Independent since 1973, The Bahamas has over 700 islands and is located in the North Atlantic Ocean. Only 50 miles from Florida, the country’s mature financial services industry, stable government, established infrastructure, tax neutral environment and luxury lifestyle, have made it a centre for international business. Nassau, on New Providence Island is the capital city and the centre for the two main industries of tourism and financial services.
Freeport is the second city on Grand Bahama Island, which main industries include tourism, oil trans-shipment, pharmaceuticals and cement. With so many islands scattered over 100,000 square miles, there is a wide range of real estate possibilities to consider from a retirement home, second home, rental investment or commercial development. If you purchase a property for US$ 500,000, you will automatically qualify to apply for a Bahamas permanent residency. There are direct flights from London, New York, Miami and many other cities.
The pink sand of Pink Sands Beach, on Harbour Island the Bahamas, comes from Foraminifera, a microscopic marine animal with a bright pink or red shell.Travelalerts
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The Bahamas is renowned for incredible crystal clear waters with pink and white sand beaches, perfect for sunbathing. Popular water activities include sailing, diving, dolphin and shark encounters, and fishing. Swimming with pigs is a unique and very popular attraction. Other activities include golf, horse riding, tennis, cave exploring, bird watching, eco-tours and island excursions.
There are numerous authentically Bahamian products and duty free purchases can be made on numerous luxury items. The Bahamas is full of nightlife, with a wide variety of festivals, casinos, live shows and night clubs. There's plenty of choice for foodies with many places for casual and fine dining, culinary tours and food festivals.
Some of the main historic attractions include forts, libraries, lighthouses, museums, plantation ruins, surrey rides and walking tours. Junkanoo, a Bahamian national festival, part carnival, part masquerade ball is an integral part of Bahamian culture with incredible rhythmic music and colourful costumes. There are festivals, concerts, plays, exhibitions and art galleries that are held annually, which give tourists plenty of opportunities to experience the Bahamian culture.