Its Better in the Bahamas
All about the Islands
The 760-mile-long chain of islands, cays, and reefs that make up The Bahamas stretches from Grand Bahama Island, whose western point is 75 miles almost due east of Palm Beach, Florida, to Great Inagua, southernmost point of the Bahamas, which lies about 60 miles northeast of Cuba and less than 100 miles north of Haiti.
The sandy beaches, fishing (known to be some of the best in the world), boating, nearly perfect weather (even though the islands are in the often stormy Atlantic Ocean), and accessibility to the U.S. mainland put this destination on the world tourist map. The Bahamas lies right off the Florida coast. One 20- to 30-minute plane ride from Miami places you right in the middle of a Caribbean paradise.
The Bahamas is ideal for both quick 4- or 5-day jaunts and longer vacations. You can also island hop easily from one spot to another to experience as much as you can.
There are two Sandals resorts in the Bahamas. This is ideal for travelers from the mainland USA. Not only is it a short flight, Customs and Immigration reentry into the US is completed at departure. That's right, Immigration and Customs are housed in Nassau! Doesn't get much better than that! Sandals Royal Bahamian is located in Nassau and is proud to have the first Over-the-Water Villas and Bungalows right off the shores of its private island. Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Resort is located in Exuma, Bahamas. Sandals Emerald Bay is the proud host of the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, a PGA TOUR sanctioned Web.com Tour event.