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Culture and cosmopolitan lifestyle meet in the Bahamas – an island destination geared to travellers looking to soak up the sun and have some fun in the process.
In Nassau, you can enjoy luxurious resorts, high-end, duty-free shopping and plenty of fine dining options. Here, eighteenth-century churches and pastel-coloured colonial homes stand side by side on city streets. You’ll find elegant perfumeries and jewelry shops along Bay Street, while just a few kilometres outside the city, you’ll find mansions owned by wealthy entrepreneurs and Hollywood celebrities.
Nassau’s Junkanoo Beach named after the colourful Junkanoo parade that celebrates African culture and freedom from slavery. If you’re looking to learn more about Bahamian culture, stop by the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas or the Educulture Bahamas centre.
On Paradise Island you’ll find the Atlantis mega-resort, featuring a championship golf course, a water park the kids will love, and world-class restaurants by top chefs like Nobu Matsuhisa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
In the nearby community of Lucaya, you’ll want to spend a day exploring Lucayan National Park. Kayak across mangroves, explore one of the world’s longest underwater cave systems and walk along trails surrounded by orchids and ming trees (resembling large bonsai trees). With birdsong in the air and the sun overhead in the clear blue sky, it doesn’t get any better than this.