Everyone knows The Bahamas is a fantastic vacation destination for adventurous types who want to engage in boating, diving, fishing or flying during their sun-soaked holiday. What you may not have realized is that The Islands Of The Bahamas are also staking a claim as a great place for sports spectators as well. Fans of soccer, golf and racing should consider a trip to The Bahamas to combine a beach getaway with the chance to watch one of their favorite sporting events.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has made a real effort to engage in partnerships with organizations and bring high-profile events to the islands, so there truly will be something for everybody in your vacation party to enjoy on your trip. There are several events specifically planned for this year as part of the celebration of the country’s 40th anniversary of independence.
Premier Soccer in May
Now is the perfect time for soccer fans to plann a vacation to The Bahamas. On May 23, the Jamaican national team will take on the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur on Nassau Paradise Island and fans from all around the world are expected to use this match as a reason to visit the beautiful island. The match is the first time a Premier League Club will play in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and will mark one of the major events in the new $30 million, 15,000-seat stadium. ! Tickets can be purchased online at www.nsa-bahamas.com, and you may want to move quickly as this is expected to be a major event for the island.
If you’re more into golfing than soccer, you’ll want to check out the LPGA event taking place May 23-26 on the Ocean Club course at Atlantis on Paradise Island. The event, titled Pure Silk-LPGA Classic, is the LPGA’s first appearance in The Bahamas and is expected to become a popular annual competition due to the beautiful surroundings of the course and the region’s ideal weather. Take advantage of the chance to be one of the first on the scene in the event’s inaugural year. More information, including package deals and ticket information, can be found at www.Atlantis.com or www.LPGA.com.
The Need for Speed
If you can’t get away in May, or if you just really love racing, consider hitting the beaches of Nassau in November for the third annual Bahamas Speed Week Revival. Main races can be enjoyed by spectators along the beautiful waterfront backdrop of Arawak Cay, but the week will also include a car show where auto enthusiasts can drool over shiny, expensive dream cars. Sir Stirling Moss is expected to lead the event, and more details will be released closer to the November dates. It’s never too early to start planning your Thanksgiving escape for next year, and everyone knows that turkey tastes sweeter by the sea, right?
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