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About 700 islands scattered over 160,000 km square ocean form the Bahamas. The term Outer Islands (or the Family Islands) refers to all the islands except New Providence, home to Nassau and Paradise Island and Grand Bahamas, where Freeport / Lucaya. Nassau flights connect with all the centers of the island. You can also rent an airplane, a high-speed catamaran or jump aboard a chartered boat to sail or motor.

Seat of Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, and the tourist resort of Paradise Island, the island of New Providence is the most visited of the Bahamas, thanks to its international airport and the busy cruise ship dock. Freeport / Lucaya on Grand Bahama Island is a popular destination that offers excellent golf courses, including some designed by Dick Wilson, Joe Lee and Robert Trent Jones Jr.

The island of Grand Bahama is home to UNEXSO, the Underwater Explorers Society, which offers many opportunities for those who want to go diving. In the Lucayan National Park you can see birds like flamingos, red legged thrushes and the rare Bahama parrot. The largest of the Bahama Islands, Andros, boasts freshwater creeks, lakes, mangrove swamps and miles of pristine beaches. Here lies the second largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere and it is possible to fish for bonefish, the major economic resource in the tourism sector of the island. The Berry Islands, is Chub Cay, Marlin fishing capital of the Bahamas. Bimini is a popular destination for deep sea fishing first class. Inagua is home to more than 80,000 flamingos and other exotic birds. Long Island is known for its wide beaches on the west coast and its rocky cliffs to the east.

The deserted beaches of Cat Island are a haven to escape from the world. The Abacos, with their coral islands, are known for their sheltered waters in which you can navigate easily. The Exumas have much to offer both above and below the water surface. At the north is the charming area of coral reefs and the marine park. The Great Exuma in the south is home to lodgings and restaurants and Stocking Island, with its pristine beaches separated by rocky cliffs soaring. Eleuthera is 160km long but wide in some places only a few meters. On the Glass Window Bridge, you can see the Bahama Bank on one side and the Atlantic on the other. Harbour Island offers the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful snorkeling and fishing on the bay, and is also famous for its pink sand beach of about 5 km.

AIRPORT / FLYING TIMES: Airport: Lynden Pindling International Airport – Cable Beach – 10 minutes. At the center of Nassau – 20 minutes. A Paradise Island – 30 minutes. Grand Bahama International Airport – the city center – 5 minutes. The International Bazaar – 10 minutes. By Sea: Discovery Cruise Line – daily service between Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and the island of Grand Bahama. Regal Empress from Imperial Majesty Cruise Line sails every two days between Ft. Lauderdale and Nassau. Flying: to Nassau from London – 8 hours. Miami – 35 minutes. New York – 2 hours 30 minutes. San Francisco (via Miami) – 5 hours 45 minutes. Toronto – 3 hours 30 minutes.

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick to Nassau (NAS). American Airlines, Continental, Delta and United operate flights from the UK to Nassau with a stopover in the United States.

CLIMATE: Average temperature – Summer: Maximum 32 deg C, Min 25.5 degrees C. Winter: Max: 23.8 ° C, Min: 15.5 degrees C. Average humidity 78 Average rainfall – Summer – Rain showers occur all year but the rainy months are from May to October. Alba indicative – Summer: 6:30 to 7:00. Winter: 6:30 to 7:00. Sunset indicative – Summer: 20.00. Winter – 17.30.

DINING: Restaurants available with Local Food, American, Fast food, Gourmet, Continental, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Polynesian, Mexican, Caribbean, Greek, Mediterranean, seafood. 15% of the service is added to the account. Some restaurants may require formal attire.

NIGHTLIFE: Entertainment available includes – Nightclub. Nightclubs. Casino. Cabaret. Theatres. Cinema. Live music. Traditional performances.

– Abaco: Hope Town Lighthouse, Museum Wyannie Malone, Albert Lowe Museum, Memorial Sculpture Garden.
– Exuma Land and Sea Park in Exuma, Stocking Island Plantation ruins, caves underwater.
– Eleuthera Preacher’s Cave, Glass Window Bridge Ocean Hole.
– Harbour Island: pink sand beaches.
– Grand Bahama International Bazaar, Glass Bottom Boat, Port Lucaya, Center Unexso diving, swimming with dolphins, Lucayan National Park, East End Adventures, Tour kayak.
– Nassau: Straw Market, Bay Street, Pompey Museum, Pirates of Nassau, Turn horse and carriage, Government House Historical Forts Ardastra Gardens, Fish Fry at Arawak Cay, Queen’s Staircase, Water Tower, Walking. Discover Atlantis

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