The official name of the Bahamas is the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The state is located in the Lucayan Archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Cuba and consists of over 100 islands. cays, and islets. Its capital city of Nassau is located on New Providence island. The name “the Bahamas” may refer either to the entire state or to its larger island chain. According to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, the Bahamas territory encompasses 180,000 square miles of ocean space. The Bahamas is where Columbus made his first landfall in the New World. The Bahamas became a colony of Britain in 1718 and became an Independent Commonwealth realm in 1973 . Its long and varied history has made it one of the most interesting places to visit in the region. Some of its top attractions are listed below.
1. Dean’s Blue Hole
The geological feature known as a “blue hole” is a sinkhole that has an entrance submerged under the surface of a body of water. There are several blue holes in the world, but Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas is notable because it is the deepest one known at 663 feet. It is located west of Clarence Town on Long Island. On some days, the water is so clear that visibility measures 115 feet. A great place for divers.
2. The Swimming Pigs
Located in the Outer Exuma Islands, Big Major Cay is a small island that is, in effect, “ruled” by pigs. The feral pigs of Pig Beach are one of the most popular attractions in the Bahamas. Pigs from the island will swim to visiting boats, and depending on their mood, will swim with tourists and share their lunches. More unique than swimming with dolphins!