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We'd like to dispel a few popular misconceptions about The Bahamas.

Most people,
when they think of The Bahamas, think of a single island. Or an area. Wrong.

The Bahamas is a country. A country of 700 different islands and cays, stretching southeast off the Florida coast. And if you've been thinking about an island vacation, you won't find more islands, or more interesting islands, than right here in the country of 700 islands and cays.

Our islands differ physically: pine f orests, white sandy beaches, limestone caves, lush plantations, bonefishing flats and the world's third largest barrier reef.

They differ historically: Indigenous Arawak Indians, Seminole Indians from Florida, E leutheran Adventurers from England, post-Revolutionary planters from Carolina and pirates all settled here. Even Columbus paid us a visit in 1492.

And because each of our islands retains its individu al character, each has something unique and unexpected to contribute to your island vacation. We've got islands so secluded, only the lighthouse keeper has a telephone. Islands where everything swings from casino to golf course. Islands for the count ry-club set, where tennis overlooks mile-long beaches. Islands bustling with colonial charm. Islands for frogman and islands for fisherman. Even our islands have islands- a Sunfish sail from nearly any beach can become a voyage of discovery.

700 is lands. Think about it. We're bound to have more beaches. More water sports. More golf and tennis. More everything you come to the islands for.
And because nature keeps just enough seperation between our islands experiences, you can really get into the ones you choose.

Whatever your pleasure, there's an island for you in The Bahamas.

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