Bahamas Tourist Attractions

  • The Bahamas is known for its stellar beaches. With over 2,000 breathtaking islands and cays, and the clearest water on Earth, it’s no wonder visitors come from all around to sink their toes into miles of pure white, and in some places pink, sand.

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  • The Islands Of The Bahamas offer an array of dive experiences like no other destination in the world. You’ll find sunken Spanish galleons, inland blue holes, underwater caves and forest-like coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life.

    You can even feed and swim with reef sharks—an experience sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Explore what else makes The Bahamas the most complete diving destination in the world.

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  • Andros is rich with cultural and historical landmarks, including a lighthouse with cannons from an old wreck, an old pirate's well and cave, native colony ruins, quaint towns with evocative names, plus a sisal and a batik factory. You’ll also want to experience crab-catching, a staple of the economy, and an outing can be arranged for you to see locals in action.

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    • Peek into Andros’ history on a guided tour to the Andros Lighthouse, built in 1892; Morgan's Bluff/Henry Morgan's Cave, named for a 17th century pirate; and native colony ruins, circa 1930s.
    • Seminole Indians in Red Bays have a rich culture of basket-weaving, woodcarving, sisal farming, sponging and logging—unique features highlighted during guided tours there.

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  • Learn about the islands’ heritage and folklore, experience Junkanoo, discover “bush medicine” cures and taste local delicacies. Visit the settlements, sample the culture and explore the attractions, including Preacher’s Cave, The Glass Window Bridge, Hatchet Bay Caves/Silos and Ocean Hole.

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    • Visit the burial site of the indigenous people in the Lucayan National Park, explore historical sites and landmarks, walk trails steeped in history and learn about the island’s history.
    • Explore the rich and colorful heritage of the island on a guided tour, on land or by water. Old Freetown, the first free slave settlement here, is a frequent stop.
    • Visit the island's heritage sites, residential communities, the downtown commercial business center, the open-air vendors' market, the only distillery on the island and the deep-water harbor.

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  • Many of the attractions here are rife with history.

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    • You can explore Hamilton's Cave, one of the largest in The Bahamas—with over 10-foot-high ceilings—where a pre-Columbian gallery with Amerindian drawings was discovered in 1935.
    • Hike up to the monument commemorating Columbus’ landfall, high atop a cliff at the northern end of the island.
    • Adderley's Plantation ruins stand as a reminder of the island's past, together with other old great houses, some with chimneys still intact and walls with colonial graffiti.
    • Clarence Town is noted for its beautiful twin churches located on two hilltops: St. Paul's Anglican Church, and St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, both built by Father Jerome

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