The islands are decorated with landmarks that tell a beautiful story of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the Bahamas. Historically, the Bahamas is a seafaring nation and this is evident by the many lighthouses scattered throughout the islands. Signature lighthouses on Hopetown, Bird Rock, Great Stirrup Cay and Hole-in-the-wall are well worth a day visit. The wrecks of the underwater world tell another story of those that did not benefit from their guidance.
The most interesting landmarks around the islands are the many colorful settlements and islands where cooperative island communities have built their homes and businesses and raised their families. Settlements like Governor's Harbour, Georgetown and Marsh Harbour and island communities such as Elbow Cay, Harbour Island and Man-O-War Cay are symbolic of the ideal Caribbean vacation destination.
From colonization to piracy and slavery, the story of the islands is evident almost everywhere you go. Forts, plantation ruins, historic monuments and colonial houses all pay tribute to a very colorful and challenging history.
The most beautiful landmarks in the Bahamas are those that have never required any human intervention. The blue holes and winding creeks of Andros, rolling hills and powder beaches of Eleuthera and countless cays of the Exumas will serenade any visitor into a blissful relaxation. Search rental homes and resorts in these locations or browse the What To Do section for the landmarks that fit your vacation goals.