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Facts About Bahamas

Regional Population: 301,790

Local Currency: BSD

Latitude: 25.066667

Longitude: -77.333333

The Bahamas is a tropical island chain in the Caribbean Sea and a world-famous vacation destination. It is an independent commonwealth of the United Kingdom. The most-visited islands are Grand Bahama Island (where Freeport City is located), New Providence (dominated by the capital, Nassau) and Paradise Island, home of the famous Atlantis casino resort. The Out Islands  make up the remainder of the 700 islands that make up the archipelago. Many cruise lines travel to the Bahamas, and several operate private island retreats there.

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Articles About Bahamas

Better in the Bahamas

Read our expert’s overview to the best that the islands have to offer for a Bahamas vacation sure to please everyone.

5 (Nearly) Free Bahamas Attractions

Dust the sand off your swimsuit and explore the rest the Bahamas with these free and affordable attractions.

Marching Flamingos of Nassau

Strut alongside these pink-feathered soldiers who run the show in Nassau in the Bahamas.

Paradise Found at Atlantis Resort

Swim with dolphins, take a dip at a pool casino and gaze at aquariums in your hotel room at this Bahamas mega resort.

Enchanting Exuma: Bahamas’ Tranquil Island

Visit this Bahamas Out Island, where you can enjoy solitude and get pampered at the same time.

Celebrate Caribbean Culture at Junkanoo in The Bahamas

Need more cowbell? This flamboyant Bahamian gala celebrates freedom with all the bells, whistles, costumed parades, music and dance it can muster.

Feel the Love With Bahamas’ Host Program

The Bahamas’ People-to-People program pairs visitors with volunteer hosts for authentic, insider island experiences.

Bahamas Package Savings in 2009

Take advantage of resort discounts next year with free nights, spa packages and scuba diving discounts.

Caribbean Private Island Paradises

Find seclusion on a private island vacation, where you can stay in luxurious accommodations and have an entire beach (or more) to yourself.

Teen Tested Vacation Spots

Recommended destinations for parents whose teens would rather be grounded than go on a vacation with the family.

Hot and Cool Travel Deals: Riviera Maya, Greenland and Bahamas

Explore the Arctic or snorkel in the Caribbean with these family travel deals.

Family Vacation Savings, Theme Park Passes, Free Gas Cards

Williamsburg theme park passes and hotel discount package, free Orlando and San Francisco hotel gas card offers, Bahamas Wyndham Nassau resort discount.

Last-Minute Summer Saver Deals

Planning a last-minute family vacation? Save now on stays in the Caribbean, Phuket, Colonial Williamsburg, on an Idaho yurt retreat, or receive airfare credits from Sandals Resorts.

Italy Hotel Deals, Caribbean Packages and Lake Las Vegas

This week’s discounts are for Florence and Venice hotels, a last-minute deal in Lake Las Vegas, and family discounts in the Bahamas and Barbados.