Bahamas

When people say ‘it’s better in the Bahamas', they know what they’re talking about. This idyllic escape of powdery white sand and endless beaches is a very popular and easily reached retreat, offering a choice of glitz, golf, spas and nightlife. 
Nassau in the Bahamas is a shopping mecca, with excellent duty-free prices on handicrafts and imported goods. Whether you shop in the hotels and resorts or prefer to start with the outdoor boutiques on Bay Street, Marina Village and the straw markets, you’re sure to find many memorable souvenirs to take home with you. The Bahamas is best known for its straw markets, where you’ll find local artisans selling handmade wares, like straw bags and hats, wood carvings and jewellery. Your bargaining skills will come in handy here!
With fewer than 30 of the 700 Bahamas’ islands inhabited, it’s pretty easy to find a pristine and uncrowded dive site, and you can choose from countless reefs, drop-offs, coral gardens, caves and shipwrecks.
 

Watersports are King

Any watersport you can think of...you can probably partake of in The Bahamas. Kiteboarding, waverunners, bonefishing, kayaking, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, island boat tours, wild dolphin excursions and even shark encounters are just some of the options. The water is warm year-round and there are plenty of operators available to make your dreams a reality.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

The Bahamas offers plenty of options to immerse yourself in the natural world and there are a number of eco-tours you can take. Due to its size, the island of Andros is very popular for nature walks and swims. The pristine ecosystems provide the perfect place to experience the flora and fauna of the Caribbean.

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Shopping

Shopping is a highlight of any stay in the Bahamas. The government has abolished import duty on a number of items including perfumes, crystal, leather goods, photographic equipment and a lot more, making these products very cheap. There are also locally made products to keep an eye out for, including Androsia, which is a batik which is made in Andros. Natural sponges are another popular item.

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The Infinity Experience

It's Shallow!
The name “Bahamas” comes from the Spanish words “baja mar”, meaning shallow water or sea.