Dabbed on like freckles, the islands are located under a cobalt blue sky in a sea that sparkles in all shades from turquoise to emerald green and deep blue. Numerous, powdery-white or tender pink sandy beaches and vegetation of a subtropical nature enchant the visitors. The Bahamas stretch out about 80 kilometres to the south east of Florida and 100 kilometres to the north of Cuba There are said to be at least 700 islands, only 30 of which are inhabited and only 15 fully developed for tourism.
Each of the developed islands has its own personality, though. However, one thing is quite certain: the Bahamas are a paradise for those looking for recuperation and sunworshippers holidaying on the beach, an eldorado for water sports enthusiasts, divers and anglers and last but not least an excellent terrain for golfers.
Regardless of which of the 700 islands you declare as your personal paradise: the hospitable inhabitants will welcome you with a friendly smile wherever you go.
Wind and sailing conditions in the Bahamas:Wind force 2-5 on the Beaufort scale. Predominantly southeasterly from May to August, easterly in March/April and September/October and northeasterly from November to February.
The Bahamas’ climate chart:
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