The Bahamas are celebrating 40 years of independence on July 10. In honour of the auspicious occasion, its tourist board has come up with an extravagant 40-day seaplane tour.
The trip includes visits to 16 Bahamian islands (in all, the Caribbean nation is made up of more than 700 islands, cays and islets). The hopping in between will be done aboard a private, professionally piloted seaplane.
The price of this outlandish holiday? A mere £19,000.
No doubt you’re already digging out your credit card in anticipation of signing up. But why not take a second and check out our gallery of the tour’s destinations first…
Nassau – the capital
Paradise Island – home to the world famous Atlantis resort
Eleuthera – at the intersection of the Atlantic and the Caribbean
Harbour Island – three miles of pink sand beach
The Abacos – hop aboard a golf cart and hit up a deserted beach
Andros – famed for the inland blue holes and the Androsia fabric
Acklins – small, but perfectly formed
Crooked Island – with only 300 inhabitants, its miles of beaches are practically deserted
Bimini – a favourite of Ernest Hemingway
The Berry Islands – beloved by sailors
Cat Island – Mount Alvernia is the highest point of The Bahamas
The Exumas – famous for its family of swimming pigs
Staniel Cay – favourite haunt for sailors and private pilots
Grand Bahama Island – biking, kayaking and horse-riding playground
Long Island – close to the Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole in the world
San Salvador – where Christopher Columbus first made landfall in the New World
NB All images courtesy of the Bahamas
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