- Bahamas All inclusive holidays
Like several territories in this part of the world, the Bahamas were formerly owned by the British, who claimed the islands in 1718. It was not until 1973 that they became an independent Commonwealth nation in their own right, and this means all-inclusive holidays in the Bahamas still have a distinctly British feeling to them, albeit in the colonial style and in a location just north of Cuba rather than anywhere closer to home in the Atlantic. You'll find plenty of European influences throughout the Bahamas, and this has helped to maintain them as an appealing holiday destination for Brits and our European neighbours too.
What are the Bahamas?
It's not a stupid question - the exact definition of the Bahamas depends on whether you are referring to the island group in geographic terms, or to the country itself. The islands overall include the Turks and Caicos Islands too, which can be confusing. As a nation, the Bahamas itself contains more than 700 individual land masses in this area of the Atlantic Ocean, although of course these vary significantly in size, and the actual number of large, inhabited islands is much smaller. Interestingly, nobody is in much agreement about what 'Bahamas' means, although some people claim it may derive from 'baja mar', a Spanish name for the shallow coastal waters.
What's on the menu?
You can expect a combination of tourist-friendly meals and more local produce during your Bahamas holidays, and many of the hotels will put on some home comforts and familiar food for British guests who are less adventurous in terms of their eating. If you want to experience a taste of the Bahamas, where agriculture is the third-largest industry (behind tourism and finance) then you should look out for citrus fruits, salad vegetable like cucumber, tomato and onions, and sweet potatoes.
Why choose all-inclusive holidays to the Bahamas?
The food alone is a great reason to opt for cheap all-inclusive holidays in the Bahamas, as this will allow you to try the local cuisine or switch back to the more traditionally British tourist-friendly food at no extra cost. You can, of course, try snacks throughout the day, and if you're not so adventurous, this can be a good way to taste the local ingredients without dedicating an entire meal to it.
Why choose an all-inclusive holiday to the Bahamas?
Booking an all-inclusive holiday to the Bahamas brings you one step closer to your holiday goal of total relaxation. Your accommodation, food and drink will all be taken care of so you won't having to worry about where your wallet is or how much something on the menu costs. With an abundance of fresh local produce to sample and beautiful beaches to discover you will need every moment of your holiday to fully explore your island paradise. Having ensured all your basics are covered you are well on the road to the most relaxing holiday possible.