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Op de Bahamas wonen zo'n 300.000 mensen, waarvan meer als de helft in nassau op New Providence. Van de meer dan 700 eilanden en meer dan 2500 'cays' zijn er slechts 30 bewoond.
Op de Bahamas is het 't hele jaar zonnig en lager dan 23 graden komt bijna niet voor.

Belangrijkste eilanden: Abaco, Andros, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, Long Island, Nassau, Paradise Island, San Salvador

Hoofdstad van de Bahamas : Nassau

autoverhuur, hotels, reisbureaus, reisgidsen, reizen naar de bahamas


Autoverhuur Bahamas

Blauw vierkantje - illu

Hotels op de Bahamas

Blauw vierkantje - illu
 [ ebookers ]  -  Hotels op de Bahamas
Hotels in Abaco Bahamas, Exuma Island, Freeport, Long Island, Nassau en Paradise Island.

Nationaal Park

With more than 5% of the planet's reef mass, The Bahamas offer inexhaustible pleasures and challenges to snorkelers and divers. The natural beauty of the water extends to the thousands of miles of shoreline, which has some of the world's most stunningly beautiful and unsullied beaches. From the pink sands of Harbour Island and Eleuthera to the deserted strands of the Exumas and San Salvador, there is a lifetime of beaches to experience. Further inland are gardens and National Parks with rare and endangered species, such as the exotic Abaco Parrot and the Bahamian Iguana.

Reisbureau / Reisorganisatie

 Tradewind Tours -
Caribbean travel agency specializing in the resorts and hotels of the Caribbean islands.
 Barefoot Traveller - specialises in long-haul scuba diving holidays
Tailor-made to your individual needs.

Reisgidsen / Boeken over de Bahama's

 Bruna  -   

 Merian Live! reisgids Bahama's
Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met het land. Voor- en achterin uitklapbare kaart. Aandacht voor o.a. taal, festivals en eten en drinken. Prettig formaat en toch met veel foto's. Nederlands; ISBN 9789024372928
 Reisgids Bahamas | Rough Guide
2007; ISBN 9781843537762


 Bahamas-ilse  -  Eleuthera, koningin van de Bahamas
Well-furnished houses for your vacation, during the whole year – just 2 minutes from the Atlanticcoast of the Caribbean side, far from major streets.
 Caribbean Way
The Bahamas rentals and Bahamas villas offered by Caribbean Way include some of the most exclusive private homes in the world. This and other Bahamas villas combine with the islands' incomparable shopping opportunities and scuba diving locales to create an exceptional getaway for their guests. Both our Bahamas rentals and the islands themselves exude a beauty that other holiday destinations would have a hard time achieving; coral reefs, considered among the world's best, ring these islands and are often just steps from the door of Bahamas villas.

Vervoer / Hoe reis ik naar de Bahamas

Airports of Nassau, Freeport, and the Out Islands

Frequent flights are available to Nassau/Paradise Island, Freeport, and the Out Islands. Although there are no direct flights from Europe to The Bahamas, a quick stopover in Miami is easy and perfectly viable.

  -  goedkope vliegtickets naar de Bahamas 
Vliegtickets, lijndiensten, charters en combinatietickets.

 Losse vliegtickets/ goedkoop vliegen naar de Bahamas 
Diverse aanbieders

De meeste cruise-maatschappijen doen de Bahama's aan  -  zie Cruises


 Bahamas Tourist Board
Sun, sand, and sea are merely perimeters of the Islands Of The Bahamas. At the core of our islands you'll find a big heart, open arms, and a way of living life that is both timeless and new. It is our heritage. It is your departure from everyday life.
 Government of the Bahamas

 Nassau - Hoofdstad van de Bahamas

 Andros - grootste van de Bahama eilanden
It has an abundance of bonefish and the world's third largest barrier reef which is over 140 miles long and is renowned for its superb diving sites and marine life.
Home to one of the largest populations of bonefish, it is also home to the third largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere.
The tiny Biminis, situated a mere 50 miles off the coast of Florida, is home to the finest fishing arenas in the world, that attract many a sportsmen to the championship fishing tournaments held year round. Perhaps, that is because in the waters surrounding Bimini, grouper, swordfish, marlin, tuna, and wahoo, are as common as the sand. And for a good reason: Bimini is where the waters of Florida's Gulfstream meets The Bahama Banks, making it the area the ideal meeting place for yatchsman the world over.
Crooked Island
Crooked Island is known for its natural beauty and the Island has many quaint villages. It provides good fair weather cruising grounds and tidal flats. It has been known as a bonefish paradise and is also good for tarpon fishing.
 South Bimini Island
 The Abacos Islands [ cc Marsh Harbour ] - Sailing Capital of the World
With 650 square miles stretching over 120 miles like stepping stones, The Abaco Islands are a sailing and boating universe. The major islands of this small archipelago are Great and Little Abaco, with the off-lying cays of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Stranger's Cay, Umbrella Cay and Walker's Cay completing the string. Sheltered harbors create a haven for yachtsmen. Colonial towns are gems of New England architecture. And the ecosystem provides a rich outdoor experience for nature lovers.

 Atlantis [ Nassau ]
 Devils Point [ Cat Island ]
 Dunmore Town [ Harbour Island ]
 Garden Cay
 George Town [ Exuma Island ]
 Governors Harbour
 Harbour Island
 Hope Town [ Elbow Cay ]
 Leeward Side
 Little Harbour
 Marsh Harbour Abaco
Abaco is an island archipelago in the northeastern Bahamas located 180 miles east of South Florida
 Nicholl's Town
 New Providence
New Providence is home to Nassau, the nation's capital
 Palmetto Point
 Paradise Island
Linked to Nassau by bridge is the famed Paradise Island--home to luxurious beaches, a world class golf course, the most plush hotels in the Caribbean, gigantic casinos and of course world class entertainment.
 Pitt's Town
 San Salvador
San Salvador is the first landfall site of Christopher Columbus on his initial voyage of discovery in 1492. Four separate monuments mark the exact spot Columbus came ashore, however, it is generally regarded that he landed at Long Bay where a big stone cross stands. Called Guanahani by the native Lucayan Indians, Columbus renamed the island San Salvador or "Holy Saviour," noting in his journal,
"The beauty of these islands surpasses that of any other and as much as the day surpasses the night in splendour."
 Treasure Cay
 West End

 Abacolife - quarterly magazine
Abaco Life has been published continuously since 1979. It is a full colour quarterly magazine on high quality glossy paper containing features on the people, history, events and activities in Abaco, including diving, fishing, boating, beachcombing and much more.
 Marinas in the Bahamas
The Abacos, Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera/Harbour Island/Spanish Wells, Exuma, Grand Bahama Island, Long Island, Nassau, Paradise Island, San Salvador.
 News - The Bahama Journal - also Love97 FM live radio
 News - The Nassau Guardian
 Radio - ZNS Bahamas - Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas
Live radio from the Bahamas
 TV - See ZNS Bahamas - Live TV from the Bahamas [ Quicktime ]
 Universiteit - University of West Indies
Autonomous regional institution supported by and serving 15 different countries in the West Indies.

Cuisine - Recepten van de Bahamas

 Bahamas Gateway - Recipes
Seafood is the staple of the Bahamian diet. Conch (pronounced "konk") is a large type of ocean mollusk that has firm, white, peach-fringed meat. Fresh, uncooked conch is delicious; the conch meat is scored with a knife, and lime juice and spices are sprinkled over the meat. It can also be deep-fried (called "cracked conch") , steamed, added to soups, salads and stews or made into conch chowder and conch fritters. It is known for its alleged aphrodisiac properties. The Bahamian "rock lobster" is a spiny variety without claws that is served broiled, minced or used in salads. Other delicacies include boiled or baked land crabs, which can be seen, before they are cooked, running across the roads after dark...
 Island Flave - Bahamian Recipes

Geschiedenis van de Bahamas

 Bahamas's History - Wikipedia
In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the Western Hemisphere in The Bahamas. He encountered friendly Arawak Indians and exchanged gifts with them.
Spanish slave traders later captured native Lucayan Indians to work in gold mines in Hispaniola, and within 25 years, all Lucayans perished. Without a source of slaves, the Spanish did not bother to colonize the islands. In 1647 during the time of the English Civil War, a group of Puritan religious refugees from the royalist colony of Bermuda, the Eleutheran Adventurers, founded the first permanent European settlement in The Bahamas and gave Eleuthera Island its name. Similar groups of settlers formed governments in The Bahamas, but the isolated cays sheltered pirates and wreckers through the 17th century...
Privateers and pirates were essentially the same thing: privateers simply carried a government license called a "Letter of Marque." Those whose ships were plundered made little distinction, and when potential gain increased, many privateers turned to indiscriminate piracy. For the most part, these marauders were beneficial to the Crown's interests, as they often ransacked enemy merchant ships. However, once a rogue, always a rogue, and the Crown's own ships became fair game when a convenient opportunity arose. By 1700, the pirates actually ruled Nassau (insofar as lawless riot and drunken revelry constitute rule), and chased off to Great Exuma most of what remained of the law-abiding citizenry. Edward Teach, the notorious Blackbeard, took Fort Nassau as his residence and played cat and mouse games with the British Royal Navy. Finally in 1718, the British Crown had had enough and decided that the pirates needed "putting down."

Muziek, Cultuur & Entertainment

Bahamanian culture is a hybrid of African, European and indigenous forms. Perhaps its most famous export is a rhythmic form of music called junkanoo. The junkanoo was formerly practiced in North Carolina and remnants still exist in Belize, Jamaica and, most commonly, Bermuda.
Ripsaw music comes from the musical traditions of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and is characterized by the use of a saw as the primary instrument. It was brought by immigrants from those islands from the 1920s to about the 40s, who settled on Cat Island, and elsewhere.

 Junkanoo and Sloop John B by Jeff Kaliss [ 2000 ]
In Broughton, Simon and Ellingham, Mark with McConnachie, James and Duane, Orla (Ed.), World Music, Vol. 2: Latin & North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific, pp 317-324. Rough Guides Ltd, Penguin Books. ISBN 1-85828-636-0


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