"Bahamas" Top 5 Page for this destination The Bahamas by traveldave
The Bahamas Travel Guide: 2,016 reviews and 4,550 photos
The Bahamas is a country where most travelers go to relax in the sun, although there are interesting historical, architectural, and cultural attractions to see and enjoy. My travels usually involve nonstop sightseeing, exploration, and participation in various activities. Here, I went to relax, although I did do some sightseeing and shopping.
Geographically, the Bahamas is not a part of the Caribbean, but it is generally classified as a Caribbean country since the local culture is similar to other Caribbean cultures. The country is made up of about 700 islands, most of which are uninhabited. The water in and around the islands is relatively shallow (the name Bahamas is derived from baja mar, which is Spanish for "shallow sea") and this, coupled with a sandy bottom, results in the water being very warm and an incredible turquoise blue.
Most of the hotels and resorts are situated on New Providence Island (where the capital, Nassau, is located), Paradise Island, and Grand Bahama Island.
The area that was to become Nassau was first settled in 1606, and was called Charles Town at the time. In 1695 the town... more travel advice
Rawson Square is situated at the center of Nassau, directly inland from the Prince George Wharf. The square was named... more travel advice
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