What Do You Know About the Bahamas?

The Bahamas are world renowned for their miles of soft, sandy beaches and laid-back lifestyle. It is the perfect destination for any traveler seeking a place to disconnect and soak up the sun. There is much more to this tropical paradise than meets the eye.  Regardless of how you spend your time in the Bahamas, here are four interesting facts to know before you go!

The World’s Third-Largest Wine Cellar is in Nassau

Yes, you read that right. The third-largest wine cellar in the world is not in France, Italy, or California, but rather in the Bahamas. The collection at Graycliff has more than 250,000 bottles from 400 winemakers in 15 countries. Their collection includes some of the rarest, most expensive wines in the world. Trying to decide between a trip to paradise or wine country? Nassau might be the place for you.

The Bahamas is Home to the Third Largest Barrier Reef

Scuba divers and snorkelers don’t have far to go to discover colorful and exotic fish. At over 190 miles, the Andros Barrier Reef is the third-largest barrier reef in the world. Visitors can take guided trips out to the Andros Reef. While there they can explore the beautiful world that lies beneath the water’s surface.

At Harbor Island, The Sand is Actually Pink

The majority of the Bahamas are known for their white sandy beaches. But on Harbor Islands you’ll find pink sand. The sand’s pink hue comes from foraminifera, a microscopic organism with a reddish-pink shell. The sand itself is a mix of coral, shells, and calcium carbonate.

The Bahamas are Actually a Chain of Over 700 Islands

You’ve heard of Nassau, Harbor Island, and the Exumas, but the Bahamas is much more than those few islands. It’s true that only 30 of the 700 islands are inhabited. But you can still spend your days island hopping and exploring the Bahamas’ 2,000 beaches.

What is your favorite thing to do or see in the Bahamas? Leave a comment below to let me know if I’ve missed any hidden gems. When you’re ready to go, be sure to contact a travel agent to help make sure you take in all the Bahamas have to offer.