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Island Fun Facts

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.

Fall in Love with our Turquoise Waters
Azure, cerulean and turquoise, the waters of The Bahamas are worth visiting.
A Story of Survival
Learn how 16 dolphins rescued from Hurricane Katrina found a home at Atlantis.
A Toast to Graycliff
The Graycliff Wine Cellar is one of the largest private collections in the world.
Taste Traditional Bahamian Cuisine
From conch and rock lobster to fresh coconut, savor traditional Bahamian cuisine.
A Celebration Worth Waiting for
Junkanoo is one of The Bahamas’ most popular cultural events and draws to Nassau.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Hosts James Bond
The Ocean Club's estate, beach, and valet parking starred in Casino Royale.
Lights, Camera, Action! Movies Made in Paradise
The romantic Bahamas Islands are the perfect travel destination for filming.
Marching to the Flamingo Beat
The Ardastra Gardens & Zoo in Nassau is home to the March of The Flamingos.
The Real Pirates of the Caribbean
Learn more about the pirating past of The Bahamas and its early privateer days.
Take the Plunge Into the Past
Learn more about the pirating past of The Bahamas and its early privateer days.