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The Islands Travel Guide

Grand Bahama Island © Averette

With a subtropical climate, pristine beaches, and top-class tourism infrastructure, it's no surprise that the islands and cays of the Bahamas archipelago are some of the world's top tourist destinations. The Bahamas is comprised of an astonishing amount of islands of varying sizes and each one is sure to enthral travellers.

Andros Island is the largest of the Bahamian islands, and sits next to the third biggest barrier reef in the world, making it a haven for snorkelling and scuba diving. New Providence offers energy and culture in the form of the capital city, Nassau, and provides easy ferry and car access to the expanse of upscale resorts at neighbouring Paradise Island.

The northernmost islands of Bimini are the closest to the US, and their wealth of marine life draws serious fishermen after the catch of a lifetime. Eleuthera Island is named after the Greek word for freedom by English pilgrims seeking religious autonomy, and is largely considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, filled with lush vegetation and pink sand beaches.

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