The 700 islands that make up the Bahamas offer experiences ranging from pampering five-star resorts to breezy strolls by brightly painted Victorian houses peppering tropical terrain. Uninhabited powdered sand beaches typify the islands with many hosting great diving and snorkeling spots surrounded by abundant coral reef and marine life. The most popular destinations, Paradise and Grand Bahamas Islands cater to families and couples alike looking to unwind. Angling enthusiasts enjoy big game, bone and fly fishing. Vacationers enjoy festive nightlife and umbrella drinks or a romantic getaway. Trying conch, the national delicacy, is a must. What more could a vacationer want? Try a mysterious pirate history, including the infamous, Blackbeard just an hour off the south eastern coast of the US, closest of the Caribbean Islands.