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Bahamas Holidays

The Bahamas, with its hundreds of islands, pristine stretches of coastline, and seriously impressive beachfront real estate has long been a holiday destination for the rich and famous from the nearby USA, providing beach weekenders and a lively cruise ship stop off point. Brightsun Travel offers luxury holidays to Bahamas including a great value all-inclusive package to Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas, a gorgeous property situated on Cable Beach. 

There are different types of Bahamas islands, some providing sanctuary to flamingos and sea birds, some boasting secluded beaches, and some with famous dive sites featured in Hollywood movies. Then there’s Pig Beach in Exuma, offering the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with pigs. At the centre of it all is New Providence Island, home to the Bahamas capital Nassau, where James Bond movies have been set on glamorous resorts and within deep sea shipwrecks. 

The Bahamas is a water sports haven offering everything from spectacular sites for leisurely snorkelling to deep sea excursions for exciting night dives. For those who want to stay dry, there are glass bottom boat tours, bustling markets, and local rum distilleries to explore. Contact Brightsun Travel about our best holidays to Bahamas and idyllic resort options from where you can explore everything that the archipelago has to offer. 

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Helpful Information about Bahamas  

Currency: You’ll be spending Bahamian Dollars, though USD is widely accepted.  

Language:  English  

Local Bahamas Time: Four hours behind GMT. 

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 9hrs 30mins (on non-stop flights) 

Tourist Information: Visit the official Bahamas tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around. 

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Bahamas, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is not required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Bahamas.  

Other FAQs:

Q: Where is the Bahamas?

A: The Bahamas is an archipelago situated 760 miles off the north-west coast of Florida in the West Indies.  

Q: Is the Bahamas a country?

A: Yes, the Bahamas is an island country  

Q: How many Bahama islands are there?

A: The island country of Bahamas consists of 7000 islands, 30 of which are inhabited, plus 2400 cays, covering an area of 5358 sq. miles.  

Q: Is Barbados in the Bahamas?

A: No – Barbados is a separate independent island nation. 

Q: Is the Bahamas safe?

A: The Bahamas has seen a decrease in crime since 2018, however, there are still criminal incidents that are known to take place, including robberies, burglaries, fraud, and assault, most commonly in Nassau and Freeport. We’d advise that you stay alert and avoid walking alone or carrying expensive items/ large sums of money, especially after dark.  

Top Things to do in Bahamas

Look forward to an array of adventures in Nassau, Bahamas. Delve into the island nation’s history at key landmark attractions such as the Pirates of Nassau Museum, Fort Charlotte, Fort Montagu, and Fort Fincastle. Other awesome activities to get up to in Bahamas include dolphin spotting on Blue Lagoon Island, encountering wildlife at Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre, and day trips to Paradise Island.  

Bahamas Weather 

Due to the Bahamas’ location in the West Indies, the archipelago offers pleasant weather year round with trade winds offering a welcome breeze. There is however a hurricane season to be aware of between June and November, and July and August are the hottest months, with averages of around 29 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Bahamas is during the shoulder season between April-June which sees lower prices on travel and warm dry weather.  

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