Visiting The Bahamas
The islands of the Bahamas boast clear ocean waters and the third-largest coral reef in the world. The Bahamas are ideal for marine activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and swimming. With so many islands to explore, the water enthusiast can visit this archipelago more than 1,000 times and never see the same underwater vista twice.
The calm, clear water, coral reefs and generally warm temperatures make water sports of all kinds possible in the Bahamas. Rent equipment only from reputable operators and insist on training when appropriate. Novice scuba divers should learn only with recognized PADI dive centers.
The waters of the Bahamian islands attract people to a marine adventure, but the land offers something for everyone. In larger settlements like Grand Bahama and Nassau, tourists can enjoy entertainment that includes nightclubs, resorts, spas and casinos. For outdoor adventures, there are caves, plantations, forts, remote villages and outdoor biodiversity, including rare species of flowers and the endangered Bahamian parrot.
The Bahamas have a tropical climate throughout the year, with warm to hot temperatures every month, and the coldest weather patterns bring the temperature to only 70 degrees Fahrenheit. These islands face typical weather patterns like tropical storm activity and high humidity. The first island in the archipelago is only 50 miles from Florida, offering an easy way to extend a visit to the Sunshine State. The tropical weather of the Bahamas provides the tourist with an escape during cold-weather months in other parts of the world. As soon as you step off your boat or airplane, you'll enjoy the warmth of endless summer on the islands of the Bahamas.