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.

 

Starlight Villa at Fowl Cay

Starlight Villa at Fowl Cay

Starlight Villa at Fowl Cay, Bahamas

Starlight Villa at Fowl Cay is a unique tree-house style villa located on a higher ridge to its neighboring twin villa, Seabreeze. With a spectacular birds eye views of the surroun...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: The Exumas
From £1,650per night
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Sweetwater Villa at Fowl Cay

Sweetwater Villa at Fowl Cay

Sweetwater Villa at Fowl Cay, Bahamas

Sweetwater Villa at Fowl Cay is located on a stunning island in The Exumas. There are only six villas on this island, so each villa can be rented separately or a large group may...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: The Exumas
From £2,475per night
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Tiamo

Tiamo

Tiamo, Bahamas

Tiamo is an exclusive slice of paradise in the heart of the Caribbean. Located on the beautiful South Andros Island in the Bahamas, Tiamo features only 10 villas on 4km of private ...

  • Bedrooms: 1-3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 1-3
  • Location: South Andros
From £866per 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.