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St. Andrew's Kirk, Nassau, Bahamas:
St. Andrew's Kirk, Nassau, Bahamas
Located on New Providence island, Nassau is the capital, and by a very considerable margin, the largest city in the Bahamas. The population of Nassau, was 210,832 as of the 2000 census - over two thirds of the entire population of the Bahamas.

Nassau is a popular tourist destination, with a tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and a historic colonial architecture, especialy in the harbor area. Additionally, on December 26th (Boxing Day) and January 1st (New Year's Day), the city is host to Junkanoo, a loud, colorful and musical street parade (first made internationally famous by its appearance in the James Bond movie, Thunderbird). Visitors can reach Nassau by using Lynden Pindling International Airport which lies only 10 miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Nassau, and which offers daily flights to the USA, the UK and Canada.

Government House, Nassau, Bahamas:
Government House, Nassau, Bahamas

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Fodor's Bahamas (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-04-17
Paperback (352 pages)

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Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

The Bahamas exists in extremes: travelers come to find both secluded beaches and vibrant parties on the sand; to dive dramatic wrecks and barrier reefs and glide in sailboats across crystal waters; to try a traditional fish fry or savor delicacies from all across the world; to stay in a cozy inn or a flashy new resort. Our travel experts help visitors navigate must-see destinations and tucked-away gems so they can escape the everyday and absorb the region’s diverse culture.

This travel guide includes:

    EXPANDED COVERAGE: The Bahamas are ever-changing, and this edition includes new resorts, restaurants, and attractions, including coverage of the complete renovation of the Coral Towers at Atlantis, Paradise Island, and the exciting new Baha Mar development on New Providence
    SPECIAL FEATURES: Special Fodor's Features throughout the guide illuminate the most distinctive aspects of the Bahamas, including "rake 'n' scrape" music, the famous Junkanoo celebration, and the best snorkeling and dive spots
    INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an island orientation map, top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively
    DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Bahamas offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category
    COVERS: Nassau, Freeport, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Great Exuma, the Exuma Cays, Cat Island, and San Salvador

The Insider's Nassau Travel Guide: All the Info You Need to Know About the Biggest City in the Bahamas

By Dustin Jermalowicz

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (52 pages)

The Insider s Nassau Travel Guide: All the Info You Need to Know About the Biggest City in the Bahamas
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Nassau is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it also offers some of the best beaches, watersports, shopping, drinking, and diving you'll find anywhere. The Insider's Nassau Travel Guide has been written with the reader in mind, as it provides an array of information to help you find the best spots to spend your time and money. The author himself has made many trips to Nassau and has put all his tips into this short but informative read.

Nassau Historic Walking Tour & New Providence Island Bahamas Maps Laminated Card

By Franko Maps Ltd.

Franko Maps Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Nassau Historic Walking Tour & New Providence Island Bahamas Maps Laminated Card
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A detailed walking map of downtown Nassau's historic district on one side. A map of New Providence Island on the other. Both on a handy card with rigid lamination and hole for lanyard. 5.5" x 8.5". Perfect for enjoying the Bahamas' largest city off the beach!

Bahamas: The Official Travel Guide

By United City Travel Guides

Released: 2018-06-12
Kindle Edition (100 pages)

Bahamas: The Official Travel Guide
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In the Bahamas: The Official Travel Guide, you will get the most relevant advice on your visit to the Bahamas Islands.

Besides the glorious sandy beaches that the Bahamas is known for, the country has a lot more to offer. So if you are planning to visit the island, you will need to have the inside scoop on the lay of the land to enjoy your time in the icon Bahamas archipelago fully.

Get ready to learn about the history of the Bahamas, from the Lucayan and the Arawak people who were the first occupants of the islands to the age of the pirates and the current state of the country today. You'll also learn about the climate of the islands and how to avoid the hurricanes and storms brought about by north winds blowing in the Gulf Stream Ocean currents.

Vibrant photos and maps are also included to immerse you into the island and give you a sense of familiarity before you get to the island. Some popular phrases are also featured in this guide to help you communicate effectively with the locals during your time on the islands.

Some of the interesting things you will learn include but are not limited to the following:

•The Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island – This is one of the must-visit resorts. It has a 141-acre water park that features over 20 swimming pools, high-speed water slides, one of the longest slow rivers on the globe and a giant-sized aquarium-open-pool hybrid with live sharks.

•What to eat and where to eat – prepare to eat a ton of seafood on the island. Make sure to try out "Conch" which is the staple food on the island and also be sure to check out "Fish Fry" which is a chain of open-air restaurants in the Bahamas that serve some of the best seafood.

•The Junkanoo Festival – If you'll be on the island around Boxing Day and New Year's Day, be sure to take part in the Junkanoo carnival celebrations which are breathtaking. Tourists and locals get into the spirit of the festival by wearing specially designed attire and meet in the town center streets of Nassau to celebrate with dance and music.

•The pristine sandy beaches of the Bahamas – The best of them is the Exuma Cay Land & Sea Park which is a national preserve park. The beach sand here is bone white while the waters here are as clear as day. On a good day, you can see over 30 meters deep in these waters. It really doesn’t get better than that.

In essence, this guide covers everything you need to know. By the time you read the last word in this book, this guide would have answered all the questions you had in mind as well as questions that hadn't even crossed your mind. If you are going to buy a guide for your Bahamas visit, let this travel guide be your companion throughout your visit!

Fodor's Bahamas (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Released: 2016-01-12
Paperback (384 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Whether a traveler's style is living large at a trend-setting resort or chilling on a secluded island with an icy cold beer in hand, the Bahamas has something for every taste, from all-inclusive resorts to exclusive private-island hideaways. Visitors can enjoy celebrity-chef restaurants and glitzy casinos in Nassau and Freeport, or escape to the pink sands of an undeveloped out island. The Bahamas are the ideal destination to eat lots of conch, get a golden tan, and feel totally revived.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on the Bahamas best beaches, the famous Junkanoo celebration, and the best snorkeling and dive spots
· Major sights such as Pink Sand Beaches and Coral Reefs
· Coverage of Nassau; Freeport; New Providence and Paradise Islands; Grand Bahama Island; The Abacos; Andros, Bimini, and the Berry Islands; Eleuthera and Harbour Island; Great Exuma and the Exuma Cays; The Southern Out Islands; Cat Island; and San Salvador

Planning to visit more of the Caribbean? Check out Fodor's Caribbean travel guide.

Lonely Planet The Bahamas (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Tom Masters

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet The Bahamas (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet The Bahamas is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the massive barrier reef in Andros, spot a famous star or starlet strolling down Pink Sands Beach, or snorkel with color-changing octopi; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Bahamas and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet The Bahamas Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 43 local maps
  • Useful features - including What's New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
  • Coverage of Nassau, New Providence, Andros, the Biminis, Abacos, Harbour Island, Paradise Island, Exuma Cays, Grand Bahama, Turks & Caicos, the Cat & San Salvador Islands, Eleuthera, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet The Bahamas, our most comprehensive guide to the Bahamas, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Emily Matchar, and Tom Masters.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Nassau & Paradise Island, the Bahamas: Travel and Tourism

By Harvey Issac

Global Print Digital
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Nassau & Paradise Island, the Bahamas: Travel and Tourism
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Nassau & Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Travel and Tourism. Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is known worldwide for its amazing water adventures, white sand beaches, luxury accommodations and fine dining. Whether this resort on Nassau Paradise Island is on your bucket list or you're planning a return visit, your vacation days will be packed with fun with this list of top things to do at Atlantis Resort. Paradise Island is home to one of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in all of the Bahamas: Atlantis Paradise Island. What many people don't know is that it is not the only all-inclusive in the area. Another resort on the island caters to adults and is known for its exclusivity, and if you cross the bridge you'll find a much larger collection on New Providence

Bahamas: Nassau (Photo Book)

By Lea Rawls

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Bahamas: Nassau (Photo Book)
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The Bahamas known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an archipelagic state within the Lucayan Archipelago. It consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the United States state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The designation of "the Bahamas" can refer either to the country or to the larger island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes the Bahamas territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space. The Bahamas is the site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492. At that time, the islands were inhabited by the Lucayan, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taino people. Although the Spanish never colonised The Bahamas, they shipped the native Lucayans to slavery in Hispaniola. The islands were mostly deserted from 1513 until 1648, when English colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera. The Bahamas became a British crown colony in 1718, when the British clamped down on piracy. After the American War of Independence, the Crown resettled thousands of American Loyalists in the Bahamas; they brought their slaves with them and established plantations on land grants. Africans constituted the majority of the population from this period. The slave trade was abolished by the British in 1807; slavery in the Bahamas was abolished in 1834. Subsequently, the Bahamas became a haven for freed African slaves; the Royal Navy resettled Africans there liberated from illegal slave ships, American slaves and Seminoles escaped here from Florida, and the government freed American slaves carried on United States domestic ships that had reached the Bahamas due to weather. Today, Afro-Bahamians make up nearly 90% of the population. The Bahamas became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1973, retaining the British monarch, then and currently Queen Elizabeth II, as its head of state. In terms of gross domestic product per capita, The Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Americas (following the United States and Canada), with an economy based on tourism and finance. Disney has its own private island in the Bahamas called Castaway Cay. It is located near Great Abaco Island and was formerly known as Gorda Cay. In 1997, The Walt Disney Company purchased a 99-year land lease for the cay from the Bahamian government, set to expire in 2096. Sport is a significant part of Bahamian culture. The national sport is cricket.

Moon Bahamas (Travel Guide)

By Mariah Laine Moyle

Moon Travel
Released: 2019-03-12
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Moon Bahamas (Travel Guide)
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Turquoise waters, pristine beaches, world-famous rum, and a culture that welcomes you with a smile: Soak up the sun and fun with Moon Bahamas. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries, from a Nassau getaway to a week of island-hopping, including day trips to the Out Islands
  • Strategic advice for travelers looking for family fun, romance, nightlife, water sports, and more
  • Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Go diving to see shipwrecks, underwater sculptures, and coral reefs, snorkel with sharks, or swim with friendly pigs. Spot wild pink flamingoes, climb to a historic stone monastery at the highest point in the Bahamas, or visit the iconic Hope Town Lighthouse. Relax in an oceanfront bungalow, sip cocktails made from local rum, and hang out with locals at a fish fry
  • Honest recommendations from Nassau local Mariah Moyle on when to go, where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay, from guest cottages and beach bungalows to luxurious resorts
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history
  • Handy tips for families with children, LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and travelers with disabilities
Experience the real Bahamas with Moon's practical tips and local know-how.

Looking for more island adventures? Check out Moon Aruba, Moon Bermuda, or Moon Jamaica.


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