Paradise Island in the Bahamas

29 November 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels

© flickr.com - Derek Key/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Derek Key/cc-by-2.0

Paradise Island is an island in the Bahamas formerly known as Hog Island. The island is located just off the shore of the city of Nassau, which is itself located on the northern edge of the island of New Providence. It is best known for the sprawling resort Atlantis with its extensive water park rides, pools, beach, restaurants, walk-in aquarium and casinos. Paradise Island is connected to the island of New Providence by two bridges that cross Nassau Harbour. The first was built in 1966 by Resorts International, and the second in the late 1990s.   read more…

New Providence, the most populated island of the Bahamas

28 August 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Pirates of Nassau Museum © JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD/cc-by-sa-3.0

Pirates of Nassau Museum © JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD/cc-by-sa-3.0

New Providence is the most populous island in the Bahamas, containing more than 70% of the total population. It also houses the national capital city, Nassau. The island was originally under Spanish control following Christopher Columbus‘s discovery of the New World, but the Spanish government showed little interest in developing the island (and the Bahamas as a whole). Nassau, the island’s largest city, was formerly known as Charles-town but was burned to the ground by the Spanish in 1684. It was laid out and renamed Nassau in 1695 by Nicholas Trott, the most successful Lord Proprietor, in honor of the Prince of Orange-Nassau who became William III of England.   read more…

The Bahamas

11 November 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

The Abaco Islands - Hope Town Lighthouse © bahamas.com

The Abaco Islands – Hope Town Lighthouse © bahamas.com

The Bahamas officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is a nation consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets (rocks). It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States (nearest to the state of Florida). Its land area is 13,939 km2 (5,382 sq mi), with an estimated population of 330,000. Its capital is Nassau. Geographically, The Bahamas lie in the same island chain as Cuba, Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands; the designation of Bahamas refers normally to the Commonwealth and not the geographic chain.   read more…

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