ABOUT THE BAHAMAS
Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas, officially known as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. The Bahamas relies on tourism to generate most of its economic activity and features world-renowned resorts.The country consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets over 100,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. The capital of city of the Bahamas, Nassau, is located on the island of New Providence. The Prime Minister of the Bahamas is the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.
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WHAT MAKES THE BAHAMAS UNIQUE
The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. The archipelago is an ecological oasis featuring 2,000 breathtaking islands and cays and boasts the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet. You can see your toes as easily as you can the world’s third largest barrier reef.
We invite you to explore all of our islands. One step and you’ll realize our beauty extends far beyond our extraordinary natural wonders. It’s the smiles on the faces of the Bahamian people. The unique sounds of our rich culture. The warm hospitality of our heritage and our colorful history.
OUR PROXIMITY TO THE UNITED STATES
So close to home, yet feels so far away. Just 50 miles off the coast of Florida in the United States, our tropical archipelago is an easy and convenient destination to escape to year-round.
For centuries, our close proximity has attracted all kinds of people: Native Americans. Puritans. Explorers. Even pirates. Now it’s your turn. Come discover all of our 700 islands and the hospitality of the Bahamian people. Paradise is just a short plane ride from Miami International Airport, South Florida. And many airlines now offer direct flights to Nassau/Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island or The Out Islands. You can also sail into one of our 32 ports of entry. Once you arrive, go island-hopping. Explore underwater. Or do nothing but relax on one of our pristine beaches.
Relax in the tropical ease of our capital city and largest city. Distance: 179 miles from the Florida coast; 45-minute plane ride from Miami.
This is weather that you can quickly get used to. The trade winds have blessed us with warm year-round weather, with winter lows averaging a comfortable 70 degrees Fahrenheit and summer highs with high humidity at around 80–90, with a gentle dip at night of just 5 to 7 degrees. The result? A climate where you can have fun anytime of the day, any season.