According to Google, The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with resorts. The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home to many large-scale hotels, are among the best known. Scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.
The Bahamas is well known for its warm beaches and beautiful marine wildlife, but it has much more to offer. Here are some of the best ways to make the most of your time there.
Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island
Your first decision as you pack your bags will have to be where to stay. Atlantis is not just a resort, it’s also a water park and a marine habitat. While there you will have access to a variety of water slides. And then to top it off, it is also the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, housing over 50,000 marine animals in over 10 exhibit lagoons. It is located on Paradise Island, this which is connected to the Capital of the Bahamas via two bridges. That will make you just minutes away from a large variety of shopping outlets and have full access to the beach where the majority of the water sports activities.
If you are not afraid of the deep blue sea and diving into a cave underwater does not cause your heart to palpitate then the Bahamas underwater cave systems is just right for you. It’s underwater cave systems has a network that consists of submerged caves, as well as blue holes, which are extremely large marine sinkholes and can go as deep as 354 ft. There are training and guide for those who are interested.
Water Sports take full advantage of the ocean surrounding the islands and they include a number of activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat riding, and snorkeling. Snorkeling will give you the opportunity to reach a distance of all of the animals. Fortunately for you, there are a couple of companies that combine all of the activities into a convenient package. They will also provide you with the equipment, transportation, and supervision needed to make sure you’re safe the whole time.
Pirates of Nassau Interactive Museum
Remember Pirates of the Caribbean? It was a very real period in Caribbean history. The ‘Golden Age of Piracy’ lasted from about 1690 to 1720 and heavily affected The Bahamas as its capital, Nassau and was the largest concentration of pirates on any Caribbean island. Visitors can now see how pirates were executed, the type of weapons they used and learn about some of the most favorite pirate legends.
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