Sunny weather, sandy beaches, exquisite reefs, shallow water, steady winds, and proximity to the gulf stream make the Bahamas an ideal choice for all manner of
. Islands like
are rightfully regarded as great spots for
(especially for wahoo, tuna, barracuda, shark, grouper and snapper), while many Out Islands like Andros, Cat Island and Abaco are famous for their
- so named after the silvery catch. Likewise, the islands' shallow, calm waters have made
a popular activity, especially on New Providence, the Exumas, Abaco and Eleuthera.
Nearly every resort, hotel and lodge offers a full range of aquatic sports, including
diving, snorkelling, boating, sea-kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing
, with the cost often included in with accommodation.
are provided at resorts and hotels on the major islands, with the best golf courses being located at Cable Beach in Freeport, and on Paradise Island.
are growing in popularity as well, and a number of operators specialize in trips to isolated spots throughout the islands.
is a major draw, especially for seabird species like the rare
on Abaco, and the
on Inagua. There's also
at stables on New Providence and Grand Bahama.
Other useful information
for tourists (each section contains more specific sub-sections):