There are 700 Islands of Bahamas sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. The archipelago is an ecological oasis featuring 2,000 breathtaking islands and cays and boasts the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet. You can see your toes as easily as you can the world’s third largest barrier reef.
Explore the islands, one step and you’ll realize the beauty of each island extends far beyond its extraordinary natural wonders. It’s the smiles on the faces of the Bahamian people. The unique sounds of our rich culture. The warm hospitality of our heritage and our colorful history.
Part international glamour, part tropical ease – Nassau, our capital city, is found on New Providence Island and two bridges conveniently link neighboring Paradise Island and its 685 acres of extraordinary beauty. This bustling island pair offers a mixture of attractions, fine dining, fresh fish markets, water sports and boutique shopping. Nassau/Paradise Island gives you the freedom to do as much or as little as you want.
Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Island isn’t a place you simply visit. Here, you’ll find an entire island with endless ecological wonders begging to be explored. From one of the world’s longest underwater limestone cave systems to rare flowers to Gold Rock Beach—the only place you can see all six of our islands’ ecosystems—there is so much to do. The hard part is deciding what to explore first.
The Out Islands
The Out Islands give new meaning to getting away. In addition to Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, there are 698 other islands that make up The Islands of the Bahamas. These secluded islands are home to some of the world’s most amazing beaches, dive sites and fishing sites. Here, nature easily outnumbers man. So if you’re looking to travel off the beaten path, escape to one of The Out Islands.
An ideal destination for travelers of all interests, the 700 Islands of the Bahamas attract visitors with world-class diving and fishing, beautiful turquoise water and miles of picture perfect beaches. Island-life, from the non-stop excitement and entertainment of Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island to the laid-back lifestyle of the Out Islands, comes in a variety of flavors for discerning travelers yet draped in one colorful Bahamian backdrop.