The name "Bahamas" comes from the Spanish baja mar, which means
"shallow sea". The azure waters which lap these islands are as warm and calm as
the people who live there. Throughout the over seven hundred islands which make
up the Bahamas, the locals abide by island time - a term of affection which
describes the laid-back and slow moving all inclusive Bahamas vacation
lifestyle. It isn't that hard to fall into this mode of living. Many of the
Bahamas' islands are uninhabited or are sparsely populated, so it's easy to get
away from it all and relax on beautiful beaches strewn with seashells. On the
other hand, for those seeking excitement, Bahamas has something to offer
everyone from shopping in the busy straw market to golfing on world championship
courses to diving amongst coral reefs and ship wrecks. You can parasail and
windsurf all day long, then dance the night away to the rhythms of calypso,
goombay, and Junkanoo music. Bahamas may be laid-back, but it's never boring.
The Bahamas is made up of seven hundred islands most of which are islets
(keys or cays) and rocks. The archipelago of Bahamas extends 500 miles
southeasterward from the Florida coast, and is surrounded by clear blue water.
The soil is too thin for most agriculture, but on the larger islands exotic
flowers grow and there are areas of pine forest as well as rocky and swampy
areas; and of course miles and miles of unspoiled beaches. Most of the islands
in the Bahamas have escaped tourists' notice. The larger islands offer a high
standard of tourist resorts in the Bahamas and a wealth of leisure facilities.
Nassau, located on New Providence Island, is the capital of Bahamas. It is noted
for its bustling straw market, where local craftsmen make unique straw items
right on the spot. There are also sophisticated boutiques and shops catering to
the discriminating crowd on Bay Street. A magnificent view of Nassau harbor is
afforded from the battlements of Fort Charlotte, and eighteenth century fort
with a moat and dungeons open to visitors. Nearby, the Ardastra Gardens feature
pink flamingos and tropical flowers. Another scenic vista is afforded by
climbing the Queen's Staircase (located at the top of Elizabeth Avenue), which
is a 102 foot climb up steps carved into the rock which leads to Fort Fincastle
and then to the Water Tower. Fort Fincastle was built in 1793 and is shaped like
the bow of a ship. The Water Tower is the most elevated point on New Providence
Island, reaching 216 feet above the level of the sea. Visitors take an elevator
to the observation deck on top for panoramic views of the island. Another
must-see attraction is Cable Beach, with its many restaurants, bars, and discos
located on two and a half miles of golden sand. Paradise Island is noted for its
all inclusive resorts in Bahamas located on beautiful beaches, and also boasts
the largest gambling casino in the Caribbean as well as a fourteen acre aquarium
and beautifully landscaped gardens. So there are plenty of things to see and do
if the sunbathing, boating, diving, and fishing get too boring.
There is so much to see and do from resorts in the Bahamas! All
inclusive resorts in Bahamas are your gateway to fun activities as well as
to the relaxed and laid-back lifestyle of an all
inclusive Bahamas vacation. Contact SuperClubs to book your vacation today!
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