The Bahamas is an archipelago of about 2,000 islands and cays, each more beautiful than the last. With gleaming white sands, nodding palm trees and turquoise seas, it’s the stereotypical Caribbean paradise. Don’t go expecting some kind of a castaway existence, though – being one of the richest countries in the Americas, most of the major islands and cities are very well developed.

    The warm, shallow waters surrounding the Bahamas are home to most of the favourite things to do here. They're a playground for sailors, snorkellers, deep-sea fishers and all sorts of other water sports enthusiasts. On land, you'll find a good mix of heritage sites and modern hotels, along with a fun-loving culture.

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    • 10 Things to Do in The Bahamas

      The Bahamas consists of 16 main islands and countless more islets and cays, scattered like pearls across 250,000 sq km of pristine turquoise waters. Besides obviously stunning beaches, this island nation also offers the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world, an abundance of untouched nature, and unique biodiversity. If that doesn’t convince you, then the rumoured ‘315 days of...

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