This stunning string of subtropical islands delivers a mesmerising mix of golden beaches, remarkable reefs, lush forests, and captivating towns. On luxury holidays in the Bahamas, you can make the most of a laid-back island lifestyle in high-end accommodation, and set your pulse racing with the ever-present option of exhilarating water-based activities.
The picture-perfect Bahamas strike an idyllic balance between indulgence and excitement. Whilst its 700-plus islands and cays range from busy and bustling to unspoilt and uninhibited, the Bahamas' beguiling beauty is always on show. Spectacular coral and dramatic wrecks lie beneath turquoise-hued waters, which surround pristine golden beaches and palm-fringed resorts.
The natural wonders of these islands are ripe for both intrepid exploration and easy-going pursuits. No matter whether its sailing around the cays of the Abaco Islands, experiencing Nassau's vivacious personality, diving the deep ocean trenches of Andros, or simply relaxing on Eleuthera’s pink-sand beaches, there's no danger of getting bored in the Bahamas. Such a profusion of attractions and activities means that you can find the type of holiday that you're looking for.
Sophisticated retreats on intimate offshore islands provide the ultimate in romance to honeymooners, while all-inclusive resorts and enchanting waterparks cater for families wanting zero-hassle holidays. Only the Bahamas can deliver countless, captivating choices.
November to April is considered the best time to visit the Bahamas because you're guaranteed sunshine, warm weather, and low rainfall. During this period, you can enjoy daytime averages of around 24 degrees.
Even during the rainy season, which is typically between May and September, the Bahamas has plenty of events, festivals, and carnivals going on (and usually the bursts of rain are short-lived). If you're looking for a buzzy atmosphere, in March, both Nassau and Grand Bahama receive an influx of revellers from the USA celebrating spring break.
British nationals are allowed to visit the Bahamas for up to 21 days. If you want to stay longer, you must apply to the Department of Immigration in Nassau. To find out more, visit GOV.UK.
From beach-side cafes to upscale restaurants in high-end resorts, the Bahamas has a number of excellent dining options. While a lot of food reflects the islands' European, African, and South American heritage, most menus are awash with fresh seafood dishes.
For example, conch is an ever-present favourite, which can be served in a variety of different ways - order it 'scorched' for a ceviche-style dish prepared with lime juice, hot pepper, tomato, and onion. The Bahamas' native lobster, often served alongside sautéed onions and pepper, is also well worth sampling.