About the Beautiful Islands of the Bahamas
The Bahamas is an archipelago of over 700 islands stretching over
100,000 square miles in the Western Atlantic Ocean. The word Bahamas
comes from the Spanish words 'baja mar' which means shallow sea. The
Bahama Islands became the free and sovereign Commonwealth of The
Bahamas on 10th July 1973 ending 325 years of British rule -- though
it still remains part of the Commonwealth.
Blessed with the perfect location—less than 100 miles off the coast
of Florida; the perfect climate—averaging a little over 75 degrees;
and the perfect environment—crystal clear turquoise blue waters and
pearly white sandy beaches, the Islands of the Bahamas is the
perfect travel destination for your wedding, siesta, party,
honeymoon, or family vacation.
Text courtesy of
The Bahamas Guide:
Travel and Vacation Guide to the Bahamas