Travel guide: Attractions, nature and tourist landmarks

The Bahamas has always had an aura of luxury, prestige and success. This is an exclusive complex that is sometimes called ‘Switzerland in the Caribbean’ because the Bahamas not only has many hotels, but also banks, offices and shopping centers. As a general rule, visitors are fascinated by the fascinating beauty of local nature, the many attractions and the rich variety of entertainment, including the most original and unusual. 


Tourists who want to enjoy silence and relax in pristine nature are recommended to visit the following islands: Grand Bahamas, Andros, Bimini, Berry and Exuma. These islands are well known among fans of diving and underwater fishing. Some islands have water parks and swimming pools where visitors can swim with dolphins, observe shark feeding or simply enjoy a yacht ride along the coast. But if they want to enjoy nature and luxury at one time, Perdido Beach Resort is the right choice.

The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, has developed tourism infrastructure. Guests can participate in various excursions. The local fortress is one of Nassau’s most famous historical monuments. Built in the 18th century, the fortress has survived in excellent condition, and its rooms still retain the atmosphere of elegance and chastity of previous centuries. Queen’s Staircase is one of the most famous places in the Bahamas. The staircase has 66 steps and leads to a beautiful observation deck that offers magnificent views of the city and the bay. 

Parliament Square is the heart of Nassau. Here you will see a beautiful statue of Queen Victoria made of marble. The statue is the main decoration of the square, but there are also several historical administrative buildings there. Most of these buildings were completed in the early 19th century. These are the buildings of Royal Court, Administration of the Colony and Parliament. Charlotte Fortress is another important historic building and tourist sight. The fortress was built in 1788 and there are many interesting legends and stories associated with it.


Without a doubt, the Bahamas is rich not only in historical places of interest. Atlantis Water Park will be a great option for visitors looking for entertainment. The territory of the park is divided into 14 separate parks. There are artificial lagoons, underwater labyrinths, swimming pools and walks there.


Tourists, who prefer sports activities, will definitely enjoy their visit to the Grand Bahama Island, famous for its sports centers. There are several tennis courts, golf courses, soccer fields and basketball courts in the city of Freeport. Freeport is also famous for its markets and shopping centers.


History and Entertainment


In the ninth century, the Bahamas Islands were absolutely uninhabited. The first settlements in this territory were formed by descendants of the Arawak Indians. The discoverer of the archipelago was Christopher Columbus. His team boarded one of the islands in 1492. The first colonial settlements were formed by Spaniards three years later and all Aboriginals were transferred from the islands as slaves. The islands had seen the times of Spanish colonization for only 25 years and then the Spanish abandoned these lands. 

The archipelago had been sparsely populated for a hundred years until it attracted the attention of English colonizers. In the mid-seventeenth century, settlements began arriving from England. They created new settlements on the island of Eleuthera. The Bahamas was officially recognized as a British colony in 1718. The important stage in the history of the archipelago was the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. Many settlers abandoned their lands to hand them over to former slaves. The agricultural sector and the fishing industry began to develop on the islands.
At the end of the 19th century, the Bahamas became an illegal center of commerce. 

Initially, the islands were the place for elite recreation. At the beginning of the 20th century, only the representatives of the richest families could afford to visit them. Today, the Bahamas Islands are known as a place where the best valued luxury hotels and beaches visited by many celebrities are located. In recent years, the number of tourists from other countries has increased significantly. They are also increasingly facilitated (in traveling) by various kinds of applications provided by certain sites such as the Takes App.


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