The Bahamas extends 760 miles from the coast of Florida. This beautiful country is made up of 700 islands and 2,400 cays, thirty of these islands are inhabited. The archipelago of the Bahamas boasts for having the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet. The Bahamas is also the home of the world’s third largest barrier reef. The Bahamas’ rich heritage allows visitors to explore the fine native cuisines, tropical climate and exhilarating festival Junkanoo!
The Bahamas achieved independence from Britain July 10, 1973, and is now a fully self-governing member of the Commonwealth and a member of the United Nations, the Caribbean Community and the Organization of American States.