What is it about islands? Are we lured to them by a mystique set adrift on a tropical breeze? (Or is it for a really good tan?) Are our deepest senses aroused by the gentle sifting of sand between our toes? (Or by a mango daiquiri?) Is there something in the song of a steel drum that sweetens the rhythm of our own hearts? (Or do we just want to know what it's like to come face-to-face with a parrotfish?) We still don't know.
In the Bahamas, the air and land are filled with hundreds of unique species of birds, animals and plant life. Shipwrecks lay patiently, waiting for you to plumb their depths. European influences greet you in the homes, language and culture of the people. And exotic native dishes, handed down through the centuries, enticing townspeople and travelers alike. Some things have changed over the last five hundred years. But standing on the deck of your ship, approaching this place, you'll have no idea what they are.