The Bahamas are a perfect place for you to spend a tropical vacation, far from the hassle of your daily life. These magical islands are located only 50 miles off the Florida coast. A number of islands make up the Bahamas and each one is a paradise. If you're looking for the perfect getaway, the Bahamas are the place for you. The warm waters of the Caribbean are just one of the many things that draw people to the beautiful islands of the Bahamas . Surrounded by water, sailing is one of the most popular activities the islands have to offer. There are many regattas and festivals celebrating the sport and leisure of sailing. Other enjoyable water activities include wind surfing, parasailing, and kayaking. The other major tourist attraction is the myriad collection of underwater world of reefs and colorful fish life. A visit to the Bahamas is incomplete without snorkeling and scuba diving to feast the eyes with a collectors delight of about 5% of the world's reefs and the amazing colored fish.The hospitality of the people of the Bahamas is legendary. They are very open and willingly share their culture,history, and life style with visitors. Unlike many Caribbean islands, the Bahamas do not have any trace of inhospitable locals who get annoyed with the presence of tourists. The culture of tourism is well developed. They offer conducted tours to enrich your experience with the marine life, wild life and flora and fauna on the islands. Many beautiful fish and marine animals such as whales and dolphins abound the warm waters of the Bahamas . Popular tours include whale and dolphin watching, wild life watching and explanation on the fascinating plant life on the islands. This diverse offering kindles the interests of one and all. The islands offer numerous activities even for those who prefer the terra firma. While cricket is very popular in Nassau , many resorts organize cricket matches for their guests. If you do not wish to play, then just relax and soak in the sun while watching a few games. Of course golf and tennis are big on the islands, thanks to the perfect climate. World class tournaments are played here each year. You can watch, or if you prefer, you can play on the incredible courses and courts.
It won't matter if you're a beginner or an expert. You'll find the place just right for your level of expertise. To cater to those who wish to relax and laze - the miles of inviting pure white sand and a few pink sand beaches, is the choice to make. The soothing music of water lapping the sands and the gentle breeze of swaying palms are a bewitching experience. When soaking the sun, make sure the sunscreen is handy, lest the Caribbean sun plays havoc with your skin Do you love shopping? No worries, as you'll find plenty of shops. They don't all sell tacky souvenirs either. There are plenty of high-end stores. The prices make it well worth your while to spend your Bahamian dollars. Local cuisine is divine in the Bahamas. If you enjoy sea food you will appreciate the delicious culinary delights these small islands have to offer. The food is spicy and lively. While visiting the islands be sure to try some of the many ways conch meat is prepared since this is one of the islands specialty. The Bahamas make a wonderful vacation destination where you can do just about anything your heart desires. The weather is almost always perfect and the water warm and pleasant. Contact your travel agent and ask about the many special packages and deals these beautiful islands have to offer. A trip to the Bahamas can be budget or luxury; it's totally up to you.