Bahamas

Consisting of over 700 islands and uninhabited Cays, The Bahamas is derived from the Spanish Baja Mar meaning shallow water or sea. Covering over 5000 square miles and formed mainly of flat coral, The Bahamas is a jewel of a destination to explore.

Each island offers something different, so the best way of experiencing the destination is to hop on one of the many inter-island planes of by sailing around the beautiful islands and cays.

Nassau is popular with visitors, thanks mainly to its cosmopolitan feel and duty free shops, golf, restaurants and nightlife. If it is peace, quiet and tranquillity you seek, then head out and a trip through the Exumas is highly recommended. The Exumas is the setting of two James Bond movies. Consisting of over 365 islands and cays, this chain is one of the most scenic areas in The Bahamas thanks to the shimmering crystal-clear waters contrast with the bright white sandy beaches.

The Bahamas is a dream for divers and snorkelers. Adventurers enjoy the wreck sites off the coast of San Salvador, or dive in all areas of The Bahamas to experience the vast array of colourful fish, sharks and stingrays.

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

With over 700 islands, it is impossible to list every dining outlet and bar…but easy to say that every type of cuisine is covered…but with so much ocean surrounding The Bahamas, then fresh fish is certainly the delicacy of choice. If you are residing in Nassau before exploring other islands, then the Poop Deck is popular with locals, visitors and celebrities. Serving only the freshest fish, it has long established itself as one of the most popular restaurants.

Nassau is one of the main areas of entertainment with casinos, nightclubs and high-end quality restaurants. Other islands will offer a more tranquil setting, with beach bars, local bands and beach restaurants.

 

Birdcage Villa at Fowl Cay

Birdcage Villa at Fowl Cay

Birdcage Villa at Fowl Cay, Bahamas

Birdcage Villa at Fowl Cay is a beautiful two-bedroom villa and boasts some of the island's best panoramic views of the neighbouring cays and the beautiful Big Major Harbour. Birdc...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: The Exumas
From £1,852per night
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Bluemoon Villa at Fowl Cay

Bluemoon Villa at Fowl Cay

Bluemoon Villa at Fowl Cay, Bahamas

Bluemoon Villa at Fowl Cay is located on a stunning island in The Exumas. Offering three en-suite bedrooms, this villa is located on the small ridge overlooking the eastern end of...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: The Exumas
From £2,430per night
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Casa Del Mar Villas

Casa Del Mar Villas

Casa Del Mar Villas, Bahamas

Casa del Mar Villas are a boutique oceanfront development located on Great Exuma in the center of the Bahamas Out Islands and features Villa 1 and Villa 2 and The Beach House. T...

  • Bedrooms: 4-6
  • Maximum Guests: 13
  • Bathrooms: 4-6
  • Location: Exuma
From £851per night
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Fowl Cay Resort

Fowl Cay Resort

Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas

Fowl Cay Resort is a private island with a difference - discover six uniquely beautiful villas spread across a private 50-acre retreat in the seclud...

  • Bedrooms: 13
  • Maximum Guests: 26
  • Bathrooms: 13
  • Location: The Exumas
From £11,525per night
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Guanahani Beach Club

Guanahani Beach Club

Guanahani Beach Club, Bahamas

Guanahani Beach Club is a small intimate beachfront resort located on the south east coast of San Salvador at Snow Bay - 30 minutes drive from the island airport and an hours fligh...

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Maximum Guests: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Location: San Salvador
Lindon Villa at Fowl Cay

Lindon Villa at Fowl Cay

Lindon Villa at Fowl Cay, Bahamas

Designed for honeymooners or as a romantic retreat for two, Lindon Villa at Fowl Cay is a spacious home and located idyllically on a low ridge above North Beach. Open-plan, bright,...

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Maximum Guests: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Location: The Exumas
From £1,273per night
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Little Whale Cay

Little Whale Cay

Little Whale Cay, Bahamas

Little Whale Cay is a stunning 93-acre private island for rent in the Bahamas. Located in the Berry Islands, this private tropical haven accommodates up to 12 guests in three luxur...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Berry Islands
From £12,960per night
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Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay

Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay

Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay, Bahamas

Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay is an exclusive private island resort in The Bahamas that offers the ultimate in luxury, privacy and seclusion. Over 700 acres will belong to you alone...

  • Bedrooms: 12
  • Maximum Guests: 24
  • Bathrooms: 13.5
  • Location: North of Exuma
From £31,590per night
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One&Only Ocean Club

One&Only Ocean Club

One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas

The Villa Residences at One&Only Ocean Club offer generous living areas, perfect for families and groups of friends and easily accommodating up to nine guests. The homes have b...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 9
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Paradise Island
From £2,826per night
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Seabreeze Villa at Fowl Cay

Seabreeze Villa at Fowl Cay

Seabreeze Villa at Fowl Cay, Bahamas

Seabreeze Villa at Fowl Cay is an unusual tree-house style villa - octagonal in shape, with sliding glass doors and surrounded by wooden decking - and offers a very original island...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: The Exumas
From £1,620per night
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Getting There

British Airways has a scheduled service from London Heathrow with its days of operation varying throughout the year. BA fly to the main hub of Nassau where you can fly onto one of the outer islands with local domestic flights. Alternatively, if you are not looking to stop over in Nassau there are many gateways via the USA.

Capital: Nassau
Flying time: 9 hours
Language: English
Country Size: 5400 square miles
Time Difference from UK: -4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer
Currency: USD Dollars and Bahamian Dollars are generally accepted equally.
Voltage: 110 volts, 2 pin plugs
Driving: Left hand side of the road
Airport: Lynden Pindling international Airport in Nassau. Alternatively, other airports on the outer islands can also be accesses via USA
Entry Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Drink the water: Technically, tap water is drinkable through The Bahamas but it is recommended to opt for bottled water.
Beaches: With over 700 islands, and 2000 cays, needless to say there are plenty of beaches. Depending on which resort or villa you stay at, you might even find you have the beach all to yourself!
Health and Safety: It is always advisable to see your doctor before you travel to any destination. Pack some insect repellant as there are mosquitos.

The temperature in The Bahamas is fairly constant throughout the year and rarely drops below 18 degrees even in their winter season. Average high temperatures from December to May range from 25-30 degrees. The main rainy season occurs between May and November. Despite all the rain predictions, The Bahamas see more than 300 days of sunshine every year.