Bahamas Regional Info (App Version)
Welcome to My Guide Bahamas, the most comprehensive and reliable travel guide for your Bahamas vacation. Use the expertise of our local guides to plan your perfect trip to The Islands of the Bahamas, a collection of destinations that have dazzled the imaginations of globe trotters for decades. The first tourists came to The Bahamas to experience the curative power of an island paradise; they were convalescing patients longing for the soothing touch of our fresh sea breeze; the healing energy of our refreshing waters, and the quiet retreat easily found amongst the many islands that dot the archipelago. Travellers have faithfully returned ever since. On each journey they discover more about our natural wonders, rich traditions, diverse people and captivating history.
The word "Bahamas" originated from the Spanish word baja mar which means shallow sea.
The Bahamas is an archipelago of over 700 islands and approximately 2,400 uninhabited islets and cays.
There are 16 main, inhabited islands: they include Acklins, Andros, Abaco, Bimini & the Berry Islands, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, The Exuma, Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, Inagua, Long Island, Mayaguana, New Providence, Ragged Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.
The Bahamas became known as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on July 10, 1973 after gaining independence from 325 years of British rule.
The capital city of The Bahamas is Nassau which is located on the island of New Providence.
English is the mother tongue spoken by Bahamians on all islands of The Bahamas. Other languages spoken include Haitian Creole, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin, Portuguese, French, German.
The islands of The Bahamas are a chain of 700 islands and cays that cover approximately 13,939 square kilometers of land in the Caribbean Ocean. There are 16 main islands each offering a unique and authentically Bahamian experience.
If you're looking for the thrills, excitement and bustling sites of a city life, a trip to Nassau will offer you history, culture, fine dining, family fun and much more. If your desire is for an authentic Bahamas experience, plan your trip for the greatest outdoor adventure of your life.
Sail through The Exuma Cays and enjoy the tranquil waters with the island's ambassadords: the Swimming Pigs. Hop a flight to Eleuthera and Harbour Island and comb a secluded beach speckled with pink sand. Take the plunge into the mystical blue holes of Andros, Abaco or Long Island. Explore the history of Preacher's Cave in Eleuthera and Peter's Cave in Cat Island. Jump into the wild and rugged outback in Inagua or get up close and personal with the flamingos and other exotic bird species.
If your idea of a vacation entails relaxation, seclusion, serene views and sipping Bahama Mamas on sandy beaches consider any of the out islands and prepare to discover the Bahamas Beyond.