Bahamas Islands

A place you gotta love

Geographical

  • The Bahamas has the world's third-longest barrier reef. Five per cent of the world's coral can be found in the waters of The BahamasThe Islands of The Bahamas are made entirely of calcium carbonate, which is mainly produced or precipitated by the organisms of coral reefs. The Lucayan National Park on Grand Bahama Island is the site of the world's longest known underwater cave and cavern system.The Bahamas has the clearest waters in the world, with visibility of over 61m (200 ft). It has been scientifically proven that a specific alga, which requires light to live, is found deeper in The Bahamas than anywhere else on earth.
  • People and culture
  • Junkanoo (which has been compared to Carnival in Rio and Mardi Gras in New Orleans) is a colourful and uniquely Bahamian parade held on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
    • A native of Nassau is called a Nassuvian.
    • The Bahamas has a population of 305,000. Seventy per cent of the population lives on New Providence Island (home of the capital city, Nassau), which is only the eleventh-largest island in The Bahamas.
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Cave Diving Underworld & Underwater Treasures of Bahamas
Calming Ocean Waves (Tobago)