EXPERIENCE THE BAHAMAS’ DEEP HISTORY AND CULTURE
For a true Bahamian experience all you need to do is relax, because on our island, life is easy. English is spoken, American dollars are on par with Bahamian dollars, the weather’s beautiful and people are friendly. What more do you need to know?
Well, in this section you’ll find other practical, good-to-know-before-you-go items, ranging from the latest Nassau Paradise Island news to a short history lesson on The Bahamas pirating past and island fun facts. Learn a little about being Bahamian, and get excited about your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Freeport is the main city on Grand Bahama, an island in the northwest Bahamas off the Florida coast. It’s best known for the oceanfront Lucaya district’s beaches, resorts and shopping. Nearby, Deadman’s Reef is popular for snorkeling, and the surrounding offshore waters have many dive sites. Up the coast, Lucayan National Park features extensive underwater caves plus kayaking and nature trails.
Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. A popular cruise-ship stop, the city has a hilly landscape and is known for beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.