Scattered across the warm waters of the Caribbean, boasting beautiful beaches and a swashbuckling history of marauding pirates, Bahamas holidays are the ultimate escape.
Things to Do in the Bahamas
- Swim with pigs on Pig Island. One of the Bahamas’ quirkiest attractions, Pig Island (in the Exumas) is home to a colony of friendly swimming pigs; a must-do on Bahamas holidays.
- Sample some delicious conch. Eating it raw in a spicy conch salad is the most popular – conch, peppers, onions, tomato and lots of chilli and lime.
- Partake in some duty-free retail therapy. Bay Street on Nassau is lined with shops, while our top markets are the Straw market on Nassau and Port Lucaya Market on Grand Bahama.
- Go snorkelling in the Thunderball Grotto. Featured in two James Bond flicks, the Thunderball Grotto is an unwater maze of crystal-clear waters and colourful fish.
Best Time to Visit
May-Jun: After the busy spring break period, you should find it cheaper and easier to get a hotel. As some of the islands stop taking in touists in July, Bahamas weather remains sunny regardless of season. With sea temperatures between 23°C-29°C, the Bahamas are considered a year-round holiday destination.
Hurricane season runs June to November, however some travellers prefer visiting during this time for reduced rates.
Take a trip to Cat Island early June for traditional Bahamian music at Rake and Scrape. Rooms are scarce during the festival, so book in advance.
Visit late December for Junkanoo. Held on Stephen's Day and New Year's Day, Junkanoo is an outlandish parade of drums, cowbells and colourful costumes. It’s such an attraction that a second Junkanoo now takes place throughout July.
Why We Love It“The Bahamas are amazing. Shopaholics should be sure to check out the Straw Market in Nassau.”
Sue Power, Senior travel Consultant