Nassau Paradise Island

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Island Fun…That’s a Fact!

Discover a Few More Reasons Why It’s Better in The Bahamas

There’s only one place in the world that’s had a starring role in four James Bond films, hosted pirates of the Caribbean – both real swashbucklers and Johnny Depp – and is home to a private wine cellar of more than 250,000 bottles of wine.

Welcome to The Bahamas, a magical place of enchantment where you’ll find the lost world of Atlantis and flamingos that march on command, as well as 100,000 square miles of the clearest, most stunning blue waters on Earth. Just ask Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who, when asked about his “spaceship’s-eye” views from the International Space Station, said, “The most beautiful to me are The Bahamas, the vast glowing reefs of every shade of blue that exists.”

Brush up on your knowledge of The Bahamas with these fun Island facts and interesting tales from Paradise.

Our water’s so blue, it can be seen from space

The sparkling turquoise waters of The Bahamas are as remarkable from the sky as they are from land. In fact, astronaut Chris Hatfield has said The Bahamas’ waters were his favorite view from the International Space Station.

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Spend a day with the dolphins

Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cay, one of the largest, most sophisticated marine habitats and animal rescue-rehabilitation facilities in the world.

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Our Island culture is expressed through Junkanoo

Once a temporary celebration of freedom for slaves every Christmas, Junkanoo has blossomed into The Bahamas’ biggest cultural showcase, featuring music, dance, colorful costumes and fierce competition!

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We’re home to one of the biggest wine cellars in the world

With more than 250,000 bottles from over 400 vintners, the wine cellar at the Graycliff Hotel is one of the world’s largest private wine collections, including some of the oldest – and priciest – bottles in existence.

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Taste the national food of The Bahamas: conch!

Be sure to sample conch, one of our most popular foods. Enjoy it raw with lime juice, in a salad, or in deep-fried conch fritters or cracked conch. You can find conch on most restaurant menus in The Bahamas.

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Nassau Paradise Island is 007’s second home

Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, Never Say Never Again, and Casino Royale all feature The Bahamas as a stunning guest star. In fact, Sean Connery, the original Bond, owns a home on New Providence Island!

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We’ve been a popular film destination for decades!

From classics like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to modern family flicks and swashbuckling blockbusters, our sunny skies, sparkling seas, and flawless beaches make Nassau Paradise Island a perfect place to shoot movie scenes.

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Our flamingos march on parade three times a day

In the 1950s, there were only 3,000 Caribbean flamingos left. Today, the population is flourishing and thriving. You can see flamingos strutting their stuff in the March of the Flamingos parade at Ardastra Gardens & Zoo!

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The Bahamas was once a prime pirate hangout

In the 1700s, pirates frequented the shores of Nassau Paradise Island. Today, you’ll find reminders of our pillaging past throughout The Bahamas. Explore the Pirates of Nassau museum for a glimpse into the life of a pirate.

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Experience our Island fun for yourself!

From pirates to secret agents to flamingos and dolphins, everyone loves Nassau Paradise Island. Isn’t it time to see what the fuss is about? Join us for your own adventure in Paradise.
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