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Are you planning a trip to the Bahamas? Its beaches are renowned for their soft sand and laid-back lifestyle around the world. Though lazing on the soft sand beach is tempting, this tropical paradise offers more than meets the eye. Many people don’t know that the Bahamas aren’t a part of the Caribbean. They are an island nation all their own. Regardless of how you spend your time, here are a few interesting facts about the Bahamas before you go!

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The World’s Third-Largest Wine Cellar Is In Nassau 

Yes, you read that right. The third-largest wine cellar in the world is not in France, Italy, or California but instead in the Bahamas. Greycliff’s collection includes some of the world’s rarest, most expensive wines from 400 winemakers in 15 countries. In the heart of wine country, Nassau allows you to experience a taste of paradise.

Home To The Third Largest Barrier Reef 

Snorkel or dive to see the marine life

Passionate scuba divers and snorkelers do not have to travel far to discover colorful and exotic fish. Stretching over 190 miles, the Andros Barrier Reef is the third-largest barrier reef in the world. Tours of the reef are available for visitors to see the beautiful underwater world. 

At Harbor Island, The Sand Is Actually Pink

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Harbor Islands’ claim to fame is its pink sand. The sand’s pink hue comes from foraminifera. A microscopic organism with a reddish-pink shell, while the sand is a mix of coral, shells, and calcium carbonate.

There Are Approximately 700 Islands In the Bahamas

The Berry Islands

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Nassau, Harbor Island, and the Exumas are the most famous islands in the Bahamas, but the country is much larger. While only 30 of the 700 islands are inhabited, you can still spend your day’s island hopping and exploring 2,000 beaches.

Are you ready to explore the Bahamas? Let’s start planning.