Friday, May 31, 2013

Delve into the Natural Settings of Bahamas

Bahamas is officially called as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and is a country that has more than 700 islands, islets and cays in the Atlantic Ocean. The climate of this country ranges from subtropical to tropical and is moderated by the waters of the Gulf Stream, especially in winter. Bahamas is one of the hot tourist and honeymoon destinations due to its wide range of islands that create breathtaking natural effects. Some of the major attractions of Bahamas are listed below

•    Atlantis Paradise Island
•    Paradise Island
•    Castaway Cay
•    Spanish Wells
•    Dean’s Blue Hole
•    Junkanoo
•    National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
•    Blue Lagoon Island
•    Elbow Cay
•    Athol Island
•    Fort Montagu
•    Fort Fincastle
•    Man-O-War Cay
•    Crab Cay
•    Lake Killarney
•    Fort Charlotte

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The capital city of Bahamas – Nassau attracts thousands of visitors each year. The city lies on the northern coast of New Providence Island that is well connected to nearby Paradise Island through several bridges that make the settings look more appealing. This capital city is one of the most frequently used cruise ports in the Caribbean which raises the ranks of tourism in the country. Bahamas runs a $2 billion tourism industry including dozens of historical attractions worth exploring. Below listed are some of the things to do when you are at Bahamas.

Know Bahamas History at Fort Fincastle

Fort Fincastle was built in 1793 and offers a great opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of the capital city of Bahamas. The history comes to life at this place which is balanced at the top of Elizabeth Avenue that is accessible by the 65-step Queen’s Staircase. The staircase was carved out of a limestone cliff by slaves during 1700s. It flaunts its adjacent Water Tower which transforms as the most recognizable landmarks of the island. Visitors can experience the city views and the cruise ship docks.

Shopping at the Straw Market

It is located on the Bay Street at west of the cruise docks. It is one of the largest straw markets in the world where visitors get a host of things to buy including wood carvings, hard woven bags, and beaded jewelry. Diverse unique crafts as well as traditional souvenirs are found in varieties at this market. The market remains open daily and welcomes both local artisans who weave new merchandise by sitting on site and non-shoppers. There is much more than crafts and souvenirs.

Find Natural Wonders at Ardastra Gardens

Bahamas is rich in natural beauty and exotic wildlife. Visit Ardastra Gardens to have a best experience of wildlife and botanical gardens which houses more than 300 species of reptiles, birds, and mammals. The national bird of this country is Pink Flamingo. Despite this, these are cultivated flowering trees and shrubs, decorative ponds, winding pathways, and many orchid varieties.

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Luxury at Atlantis Resort

Those who crave for mythology and mystery can land at this place to have a better experience. It offers more than 2,300 rooms in different luxurious suites and towers and is considered as the largest resorts in the entire Caribbean. You would explore marine habitats, waterfalls, lagoons, aquariums, and much more which will make your vacation memorable for lifetime.

Cruise with Surrey Ride

One great attraction on the least commercialized area is the surrey ride taken in a horse-drawn cart. You get 30-minute tours of the downtown capital city in private carriages and enjoy experiencing local culture and historical tastes of the localities. Your ride begins from the Parliament Square where you can gaze at the unusually beautiful pink buildings that surround the statue of Queen Victoria.

When you are in Bahamas, you can anytime get rejuvenated by experiencing some great water activities on nearby beaches, vibrant nightlife and many more which could make it your favorite destination.