The Bahamas is a collection of over 700 islets, cays, and islands north of Cuba in the Atlantic Ocean. The capital city is Nassau, which is situated in New Providence Island. The word "Bahamas" is used when mentioning the entire region of islands, but you can also use it when you are referring to the main island. A popular tourist destination for visitors from around the world, you're bound to find several Bahamas hotels to your liking, as well as Bahamas vacation packages.
Your adventure can begin with flights to Nassau. From there, resorts in the Bahamas are located up and down the coastline. Once you get a good night's sleep, get ready for a full day of adventure. You'll find world-class diving along Abacos and Exumas islands and deep-sea fishing in Bimini. Relax with your toes in Harbor Island's famous pink sand. Go scuba diving to see sunken Spanish ships, underwater caves, and vibrant coral reefs at Lost Blue Hole or Dog Rocks Reef. Explore Elbow Cay, whose bright cottages and lighthouse look like a fishing village in New England. Is shopping more your style? Some of the best duty-free shopping is right in downtown Nassau or along Bay Street.
Before you leave, do some planning by looking up the best hotels in the Bahamas. You'll want to stay close to some of the best restaurants. Locals like to eat cracked or fried conch, which they eat as a curry or a stew, or served with Creole sauce. Rock lobsters abound, and are served steamed or boiled from Nassau to Freeport. Many cooks use the meat in salads or savory sauces. Why not try some Bahamian stew fish? It's fish with spices, celery, tomatoes, and onions. After the meal, try some guava duff, a light, folded fruit dessert that is boiled and served with a special sauce. Remember that Travelocity lets you search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide, so you're bound to get the best deal on your Bahamian vacation.