Bahamas Tourist Attractions
Hüven – Hüvener Mühle 04
The photo shows the Hüvener mill, this is to be found one of the last completely preserved combined windmill and water mill of Europe, in the administrative district Emsland in western Lower Saxony of Germany.
The mill is illustrated on the coat of arms of the "Mill Union Lower Saxony and Bremen" and one of the tourist attractions in the surroundings of the hilly Geestlandschaft and the Hümmling.
In 1802 the water mill was built, in 1850 a windmill was built up on the water mill. The combination of two mills was up to now unique in Lower Saxony at this time.
By Daniel Mennerich on 2011-08-01 13:26:46
There are more than 700 islands in the Bahamas, many of which have escaped the notice of tourists. The islands offer clear warm water and sandy beaches. Several are relatively large but others are tiny and uninhabited. All the larger islands offer a high standard of accommodation and leisure facilities. With soft breezes, sunny beaches and a warm welcome for families, as well as Spring Break revelers… Bahamas is a major port of call for fun in the sun.
Anyone in search of the perfect beach might very well start with the Islands of The Bahamas, whose relatively small land mass belies the sheer quantity of its beachfront. With the vast majority of the islands shaped like slivers, one imagines two gorgeous stretches of beach separated by the most perfunctory of inlands. And indeed they are gorgeous and unbelievably white, with sand so fine it feels soft to the touch. Those in search of something really special should check out Harbour Island’s rose colored sands, off the coast of Eleuthera. The beaches of the Bahamas are often coupled with shallow transparent water for hundreds of yards out to sea, rising gently to sandbars before finally dropping into the depths. These beaches are the major Bahamas tourist attractions
Beaches are of two types in Bahamas: the activity beach and the deserted beach. On an activity beach, of which Cable Beach in Nassau is the prime Bahamas tourist attractions, you will find tons of things to do, and every service will be at your fingertips. Water skiing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, sailing, parasailing, seaside restaurants, beach bars, and local entertainment are all here. On the other hand, you will not find any of that on the deserted beaches, but then, that is the whole idea. About 80 percent of the beaches of Bahamas, if not more, are isolated: meandering ranges of virgin sand, warm under your bare feet. There will be no motorboats or crowds, so you can enjoy the subtlest nuance of the surf’s music in peace. These beaches attracts tourist who come here to enjoy the natural beauty.
Other than beaches there are many National Parks that are major Bahamas tourist attractions .One of the most famous attractions is Exuma Cays Land. Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park was created in 1959.This National Park covers112640ac/45,603ha of land and sea in and around the Exuma Cays. The park is referred to as a submarine Garden of Eden and the numerous islets and cays feature unspoiled beaches, attractive anchorages as well as colorful marine life. Some caves are still home to iguanas, and many species of colorful tropical birds can be sighted. The marine park is noted as the first of its kind in the Caribbean. Another famous National Park is Inagua National Park. Inagua National Park is in the center of Great Inagua and covers 183,740ac/74,389ha of land surrounding Windsor Lake. The park is famous as the largest nesting ground for West Indian flamingos, with flocks numbering up to 55,000. Other birds such as spoonbills, herons, Bahamian parrot and hummingbirds can be seen in the park as well. The landscape features karstic caves that are home to various species of tropical bats, and turtles roam the shores of the various lakes throughout the park.
Atlantis Hotel Aquarium is a must see for marine lovers It is another most important Bahamas tourist attractions. Billing itself as the largest open air aquarium in the world, this place concentrates on a collection of Caribbean species. One watches stingrays and schools of shining fish swim among the fanciful artifacts of the lost city of Atlantis. While some of the tanks are used as a backdrop for the lobby and restaurants, these free peeks are only a small fraction of what is to be seen.
Other major Bahamas tourist attractions include the Queen’s Staircase, Fort Fincastle and the Water Tower .The most visited and famous architectural sight in Nassau, the Queen’s Staircase is a flight of 66 steps linking Fort Fincastle to the Princess Margaret Hospital. What makes it remarkable is its history. Slaves carved the staircase from coral based sandstone at the end of the 18th century. This 102 foot staircase was created to commemorate the 65 years of Queen Victoria’s reign. The Fort Fincastle is a military site shaped like a paddle wheel steamer, located near the top of the Queen’s Staircase. Fort Fincastle was completed in 1793 as a lookout point to prevent pirates from sneaking into the harbor. Its 126 foot water tower, which is more than 200 feet above sea level, is the highest point on the island. From here, the panoramic view of Nassau and its harbor is simply breathtaking