Cheap flights from Bahamas

Bahamas, a popular destination for its beaches, makes a restful place to be in the Atlantic Ocean. Scattered in the sea are also islands, making the place ripe for exploration. These isles hark back to the times when Christopher Columbus first bumped into them and 'discovered' the New World. From here, tourists can go on to check out different attractions in the island, from the laidback shores to the active nightlife and a number of cultural sites.

Also a major centre for offshore finance with one of the world's largest open registry shipping fleets, Bahamas has an economy doing well enough for its population. It enjoys a high per capita income, due to the high demand on banking and especially tourism, which composes around half the labour. This has prompted people to leave fishing and farming for the new commercial centres cropping up in the main islands. The service industry is also very strong here, which allows tourists to enjoy a wide range of amenities in this island country.

Where to go

Inagua, home to the national bird of Bahamas, has more than 80,000 West Indian flamingos. This makes the island a haven for birdwatchers, as one will also find here over 140 species of native and migratory birds. There are three national parks and preserves here, such as the Inagua National Park. Established in 1965, this park measuring about 183,740 acres caters to several other species, such as the native Bahama parrot, the endemic Bahama woodstar hummingbird, Bahama pintails, and many more. Little Inagua National Park, on the other hand, lets tourists check out numerous animals such as parrots and more flamingos. There is also the Union Creek Reserve in the northwest shore, which serves as a captive research site for sea turtles. They protect the habitat where the turtles lay their eggs, which allows for a greater number of them to survive.

Andros, the largest, yet least developed part of Bahamas, has a treasury of natural surroundings. Tourists will find here the world's third-largest barrier reef, as well as blue holes that are said to be the home of the mythical Lusca. A large variety of numerous species of flora and fauna can also be found here, as well as the Tongue of the Ocean (a deep abyss filled with various marine creatures). The West Side National Park additionally has a vast area of coastal mangrove habitat that is an important nursery area for conch, lobster, and fish. The endangered Andros Rock iguana also thrives here, as well as many other bird species. The Crab Replenishment Reserve is another major natural landmark, sustaining a crab population for future generations.

Miami, which lies close to the Bahamas, is relatively easy to get to in more or less than an hour. Tourists consider it a glamorous area, due to its proximity to the teal sweep of Biscayne Bay. The bloody sunset, which illuminates the downtown skyline with its fiery appearance, is also a beauty. Several quirky landmarks such as poetry readings in a converted warehouse can be seen here, which makes for an interesting tour. When venturing here, there is the Art Deco Historic District, lying along the 18th St and south along Ocean Drive. It lies among a lane of fine deco buildings, which tourists can look around in.

There is also the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, which was once a residential property before being turned into a showpiece of 15th- to 19th-century furniture, tapestries, paintings, and decorative arts. The Adrienne Arsht Centre for the Performing Arts also makes a beautiful landmark that was designed by Cesar Pelli. It features among its rooms the Ziff Ballet Opera House and Knight Concert Hall.

If Bahamas is made up of islands, nature, and beaches, then Ireland seems like a wide field of green. Dublin, its capital, may not be part of the verdant countryside, but it features a number of fascinating landmarks such as the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History. It displays a large collection of fashion, furniture, weaponry, folk life, and other fine objects that say much about Ireland over the last millennium. There is also the Marsh's Library to check out, which is a well-preserved scholars' library crammed with books and learning. Hundreds of pubs can then be chosen from for a night of revelry, where one can celebrate the start of a vacation.

How to get out

When travelling to other countries, tourists can schedule trips from Lynden-Pindling International Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Turks and Caicos, American Airlines, American Eagle, Bahamasair, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Flamingo Air, JetBlue Airways, Pineapple Air, SkyBahamas Airlines, Southern Air Charter, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, Western Air, and WestJet.

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