Blessed by balmy breezes and jumping to a bouncy calypso beat, Nassau, Bahamas promises sizzling fun in the sun. The historic and cultural heart of The Bahamas is one of the world’s most popular cruise ship ports—one million travelers board cruises to Nassau annually.
Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas, is located on 21-mile-long New Providence, the 11th largest island. Nassau’s main harbor is protected by Paradise Island. The harbor attracted settlers, particularly pirates, in the early days. In fact, Nassau’s population consisted mainly of pirates until 1718, when The Bahamas first Royal Governor, Woodes Rogers expelled them, restored order and built Fort Nassau. For centuries, the Bahamas adopted Rogers’ motto, “Expulsis Piratis, Restituta Commercia,” which means, “Pirates Expelled, Commerce Restored.” Today, nearly, 250,000 people call New Providence Island home, with a large portion of them residing in Nassau.
The Caribbean’s newest luxury destination, Amber Cove, is located in the Dominican Republic on the Bay of Maimon near the city of Puerto Plata in the country’s North Coast. The city of Puerto Plata was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in one of the famous explorer’s trips to the Americas in the 1490s. The town, designed by Columbus, was the first settlement established in the Americas, naming it La Isabela.
Puerto Plata is better known for its Atlantic coastline with more than 60 miles stunning of beaches, coastal villages and hotels. The neighboring beach towns of Sosua and Cabarete are world famous for windsurfing and kiteboarding. The popular Ocean World Adventure Park is on the outskirts of the city, and the majestic Damajagua Falls is just a thirty-minute ride south. Amber Cove is sure to captivate your senses with its unparalleled beauty and enthralling tales of old.