Cable Beach, Nassau
A short distance from the coast of Florida the Bahamas archipelago is made of 700 islands and islets, called cays, a beloved destination for celebrities, a not to missed port of call for cruise ships and the ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon and beyond. In fact, the pleasant climate all year round makes it a family-friendly destination with itineraries full of activities, shopping and gastronomic tours to discover Bahamian cuisine, such as the unmissable Tru Bahamian Food Tour.
Nassau, the capital is a lively town located on the island of New Providence, full of pastel-coloured colonial buildings, shops and markets, such as the Straw Market, a must-see destination for souvenirs and local handicrafts made of straw and wood. From downtown you can easily reach Cable beach, a very long stretch of white sand and turquoise sea, where most luxury resorts, golf courses and the largest Casino in the Bahamas are located.
Not very far from Nassau, connected by the Harbour Bridge, Paradise Island is a luxury and fun island resort with spectacular water parks such as Aquaventure at Atlantis, which offers adrenaline-pumping attractions, or Dolphin Cay at Atlantis, a habitat entirely dedicated to the protection, rehabilitation and behavioural study of dolphins as well as numerous activities that allow you to come into close contact with these beautiful sea creatures.
But the Bahamas has more to offer, and to really understand the unparalleled beauty of these islands, it is necessary to move to the Out Islands, that is, uncontaminated islands, outside the traditional tourist circuits, reserved to "true connoisseurs". Andros, Eleuthera, Exuma, Cat Island, Long Island and Harbour Island are small paradises of pink beaches and luxury boutique hotels where you can spend an authentic holiday of pure relaxation, in contact with unspoilt nature and true Bahamian culture. Here the atmosphere is decidedly relaxed and time passes slowly between a cocktail at sunset, a fishing trip or a dive to explore the infinite shades of blue of the coves and inlets that surround the island until you reach a deserted stretch of sand where the warm iridescent waters of the lagoon are the perfect backdrop for sumptuous beach picnics with fresh catch of the day prepared by the expert hands of Michelin-starred chefs.
The Bahamas has everything the affluent traveller is looking for: dream beaches, luxury boutique hotels full of Bahamian charm and warmth, but also adventure, local culture, shopping and entertainment.