Location: Nassau, Bahamas

Published: Endless Vacation Magazine

Snag a window seat on your flight into Nassau for long-before-you-land views that look like the South Pacific. The 700-odd islands of the Bahamas and thousands of coral cays spread across 100,000 square miles of Atlantic Ocean, creating a swirling waterscape that looks like a painter’s palette. Even though Nassau is the buzzing hub of the Bahamas, home to more than half the population, life here is hardly about the low-lying limestone terrain. The islands of Nassau—New Providence and Paradise Island—sit some 180 miles off Florida’s south coast, and everything about life here is connected to all that surrounding blue.