Bahamas Luxury Yachting Guide

Home to some of the world’s most breath-taking natural beauty, and just 50 miles off the United States coast, The Bahamas is well-established as a premier luxury destination. Comprising some 700 islands, the country is an exquisite mix of tropical perfection and rugged landscapes, with diamond white

Known for its laid-back atmosphere and hospitable natives, the islands are brimming with vibrant culture. The passion for music – in particular African drum rhythms, Caribbean Calypso, Bahamian Goombay and English folksongs – is at its most stark during Junkanoo, The Bahamas national festival that carries a mass of energy, colour and partying across the islands for two nights of the year.

Almost every water-and-sand-based compulsion is satisfied in The Bahamas, with world class water sports on offer across the islands. Fishing, too, is a crucial part of everyday life, with numerous world fishing records having been set here.

For yachting visitors, the country is increasingly well-equipped, with state-of-the-art marinas adding to a burgeoning infrastructure that has benefited greatly in recent years from major external investment. Luxury hotels and resorts, high-end shopping and vibrant nightlife add to the appeal for well-heeled travellers.

Some decide to make The Bahamas their home, attracted by the favourable tax laws and relative affordability of real estate in comparison with the US and Europe. With Florida almost close enough to cast a fishing rod into its waters, it makes the perfect bolthole for work, rest or play.

But one thing is certain: the indigenous culture of The Bahamas is too strong and too deep-rooted to be threatened by outsiders. Instead, the country exists harmoniously as both a playground for the international elite and a cultural heartland with a distinct national identity. Because for the modern day Bahamas, one is nothing without the other.

Bahamas Area Information

Currencies:
  • Bahamas Dollar (BSD)
Timezone:
  • US/Eastern(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)-5