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Bahamas : Michelin's recommendations

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The Bahamas are composed of over 700 islands and islets off the coast of Florida, an absolute paradise for seaside enjoyment that is blessed with remote islands and ultra-developed tourist infrastructures, all in a magnificent setting. If you're getting an image of transparent waters, white sand and coconut palms, then you're right on the mark. Cape Santa Maria and Pink Sands Beach are probably the most illustrious examples of its dreamy beaches.
Water sports are plentiful too. Surfers congregate at Harbour Island, while kitesurfers and funboarders hang out on the shores of Treasure Cay. Yachtsmen like to cruise off the coast of the Abacos Islands, and fishermen enjoy unforgettable fishing trips on Bimini and Andros. But for a total experience of the sea you have to explore the magnificent sea bed here. In fact, the world's third largest coral reef stretches off the coast of Andros. At the same time you will love getting to know the Bahamians, their history and traditions. The museums and monuments in Nassau, Dunmore Town and Cat Island are especially interesting. And to get a full understanding of the rich culture of the Bahamas, don't miss the Junkanoo festival.
To complete the picture there are twenty-five national parks protecting 300,000 ha of this exceptional natural environment, on both land and sea, combining beautiful landscapes and a wide variety of species. Be sure to visit Lucayan and Inagua national parks.

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Bahamas : Must-see towns and regions

  • Nassau

    The historic centre of New Providence, Nassau and its old buildings attest to the high days of pirating and the influence of British colonisation. But the city also has its modern side including its l...

  • Grand Bahama Island

    In addition to its dreamy beaches such as Fortune Beach and Taino Beach with white sand, crystal-clear waters and coconut palms, Grand Bahama, the fourth largest island in the Bahamas, boasts parks, r...

  • Andros Island

    Andros has a number of assets, including few tourists, exceptional diving in its huge barrier reef and ocean trench, protected beaches such as Summer Set Beach, a national park, and extremely rich wil...

  • The Exumas

    The Exuma Islands (over 360 in all) are renowned for their natural beauty, turquoise waters, variety of birds and underwater wildlife. To enjoy a taste of this charming paradise, you can visit Exuma C...

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