The Bahamas is known for its sun, sand and sea, but a day at the beach isn't the only way to enjoy the country's stunning natural beauty.
New Providence's six national parks is a great way to discover the island's indigenous flora and fauna.
At the southwest end of the island visit the Primeval Forest National Park, which is home to an old-growth forest with limestone caverns, sinkholes and early evergreen tropical hardwood trees as well as a variety of native flora and fauna, birds and butterflies.
Also in the southwest is Bonefish Pond, consisting of 1,800 acres of coastal wetlands. Use the boardwalks to explore the marine nursery for resident fish and birds.
At the 250-acre Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park in south-central New
Some people eat to live while others live to eat. For Bahamians, who love their food, it's definitely the latter. No matter what you're in the mood for, tasty bites, a hearty main course, delicious desserts and refreshing drinks are never hard to find.
Fresh seafood is a specialty. Many main courses feature conch, crab, grouper and snapper pulled right from nearby waters. Pair it with a side of peas 'n rice, Bahamian style mac and cheese, creamy coleslaw or fried plantain for an authentic Bahamian meal.
For dessert, tropical flavors like guava, soursop, dilly and mango, are a local hit. Wash it all down with a local beer (there are many to choose from) or a popular fruity cocktail.
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If you've just purchased a new house or finished building your dream home and are looking to fill those empty walls, consider investing in some original Bahamian art to bring an authentic island feel to your living space.
The Bahamas has a rich and thriving art scene so there are lots of options to choose from when it come to local art.
But buying art can sometimes be a little intimidating and complicated, especially if you've never do it before. What to buy? Where to buy it: Can I afford it?
Experts say the first thing you should do - before you even start looking - is focus on a budget. Decide how much you want to spend.
And don't worry, you can buy art no matter what your price point. You don't have to spend an exorbitant amount of
New Providence may be a mere 7 by 21 miles in size but there's lots of culture and more than 500 years of history to explore. Here are five can't miss sights to see:
1. Arawak Cay: One of the best ways to experience culture is to sample the local cuisine. At Arawak Cay on West Bay Street, you'll find delicious food, refreshing drinks and a truly authentic Bahamian atmosphere. The colorful collection of clapboard buildings house vendors selling a variety of local favorites - conch salad, fresh fish and lobster, local beer and cocktails, to name a few. Locals like to hang out here, too.
2. Historic Charles Towne: Explore this quaint neighborhood just off Bay Street, named in honor of King Charles II of England. The district covers a wide area of
While it’s non-debatable that The Bahamas’ natural beauty is captivating at any time of year, independence day is a special day that we all spend relaxing and deeply admiring our breathtaking little archipelago. On July 10th each year, tourists and residents alike flock to our impeccable beaches with their friends and families, enjoying our toasty weather, basking in our alluring waters and unwinding in our soft, therapeutic sand. Independence day is not only a day to relax while enjoying great company and stunning scenery, it’s an opportunity to reflect on our well-deserved full independence which was gained 42 years ago. Even South Florida is joining in to glorify our country with The Bahamas Independence