Bahamas, Turks & Caicos

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Lonely Planet, 1998 - Bahamas - 507 pages
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Strung like jeweled necklaces over hundreds of miles of turquoise ocean, the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos are a vacationer's dream. Whether you want to lounge on white-sand beaches, explore quaint historic villages, immerse yourself in local culture or revel in some of the world's best fishing, diving and sailing, this opinionated and detailed guide will help you discover all the delights of the islands. -53 maps, including a full-colour highlights map; -advice on where to stay and what to eat for every budget - luxuriant resorts and haute cuisine, rustic beachside hideaways and conch shacks; -complete coverage of the islands' outdoor activities - from bonefishing in the Biminis to swimming with dolphins and sharks - including information on national parks; - tips on the islands' best off-the-beaten-track discoveries, inlcuding hidden beaches, plantation ruins, flamingo nesting sites and stunning coral reefs.

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Contents

Contents
9
FACTS ABOUT THE BAHAMAS
18
History l8 Fauna 37 Arts
48
FACTS FOR THE VISITOR
64
Visas Documents
70
Books
78
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
113
Kayaking
120
North Eleuthera
334
Spanish Wells
342
Tarpum Bay
354
Great Exuma
360
Stocking Island
369
Exuma Cays Land
376
South Cat Island
382
Old Bight
388

Warning
128
Places lo Stay
154
Orientation
156
Cable Beach
172
Spectator Sports
191
Orientation
200
GRAND BAHAMA
216
Freeport
222
Lucayan National Park
238
BIMINIS
244
BERRY ISLANDS
260
ABACOS
266
Seaview Castle
272
ANDROS
313
Red Bay
319
South Andros
327
Orange Creek
394
Northwest Coast
403
Mangrove Bush
409
Clarence Town
417
Plana Cays
429
North of Matthew Town
436
Facts about Turks
442
Economy
448
CAICOS ISLANDS
458
Rock Carvings
464
Places to Eat
470
TURKS ISLANDS
485
North of Cockburn Town
493
INDEX
500
Text 500 Sidebars
507
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About the author (1998)

Christopher P. Baker is one of the world's foremost travel writer/photographers. He is a leading authority on the Caribbean and Central America travel. Baker's award-winning work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Saveur, Maxim, and Elle, and his many awards include the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award Travel Journalist of the Year. Baker lives in Palm Springs, CA.

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