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On October 12th, 1492, Christopher
Columbus made his first landing in the 'New World', at San Salvador. Discovery Day has
become a public holiday to commemorate this.
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It was another 150 years before the British became the first Europeans
to permanently settle here.
Life in The Bahamas was not a holiday in those days, and the
British settlers were repeatedly attacked by the Spaniards.
Blackbeard was one of the most infamous pirates who chose to hide out
in The Bahamas while running raids in the area, or up the coast to North Carolina.
During prohibition, rum runners also found The Bahamas to be a
convenient location while smuggling into the United
Independence from Britain was finally
achieved on July 10, 1973.
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Bahamas Hotel Association:
The tourism industry plays a most important role in the Bahamian economy and the hotel
sector makes a major contribution in this effort. The Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA)
represents the interests of the country's leading hotels and a large allied membership of
companies that support the industry.
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Andros Town, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Freeport, George Town,
Green Turtle Cay, Harbour Island, Hope Town, Long Island, Mangrove Cay, Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Paradise Island, South Andros, Treasure Cay, West End.
Bridging the distance between islands with a ferry system that aims to make inter-island
travel fun. As guests ride in air-conditioned comfort, they can enjoy a meal and beverages
served by cabin attendants.
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Plenty of large airlines and several charter carriers serve passengers flying into The
Islands Of The Bahamas. Frequent flights are available to Nassau, Freeport and The Out
Islands. Although there are no direct flights from Europe to The Islands Of The Bahamas, a
quick stopover in Miami is easy and perfectly
There are many options to help you get around each island in The Bahamas, and to help you
hop from island to island. But remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply,
so please keep to the left. Visitors may use their home drivers license for up to
three months and may also apply for an international driver's license.
Shark Diving in
Patric Douglas takes Bahamas thrill-seeking divers into the world of the secretive and
equally infamous Tiger Shark.
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