Balcony House Museum, Bahamas

Balcony House Museum is a museum on Market Street, off Bay Street, in Nassau, Bahamas. As with many of the wooden colonial houses in the city, it is painted pink with white trimmings. Built in the 18th century, it got its name from the overhanging balcony upstairs supported by knee brackets. The beauty of the […]

Tahaa , French Polynesia

Taha’a is one of the islands within the Society Islands group in French Polynesia. Often spelled Tahaa, it is located to the southeast of Bora Bora and to the immediate north of Raiatea. The island covers 90.2 sq km (34.8 sq mi) and has a population of around 5,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Taha’a […]

Marquesas Islands , French Polynesia

Marquesas Islands is a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia. One of the five administrative divisions of the French Polynesia, it covers 1,049 sq km (405 sq mi) and has a population of some 8,600 people (2011 estimate). The administrative capital of the Marquesas Islands is Taiohae, located on the island of Nuku Hiva. […]

Mayaguana, Bahamas

Mayaguana is the easternmost island of the Bahamas. It is located 560 km south of Nassau and is considered half way between South Florida and Puerto Rico. The name Mayaguana is said to be of Lucayan origin. It is one of the few islands of the Bahamas that have retained their original native name. It […]

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island is a resort island off the shore of Nassau in the Bahamas. Originally known as Hog Island, it was renamed after the Second World War, when Swedish entrepreneur Axel Wenner-Gren began to develop it. Today it has become the main resort destination in Nassau, Bahamas. More on Paradise Island Paradise Island got its […]