One of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, the Bahamas treats its visitors to year-round sunshine, powdery sand beaches and a rich marine population of colourful coral reef and tropical fish. You won’t find a shortage of water sports here, and with such favourable weather conditions, relaxing beach days is a given. Further inland, the country’s bustling capital, Nassau is where you’ll experience Bahamian culture at its most vivacious. Go to the city for duty-free shopping, waterfront dining or to shop for handcrafted goods at the famous Straw Market. If you fancy a quiet day, the privately owned island of Half Moon Cay offers plenty of swaying palms to sit under and escape the sun.