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The Bahamas - Junkanoo & Swimming Pigs!

1st May 2020 - 12:00pm

Underwater Sculpture off Nassau, Islands of the Bahamas

Underwater Sculpture off Nassau, Islands of the Bahamas

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Iain Rogers of the Bahamas Tourist Board delivered a webinar this week on the stunning Islands of the Bahamas. Travelbiz’s Shane Cullen, along with a number of Irish travel agents, was logged on to capture the latest from this tropical paradise.

 

Focusing on the rebound, the beautiful world is waiting to be explored. Once this very challenging time has passed, when we’re back on our feet, we’ll all be in need of a holiday.

 

This English-speaking destination provides endless island-hopping opportunities with 16 main islands and is ideally suited for twin-centre options, either in the Bahamas or with a North American city destination. It is serviced by direct BA flights from London or alternatively through multiple US cities across Florida (Miami is 55 mins) as well as further afield such as New York City (3 hours) or Chicago which have proven popular with Irish tourists.

 

The Bahamas has a wide offering with much to choose from including sapphire-blue waters, spectacular white and even pink sand beaches, an abundance of water-sports, particularly diving as well as boating, fishing, golfing and, of course, historical and cultural experiences. There’s more: duty-free shopping, casinos including the largest in the Caribbean as well as a multitude of dining and bar options.

 

Downtown Nassau, on the main island, is half an hour from the airport. Here you will find museums, shops, tours, restaurants and many tours & excursions leave from here. It’s a great central point to get acquainted with everything.

 

The bigger hotel chains are in Cable Beach including mega-resort, Baha Mar. Melia Nassau Beach is one of the only family-orientated all-inclusive resorts while British Colonial Hilton boasts old world charm. The very beautiful boutique Graycliff Hotel offers five-stars in an intimate setting with an award-winning wine cellar and it even has its own chocolate factory.

 

Paradise Island can be reached by a bridge that is home to the Atlantis resort which features a range of options to suit different budgets. Atlantis, Paradise Island features the world's largest open-air marine habitat; Aquaventure, a 141-acre water park, including the iconic Mayan Temple's Leap of Faith slide; 11 incredible pools; five miles of magnificent beaches; a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole, oceanfront golf course; and the Atlantis Casino. W

 

Some of the more unusual and enticing excursions included visiting swimming pigs, nursing sharks, exploring underwater grottos or, for next Christmas visit during Junkanoo, the festival that showcases Bahamian culture and heritage at its best. This runs over Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 11pm to 6am, It’s a vibrant night of dancing in the streets, flamboyant costumes, energetic marching bands and celebration where local groups compete for a grand prize!

To complete online training go HERE or contact Igrodgers@bahamas.co.uk.


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Underwater Sculpture off Nassau, Islands of the Bahamas
Island of the Bahamas Webinar - Hosted by Iain Rodgers, Bahamas Tourist Board
Exumas in the Bahamas
Downtown Nassau, The Bahamas
Eleuthera & Harbour Island, The Bahamas
Paradise Island
Junkanoo, Christmas Festival, The Bahamas

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