Bahamas consists of more than 2,000 islands! Choosing which one to visit while on holidays in the Bahamas will be the hardest part of trip planning. Flights to the Bahamas from the UK typically touch down in Nassau on New Providence and Freeport on Grand Bahama. Fly direct from London onboard British Airways. Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic and JetBlue also fly to Nassau.
Bahamas is a beach destination through and through. Summers are hot and rainy similar to Miami. Winters however tend to be warm and dry, the perfect time to book your flights. Best to book tickets 4-5 months in advance and keep an eye out for seasonal offers.
Direct flights to the Bahamas take 9 hours 30 minutes from London.
The Bahamas Islands are incredible, all 2,000 of them! The coral reefs are perfect for snorkelling, the beaches are pristine and the calypso and soca play all night long. Get your swim suit and because the island are all about the beach and water sports.
Grand Bahama: If it's incredible wildlife you're after, look no further than Freeport. Lucayan National Park is arguably the most beautiful of the three parks on the island and encompasses all six of the island's ecosystems.
Bimini: This collection of islands lies just 50 miles off the coast of Florida and is famous for two things: Hemingway and fishing. It was here we wrote To Have and To Have Not. Stop by the Hemingway museum and don't miss a trip on a fishing boat!
Paradise Island: How could you over look a place with a name like this? Just off from Nassau, Paradis Island is like it's own Las Vegas with the ginormous Atlantis casino and gaming room.
Find more information on Bahamas.com.
Hotels in the Bahamas tend to be very expensive with very few budget options for backpackers and those on a tight budget. The best hotel offers are in the off-season. Also be aware of numerous fees and levies like the government hotel guest tax, 10%, and any other service fees.