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Easy-breezy Bahamas

Made up of a scattering of islands, cays and islets across 100,000 square miles of mesmerising blue waters, the Bahamas are a real-life paradise. While you might plan to spend your entire holiday to the Bahamas simply lounging on the sugary beaches, there’s a whole world of fun to be had here. You can go diving among exotic marine life, navigate through dense mangroves in a kayak, or hike to crumbling monasteries.

What’s more, a holiday to the Bahamas is ideal for both romantics and thrill-seekers, thanks to its great mix of action and relaxation. Chilled-out Pink Sands Beach, for instance, provides the perfect setting for kicking back on the rosy sands and soaking up the glorious Caribbean rays, as well as looking out for an A-lister or two. The Biminis, on the other hand, have a gritty feel that once attracted the likes of Ernest Hemingway, where you can go kayaking and fishing.

Nassau – the capital and only city in the Bahamas – is teeming with life, from street vendors and cigar salesmen, to cruise ship passengers and night revellers. Colourful colonial architecture, 18th-century forts and ghostly pirates’ graves give Nassau its unique character. The city is the perfect contrast to the laidback beach vibes elsewhere on the island, and is certainly worth a visit on your holiday to the Bahamas. And, just to the north of Nassau, ocean-themed Atlantis Paradise Island is the place to come for water slides, freshwater lagoons, golf, and a sprawling casino.

When it comes to accommodation, there’s no shortage of delightful places to stay in the Bahamas. Easily accessible Nassau is a popular choice, but the Out Islands are another fantastic option. Here, you can really make the most of your time in the Bahamas. As well as being child-friendly, these islands offer a mix of secluded beaches, outdoor activities and tranquil everyday life, making them a superb choice for families and couples alike.

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Atlantis Paradise Island

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Things to do in the Bahamas

As you would expect from a collection of islands, the Bahamas’ approach to life naturally revolves around the sea and the various adventures that can be had in, on and around it. Thanks to the gin-clear waters and colourful seascapes, scuba diving should definitely be on your list of things to do on your Bahamas trip. You can discover all types of sea life, coral reefs and magical caves. Andros Reef, just off the east coast, is the third-largest in the world and offers an unforgettable diving experience.

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Away from the beach, Nassau is very different scene. Thumping nightlife, eclectic dining and a varied shopping experience are all part of the experience here. Climb up to the 18th-century Fort Fincastle and admire sweeping views across the Bahamas’ capital city, then return to level ground and find out more about the nation’s history at one of Nassau’s interesting museums.

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Beaches in the Bahamas

Beaches and the Bahamas go hand in hand – this place has more than 700 islands and islets. Whether you’re a sun-worshipper or a watersports enthusiast, you’re sure to find a beach that caters to your needs.

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It’s easy to while away the hours on the Bahamas’ pristine coastline. You can go banana-boating by Goodman Bay’s Beach, get comfy in a deckchair on Cable Beach, or unwind on the secluded sands of Gold Rock Beach. And no holiday to the Bahamas would be complete without a visit to Pink Sands Beach where, as the name suggests, you can expect to find rose-hued sands. Whichever beach you choose, you can wrap up the day in a seafront bar or restaurant, sipping a signature cocktail.

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Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas

Sprawled across its very own island, Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas is a vast area of non-stop entertainment encompassing a 140-acre water park, magnificent beaches, an 18-hole golf course, and the iconic Atlantis casino. It’s also home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, featuring 14 lagoons and seven million gallons of saltwater, which is home to more than 50,000 aquatic creatures.

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Dining options at Atlantis Paradise Island are seemingly unlimited, with everything from typical conch salads at McKenzie’s to award-winning Japanese cuisine at Nobu. And, if you want to continue the fun after dark, head over to one of the island’s trendy bars and lounges. You can sip cocktails at Dragon’s, try different craft beers at Moon Bar, or dance all night at renowned club, Aura.

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Best time to visit the Bahamas

December to February is the best time to go on holiday to the Bahamas. You can expect sunny days and comfortable nights, while daytime temperatures rarely fall below 25°C. As you would expect, though, this perfect weather comes at a price. As visitors flock from Europe and America to make the most of the Caribbean’s warm weather, this is also the most expensive time to go to the Bahamas.

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If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, consider going in the shoulder season. Between March and August, humidity is higher and temperatures hover around the 30°C mark. But you can certainly make the most of the quiet beaches, while Spring Break visitors turn Nassau into party central. It’s best to avoid going to the Bahamas between September and November, as the hurricane season sees strong wind and heavy rain.

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Visa: British citizens are allowed entry to the Bahamas for up to 21 days
Language: English
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Time difference: GMT -5 hours
Flight duration from London: A direct flight takes nine hours and 30 minutes
Capital city: Nassau

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Things to do

Things to do in the Bahamas

As you would expect from a collection of islands, the Bahamas’ approach to life naturally revolves around the sea and the various adventures that can be had in, on and around it. Thanks to the gin-clear waters and colourful seascapes, scuba diving should definitely be on your list of things to do on your Bahamas trip. You can discover all types of sea life, coral reefs and magical caves. Andros Reef, just off the east coast, is the third-largest in the world and offers an unforgettable diving experience.

Show More
Show Less

Away from the beach, Nassau is very different scene. Thumping nightlife, eclectic dining and a varied shopping experience are all part of the experience here. Climb up to the 18th-century Fort Fincastle and admire sweeping views across the Bahamas’ capital city, then return to level ground and find out more about the nation’s history at one of Nassau’s interesting museums.

Show More
Show Less

Beaches

Beaches in the Bahamas

Beaches and the Bahamas go hand in hand – this place has more than 700 islands and islets. Whether you’re a sun-worshipper or a watersports enthusiast, you’re sure to find a beach that caters to your needs.

Show More
Show Less

It’s easy to while away the hours on the Bahamas’ pristine coastline. You can go banana-boating by Goodman Bay’s Beach, get comfy in a deckchair on Cable Beach, or unwind on the secluded sands of Gold Rock Beach. And no holiday to the Bahamas would be complete without a visit to Pink Sands Beach where, as the name suggests, you can expect to find rose-hued sands. Whichever beach you choose, you can wrap up the day in a seafront bar or restaurant, sipping a signature cocktail.

Show More
Show Less

Atlantis Paradise Island

Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas

Sprawled across its very own island, Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas is a vast area of non-stop entertainment encompassing a 140-acre water park, magnificent beaches, an 18-hole golf course, and the iconic Atlantis casino. It’s also home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, featuring 14 lagoons and seven million gallons of saltwater, which is home to more than 50,000 aquatic creatures.

Show More
Show Less

Dining options at Atlantis Paradise Island are seemingly unlimited, with everything from typical conch salads at McKenzie’s to award-winning Japanese cuisine at Nobu. And, if you want to continue the fun after dark, head over to one of the island’s trendy bars and lounges. You can sip cocktails at Dragon’s, try different craft beers at Moon Bar, or dance all night at renowned club, Aura.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit the Bahamas

December to February is the best time to go on holiday to the Bahamas. You can expect sunny days and comfortable nights, while daytime temperatures rarely fall below 25°C. As you would expect, though, this perfect weather comes at a price. As visitors flock from Europe and America to make the most of the Caribbean’s warm weather, this is also the most expensive time to go to the Bahamas.

Show More
Show Less

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, consider going in the shoulder season. Between March and August, humidity is higher and temperatures hover around the 30°C mark. But you can certainly make the most of the quiet beaches, while Spring Break visitors turn Nassau into party central. It’s best to avoid going to the Bahamas between September and November, as the hurricane season sees strong wind and heavy rain.

Show More
Show Less

Essential Info

Essential Information

Visa: British citizens are allowed entry to the Bahamas for up to 21 days
Language: English
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Time difference: GMT -5 hours
Flight duration from London: A direct flight takes nine hours and 30 minutes
Capital city: Nassau

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