Life in The Islands Of The Bahamas is as culturally diverse as it is vibrantly beautiful, from the carefree Out Islands to exciting Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island. With world class restaurants, award-winning spas and resorts, an assortment of physical activities such as deep-sea fishing, golf and scuba diving, and miles of white and pink sandy beaches that are lined by the clearest waters in the world, the Bahamas offers visitors the opportunity to do everything or nothing at all.
With 700 islands sprinkled out over 100,000 square miles of ocean, the Bahamas also offers visitors the largest assortment of vacation spots of any tropical destination. The islands are as distinct as they are similar. And once you set foot on one, chances are you’ll learn even more about yourself.
Easy access to the Bahamas is a key reason for this tropical playground’s appeal as a year-round vacation destination. Just a short hop by jet from Miami or a memorable voyage by cruise ship, private or charter boat, the Bahamas can be reached quickly by air or by sea. Visitors from the U.S. also enjoy the convenience of not having to exchange currency before leaving for vacation in the Bahamas. Items such as perfume, jewelry, crystal and fine china, and leather goods are duty free and cost 25-50 percent below U.S. prices in the Bahamas.
Christian faith-based groups and organizations from around the world have also found enlightenment and spiritual reawakening in the Bahamas. As one of the most popular destinations for weddings, honeymoons and worship gatherings, the Bahamas has played host to some of the most influential spiritual leaders in the Christian faith such as T. D. Jakes and Dr. Tony Evans. The Bahamas also helped inspire one of the greatest Christian influencers in American history, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who drafted his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in the Bahamas, where he stated how the serene, pristine and tranquil environment gave him the feeling of being close to God.