The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean. While it is technically not a part of the Caribbean, the Bahamas is still a de-facto member of the Caribbean Union. The archipelago of 3,000 islands and islets is located less than an hour by plane southeast of Miami, Florida. The climate is much more moderate and sub-tropical as compared to the heat and humidity of the nearby Caribbean islands, although the Bahamas is usually hard-hit during the hurricane season. About 249,000 of the country’s 354,000 population live in the capital city of Nassau, which is on New Providence Island. Get a car for hire in Bahamas so that you can explore Nassau and Paradise Island at your own leisure. You will also need a vehicle for touring Freeport and the rest of Grand Bahama, Bimini, and other smaller islands.
The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island is truly just as mind-boggling as the mythical lost city. Guests will find hotel towers rising up out of the sea within a resort filled with lagoons, waterfalls, beaches, thousands of marine animals, and a gigantic Mayan Temple water slide. Facilities include a modern marina, golf course, spa, shopping, all kinds of dining facilities, and even a speedway. Entertainment comes in the form of a casino, bars, lounges, nightclubs, theatre, and a comedy club. Get a car for rent in Bahamas and cross the bridge to Nassau, the capital city. Do not miss the pink Parliament House or Cable Beach. Other fun attractions on Nassau include the Pirate Museum and the Astrada Zoo, where you get to see marching flamingos.
Freeport is much more of a laid-back Caribbean island destination. The Island of Grand Bahama is an outdoor wonderland with underwater caves, endless white sand beaches, and huge national parks. Bird watchers can head for the Rand Nature Center. Lucayan National Park includes Gold Rock Beach. This park is the site where the first two “Pirates of the Caribbean” films were made. Do not miss the Taino Beach fish fry. Apart from Taino and Gold Rock, there are a dozen other beaches worth a look-see. Pencil in visits to Banana Bay Beach, Churchill Beach, Fortune Beach, Barbary Beach, Lucayan Beach, Williams Town Beach, Old Freetown Beach, and Mount Pleasant Beach.
The Island of Bimini, which is the nearest to the Florida mainland, is a great place if you want to escape the worries of the world and make like Hemingway. After a tough day of bonefishing or deep sea sport fishing, you can kick back and relax with a shot of rum at the End of the World Bar. Tourists may attempt to find mystical attractions such as the Fountain of Youth. You can follow the stones that lead to the lost city of Atlantis.
Everything mentioned above accounts for only the most famous and popular places and attractions. The Bahamas have a lot more to do and see. Book your car rental in Bahamas right now and plan for coastal drives on the islands. Apart from Nassau and Cable Beach, other New Providence Island destinations include Adelaide, Sandyport, and Lyford Cay. On Grand Bahama, you can head for West End, the oldest town on the island.
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