What to see in The Islands

The Islands Attractions

Apart from the tourist stalwarts mentioned below, the Bahamas boasts many other island gems: the Ragged Island chain, an enduring favourite with fishermen in search of prey like barracuda, tuna, snapper and king fish, and travellers seeking unspoiled and alluringly empty coastlines; the little Rum Cay, in the south of the archipelago, which offers pristine coral reefs, good surf and even some historical ruins; the lovely San Salvador, known for its Christopher Columbus memorials and shipwrecks; Inagua, a flamingo hotspot home to more than 80,000 of the bright and beautiful birds; and Cat Island, a virtually untouched slice of Bahamian paradise.

Many travellers choose to explore the islands by chartered boat or cruise ship, or choose a resort on one of the popular, more developed islands and take excursions to nearby islands from their home base. The resorts and cruise liners offer many excursions and activities to patrons as part of package deals, but it is easy to travel more independently and organise trips to various islands on a whim.

Abacos Islands

The chain of tiny Abacos islands cover 649 square miles (1,681 sq km) and form the most northerly part of the Bahamas.…

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Andros Island

Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas and is a favourite for scuba divers and fishermen. The island is largely…

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Berry Islands

The Berry Islands are among the least busy in the Bahamas, and the perfect destination for those looking for the ultimate…

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Bimini Islands

The Bimini group of islands in the Bahamas is 50 miles (80km) east of Miami and spans an area no larger than 10 square…

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Dolphin Encounters

For all animal lovers, Dolphin Encounters is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Visitors will get the chance to swim with…

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Eleuthera Island

Only 14 of Bahama's Out Islands are inhabited, leaving the rest largely free from resorts, cruise ships and crowds. Eleuthera,…

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Exumas Islands

The Exumas Islands include a myriad of islands and cays that stretch for hundreds of miles. Although historically the…

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Grand Bahama Island

Fifty miles (80km) east of Miami, Grand Bahama is an idyllic island of white beaches and aquamarine seas beneath which…

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Half Moon Cay

This island is a private paradise, reserved for passengers who are tendered ashore to the pier from cruise ships, and…

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Long Island

Long Island, often said to be the most scenic of all the Bahamian islands, is a long and thin island. Like all the other…

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Mayaguana Island

As one of the most isolated islands in the Bahamas, Mayaguana is also among the least developed (relying on a weekly…

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Paradise Island

Connected to New Providence Island by a bridge, Paradise Island, formerly known as Hog Island, is one of the most popular…

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