The Bahamas

Kathleen Von Tersch's Dream Vacation

Bahamas Facts

My dream vacation is to go to the Bahamas. The Bahamas are located in the Atlantic Ocean. The reason I want to go to the Bahamas is, because it is really beautiful there. The reason it is a great vacation spot is the white sand beaches and turquoise waters make any time a good time to go to the Bahamas. The best time to visit depends on the vacation you want. Whether you’re looking for a non-stop party or are hungry for a taste of laid-back island life, you’ll find it in the Bahamas. You need to know when to go, though, because your island experience will change with the season.


10 Facts About The Bahamas

1.( The name "Bahamas" comes from the Spanish baja mar meaning shallow sea, and is an archipelago of over 700 islands stretching over 258,998 square km in the western Atlantic Ocean.

2.) The Lucayan Indians were the original inhabitants: they lived throughout The Bahamas between 900 and 1500 A.D.

3.) Christopher Columbus (the first European visitor) made his first landfall in the New World on San Salvador (called Guanahani by the Lucayan Indians) in 1492.

4.) The first English settlers on Eleuthera shipped braselitto wood to Boston to thank the people of Massachusetts for the support they had given. The proceeds from the sale of this precious wood was used to purchase the land for Harvard College, which eventually became Harvard University.

5.) Charles Town on New Providence Island was burnt to the ground by the Spanish in 1684, but later rebuilt and renamed Nassau in 1695 in honor of King William III (formerly prince of Orange-Nassau).

6.) The Bahamas House of Assembly first officially convened in 1729.

7.) In 1788 The Bahamas exported 450 tons of cotton to Britain.

8.) Nassau was officially promoted as a fashionable winter season resort in 1898 with the Hotel and Steam Ship Service Act.

9.) The Bahama Islands became the free and sovereign Commonwealth of The Bahamas on 10 July 1973, ending 325 years of British rule (but remains part of the Commonwealth).

10.) The Bahamas, with over 270 years of democratic rule, is one of the most politically stable countries in the world.

11.) The Bahamas does not have an army.

Travel

The flight will take 5 hours and 35 minutes to get to the Bahamas. the Bahamas is 1,148 miles away. i will probably bring no one else with me. I will take the US Airways and land in Nassau. I will stay for 2 weeks.

Lodging

I will stay at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau. The address for the hotel is Navy Lion Road, Nassau, Bahamas. I will pack my bathing suit, a towel, some shirts, some shorts, a jacket just in case, sunscreen, sunglasses, hair ties, my shampoo and conditioner, hair brush, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste,underwear, and sandles

Cost

My trip will cost $5552. My hotel will cost $299 each night for 14 nights. i will bring $500 to spend. The food will cost $250. The airfare will cost $466. The gas will cost $150.
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Activities

I will probably go diving with the dolphins, go boating, go to the beach and see the crystal blue waters. There is tons of things to do at The Bahamas, like going to the beaches, going boating, going diving, go on a ecotourism, going to do some family fun things, going fishing, going to go be pampered, go private flying , go shopping, go sightseeing, sports, water sports. My destination provides a lot of unique opportunities.