BAHAMAS BEYOND THE BEACH
excerpt from travelalliancemedia
From the pastel, British-influenced colonial buildings lining downtown Nassau to the chalk white sand beaches which run parallel to the turquoise blue waters on Paradise Island, the beauty of the Bahamas is evident to all visitors.
More than simply a resort destination with stunning vistas, the Bahamas prides itself on its immense culture and history for tourists of all ages.
One of the main activities in the Bahamas centers on food. Some even say food is the golden ticket to a heart and nowhere is this more accurate than in the savory dishes native to the Bahamas. One way to experience both delicacies and traditional dishes, along with the opportunity for exclusive access to engage with chefs and local artisans, is on the “Tru Bahamian Food Tour” (www.trubahamianfoodtours.com)
The Bahamian people understand the importance of celebrations and their many festivals and events throughout the year are great testament to this. Some examples are: The Rum Festival in February, The Bahamas International Film Festival and the most popular Junkanoo Carnival celebrated twice a year on December 26 and New Year’s Day. The Junkanoo Carnival dates back to the time of slavery in the Bahamas and features music, dance and cultural performances.
The Bahamas is just a three-hour flight from New York City and one hour from Miami. Contact us for additional information and suggestions on what to do and see in the Bahamas.
Audrey Hyman is the owner and CEO of the Hyman Travel Network, a full service travel agency located in the suburbs of Washington, that specializes in cruises and all inclusive vacations