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Abaco

Abaco (Coopers Town) – the Abacos are a group of islands and cays that form a 120-mile–long chain stretching over 650 square miles. The coastlines are scalloped with bays, coves and protected harbors that feature full-service marinas and resorts. Great Abaco Island and Little Abaco serve as the “mainland.” Marsh Harbour has a lively downtown […]

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Gregory’s Arch

Gregory’s Arch (intersection of Market and Duke Streets, Nassau, New Providence Island) — this arch was named after Governor John Gregory who served around 1850 and it was opened to the public on the 19th January, 1852, When you pass through this stone arch on Market Street, you cross the line that divides downtown Nassau […]

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Fort Fincastle

Fort Fincastle (top of Elizabeth Avenue hill, south of Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island) — this Fort was constructed of cut limestone c. 1793 and strategically placed atop Bennet’s Hill to protect historic Nassau town and harbor; it was built under the governorship of John Murray, also called Viscount Fincastle, in the shape of […]

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Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte (West Bay Street at Chippingham Road, Paradise Island, New Providence Island) — if you have time to visit only one fort, see this one. It is by far the largest and covers 100 acres. Located on a hill overlooking the far west end of the harbor, Fort Charlotte commands an impressive view of […]

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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral (George and King Streets, Nassau, New Providence Island) — built in 1841, the present edifice is the fifth church that has occupied this spot. Along the walls, tablets trace the trials Nassau citizens endured over 150 years ago. Be sure to look at the baptismal font at the back of the sanctuary. […]

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Balcony House

Balcony House (Market Street & Trinity Place, Nassau, New Providence Island) — In the midst of a bustling 20th century city, step back in time and discover an 18th century architectural gem. This quaint historic landmark is named for its overhanging balcony and is thought to be the oldest wooden residential structure in The Bahamas. […]

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Albert Lowe Museum

Albert Lowe Museum (Parliament Street, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay) – Green Turtle Cay was one of the first islands settled in The Bahamas, in the 1770’s by the Revolutionary War Loyalists. Many of the island’s 500 or so residents can trace their ancestry back to these Loyalists. This museum, established in 1976 and housed […]

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Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama (Freeport) — full of history and charm, Grand Bahama Island is a complete vacation destination. Some of the island’s settlements, such as Pinder’s Point, Russell Town and William’s Town, are named after the former families who founded them. Today, these settlements serve as cultural hot spots for visitors. There are three distinct destinations […]

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About the Bahamas

The Bahamas (a chain of over 700 islands, cays and islets off the coasts of Florida and Cuba), was first discovered by Christopher Columbus during his first trip to the Americas in 1492. Even though the Spanish were the ones who came up with the name of these islands (from the Spanish phrase “Baja Mar” […]