A nation of 700 low-lying islands, the Bahamas can boast some of the finest beaches on earth. The exquisite and infinitely varied colors of the sea are a perennial pleasure, and the diving and saltwater fly-fishing are world-class. New Providence Island and the capital city of Nassau are bustling and developed. Just 15 minutes away by air, Andros has a total land area larger than the rest of the Bahamian islands combined. The 8,000 inhabitants live in settlements along the east coast. The island’s interior is almost impenetrable and comprises one of the largest tracts of unexplored land in North America.