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Bird-watching

For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground the Bahamas offer some wonderful bird-watching. Most islands shelter a fairly wild interior where you can find hundreds of different species of birds among the palm savannas and primeval forest. There are dozens of reserves: Great Inagua is best for bird watching,…

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Caribbean Cruise

Cruising in the Bahamas is a popular vacation because there are plenty of facilities for travellers to benefit from on-board the boat as it travels casually between some of the most popular spots in the island group. There are various Eastern Caribbean cruises that feature the Bahamas as a destination, most often docking…

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Diving

The Bahamas offer some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world. Every island is rimmed by coral reefs and crystal clear water. Among the impressive array of coral formations you will experience a dazzling display of colourful sea life including moray eels, barracudas, stingrays, turtles, sand tigers, queen…

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Watersports

The main islands have excellent facilities for just about every kind of beach and water activity, including parasailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, fishing and sailing. The larger resort hotels generally include watersports in their rates.

There is some excellent fishing in the Bahamas and people come from all…

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