Lying just 75 mile due east of Florida, The Bahamas form the majority of the largest archipelago in the Atlantic tropics. Over 700 islands and numerous coral outcrops lie within 900 square miles of territory which stretches 758 miles from the Abacos in the northwest to Great Ianagua at the southeast border with the Turks and Caicos, just 60 miles northeast of Cuba. The islands of The Bahamas are either sparse in population or totally uninhabited, the exception being New Providence, home to the capital Nassau and Cable Beach. Grand Bahama with Freeport and Lucaya and Paradise Island, a mostly purpose-built tourist area lies adjacent to Nassau. The Bahamas is one of the most popular and idyllic tourist destinations in the region with over 1.5 million visitors annually. It possesses a mostly calm and enviable year round climate and enjoys close proximity to the US mainland, It is also noted for its pristine resorts and its white and pink sandy beaches, first class boating and diving and some of the finest game fishing in the world.
- Language: Bahamian Creole
- Flight from UK: 9 hours 20 minutes
- Visa: Up to 21 Days
- Currency: Bahamian Dollar
- Time diffence: (GMT-4)