BAHAMAS > CARAIBEN
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
Hotels op de Bahamas
[ ebookers ] - Hotels op de Bahamas
Hotels in Abaco Bahamas, Exuma Island, Freeport, Long Island, Nassau en Paradise Island.
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
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.
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
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 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 ]
George Town [ Exuma Island ]
Hope Town [ Elbow Cay ]
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Abaco is an island archipelago in the northeastern Bahamas located 180 miles east of South Florida
New Providence is home to Nassau, the nation's capital
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.
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."
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