The Bahamas

Perfectly Curated

Created to be a beautiful, inviting destination, Baha Mar’s magnificence is perfectly envisioned within the paradise that surrounds it. Every hotel, every amenity, every detail, is designed to remind you why you are here. To recharge. To play. To stir the soul.

With gorgeous beaches, tranquil waters and warm sun serving as Baha Mar’s stunning setting, the welcoming environment of The Bahamas beckons you to experience its intriguing heritage, immerse yourself in its colorful traditions and meet its genuinely joyful people.

Heritage

From Christopher Columbus, who described the islands as ‘baja mar,” which inspired the name “Bahamas” to Blackbeard, Calico Jack and the Age of Piracy, the Bahamas enjoys a rich history that’s as colorful as its tropical paradises.

After 325 years of British rule, the nation, composed of 700-plus islands and cays, became a free and sovereign country on July 10, 1973.

People

The people of The Bahamas are called Bahamians, while natives of Nassau are Nassuvians. Their official spoken language is English.

Bahamians are inviting and friendly with a laid-back approach to living. Fishing and agriculture are important to their way of life, however a large majority of the population of nearly 400,000 is employed by the nation’s two largest industries of Tourism and Banking.

Culture

Bahamian culture is a reflection of its environment—vivid and captivating.

Cuisine is vibrant and filled with unique flavors. Spices bring zest to accentuate the ingredients. Fresh seafood, such as conch and Bahamian lobster, and local produce like coconuts, oranges and plantains serve as mainstays, while American South influences such as grits, rice and cornbread round out meals.

The winter holiday season is the traditional time of year for Junkanoo, the kaleidoscopic Bahamian festival that combines dancing, costumes, live music and art in a high-energy street celebration.

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