Luxury in Bahamas : Water, fun and sports
The Bahamas is an archipelago consisting of around 2,000 islands and cays that stretch from their most northerly point, less than an hour's flight from Miami, in a southerly direction across 500 miles of the Caribbean Sea. If in Nassau, many choose to visit the National Art Gallery, the Pirates Museum, and numerous historic sites like Fort Charlotte or Fort Montague, just to name a few. Get out on the water, whether by snorkeling off coast, swimming at Harbour Island's remarkable pink beach, bone fishing off Andros, or dashing through the enormous Atlantis waterpark on Paradise Island. For more water action you can sign up for the "Booze Cruise" or the Flying Cloud tour. If you wish to leave the comfort of your luxury rental villa and explore the islands at your own pace, you can rent a car and tour the islands by yourself. The biggest event in the Bahamian calendar is 'Junkanoo', a street parade held on December 26 and New Year's Day.
The main airports in the Bahamas are at the capital Nassau, on New Providence, and Freeport, on Grand Bahama and smaller airports are scattered amongst the other islands. The Bahamas are also a popular port of call for cruise ships crossing the Caribbean. In terms of weather, the northern islands have a subtropical climate very similar to South Florida with hot and rainy summers and drier winters. The southern islands experience a tropical climate, with very stable warmth year round. Most hotels and resorts in the Bahamas are located in New Providence (Nassau) and neighbouring Paradise Island. The rest of the country remains rather off the beaten track for tourism. As you would expect in an island nation, seafood is very popular. The national dish is conch, a type of mollusk, served deep-fried or raw with a twist of lemon. Kalik is the national beer of the Bahamas; rum is as cheap as you can get and it tastes great.