Bahamas flag

Here are photos from two visits to the Bahamas, February escapes from seemingly endless Canadian winters.

The weather was always perfect, sunny and warrm, and the Bahamas lived up to its reputation for beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue seas.

In addition to my beach days I also set out to explore other aspects of Nassau and its surroundings.  The history is more than a bit tortured. The Spanish raided the Bahamas to capture slaves in the 1500s. British settlers arrived during the 1600s but Nassau was overrun by pirates by the early 1700s.

The Bahamas now relies on tourism rather than piracy to generate most of its economic activity.  But the evolution of mass tourism has changed the travel industry dramatically in the past few decades, conspicuously so on small Caribbean islands.

I've tried to weave together information about the Bahamas and pretty pictures, but you can ignore the notes if you wish.  Some areas remain in their natural state and are stunningly beautiful.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  Maps and a Table of Contents are provided below that.


Quick Start: Bahamas.pdf


Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

Pirate ship, The Pirates of Nassau

The Pirates of Nassau

Government House, Nassau

Government House, Nassau

Paradise Island Lighthouse, Nassau

Paradise Island Lighthouse

Nassau Harbour

Nassau Harbour

Atlantis resort, Paradise Island

Atlantis, Paradise Island

Dolphin, Blue Lagoon Island

Blue Lagoon Island

Sandy Toes beach, Rose Island

Sandy Toes

Flamingos, Ardastra Gardens

Ardastra Gardens



Link to Pictures File


You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.



A package of downloadable / printable Bahamas Maps is available.  It includes an overall map of the Bahamas and the map of the New Providence area shown below.

New Providence, Bahamas map

Table of Contents

Contents   2
Introduction   3
Maps   4
Pirates of Nassau   6
Nassau Forts  14
Government  24
Nassau Today
Nassau Harbour  30
Cruise Ships  37
Paradise Island  47
Atlantis  51
Real Estate  60
Comfort Suites  63
Ferry Terminal  66
Blue Lagoon  69
Sandy Toes  75
Arawak Cay  88
Fish Market  90
Ardastra Gardens      95
Island Tour 103
Sunset Cruises 115
History 121
End 123