eleuthera and exuma cays. bahamas The Bahamas are a country made-up of over seven hundred islands and islets. Located near the coast of Florida, the United States has always considered it a Caribbean country, but this two hundred thousand square kilometer archipelago belongs to the British Commonwealth. It has more than three hundred thousand inhabitants concentrated on just 24 islands. Undoubtedly this nation is mostly characterized as a paradise. The Bahamian government has focused on protecting the environment of this unique ecosystem by creating 27 land and marine nature reserves. Since the creation of the protected parks, there has been a major regeneration of underwater life. The abundance of fish begins to manifest itself in an almost magical scene, full of caves and corridors, halls of coral, and the famous Blue Holes.