Imagine Caribbean holidays and it’s almost always the Bahamas that springs to mind first.
A gorgeous archipelago of 700 islands and over 2000 scattered sand cays they evoke paradise perfectly. And the reality seldom disappoints.
Beaches are whitest sand, washed by green-blue transparent seas under cloudless, sunny skies. Warm almost all year round, occasionally wild and stormy, always easy going and friendly, the Bahamas are a wonderful introduction to the Caribbean.
Direct flights from UK to Nassau take 9 hours and 40 minutes, Grand Bahama is a 40 minute flight from Nassau.
Direct flights from UK to Miami take 9 hours 50 minutes and Grand Bahama is under an hour flying time from Miami.
Average temperatures in December 27˚C rising to 32˚C in July and August.
June to September is rainy season with the highest chance of hurricanes.
Grand Bahama, Nassau and Paradise Island are the most active islands for kids.
There are 23 National Parks across the islands including heavily protected Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Abaco National Park and Nassau’s Primeval Forest, Bonefish Pond and Harold & Wilson Ponds National Park.
Christmas and New Year are great times to visit. There are celebrations on every island and the annual Junkanoo Festival is spectacular.
The eleven Lighthouses of the Bahamas built by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service between 1836 and 1887 are on UNESCO’s tentative World Heritage list. The famous Elbow Reef Lighthouse on Elbow Cay is still operational today.