The Bahamas consists of 700 islands. Along this vast archipelago there is a vast variety of scenery, traditions and culture. One of the most visited locales is Paradise Island. Nassau, the country’s capital, graces the island with a compelling mix of cosmopolitan glitz and tropical style. The government buildings of Rawson Square include the Ministry of Tourism, which offers maps for island walking tours. Grand Bahama, another popular spot, has one of the largest systems of underwater caves on earth.
For a more secluded taste of island life, the Out Islands offer an alternative to the previously mentioned locales. The Abacos is a collection of 120 islands one can explore by boat. Here, at the Abaco Wild Horse Preserve, live the descendents of horses originally from Columbus’ arrival in the islands. San Salvador, where Columbus first landed, offers ruins, shipwrecks and glimmering beaches. Bimini is a haven for fishing, as well as the location of a mysterious collection of huge undersea limestone blocks which some believe is the road to the lost city of Atlantis. There are too many islands to describe here, further research is warranted for the traveler seeking the best location for the Bahamian experience they desire.