Bahamas Points of Interest and Information

The Bahamas is a stunning part of the Caribbean which comprises seven hundred islands and 2,400 islets and cays which are all small jewels of islands. The weather in the Bahamas is pretty with around 310 days of sunlight a year and hot weather all year long. Could you think about a much better place to take ownership in an Island Fractional Property for your holiday home?

History of the Bahamas

Christopher Columbus first discovered the islands at the time of the Arawak Indians, this race are thought to have been the first settlers on the islands. Christopher Columbus and his crew captured the Arawaks to work as slaves in gold mines leading to the demise of the entire Arawak race within 25 years. The seventeenth century saw pirates arrive on the islands and it was at this time the British had built settlements and civil war began. The Islands have been controlled by many different countries over the centuries including Spanish, American and British. The Brits outlawed slavery in 1807 leading to agriculture becoming the main industry until the Bahamas became a tourist destination and is now ranked one of the top 30 countries in the world.

Things to Do on the Bahamas

The Bahamas is well known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue seas which are perfect to relax on while you are staying in your vacation home, there are many water sports available to enjoy such as scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and fishing. Diving is one of the most popular activities on the island because the underwater world is just stunning. The Bahamas is known by many as a golfing mecca as the weather is perfect to enjoy a round at any time of the year, the islands have many golf courses to choose from. For those who wish to explore and learn a little more about the islands there are lots of places to visit such as the Pirates of Nassau Museum, The Water Tower, Crooked Island and much more.

Shopping on the Bahamas

The Bahamas offers a unique shopping experience to visitors staying in vacation rentals, with a many great duty-free shops, boutiques, gift shops and straw markets selling local arts and crafts and high end fashion. A couple of the main shopping areas in the Bahamas are Nassau and Freeport, both offering a wide range of duty-free, local crafts, gifts, boutiques selling fashion and fine jewelery.

Dining & Nightlife on the Bahamas

When it comes to dining and nightlife the Bahamas has it all, beautiful high end restaurants, cafes and bars on the beach and great late night venues with live music, there really is something everyone! When you are staying in your condo why not head out to explore the island after dark, Paradise island and Grand Bahama are popular places to enjoy an evening out.

The Bahamas are popular with vacationers and many people have invested in Fractional Ownership Properties so that they can return time and time again and stay in their own home. There is something for everyone to enjoy and the perfect weather just makes the islands even more appealing.

Whichever island you choose in the Caribbean for your Fractional Real Estate purchase, let one of our Coldwell Banker Affiliates assist you in that decision!



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