The Islands Of The Bahamas consist of 700 islands and cays - thirteen of which offer exciting experiences and varying degrees of solitude that can change depending on the month of the year.

Nassau and Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, Eleuthera, Abaco, Bimini, Andros and Exuma are our best-known destinations. The types of experiences and vacationers vary from island to island. 

The most popular months are in the first quarter, with September offering the best opportunity to avoid the crowds. Generally all the destinations follow this monthly pattern with The Out Islands -- Bimini, Eleuthera, Abaco, Exuma and all other islands outside of Nassau and Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island -- showing even less activity in September and October.

The Islands Of The Bahamas gained independence from Great Britain on July 10, 1973, which is celebrated as Bahamian Independence Day. As a member of the British Commonwealth, The Islands Of The Bahamas has a symbolic link to Great Britain, with an appointed Governor-General representing the Queen of England.

In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World on the island of San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas. After observing the shallow sea around the islands, he said "baja mar" (low water or sea), and  named the area The Bahamas, or The Islands of the Shallow Sea.



Since it was located close to Florida and well-traveled shipping channels, The Islands Of The Bahamas caught the attention of explorers, settlers, invaders and traders. These people shaped the colorful history of The Bahamas and made the country what it is today. 

Bahamian culture is like no other. It has embraced a panorama of native customs of the indigenous "Indian" people who populated the Islands. Bahamian culture suddenly underwent an abrupt change beginning in 1648 when English Puritans settled on the island of Eleuthera.  It has further evolved over the past four centuries, witnessing the arrival of Bermudan slaves and free blacks, British Loyalists (accompanied by slaves) fleeing America after the War of Independence, freed Africans from slave ships, Black Seminoles from Florida, people from other Caribbean islands, as well as Chinese, Syrian and Greek immigrants.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS
NASSAU
CABLE BEACH             PARADISE ISLAND
10. Sandals Bahamian      20.  ATLANTIS
11. Melia Nassau Beach   21.  One & Only Ocean Club
12. Wyndham Res. & Casino    22.  Holiday Inn Sunspree
13. British Colonial                   23.  Bay View Village
14. Breezes                   24.  Comfort Suites
15. Compass Pt                       25.  Riu Paradise Island
16. Nassau Beach Hotel              26.  Club Med 
17. Casuarinas of Cable Beach  NASSAU
18. South Ocean Golf & Beach 30. Holiday Inn
31. The Towne Hotel 32. Graycliff Hotel
GRAND BAHAMA 
1.  Westin  Beach & Golf   2. Memories Grand Bahama
3.  Crown Plaza Golf & Cas.    4.  Best Western Castaways
5.  Pelican Bay  Lucaya            6.  Viva Fortuna
  7.  Port Lucaya Resort  
     
THE OUT ISLANDS
 
 HARBOUR ISLAND EXUMA
  41    Pink Sands    60   Club Peace & Plenty
  42    Coral Sands  
  43    Romora Bay Club  
 COLUMBUS ISLAND LONG ISLAND
  45    Club Med    65   Stella Maris Resort
   
  ABACO GREEN TURTLE CAY
  50   Abaco Beach Resort    70 Green Turtle Club
  51   Treasure Cay Hotel   
   
  ELEUTHERA  
  55    Cove Eleuthera   
   
 

 

Nassau ~ Cable Beach ~ Paradise Island
   

SUPERCLUBS BREEZES BAHAMAS

Located on the powder-white sands of Cable Beach, this all inclusive resort for couples, singles and families with adult children 16 years and over, is within a short stroll of one of Nassau's glittering casinos. This resort offers a wide variety of sports, including the first ice rink in the Caribbean and a challenging climbing wall, daily activities and nightly entertainment.

 


 

SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN RESORT & SPA

This resort combines grand European sophistication with the seductive passion of the Caribbean. Revel in the grandeur of our heated colonnaded pool. Arouse your skin with our misting pool. Or experience the pinnacle of privacy on our exotic offshore island complete with a gourmet Caribbean restaurant


 

MELIA NASSAU BEACH RESORT

Formerly known as The Sheraton & Radisson Cable Beach Resort,  this horel is situated on Nassau's world famous beach, a short 10-minute drive from the international airport. One of the finest destinations in The Bahamas and the Caribbean, you'll find a complete vacation experience for couples, families, and singles


 

CLUB MED PARADISE ISLAND

Join us at our Village of Paradise Island. Relax by the pool and savor the colonial-style architecture and botanical gardens. A great choice for tennis enthusiasts. 


 

HOLIDAY INN SUNSPREE RESORT

Newest waterfront resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas... located just a short stroll from Atlantis and the restaurants, shops and marina of Hurricane Hole...Max 4 persons per room. Offers a variety of amenities in a beautiful, tropical setting, overlooking Nassau Harbor. An ideal destination for singles, couples and families looking for a relaxing, inclusive getaway. 

Kids 11 & under eat and stay FREE 


 

RIU PALACE PARADISE ISLAND   

Formerly The Sheraton Grand Resort and purchased by RIU resorts, this all inclusive property is located directly on 3 miles of beach on Paradise Island,  just 2 miles from downtown Nassau. Dive into the beautiful beachfront, fresh water pool, or lounge around the pool deck working on your tan or on a couple of tall cool ones that always seem to taste so much better in the sun.


 

WYNDHAM RESORT
 & CRYSTAL PALACE CASINO

(Optional All-inclusive Resorts)

Formerly known as the Nassau Marriott, this 867-room deluxe oceanfront resort has its own private swimming lagoon and beach. Located halfway between the airport and downtown offering twelve food and beverage outlets, a health club, and meeting facilities are offered and more. Evening activities abound in one of the Caribbean's largest Casinos.


 

HOLIDAY INN JUNKANOO

Conveniently located on Nassau Harbor overlooking 
Junkanoo Beach and central between the casinos of Atlantis and Crystal Palace. All rooms are ocean view. The hotel is within walking distance of the downtown business and financial district, the Straw Market and duty-free shopping. Dine outside in a tropical courtyard setting with a view of the clear aqua blue waters of the Bahamas, and see the Cruise ships as they pass directly in front of the hotel, on their way in or out of the harbor.


 
SOUTH OCEAN GOLF & BEACH RESORT 

The South Ocean Golf and Beach Resort, located on the southwestern side of New Providence Island, has an atmosphere where you can truly relax. It is nestled on 190 seemingly remote acres with 1,500 feet of ocean frontage and a beautiful golf course. Guests can play golf on a tournament course or scuba dive to their heart's content and is only a half hour from the entertainment and shopping center of Nassau.


 
Atlantis, Paradise Island
ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND

A complete vacation experience awaits you at Atlantis. It's centerpiece, a sprawling 34-acre waterscape, incorporates the largest marine habitat in the world and the resort fronts some of the finest white sand beaches in the Bahamas. The resort also offers golf and a 30,000 square foot casino. This is a great vacation spot for the entire family.

 


 

BRITISH COLONIAL INN NASSAU

Ideally located on a beautiful private beach, the hotel is situated within 5 minutes walk of Nassau's shopping and financial center. The British Colonial Hilton Nassau was previously the site of the Old Fort Nassau and currently offers guests a luxurious blend of business and pleasure 

 


 
ONE AND ONLY OCEAN CLUB, PARADISE ISLAND

The Ocean Club rests between miles of pristine beach and exquisite gardens inspired by the romantic grandeur of Versailles. Fragrant blossoms of hibiscus and bougainvillea, along with hand-laid rock ridges and stone steps, ascend the terraced garden decorated with bronze and marble statues from Europe.


 

NASSAU BEACH HOTEL

Nassau Beach Hotel is pleased to announce it has reduced room rates across the board for 2002. Whether you are looking for a Spring Break deal, or a relaxing family vacation for the summer, our new pricing is designed to ensure everyone can get the best value for their money while in the Bahamas.

 


 
COMFORT SUITES PARADISE ISLAND

Conveniently located adjacent to the Atlantis Resort and Paradise Island Casino where our guests have full use of the facilities: pools, beach, tennis, health club, water park and signing privileges in all of their gourmet specialty restaurants & lounges. Children 15 years and under stay free in parent's room.


COMPASS POINT BEACH CLUB 

The Compass Point Beach Club Resort is only a hundred yards away from the front door of Compass Point Studios, has beautiful bungalows in various room configurations, a gourmet restaurant, beautiful seaside bar, swimming pool by the sea, private beaches, gift shop, and friendly staff.


CASUARINAS HOTEL

The Casuarinas hotel offers one of the most charming and relaxing vacation experiences in the Bahamas. The bright, cheerful rooms overlook a delightful tropical patio. Few other accommodations offer such cozy and peaceful surroundings with Bahamian excitement and action close by. The crystal palace casino is just a mile away and the airport is just a quick, eight-minute trip. 


THE TOWNE HOTEL

You're so close to so much..... In Nassau!
The Towne Hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas.
In walking distance, you'll find world famous Bay Street Shopping, Native Straw Market, Lighthouse Beach, Government House (changing of the Guard), International Banks and the Stock Exchange, American Embassy, Christ Church Cathedral and many Cruise Ships.


BAY VIEW VILLAGE

Set in clusters amid graceful palms, exotic shrubs, 3 swimming pools and a tennis court, this beautiful development rises up the Southern hillside to the crest of, the Paradise Island. 


GRAYCLIFF HOTEL

This palm-fringed Inn is nestled in the heart of Old Nassau, surrounded by a lush tropical garden with the Caribbean just beyond, with world class accommodations and exceptional amenities.


Grand Bahama

WESTIN  BEACH & GOLF  

The Westin at Our Lucaya offers guests a tranquil escape in luxurious surroundings. Located at the far end of our beach, The Westin is perfect for romantic getaways, anniversaries, and honeymoons. Enjoy two pools, complimentary access to Senses Spa and Fitness Center, and our resort's most deluxe accommodations. 


SHERATON LUCAYA BEACH

Round up the whole crew and head for Sheraton at Our Lucaya. You'll all enjoy our family-friendly environment, from the thrilling waterslide in Sugar Mill Pool to great food in our 1950s-style diner. We even provide supervised children's activities at Camp Lucaya. And the adults in your group will still have easy access to our two golf courses, bars and lounges, and the full-service spa. 


CROWN PLAZA GOLF & CASINO 

The Crowne Plaza Golf Resort & Casino, also known as The Royal Oasis, is a premier resort on Grand Bahama nestled amid 1,000 acres of lush, tropical gardens, beautiful pool areas with waterslides, new beach lagoon and water park, and world-class golf courses.


BEST WESTERN CASTAWAYS

The ideal getaway spot with 118 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. The International Bazaar, state-of-the-art 5-plex cinema, and The Royal Oasis Casino are all within walking distance of Best Western Castaways Resort and Suites. 

PELICAN BAY LUCAYA

One of Grand Bahama Island's newest boutique hotels, the Pelican Bay at Lucaya hotel is where visitors find the finest combination of Caribbean and European architecture and service. Awarded the prestigious "Small Treasures of the Bahamas"  , the Pelican Bay at Lucaya hotel and suites are both charming and intimate.

   
VIVA FORTUNA

Welcome to Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach - Grand Bahama's only truly all-inclusive resort located on the south coast of Grand Bahama Island. Nestled on 23 acres of prime beachfront property with 1,200 feet of white sandy beaches at your fingertips, we are just 20 minutes from the Freeport airport and 10 miles from Port Lucaya Marketplace. 

   
PORT LUCAYA RESORT

Escape to this tropical enclave overlooking a multi-million dollar marina. Perched on a peninsula surrounded by crystal blue waters, The Port Lucaya Resort & Yacht Club is where you'll find relaxation, fun and sunny pleasures located in the heart of the Lucaya Resort area.

   
The Out Islands
   
PINK SANDS RESORT

This 20-acre beachside estate, so picture-perfect it looks like a film set, was originally designed by Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki and was restored by the record kingpin, Chris Blackwell, to comprise 25 exquisite pastel-colored cottages.

 

Harbour Island  
 

CORAL SANDS RESORT

The Pink Sand Beach of Harbour Island is among the most beautiful in the world. And right at the center of this 3-mile stretch of paradise lies the Coral Sands Hotel. "They say the best things come in small packages, and it couldn't be more true of Harbour Island..."

  Harbour Island
ROMORA BAY CLUB

Located on the sunny protected bay side of Harbour Island, where each sunset is a unique experience of beauty in the Caribbean. An hour away from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, 20 minutes from Nassau, the resort is a genuine peaceful and friendly escape, with a direct access to Harbour Island's spectacular Pink sand beach. 

Harbour Island  
CLUB PEACE & PLENTY

The Club is a beautiful 32 room resort, including 3 two-room suites, overlooking Elizabeth Harbour. Room choices include Harbour water front view, pool side, Garden suites, or two-room suites. 

  Exuma Island
CLUB MED COLUMBUS ISLAND

For adults and families, without children’s clubs. This secluded 89-acre village offers couples an opportunity to experience the Bahamas’ as an isolated romantic paradise only two hours from Miami. 

 

Columbus Island  
STELLA MARIS RESORT

The gem colored waters surrounding Long Island is the treasured 'secret' . Here you uncover amazing snorkeling and scuba diving, superb fishing - whether for the elusive 'bones' or trophy big game, and some of The Bahamas most beautiful and secluded beaches. Stella Maris Resort offers hotel rooms, 1,2,3 & 4-bedroom bungalows - nightly, weekly - with full hotel services, or as vacation rentals.

  Long Island
ABACO BEACH RESORT

Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour is a consistent favorite hotel destination in the Bahamas Out Islands. Located on the peaceful and secluded island of Abaco, this resort is just 175 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 

Abaco  
TREASURE CAY HOTEL

Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina is a 1,500 acre beach resort located on the Bahamas Out Island of Abaco, less than 200 miles and a one hour flight from the Florida coast. Treasure Cay features a magnificent 3 1/2 mile powdery-white, sandy beach, one of the finest in the world and a well-protected, modern 150-slip marina. 

 

  Abaco
GREEN TURTLE CLUB

Located on an island measuring just 3 miles in length and less than 1/2 mile in width, the Green Turtle Club is surrounded by crystal clear ocean waters with some of the most spectacular beaches in the world and is the only resort within an easy walk (less than 10 minutes) from the breathtaking beaches on the Atlantic side of the Cay

Green Turtle Caye  
COVE ELEUTHERA

If you are seeking seclusion, relaxation, and an opportunity to be alone on powdery white beaches, then THE COVE (formerly known as Pineapple Cove) on Eleuthera, Bahamas, is an excellent choice. If you don't need casinos, television or a phone in your room, and you are trying to escape the congestion of tourist activities, then the casual Cove awaits.

 

  Eleuthera Island