Destination

The Bahamas Holidays

Island jewels of the sea

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
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT -5 hours
  • Currency BSD - Bahamian Dollar
  • Visa Information British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 21 days
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 9 hours; direct flights from the UK are available.
  • Health Information No vaccinations required

Top Tips from our Experts

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

“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". 

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

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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