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ABACO - The Abaco Islands are a sailing and boating universe. The major islands of this small archipelago are Great and Little Abaco, with the off-lying cays of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Stranger's Cay, Umbrella Cay and Walker's Cay completing the string.Over forty kinds of wild orchids, rare, endemic birds, wild boar, iguanas as long as four feet. It is even said to be the home of pirate Henry Morgan's buried treasure and two mythical creatures - the chickcharnies and Lusca.


ACKLINS & CROOKED ISLANDS
are two of the four islands forming an atoll which hugs the beautiful shallow waters of the Bight of Acklins. Bordered by the nearly uninhabited Castle Island and Long Cay, they are as natural as they were when The Bahamas was first "discovered." Columbus reputedly sailed down the leeward side of the islands through the narrow Crooked Island Passage, which has ever since served as an important route for steam ships travelling from Europe to Central and South America.


ANDROS
- The largest island in The Islands Of The Bahamas, . This 2,300-square-mile island paradise is the bonefishing capital of the world and boasts the second-largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere. Andos is home to the oldest dive resort on the planet. Wild orchids, rare, endemic birds, wild boar, iguanas as long as four feet and a recently discovered tribal group all make their homes among the miles of deserted beaches, freshwater mud flats, thick brush, lush pine forests and inland waterways of this this Atlantic oasis.


BERRY ISLANDS
- Dear to the hearts of yachtsmen and fishermen, southeast of the Biminis, is a cluster of 30 islands and close to 100 cays known as The Berry Islands. Decked with green and fringed with drifts of sand, here you can find a multitude of magical harbours and swim-ashore beaches. These largely uninhabited islands offer spectacular diving and snorkeling and are known for championship sportsfishing, It is a big angling area and record catches have been made of mackerel, blue and white marlin and sailfish. Bonefish, crawfish and conch are plentiful, but people are scarce.



BIMINI
- Being the closest of The Islands Of The Bahamas to the coast of Florida has made The Bimini Islands a popular destination for American visitors. The wat ers surrounding The Bimini Islands are known the world over for top big-game fishing. From spring to fall - fishing tournaments reign supreme almost every weekend.Of course, as with any Bahamian island, relaxing on a sun-soaked beach is always a favourite activity. So whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or a more extended stay The Bimini Islands can provide you with a fun-filled Bahamian experience.


CAT ISLAND
- This boot-shaped, untamed island is one of the most beautiful and fertile of The Bahamas. A lush sanctuary, it provides tranquillity for those seeking an escape from the pressures of modern civilization. Others thought so too, like Father Jerome, a penitent hermit who built a medieval monastery hewn from the limestone cliffs atop 206-foot Mt. Alvernia, a place for meditation. From these high cliffs, there is a marvelous view down to densely-forested foothills and 60 miles of deserted pink-and-white-sand beach.


ELUETHERA / HARBOR ISLAND
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Miles of glistening pink and white sand beaches, serene colonial villages and rolling acres of pineapple plantations make Eleuthera Island an island of the most casual sophistication. The cool laziness of Eleutheran life and dusty-yet-drenched colours of the island give it the feel of a giant illusion. Much of the island's architecture and way of life were influenced by Loyalist settlers in the late 1700s. With its two companions, Harbour Island and the community of Spanish Wells, Eleuthera Island has long been a favoured destination among travellers seeking a bit of quiet charm.


THE EXUMA ISLANDS - are located in the middle of The Islands Of The Bahamas, yet remain mostly undisturbed. The Exuma Islands are a collection of some 365 cays and islands stretching over 120 miles, supported at the southern end by two main islands, Great Exuma and Little Exuma. The main attractions for visitors to The Exuma Islands are its world-class sportfishing and boating. The miles of picturesque islands, cays and hidden coves make for some of the most spectacular sailing in The Islands Of The Bahamas, both for recreational sloops and competitive yachting alike.

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
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An ecological wonder waiting to be discovered. Endless beaches, emerald green water, charming fishing villages and enchanting marine life are just some of the island's attractions that make this a unique destination.
Grand Bahama is the home of Freeport/Lucaya, the nation's second city, with a faster pace and a more cosmopolitan atmosphere than the old-world sophistication of Nassau. Freeport/Lucaya is a sportsman's paradise, with championship golf, tennis, scuba diving, and fishing.


INAGUA -
Great Inagua can be called The Bahamas' "great outback" or "wild west." The traveller who is interested in something completely different will find this an unusual place to visit. It is a naturalist's paradise where rare birds and reptiles thrive in a rugged and salty environment, wild cows and donkeys ramble, and wild boars are pursued across wide open spaces for both food and sport. Sailing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming and walking are principal forms of recreation. Inagua provides a treasure of a different kind: salt, a critical staple in the days before refrigeration. Sailing vessels called here regularly to purchase the commodity, and the settlement of Matthew Town developed into a prosperous trading post.


LONG ISLAND
- The island is not only long (60 miles), it is also narrow--no more than 4 miles wide. It is indeed a land of eloquent contrasts in geography, architecture and enterprise.One of the most scenic hideaways in The Bahamas, it is divided by the Tropic of Cancer and bordered by two very different coasts, one with soft-white, broad beaches and the other rocky headlands that descend suddenly into the roiling sea. The terrain varies from sloping hills in the northeast to low hillsides in the south fading into stark white flatlands where salt is produced; from swampland to beautiful beaches.


MAYAGUANA -
The most easterly island of The Bahamas, Mayaguana still has its original Indian name. The island was uninhabited until 1812, after which it was gradually settled by people from the nearby Turks Islands. This unspoiled, mostly undiscovered slice of The Bahamas is a favorite stopover for yacht enthusiasts, offering a peaceful, quiet and relaxing vacation and miles of unspoiled beaches for swimming, scuba diving and shelling enthusiasts. The waters off Mayaguana afford excellent sports fishing. Fish frequently surface and peer out of the water causing an eerie sensation.

NASSAU / PARADISE ISLAND - Nassau, capital city of The Bahamas, resides on New Providence Island, neighbor to Paradise Island. This island pair maintains a distinct blend of international glamor and tropical ease, giving travelers freedom to do everything or nothing at all. Nassau is the home of the Bahamian national capital, the bustling hub of The Islands Of The Bahamas that traces its heritage back to the shipwrecking days of the legendary pirate Blackbeard.

Paradise Island is connected to the city of Nassau by two 600-foot bridges. The island is developed to accommodate travelers, with resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, a golf course, an aquarium, and a casino rounding out the amenities. Amidst the world's largest marine habitat second only to Mother Nature, is Atlantis, Paradise Island. A celebration of the Lost Continent of Atlantis, the property includes 2,317 rooms lagoons, waterfalls, 11 swimming areas, and 7 waterslides, a luxury yacht marina, along with a world-class casino and spa, 18 restaurants, 20 lounges and clubs.


SAN SALVADOR -
The island was the first landfall site of Christopher Columbus on his initial voyage of discovery in 1492. Four separate monuments mark the exact spot Columbus came ashore, however, it is generally regarded that he landed at Long Bay where a big stone cross stands. Called Guanahani by the native Lucayan Indians, Columbus renamed the island San Salvador or "Holy Saviour," noting in his journal, "The beauty of these islands surpasses that of any other and as much as the day surpasses the night in splendour."