Being located so near to the USA, the Bahamas is a playground for Americans seeking a dose of sun. This beautiful group of subtropical islands is there ready to explore, although many visitors only stop in at Nassau – the massive cruise ship port for cruise ship day-trippers. Everyone from the Bahamas will tell you that you need to go to the other islands (beyond bustling, touristy Nassau) to see ‘the real’ Bahamas. If you’ve got the cash, we recommend you do so too! There’s no way around it though, the Bahamas is expensive, yet an incredible array of reefs, beaches, forests and historic towns are there to be discovered.