Boasting over 700 islands, cays and islets in an area of more than 8,000 square miles, the Bahamas offers an unparalleled destination for you and your family and friends to explore. Meet the generous Bahamian people, always willing and more than eager to familiarize you with their colorful home. Discover the gorgeous sea life, from the majestic spotted eagle rays, which appear to "fly" effortlessly through the water, to the coral reef below, dotted with sea fans and tropical fish in more colors than you can imagine.
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, and coined "Baja Mar," or "shallow water" in English, the Bahamas have the most exquisite turquoise water you will ever see; the average depth in many areas is less than 30 feet, allowing the sun to reflect off the sand, creating a beautiful blue unlike anywhere in the world.
Centrally located in the heart of the Bahamas is New Providence and Paradise Island, where you will find the bustling city of Nassau, along with the luxurious, five-star Atlantis Resort. From here, you can choose which out islands you would like to explore; the northern, more populated Abaco islands; the centrally located and more private Exumas; or Harbour Island and Eleuthera for their pink sand beaches and exceptional dining. More adventurous spirits can venture to Rum, Crooked or Long Island and experience world-class scuba diving and fishing. Wherever you choose, The Bahamas is a truly beautiful and varied island nation, with each cay (pronounced "key") offering its own flavor of fun. It might sound cliche, but it really is better in The Bahamas!