“Some of the best experiences or hidden gems are kept under wraps!”
With over 700 islands and 2,400 cays, the Islands of The Bahamas offer an overwhelming variety of historical, cultural, and natural attractions extending over a marine territory of about 100,000 square miles. The unparalleled crystal clear water of our sea is the perfect place to play and explore, and our ‘family islands’ are a salute to a simpler way of life where stress and strains are a distant memory. Each of the islands has it’s own unique features – you’ll want to visit each one to get the real feel of what The Bahamas is really like.
If you prefer to get a feel for the real deal! If you want to find out about what it would be like to experience the country in its natural state, without all the commercial hoopla. If you really want to know about the places the locals are passionate about. If you want to be able to sit down with an “old-timer” and learn to fish with a hand line, to hear their stories and to have a cultural exchange with someone who has the inside line. THEN The Family Islands are the place for you!
The Bahamas Family Islands are a luxurious Paradise on Earth! Friendly and warm and the best place in the archipelago to really get away from it all! They are a place where time stands still and the sound of the ocean breeze through the beach grass is a lullaby for even the most stressed person!
Here you will almost feel like you have stepped back in time when you see the families of the fishermen in Spanish Wells crowding the dock as they send their men off to the long weeks at sea on the lobster boats – or the idyllic charm of Hope Town where most of the houses are still inhabited after 300 years. The Family Islands are still mainly dependant upon agriculture and fishing to sustain a living and the modern hustle and bustle simply does not exist here.
Here you can participate in our famous “Homecomings” and Regattas, where local traditions are celebrated with glee and the food is plentiful and delicious!
Here is where Bahamians go when they want to “go home” and get away from the stress of work and drama. The Family Islands really are the Paradise that everybody seeks. Just ask some of our more famous residents like Johnny Depp, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Lenny Kravitz and many more. They know that making their home in the Family Islands guarantees a peaceful existence in an exotic location.