700, 16, and 2 are key numbers when describing the Bahamas. There are 700 islands in total, of which 16 have been developed for tourism, but only 2 of them (Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama) are really very well known. The Bahamas is one of those destinations you think you know but turns out to be surprisingly different if you take a closer look. By the way, the first tourist to visit the Bahamas was Christopher Columbus, who landed in San Salvador in 1492 on his journey to the New World; he gave his name to the small easternmost island of the Bahamas. The island world of the Bahamas attracts to this day explorers, even if all the islands have been given names in the meantime.
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