Beyond the pristine beaches and the Caribbean Sea, there’s a lot more to the Bahamas than first meets the eye. Among the 700 islands lie fascinating tales of pirates and rum-runners. We’ve collected a few of the best places to visit that are individual to the Lucayan Archipelago.
This small section of old-growth woodland is one of the last existing areas of evergreen tropical forests that used to cover the islands. Dramatic limestone caverns up to 50ft (15m) long are a highlight, accessed by boardwalks trailing through verdant foliage. Discover the cleverly camouflaged cuban tree frog, and don’t forget your binoculars to spot the many types of local birds that flock to this time capsule of Blackland Coppice.
This is an updated rewrite of an article originally by Shimon Brathwaite.