The Bahamas Named One of the Must Visit Places in 2020

The New York Times has named the Bahamas on their annual "52 Places to Go in 2020"! The Bahamas came in at number 22 overall.

Every year The New York Times releases their “52 Places Traveler” which includes what they think are the top locations to visit in a year. This year, they listed the Bahamas as one of the places to visit in 2020!


The Bahamas came in at number 22 overall. This is what the New York Times said about this beautiful country:


“The hundreds of islands that make up the Bahamas are so pristine that the astronaut Scott Kelly deemed them Earth’s most easily recognizable place from space – and one of its most beautiful. About 6.6 million people visited the Bahamas in 2018, but in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Category 5 monster that slammed into the archipelago in September, that number took a nosedive. Four months later, only Great Abaco remains too damaged to visit; many islands, including the 120-mile-long Exumas chain – home of the famous swimming pigs – were not hit by the storm. And the Bahamas, where close to half the economy depends on tourism, needs visitors’ dollars to shore up critical rebuilding efforts. Grand Bahama Island, which was also hard hit, has already bounced back, with cruise ships once again docking in Freeport and several hotels reopening. In 2020, nonstop flights to Nassau from Denver will begin, opening up the Bahamas to the western United States. In June, one of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville resorts is scheduled to open in Nassau’s downtown, offering a much-needed injection of energy to the city center nightlife. On New Providence Island, Baha Mar, a 2,300-room luxury resort on Cable Beach, has a new children’s center opening in January that will make the destination, which has the largest casino in the region, more family-friendly.”


As The New York Times points out, the Bahamas heavily rely on tourism money. The nation took a major loss this year after Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the nation. However, the country is bouncing back with tourism increasing in certain areas such as Exuma!


Here is the complete list of The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2020:

  1. Washington
  2. British Virgin Islands
  3. Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
  4. Greenland
  5. Kimberley Region, Australia
  6. Paso Robles, Calif.
  7. Sicily
  8. Salzburg, Austria
  9. Tokyo
  10. Caesarea, Israel
  11. National Parks, China
  12. Lesotho
  13. Colorado Springs
  14. Krakow, Poland
  15. Jodhpur, India
  16. Western Sweden
  17. Egypt
  18. La Paz, Mexico
  19. Grand Isle, La.
  20. Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  21. Jevnaker, Norway
  22. The Bahamas
  23. Kampot, Cambodia
  24. Christchurch, New Zealand
  25. Asturias, Spain
  26. Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
  27. Austin, Texas
  28. Sabah, Malaysia
  29. Churchill, Manitoba
  30. Uganda
  31. Paris
  32. Lake District, England
  33. Tajikistan
  34. Antakya, Turkey
  35. Leipzig, Germany
  36. Lima, Peru
  37. Molise, Italy
  38. Copenhagen
  39. Richmond, Va.
  40. Mount Kenya
  41. Minorca, Spain
  42. Oberammergau, Germany
  43. Plymouth, England
  44. Atlantic Forest, Brazil
  45. Belle-Île, France
  46. Val d’Aran, Spain
  47. Mongolia
  48. Juliana Trail, Slovenia
  49. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  50. Transylvanian Alps, Romania
  51. Urbino, Italy
  52. Glacier National Park and Whitefish, Mont.