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'The perfect beach holiday'

There are over 700 islands in The Bahamas, lying southeastward from the coast of Florida, several of them have escaped the notice of tourists. The islands offer sandy beaches and clear warm water. All the larger islands offer a high standard of accommodation, leisure and tourist facilities. Diving, sunbathing, fishing and boating are the main daytime amusements.

The capital of The Bahamas, Nassau, is located on New Providence Island. In the capital, tourists can shop in the bustling ‘straw market’, where local vendors create exceptional straw goods on the spot. The Water Tower is the highest point on the island, 85 metres (216 feet) above sea level. An elevator takes visitors to an observation deck for panoramic views.

Freeport, the 2nd city located on Grand Bahama, is brilliant for golf and diving. Long Island certainly lives up to its name, being almost 100 kilometres (60 miles) in length but rarely more than 5 kilometres (3 miles) wide. The landscape consists of rugged headlands dropping sharply down to the sea, rolling hills, fertile pastureland and sandy beaches washed by surf.

At Conception Island, divers can explore over 30 shipwrecks, and tours are arranged from the Stella Maris resort complex which is at the north end of the island. Blue Lagoon Island features an exotic lagoon where visitors can take pleasure in experiencing close encounters with friendly bottle nosed dolphins. Local delicacies include grouper cutlets, conch, baked crab and red snapper fillets in anchovy sauce.

Local drinks are generally rum based and the local liqueur is called Nassau Royal. Beach parties and discos are organised frequently by hotels. Live entertainment includes goombay music, calypso and limbo dancing.
Useful travel links
Bahamas Official website of The Bahamas Tourism.
Lonely Planet Guide to Bahamas from lonely planet