Holidays in the Bahamas
The Island nation of the Bahamas really does have something for everyone, from the “party scene” on Nassau to deserted beaches on the out Island of Exuma. Every kind of holiday is possible on this collection of over 700 Island. Nowhere in the Caribbean is as versatile as the Bahamas, for an “authentic” experience visit the outer Islands, for fun games and excitement the main islands have it all.
The Bahamas are just over 100 miles Southeast of Miami, it’s 100,000 square miles of crystal clear water, ideal for diving and snorkelling. So many Island being surrounded by so much water means one thing, plentiful seafood! And like everywhere else in the Caribbean food and particularly seafood is important. Come here to enjoy year round warmth, rum laced cocktails, sumptuous cuisine, sun, sea and pink sand!
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When to go to the Bahamas
The high season runs from mid-December to mis-April when flights and hotels are at their most expensive, book early to get the nest rates. If you are not bound by school holidays then avoid travelling during those times, the Americans are frequent visitors to the Islands. Both Virgin and British Airways fly direct to Nassau several times a week from London.
Weather in the Bahamas
The temperature in the Bahamas is fairly steady ranging from the mid 20’s Celsius to upper 20’s Celsius, being hottest months being June – September and the coolest December to February. It’s also wettest when it’s hottest.
Hurricane season is from June to October, but the Bahamas see fewer hurricanes than mainland US.
Approx 9 hours
GMT -4 hours
Mid Dec – Mid Apr
The Bahamas in essence
The commonwealth of The Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands only 30 of them are inhabited and stretches for over 760 miles.
Language – English
Currency – The Bahamian Dollar
Local Customs – It is customary to dress smart casual when dining out at restaurants and to only wear swimwear and beachwear on the beach.
Tipping – Restaurant and hotels often include 15% service charge and staff often appreciate a small additional tip for good service.
Voltage – This is 120 volts.
Country dialling code is +1 for Bahamas.
Departure tax – See our flight pages for details of the departure tax payable.
Need to know
Dial 911 or 919 for Police, fire or medical emergencies.
Please visit the FCDO website for up to date information.
Many visitors travel to the island each year and do not have any incidents however we recommend that you take care at night although the island is mostly hassle free. Take advice from the locals as to any city areas you should avoid at all times and do not leave your belongings unattended on the beach. Use your hotel safe or security boxes to store your valuables. Avoid driving at night outside the main town centres and avoid very isolated beaches.
How it works with Caribbee
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Let the planning begin
We know your time is precious, so we’ll do all the hard work to find the arrangements that best suits you. Together We’ll go through our options in our office, on the phone or by email if you wish.
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Together we will tweak your holiday until you are 100% happy with it. When you’re ready to book, we will ask for a deposit and then get everything booked and confirmed.
Prepare for take off
Leave the worrying to us, we’ll make a pre-departure checklist to make sure everything is ready for your holiday, then relax and enjoy your holiday!