The Bahamas is made up of 700 isles and cays in the Atlantic Ocean, located between Florida, Cuba and the Caribbean. The tropical weather makes the islands beautiful to sun-lovers, even though in summer and autumn, hurricanes often pass very close to – or even through – the islands. And possibly the most familiar of these is New Providence, where Nassau is the main port o' call, a colourful hodgepodge of English colonial architecture, mud and thatched roof shanties, and wood houses painted in bright pastels. Then there are the contemporary mega-hotels, the most notable of which is the Atlantis resort and casino located on nearby Paradise Island. More world-class amenities awaits in Freeport on Grand Bahama, the chain's major island, offering the best of modern amenities and unusual adventure including casinos and a hopping nightlife, as well as day trips out to the rural area to take in the splendid flora and fauna of Lucayan National Park.