The Bahamas is known for its tourism and its amazing beaches. However, there are some silent facts that most visitors to the Bahamas don’t know. The Bahamas offers more than sparkling beaches and endless fun under the sunlight.
Furthermore, the Bahamas is a destination of choice for most holiday goers. Let’s share some aspects of the Bahamas that are not very popular.
Large Barrier Reef
Most often, the Bahamas is pictured as an island with powdery white sand beaches, palm trees, and unending sun under the sun. The Bahamas also has one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. The barrier reef stretches more than 190 miles. The longest reef in the Bahamas is called the Andros Barrier reef. Interestingly, this barrier reef has the third-largest organism on the planet.
The Andros Barrier reef is located at the edge of the underwater trench known as the Tongue of the Ocean. Also, the Andros Barrier reef stretches more than 6,000 feet downward. You will also find the most colorful fishes in the Andros Barrier reef. No doubt, scuba divers will enjoy every moment at the Andros Barrier reef.
Undoubtedly, the Bahamas is known to have some of the crystal-clear waters in the world. Interestingly, you can see the bottom of the ocean from the water’s surface. That’s how clear some of the waters in the Bahamas are. Also, the ocean can be as deep as 200 feet. Let’s up to 20 story building height of the ocean can be viewed from the surface. Meanwhile, the water that is close to shore is also sparking bright. An example of beaches that are sparkling bright is located in Nassau Paradise Island.
Do you know that the Bahamas is made up of 700 islands? It is believed that out of the 700 islands in the Bahamas, just 30 are inhabited. Also, the Bahamas has a land area of about 5, 383 square miles. Compared to Connecticut, this a little be smaller. Even if you stayed in the Bahamas for a whole year, you can’t explore all the islands. Each island in the Bahamas has a huge tale to tell. Some of the most popular islands in the Bahamas are Ship Channel Cay, Rose Island, Pearl Island, etc. No wonder, some Hollywood celebs buy some own some islands in the Bahamas. It could be one among the 600 plus islands in the Bahamas that are not inhabited.
Whenever Hollywood wants to paint a picture of what a paradise is, they go to the Bahamas to film. With the abundant natural beauties, the Bahamas is one of Hollywood filmmaker’s best places to make a sea or ocean-themed movies.
Have thought of where some of the beautiful seas that you see in the James Bond movies are located? The Bahamas! Two of the James Bond movies that have scenes from the Bahamas beaches are Thunderball and Casino Royale.
The popular movie, Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed on Nassau Paradise Island.
Famous people that Own Islands in the Bahamas
Guess you are wondering who may be living in the remaining islands in the Bahamas. Don’t be surprised one of your favorite celebs and business moguls may own an island in the Bahamas too. As you can tell, these celebs only purchase these islands for holiday visits.
David and Frederick Barclay
Amazingly, David and Frederick purchased the lease of Brecqhou as far back as 1993. David and Frederick Barclay built a gothic castle on the island. More so, civilians were not allowed to get close to the island until recently.
Also, they have an amazing garden on their island. Aside from that, you can find olive trees, organic fruit, etc., on the island. The Barclay brothers own a lot of investments around the world including newspapers etc.
At some point too, Celine Dion in her career owned a private island in the Bahamas. You can find it on the Rivière des Mille Îles. Interestingly, Celine Dion built a huge mansion on the island. The mansion was designed like a French Normand Chateau.
You can only access the island of Rivière des Mille Îles vai a private gated bridge. The island is more than 77,000 plus square meters in space. The Rivière des Mille Îles is surrounded by water. Amazingly, Celine Dion sold the island for a whopping $25.5 million in 2016.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Sometime in the ’90s, the popular couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill owned an island in the Bahamas. They purchased the Goat Cay in the Exumas in the Bahamas. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill went on to build a 15,000 square foot holiday home. Also, their holiday home had a tower and mooring facilities.
You can opt for it now because Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Island are now for sale. The market value of their island is $1,200,000. Most likely, another famous celeb will acquire the island in no time.
Larry Ellison is the co-founder of Oracle. Larry reportedly bought the secret island from another billionaire David Murdock for more than $400 million. It is believed that Larry plans to develop the Island and boost infrastructure. Who knows, Larry plans to build a resort of sorts for vacationers.
Other reasons the Bahamas is so popular are the food, culture, and lifestyle. You might be surprised to know that half of the population of Bahamians are blacks. Tracing their history back, you will discover that most of the Bahamians were slaves that were brought from Africa. Incredibly, they have turned this wonderful island into a paradise on earth. Although they are so many countries in the Caribbean, the Bahamas stands out because of its natural beauty. Visit this website for updates on events on the island.
Finally, the Bahamas mainly earns its revenue from tourism. No wonder, the island of the Bahamas is always a beehive of activities. You can plan a visit to the Bahamas today via a travel agency too.