5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bahamas

The Bahamas are internationally known for their miles of soft, sandy beaches and laid-back lifestyle.

 It is the perfect destination for any traveler seeking a place to disconnect and soak up the sun. While it is easy to spend all day, every day on the beach, you might be surprised to learn that there is much more to this tropical paradise than meets the eye. 

Regardless of how you spend your time in the Bahamas, here are a few interesting facts to know before you go! 

One of the World’s Largest Wine Cellars Is In Nassau 

Yes, you read that right. One of the most extensive wine cellars in the world is located in the Bahamas. 

With more than 250,000 bottles from 400 winemakers in 15 countries, the collection at Graycliff includes some of the rarest, most expensive wines in the world. 

If you are torn between wanting to take a trip to paradise or a trip to wine country, Nassau is the place for you. 

The Bahamas Is Home To The Third Largest Barrier Reef 

Passionate scuba divers and snorkelers do not have to travel far to discover colorful and exotic fish. 

Stretching over 190 miles, the Andros Barrier Reef is the third-largest barrier reef in the world. 

Visitors can take guided trips out to the reef and explore the beautiful world beneath the water’s surface. 

Young woman snorkeling.

At Harbor Island, The Sand Is Actually Pink

While the rest of the Bahamas may be known for their white sandy beaches, Harbor Islands’ claim to fame is pink sand. 

The sand’s pink hue comes from foraminifera, a microscopic organism with a reddish-pink shell, while the sand is a mix of coral, shells, and calcium carbonate.

There Are Approximately 700 Islands In the Bahamas

You’ve likely heard of Nassau, Harbor Island, and the Exumas, but the Bahamas is much larger than just those few islands. 

While only 30 of the 700 islands are inhabited, you can still spend your days island hopping and exploring the Bahamas’ 2,000 beaches. 

We’d love to help you plan your next vacation, whether it’s to the Bahamas or someplace else on your bucket list. So schedule a free 15-minute get-acquainted call at https://treasuredstoriestravel.com/calendar to get in touch.

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