.

    Visit San Salvador
  • Drink & Dine in The Abacos

    The Abaco Islands feature some of the freshest food and tastiest drinks in The Bahamas including the famous Goombay Smash.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Pompey Museum in Nassau & Paradise Island

    Formerly called Vendue House, Pompey Museum is named for courageous slave, Pompey, from The Exumas. Built sometime before 1769, it became a museum in 1992, and houses a permanent exhibit dedicated to the African experience in The Bahamas.

    Visit Nassau & Paradise Island
  • Boating in Long Island

    The 80-mile coastline of Long Island offers views of dramatic cliffs, caves and sandy beaches.

    Visit Long Island
  • Seclusion in Acklins & Crooked Island

    The three islands in this atoll (Acklins/Crooked Island/Long Cay) are unspoiled, sparsely populated and mostly undisturbed since the days of Christopher Columbus. With their peaceful atmosphere, these secluded havens make the perfect getaway.

    Visit Acklins & Crooked Island
  • Scenic Distinction in Rum Cay

    Rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast—all of these combine to make the island unique and stand out from its sisters with its multiplicity of offerings.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Pink Sand Beaches in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    Everyone's list of the world's top 10 beaches includes Harbour Island's famed Pink Sands Beach, but pink-sand beaches are spread over 35 miles on the Atlantic Ocean side of Eleuthera, as well as the Exuma Sound (Caribbean Sea) side, and the mainland.

    Visit Eleuthera & Harbour Island
  • Pineapple Capital Of The World in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    Eleuthera boasts of having some of the sweetest pineapples in the world. Pineapple farming began here in the mid 18th century, a tradition honored by the annual Pineapple Festival held each June in Gregory Town.

    Visit Eleuthera & Harbour Island
  • Drink & Dine in The Abacos

    The Abaco Islands feature some of the freshest food and tastiest drinks in The Bahamas including the famous Goombay Smash.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Arthur Catt in Cat Island

    Originally called "San Salvador" and thought to be the gateway to the New World, Cat Island was given its present name in 1926—reportedly for the pirate Arthur Catt (a friend of Blackbeard), who used to make frequent stops here.

    Visit Cat Island
  • Fishing in Rum Cay

    Rum Cay is surrounded by some of the most productive and unspoiled fishing grounds in The Bahamas.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • The Current in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    One of the oldest settlements, this small village gets its name from the tide that boils through the channel. It is believed that Captain William Sayle of "The Eleutheran Adventurers" brought settlers here on his way to discovering Cupid's Cay.

    Visit Eleuthera & Harbour Island
  • Smallest Inhabited Island in Ragged Island

    Great Ragged Island, the main island in the Jumento Cays, is one of the smallest inhabited islands in The Bahamas archipelago. Its population has dwindled from a population of 477 in 1943 to less than 100 today.

    Visit Ragged Island
  • The Bahamas' Largest National Park System in Andros

    The Andros Park System is the country's largest protected area, and includes five national parks: Blue Holes National Park, Crab Replenishment Reserve, North & South Marine Parks and the West Side National Park.

    Visit Andros
  • Hamilton Cave, Long Island, The Bahamas

    Hamilton’s Cave in Long Island

    One of the largest caves in The Bahamas, this ancient cave system has passages 50 feet wide and a ceiling over 10 feet high. Artifacts and cave drawings from the Lucayan Indian tribe were discovered here in 1935.

    Visit Long Island
  • Horse Pond Beach in Mayaguana

    This beach is located 10 miles east of Abraham's Bay, and is a perfect spot to go "crabbing." That means hunting for land crabs that live in the bushes and crevices within the limestone rocks, but go walking late at night. The meat is used in a variety of local dishes.

    Visit Mayaguana
  • Union Creek Reserve in Inagua

    The reserve encompasses 4,940 acres of an enclosed tidal creek on the northwest shore of Great Inagua. It serves as a captive research site for sea turtles, especially the Green Turtle, to protect the habitat where they lay their eggs.

    Visit Inagua
  • Two Theories. One Name. in Rum Cay

    Two stories abound regarding the origin of the island's name—one says that a West Indian ship wrecked with a cargo of rum during the rum-running 1800s; the other that it was named in honor of the Isle of Rhum in Scotland.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • The Bimini Road/Lost City of Atlantis

    Bimini Road/The Lost City of Atlantis in Bimini

    These beautiful square blocks and perfectly straight alignments of stones extend 1,500 feet and lie in an orderly row. Referred to as 'The Bimini Road', they are believed to be part of the road system of the Lost Continent of Atlantis and resemble a similar site found in the Mediterranean.

    Visit Bimini
  • Booby Cay in Mayaguana

    Booby Cay lies to the east of mainland Mayaguana and gets its name from the flock of brown boobies that call it home. It is also a habitat for small rock iguanas and descendants of wild goats left behind by early settlers.

    Visit Mayaguana
  • Twin Churches in Long Island

    Two churches in Clarence Town, credited to Father Jerome Hawes, have a similar appearance with twin towers. St. Paul's Church was built when he was Anglican. St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church was designed after he became Roman Catholic.

    Visit Long Island
  • Boat Building in The Abacos

    The tradition of building boats by hand (without plans) has been passed down for centuries in The Abacos. Some residents of Man-O-War Cay, known as the islands’ boat-building center, still practice that trade, and are renowned for their superior workmanship.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Tropic Of Cancer Beach in The Exumas

    Named for its geographic coordinate and also called Pelican Beach, this graceful crescent of white-powder sand borders the translucent blue-green water along the coast of Little Exuma. It is the longest beach on the island and prettiest in the Exuma chain.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Turtle Sound, Crooked Island, The Bahamas

    Turtle Sound in Acklins & Crooked Island

    One of the natural wonders of The Bahamas, this nine mile long waterway is referred to as an inland river. It has differing depths, beginning at French Wells Channel and ending behind the northern settlements. Mangroves, marine and bird life can be found there.

    Visit Acklins & Crooked Island
  • Over 50 Dive Sites in San Salvador

    San Salvador is renowned for great diving, with more than 50 dive sites on the island's lee side, including ruins and shipwrecks. Unusual ones are Devil's Claw and Vicky's Reef, with stingrays and sharks; and French Bay, with Elkhorn and staghorn coral.

    Visit San Salvador
  • Dean’s Blue Hole in Long Island

    Enclosed on three sides by natural rock and the fourth by a turquoise lagoon and white-sand beach, it is 80 x 120 feet (25 x 35m) wide on the surface and 330 feet (100m) wide at 60 feet (20m) down.

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  • Sightseeing in The Berry Islands

    The Sugar Beach Caves on Great Harbour Cay are one of the prettiest places in The Bahamas.

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  • Secluded Beaches in The Berry Islands

    Among Great Harbour Cay's seven miles of secluded beaches is its jewel, Sugar Beach. One of the prettiest places in The Bahamas, it has numerous sandy coves set among cliffs, caves, excellent shelling, and creeks filled with wildlife.

    Visit The Berry Islands
  • Christopher Columbus in San Salvador

    Christopher Columbus reportedly made his first landfall at Long Bay, San Salvador on October 12, 1492, during his historic voyage to the New World. A big stone cross now stands on the spot and it is the most photographed site on the island.

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  • Chain Of Islands in Ragged Island

    This hilly, croissant-shaped chain of islands is part of the Jumento Cays. The islets, cays and rocks stretch over 110 miles and are comprised of Great and Little Ragged Island, Raccoon Cay, Hog Cay, Nurse Cay, Flamingo Cay and Double-Breasted Cay, among others.

    Visit Ragged Island
  • Boating in San Salvador

    San Salvador Island is surrounded by amazing protective reefs, a variety of beaches and lagoons.

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  • Sign at entrance to Spring Point settlement, Acklins, The Bahamas

    Lucayan Indian Sites in Acklins & Crooked Island

    One of the largest Lucayan Indian settlements in The Bahamas sits along Pompey Bay Beach, just south of Spring Point, Acklins. Ten ancient Lucayan sites have been unearthed by National Geographic Society Archeologists on Samana Cay alone.

    Visit Acklins & Crooked Island
  • Footprint-Free Beaches in Mayaguana

    Mayaguana has some of the most picturesque sandy beaches in The Bahamas, with unbelievable aquamarine water. They are quiet, perfect for picnicking, sunbathing, shelling and snorkeling. Coral heads, sand dollars, and starfish can be found just offshore.

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  • An Inland Blue Hole on Andros

    Most Blue Holes Per Square Mile in Andros

    Andros has the highest concentration of blue holes in the world. They house many unusual and unique cave fish and invertebrates, some not found anywhere else in the world.

    Visit Andros
  • West Indian Flamingos in Inagua

    National Bird of The Bahamas, West Indian Flamingos live in the Great Inagua National Park, comprising almost half the island. Wetland sites created during salt production have made this the largest nesting ground for those birds in the Western Hemisphere.

    Visit Inagua
  • Sightseeing in San Salvador

    A few companies provide escorted tours to visit the attractions and outlying settlements.

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  • Scenic Distinction in Rum Cay

    Rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast—all of these combine to make the island unique and stand out from its sisters with its multiplicity of offerings.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Ernest Hemingway in Bimini

    Ernest Hemingway is closely tied to Bimini’s history, because he led the way for fishermen who pilot their own boats across the Gulf Stream from Florida to follow in his footsteps, and pit themselves against some of the world’s feistiest game fish and each other.

    Visit Bimini
  • Three Religions. One Roof. in Ragged Island

    Three denominations are represented on the island: Anglican, Baptist and Church of God. Due to the small population, there is a floating schedule, with everyone worshipping together at one of the churches each Sunday.

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  • Little Harbour Cay in The Berry Islands

    Ancestors of the owners of the world-renowned Flo’s Conch Bar and Restaurant founded this settlement. Houses here that were built in the 1930s and 40s have withstood the most ferocious storms—a testament to their advanced building skills.

    Visit The Berry Islands
  • Scenic Distinction in Rum Cay

    Rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast—all of these combine to make the island unique and stand out from its sisters with its multiplicity of offerings.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Colonial Villages in The Abacos

    British Loyalists left the United States after the American Revolution ended to establish homesteads in The Abacos. The Loyalist heritage remains strong and their presence is still noticeable today in the colonial style homes of Hope Town and New Plymouth.

    Visit The Abacos
  • Home Of The Bahamas Hutia in Mayaguana

    The hutia is a plump, brown, rabbit-sized member of the rodent family that was thought to be extinct until the 1960s. They are nocturnal and are the only land mammal native to The Bahamas.

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  • Pineapple Capital Of The World in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    Eleuthera boasts of having some of the sweetest pineapples in the world. Pineapple farming began here in the mid 18th century, a tradition honored by the annual Pineapple Festival held each June in Gregory Town.

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  • Twin Churches in Long Island

    Two churches in Clarence Town, credited to Father Jerome Hawes, have a similar appearance with twin towers. St. Paul's Church was built when he was Anglican. St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church was designed after he became Roman Catholic.

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  • Secluded Beaches in The Berry Islands

    Among Great Harbour Cay's seven miles of secluded beaches is its jewel, Sugar Beach. One of the prettiest places in The Bahamas, it has numerous sandy coves set among cliffs, caves, excellent shelling, and creeks filled with wildlife.

    Visit The Berry Islands
  • Home Of The Bahamas Hutia in Mayaguana

    The hutia is a plump, brown, rabbit-sized member of the rodent family that was thought to be extinct until the 1960s. They are nocturnal and are the only land mammal native to The Bahamas.

    Visit Mayaguana
  • Over 50 Dive Sites in San Salvador

    San Salvador is renowned for great diving, with more than 50 dive sites on the island's lee side, including ruins and shipwrecks. Unusual ones are Devil's Claw and Vicky's Reef, with stingrays and sharks; and French Bay, with Elkhorn and staghorn coral.

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  • Boat Building in The Abacos

    The tradition of building boats by hand (without plans) has been passed down for centuries in The Abacos. Some residents of Man-O-War Cay, known as the islands’ boat-building center, still practice that trade, and are renowned for their superior workmanship.

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  • Ernest Hemingway in Bimini

    Ernest Hemingway is closely tied to Bimini’s history, because he led the way for fishermen who pilot their own boats across the Gulf Stream from Florida to follow in his footsteps, and pit themselves against some of the world’s feistiest game fish and each other.

    Visit Bimini
  • New England Architecture in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    Much of Eleuthera & Harbour Island's way of life was influenced by Loyalist settlers in the late 1700s. A reminder of their presence is the quaint New England architecture lining the narrow streets.

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  • The Current in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    One of the oldest settlements, this small village gets its name from the tide that boils through the channel. It is believed that Captain William Sayle of "The Eleutheran Adventurers" brought settlers here on his way to discovering Cupid's Cay.

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  • Fishing in Mayaguana

    You can bonefish at Graveyard Flats or Northwest Point, and trawl or sport fish for species like grouper.

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  • Contrasting Coastlines in Long Island

    Divided by the Tropic of Cancer and a towering spine of ancient reef, the dramatic cliffs and caves of the east coast front the crashing Atlantic waves, and the soft, sandy-edged lee side slopes calmly into the Bahamas Bank.

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  • Elbow Cay Lighthouse in The Abacos

    Elbow Cay is home to The Abacos' most famous landmark—candy-striped Elbow Reef Lighthouse in Hope Town, built in 1862. It stands at 89 feet and is one of only a handful of manually operated lighthouses in the world.

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  • New England Architecture in Eleuthera & Harbour Island

    Much of Eleuthera & Harbour Island's way of life was influenced by Loyalist settlers in the late 1700s. A reminder of their presence is the quaint New England architecture lining the narrow streets.

    Visit Eleuthera & Harbour Island
  • Smallest Inhabited Island in Ragged Island

    Great Ragged Island, the main island in the Jumento Cays, is one of the smallest inhabited islands in The Bahamas archipelago. Its population has dwindled from a population of 477 in 1943 to less than 100 today.

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  • Chub Cay Blue Hole fishing site in The Berry islands, The Bahamas

    Superior Fishing Grounds in The Berry Islands

    The Berry Islands are known as the "Billfish Capital of The Bahamas." Activities are centered at Chub Cay, bordering the Tongue of the Ocean, which creates a Fish Bowl effect drawing fish in. The blue hole near Chub Cay also offers great fishing.

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  • Elbow Cay Lighthouse in The Abacos

    Elbow Cay is home to The Abacos' most famous landmark—candy-striped Elbow Reef Lighthouse in Hope Town, built in 1862. It stands at 89 feet and is one of only a handful of manually operated lighthouses in the world.

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  • Boating Capital Of The World in The Abacos

    The Abacos are one of the world's top boating and sailing destinations and have been The Bahamas' boating capital since colonial times. The number and variety of islands make this an island hopper's paradise.

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  • Twin Churches in Long Island

    Two churches in Clarence Town, credited to Father Jerome Hawes, have a similar appearance with twin towers. St. Paul's Church was built when he was Anglican. St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church was designed after he became Roman Catholic.

    Visit Long Island
  • Scenic Distinction in Rum Cay

    Rolling hills, stunning coral reefs, miles of pure sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, exhilarating surf on the north coast—all of these combine to make the island unique and stand out from its sisters with its multiplicity of offerings.

    Visit Rum Cay
  • Rand Nature Centre in Freeport

    This National Park comprises 100 acres of natural beauty in the heart of Freeport. A 2,000-foot trail winds through coppice and pine forest. The birder's paradise is home to a variety of species that can be seen year-round, with peak season from October to May.

    Visit Freeport
  • Fishing in Acklins & Crooked Island

    For any fisherman, the inland creeks and tidal flats of these islands are a fisherman's dream come true.

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  • Home To Mythical Creatures in Andros

    Large bird-like creatures with mystical powers (Chickcharnees) live in the pine forests. Also, the Lusca, a sea monster, can suck you down into their underwater lairs (blue holes) if you're not careful.

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  • A building in historic Gambier Village, New Providence, The Bahamas

    Historic Heritage Sites in Nassau & Paradise Island

    New Providence is home to Gambier, Adelaide, and Fox Hill—three historic villages settled by liberated slaves in the 1800s. The villages still maintain their rich African heritage and culture and sightseeing tours can be arranged by appointment.

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  • Sightseeing in Nassau & Paradise Island

    Capture a real feel of the island through an escorted cultural tour or a self-guided tour.

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  • Port Nelson in Rum Cay

    The street signs in Port Nelson are made in the shape of the island, the only place in The Bahamas where you will see that. The Bahamas' first Governor General, Sir Milo Butler, was born on the island and is remembered by the town square named for him.

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  • Gerace Research Centre in San Salvador

    Formerly known as the Bahamian Field Station, this educational and research institution is located on an old US Navy base. The Centre has been studying the island's Archaeology, Biology, Geology, and Marine Science for over 30 years.

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  • Swimming Pigs in The Exumas

    These "domesticated" pigs live on Major's Spot Cay, and it's uncertain how they got there. Whenever a boat arrives, they swim out to it and expect to be fed, a practice that's been going on for years.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Little Harbour Cay in The Berry Islands

    Ancestors of the owners of the world-renowned Flo’s Conch Bar and Restaurant founded this settlement. Houses here that were built in the 1930s and 40s have withstood the most ferocious storms—a testament to their advanced building skills.

    Visit The Berry Islands
  • An Inland Blue Hole on Andros

    Most Blue Holes Per Square Mile in Andros

    Andros has the highest concentration of blue holes in the world. They house many unusual and unique cave fish and invertebrates, some not found anywhere else in the world.

    Visit Andros
  • Boating in The Exumas

    See if you have what it takes to master the wind and conquer the sea.

    Visit The Exumas
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Bimini

    This memorial honors the great legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose visit to the island in 1968 had a significant impact on its people. A bronze bust of his image is displayed at the Bimini Craft Center in Alice Town.

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  • Chain Of Islands in Ragged Island

    This hilly, croissant-shaped chain of islands is part of the Jumento Cays. The islets, cays and rocks stretch over 110 miles and are comprised of Great and Little Ragged Island, Raccoon Cay, Hog Cay, Nurse Cay, Flamingo Cay and Double-Breasted Cay, among others.

    Visit Ragged Island