The Bahamas is well-known for its beautiful ocean waters, and pristine beaches...but what is the geography really like? You might be surprised by just how interesting the Bahamas geography is, and we can assure you it might even encourage you to travel to our beautiful area of the world. Here is all of the information you need to know about the Bahamas before visiting.
The first thing to know is that the Bahamas lie 50 miles off of the Florida coast and they are made up of approximately 700 islands/cays, although only about 30 of them are inhabited by people. The two biggest islands, Grand Bahama and New Providence make up the majority of tourism here in our favorite Caribbean location. While Grand Bahamas might be equally as large, the capital of the Bahamas (Nassau) is located on the island of New Providence. Stretching over 100,000 square miles, the Bahamas islands was mostly formed by coral reefs and seashells.
The geography of the Bahamas is perfect for the beautiful and unique wildlife that inhabit the island. From turtles to iguanas, you’ll truly see some of the most unique wildlife in the Caribbean. Did you know that the world's largest colony of pink flamingos in habit the Bahamas? The perfect temperatures and beautiful sunshine allows the flamingos to thrive on the beautiful soft beaches. More wildlife thrives in the Andros Barrier Reef - one of the longest coral reefs in the world. This reef is home to native, bright colored and tropical fish.
The Bahamas is home to a number to beautiful wildlife/nature parks and conservatories that you can visit as well if you are interested in ecotourism. Including:
- Fern Gully/Josey Cave and Nature Trail: With various bird and local animal species, nature enthusiasts will love the Fern Gully/Josey Cave and Nature Trail.
- Lake Windsor: Also known as Lake Rosa, Lake Windsor is the largest lake in the Bahamas and is home to a flock of Caribbean flamingos - the largest in the northern hemisphere.
- Andros Nature Conservatory and Trust (ANCAT): The ANCAT is home nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Andros Islands and its animal wildlife.
- Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park: The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is one of the most gorgeous areas to dive in. With visibility up to 100 feet, and warm water temperatures, you’ll have the opportunity to see large schools of reef fish enjoy a large variety of marine life.
- Moriah Harbour Cay National Park: If marine life isn’t your thing, try exploring at Moriah Harbour Cay National Park - home to a wide variety of bird-life who have chosen to nest in and around the National Park.
Now that you know a little more about the geography, why not stop by and schedule a time to go on your bonefishing adventure in the Bahamas
? No matter what you are looking for, Bonefish Drex can help. Not only can we provide you with a charter rental, but we can give you the sightseeing tour you are looking for. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!