The BahamasThe Island of New Providence

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Visiting the Bahamas: Take the Trip of a Lifetime

On the northern shore of New Providence Island, you’ll find the white sands and tranquil turquoise waters of secluded Cable Beach, widely regarded as one of the most breathtaking beaches in The Bahamas. With a rich history as a destination for the international jetset, this pristine shoreline is experiencing a revival among a new generation of travelers looking for a Bahamas resort vacation where they can play, recharge, and experience the vibrant culture of the islands.

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NASSAU BAHAMAS

A Place in

the Sun

New Providence Island is located in the sparkling waters just 180 miles southeast of Florida, centrally placed among the 700 unique and beautiful islands of The Bahamas. The island is home to the capital city of Nassau and recognized as the heart of Bahamian culture and commerce. With Baha Mar just a 12-minute drive from Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport, your Bahamas vacation can start as soon as you arrive.

Turquoise Waters White Sands

Go Wild

While exploring Baha Mar, you’ll encounter many of the incredible species of wildlife native to The Bahamas. Our interactive ecosanctuary will bring you up close to nurse sharks, sea turtles, and stingrays, while our one-of-a-kind Flamingo Habitat is home to a stunning flock of The Bahamas’ iconic national bird. Snorkeling, scuba diving, or boating in the crystal-clear waters around the resort, you’re likely to find dazzling rainbows of tropical fish, friendly dolphins, and several types of whales.

Bahamian Aquatic Life

A Climate of

Perfection

There are simply very few days without magnificent temperatures in Nassau, making a trip to The Bahamas ideal in any month. On average, the sun shines 320 days a year, with temperatures during the summer wet season (May – November) ranging from 77 – 87 °F and temperatures in the winter dry season (December – April) ranging from 64 – 77 °F.

Bahamian Weather
82 °F: The average summer temperature

History

Then and Now

Originally inhabited by native Lucayan islanders, European settlers brought agricultural development to the islands beginning in the late 1400s. The Bahamas was declared a British colony in 1718, which it remained until independence was granted in 1973. Today, Afro-Bahamians comprise over 90% of the population and drive the culture with their rich customs, warm hospitality, and creative artistry. The Bahamas enjoy a stable parliamentary government and one of the strongest economies in the Caribbean, based largely around tourism and banking.

Age Of

Piracy

From 1690 to 1720, The Bahamas were home to some of the world’s most legendary pirates, including Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and Calico Jack. Attracted by the islands’ close proximity to cargo-rich shipping lanes, these pirates outnumbered the island’s few hundred inhabitants and easily took total control of the region. They were finally expelled by Governor Woodes Rogers, who coined the phrase “Piracy expelled, commerce restored.” This remained the national motto of The Bahamas until independence was claimed in 1973.

Pirates of The Bahamas - Blackbeard

Glamorous

Cable Beach

The rise of commercial air travel in the early 1950s brought a glittering new era to Nassau, and especially to Cable Beach. Wealthy socialites from North America and British aristocrats known as the “jetset” began to spend their winters here, throwing stylish parties by the shore, sipping rum cocktails at exclusive beach clubs, and enjoying all the warmth and beauty of the islands. Today, The Bahamas plays host to all types of discerning travelers, but on Cable Beach, that essence of relaxed Bahamian glamour lives on.

Glamorous Cable Beach

People

Conservation

The natural ecosystem of The Bahamas is our greatest, and most fragile resource. That’s why Baha Mar is committed to the conservation of our island home. Through innovative sustainability practices, partnerships with leading environmental organizations such as The Reef Rescue Network, and education efforts at our ecosanctuary, we will continue to do everything in our power to keep The Bahamas spectacular.

Conservation

Culture

Baha Mar is more than a resort—it’s a hub for Bahamian culture. Here you’ll find The Current gallery, a place for local and international artists and writers to collaborate and create. Throughout the year, the resort also plays host to vibrant junkanoo and music performances, introducing visitors to the unforgettable rhythm of the islands.

Community

As one of The Bahamas’ largest employers, Baha Mar is dedicated to the island community. Since our opening in 2017, we have sponsored the National Basketball Team, Fourteen Clubs, a local youth golf organization, and The Valley Boys, one of The Bahamas’ leading junkanoo groups.

320 days of sunshine a year

Food


Bahamian cuisine is as vibrant and diverse as the country itself.  Fresh, local ingredients and time-honored culinary traditions make The Bahamas an extraordinary destination for food lovers.

Local specialties often make use of bountiful seafood that surrounds the island, such as grouper and snapper served a multitude of delicious ways. You’ll also taste tropical fruits such as mango, coconut, and guava in many dishes, and in cocktails like the daiquiri and the Goombay Smash.

The Bahamian culinary scene continues to evolve, as chefs from around the world flock to the islands, bringing international flavors with them and exchanging ideas with local culinary experts steeped in the customs of The Bahamas.

The natural beauty of The Bahamas stretches far and wide—occupying more than 700 islands in the Atlantic Ocean

Culture

Craft

The Bahamas is home to hundreds of skilled artisans and craftspeople. Many practice the art of straw weaving, which has been an important part of the Bahamian tradition for centuries. These artisans use over 60 unique weaving styles to create beautiful baskets, handbags, dolls, and more. In the local markets, you will also see crafts made with shells, sisal, wood, and coconut, each serving as an environmentally friendly homage to the nation’s history and culture.

Bahamian Culture - Straw Craft

Music and

Dance

While The Bahamas is home to many styles of traditional dance and music, it all comes together for the biggest celebration of them all: Junkanoo.

Taking place between Christmas and New Year’s Day, this unforgettable festival includes high-energy street celebrations that combine rhythmic dancing; intricate, colorful costumes; and live music with drums, bells, whistles, and horns.

Bahamian Culture - Straw Craft

Sport

Watching and participating in sports is a huge pastime for Bahamians, who enjoy nearly perfect weather to play in all year long. While cricket is officially the national sport of The Bahamas, basketball, football (soccer), and track and field are all very popular.

Bahamian Culture - Straw Craft

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