Ye Olde Travel Guide: Bahamas 1718

Mark Keating introduces visitors to a new British colony where the seas continue to swarm with dastardly pirates

Vintage map of the Bahamas. (Library of Congress)

This article was first published in the March 2012 issue of BBC History Magazine 

When to go

For the colonies of the Bahamas any time of year is perfect. The islands boast a warm and breezy air throughout the seasons and mostly avoid the summer hurricanes of the Caribbean which tend towards the Americas instead.

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