The Bahamas

Holidays in the Bahamas provide the perfect dose of sun, sea and relaxation, ideal for a romantic couples’ getaway. This iconic honeymoon destination is made up of over 700 islands, most uninhabited, scattered across the aquamarine Atlantic. Come to sunbathe on powdery sands lapped by coral rich waters, stay in luxury hotels and explore the area’s diverse wildlife, from swimming pigs to Nurse Sharks and an entire island of iguanas.

Start your trip in the lively capital Nassau on Providence Island and continue to the Exumas chain, which is home to the famous swimming pigs. Visit the sparsely populated Abacos islands to learn about their historic boat building communities and experience some of the world’s best diving on the Andros Barrier Reef. The Bahamas is a great place for island hopping to deserted beaches, traditional Caribbean towns and pristine National Parks.

Destination Highlights
  • Sail Topaz waters
  • Relax on picture perfect beaches
  • Visit Moria Harbour National Park
  • Dive and snorkel
  • Go swimming with pigs
  • Learn about Abacos boat building

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Bahamas

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,319 pp

Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Hope Town Harbour Lodge

The Abacos

H&J Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,359 pp

Hope Town Harbour Lodge

The Cove Eleuthera

Bahamas

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,619 pp

The Cove Eleuthera

Warwick Paradise Island

Bahamas

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,839 pp

Warwick Paradise Island

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9 hours; direct flights from the UK are available.

Currency

BSD - Bahamian Dollar

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 21 days

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Things to do in the Bahamas

There’s no denying the beauty of the Bahamas, a collection of over 700 tropical islands that unveil a treasure trove of heritage sites, underwater caves and diving opportunities. The wildlife is a real talking point. After all, The Bahamas are inhabited by the world’s largest collection of pink flamingos and those famous swimming pigs, a real highlight when you visit the Exumas. Many of the islands are uninhabited and really allow you to explore unspoiled terrain - including Little Water Cay, an island home to just iguanas - known as "Iguana Island". However, if you aren't much of an explorer, the stunning white sand beaches are an attraction all to themselves.

  • Swimming with Pigs

    This group of cute swimming pigs have become one of the Bahamas’ biggest tourist attractions. They live on Big Major Cay Island and are thought to have been the sole survivors of a pirate shipwreck. Today, you can visit the uninhabited island from Great Exuma to meet, feed and swim with the adorable pigs.

  • Bahamas Sailing Holidays

    The Bahamas is best explored by sail boat. Start in Abacos at Marsh Harbour with a fully crewed yacht and roam the topaz seas, dropping anchor on uninhabited islands with idyllic beaches. Stop to snorkel or dive among shipwrecks and visit island highlights such as lighthouses and Moria Harbour National Park.

  • Diving and snorkelling

    Discover an underwater wonderland filled with exotic fish, sea turtles, sharks and shipwrecks. The Bahamas features some of the world’s top dive sites and Andros has the third largest barrier reef on the planet. There’s great year round visibility for wreck and wall diving, with courses for beginners and stunning coral reef gardens off Paradise Island.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
24ºC
60mm
  • Junkanoo Bahamian Carnival season
  • Nassau & Paradise Island: New Year's Day Sailing Regatta

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm
  • The Exumas: Farmer's Cay Festival.

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
26ºC
70mm
  • The Exumas: Bahamas Family Island Regatta
  • The Abacos: Bahamas White Marlin Open

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
27ºC
110mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
267mm
  • The Abacos: Annual Racing Time, week-long sailing regatta

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
170mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
29ºC
235mm
  • Emancipation Day, first Monday in August

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
195mm
  • The Abacos: All Abaco Sailing Regatta

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
144mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
26ºC
94mm
  • Nassau: Guy Fawkes Day

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
73mm
  • Boxing Day Junkanoo Carnival
  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    “Only a 30-minute flight from Nassau is the Exumas. One of the 365 dotted gems is home to the swimming pigs on Big Major Cay. Take our day excursion to meet this friendly pack". 

  • Katie

    Brand & Advertising Campaign Manager

    “Bahamian food is amazing. One of my favourites is conch fritters. With a similar texture to scallops, they are fresh, delicate and delicious". 

  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    “Ever wanted to stay on a yacht rather than a hotel? We can tailor make bespoke itineraries for sailing holidays in the Bahamas with fully qualified crew and cooks". 

Types of Bahamas holidays

Bahamas Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it’s possible for UK residents to marry in the Bahamas. You need to be in the country for 24 hours before you apply for the Bahamian marriage license and you must have completed a sworn declaration before a Bahamian Notary Public. You need to present your birth certificate, a valid passport, flight tickets, and immigration card.

The Bahamas offers some of the best diving in the world. The clear waters are home to coral reef ridges, underwater caverns, historical shipwrecks, dramatic vertical walls and blue holes. It’s a prime spot for seeing dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, Nassau groupers, lionfish, and spiny lobsters. 

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