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SIX THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

Updated: Jan 18


What do I love about visiting the Bahamas? Miles of soft, sandy beaches and a laid-back lifestyle.

 

I believe that it is definitely the perfect destination for any traveller seeking a place to disconnect and soak up the sun. Anyone who visits the Bahamas will instantly be drawn to the laid-back and hospitable vibe of this tropical paradise.


While it is easy to spend all day, every day on the beach, you might be surprised to learn that there is much more to this tropical bliss than meets the eye. Regardless of how you spend your time in the Bahamas, here are a few interesting facts I find useful to know before you go!



The Opportunity to Swim with the Pigs


While you might not see the day when pigs fly, how about seeing swimming pigs? Pig Beach is a beach on an uninhabited island located in Exuma, the Bahamas.

 

The island takes its unofficial name because it is populated by a colony of feral pigs that live on the island. Some say that the pigs reached the island by swimming from a nearby shipwreck, while others guess that sailors left them behind.

 

Either way, a trip to Pig Beach should be at the top of your Bahamas bucket list!



The World’s Third - Largest Wine Cellar Is In Nassau


Yes, you read that right. The third-largest wine cellar in the world is not in France, Italy, or

California, but rather in the Bahamas.


With more than 250,000 bottles from 400 winemakers in 15 countries, the collection at Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant includes some of the rarest, most expensive wines in the world.


If you are torn between wanting to take a trip to paradise or a trip to wine country, Nassau is the place for you.


The Bahamas Is Home To The Third - Largest Barrier Reef


Passionate scuba divers and snorkelers do not have to travel far to discover colourful and exotic fish. Stretching over 190 miles, the Andros Barrier Reef is the third - largest barrier reef in the world.


Visitors can take guided trips out to the reef and explore the beautiful world that lies beneath the water’s surface.




At Harbor Island, The Sand Is Actually Pink


While the rest of the Bahamas may be known for their white sandy beaches, Harbor Islands'

claim to fame is pink sand.


The sand's pink hue comes from foraminifera, a microscopic organism with a reddish - pink shell, while the sand is a mix of coral, shells, and calcium carbonate.




There Are Approximately 700 Islands In the Bahamas


You've likely heard of Nassau, Harbor Island, and the Exumas, but the Bahamas is much larger than just those few islands.


While only 30 of the 700 islands are inhabited, you can still spend your days island hopping and

exploring the Bahamas' 2,000 beaches.



A Visit to Nassau


Originally founded in 1670, the city of Nassau boasts a colorful and interesting history.

 Today, it is one of the world's busiest island cities. It is a vibrant and exciting city to visit, full of friendly faces, great shopping, and dining options, plus tons of historical sites to explore.

 

Fort Charlotte, Fort Fincastle, and Parliament Square are among the many historical sites you should visit in Nassau.



When you arrive in the Bahamas, you’ll feel like you're worlds away from home. This tropical paradise is what vacation dreams are made of.

 

Tranquil, remote islands, crystal clear water, and stunning beaches will leave you without a care in the world. Want to know the best part? This paradise is closer than you think! The Bahamas are surprisingly very easy to travel to, and a short plane ride will take you from your everyday life to the beach in just a few hours!


The Bahamas truly have something for everyone. From snorkelling and scuba diving, wine tasting, lying on the beach, or island hopping, it has everything!


I’d be happy to help you plan your dream destination to the Bahamas, be sure to reach out to me for more information.


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