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10 Reasons to Travel to the Bahamas

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1. Clifton Heritage Site - If you travel to the Bahamas and visit this place you'll find that it is filled with wonderful nature trials where you can bird watch and learn about our environment. This place is also filled with history dating back from the slave era, where many ruins of old the slave homes still stand today.

2. Garden Groves - The Garden Groves of Grand Bahama is another wildlife Oasis where you can Kayak, bird walk and learn more about the natural vegetation of the island of Grand Bahama.

3. Bimini- Sapona "Ruins of the 1920's" - If you ever travel to the Bahamas off the coast of South Bimini and Cat Cay is an old barge that was commissioned by Henry Ford in the late 1920's during the era of prohibition. Back then it was known as a "speakeasy"/ private club at sea that was accessible by boat yet shallow enough for snorkelers to get to as well. It was blown closer to the Bahamas during a hurricane back in 1929.

4. Myths of Bimini - One of our smallest islands off the coast of Florida carries lots of history and even bigger legendary myths. It is known that the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon explored this island for the notably acclaimed fountain of youth. Tour guides on the island would be happy to guide you to the point of where this spring once flourished.

5. Hemingway's Fishing Lodge - One cannot travel to the Bahamas and not hear about Ernest Hemingway's favourite fishing spot and lodge on the island of Bimini. A noted and acclaimed sports fisherman, the author was known to spend a lot of time here fishing, writing and getting to know the locals here in Bimini.

7. Joulter Cays - The Joulter Cays in Andros Island is a unique spot for those interested in "bone fishing", bird watching, snorkeling, swimming you name it. Such a rare and unique spot in all of the Bahamas, because of its particular powder like sand and several endangered species of animals that live there. It is being petitioned to become another protected wild life area in the Bahamas by the Bahamas National Trust.

8. Red Bay Village - One of the best kept Bahamian secrets... even I didn't know about this one despite my travel to the Bahamas. Red Bay Village is a remote village in Northern Andros that was inhabited by an African tribe that lived like the Seminole Indians over 50 years ago. The descendants of this tribe still exist and maintain to their traditions till this day.

9. Fortune Island - Sometimes confusingly called Long Cay where experts believe that this was the island that Columbus named after Queen Isabella of Spain for funding his exhibition. There is only one settlement called Albert Town which is seen as a ghost town and is rumored to be occupied by the lost souls that once lived there. But what gives this island its acclaimed name is the Fortune Hill itself which is visible from 19km (12 miles) away at sea. The legend has it that hundreds of Bahamians came here waiting to be picked up by oceangoing freighters, who would take them to their fortune and new life in Central America.

10. French Wells Bay - If you ever travel to the Bahamas you'll see that one of the Jewels of Crooked Island is the French Wells Bay. It's a beautiful wetland area that's filled with dense mangrove bush is home to many wild birds that come from North America to hibernate in the Bahamas during the winter months.

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