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The Bahamas is a collection of over 700 islands, cays and islets sprinkled in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean starting just 50 miles off the Florida coast and stretching some 750 miles south towards Cuba.

The archipelago is one of the jewels of the tropical part of the Atlantic Ocean and boasts the third largest barrier reef on the planet which is one of the reasons why scuba diving is so popular here. With palm fringed coral sand beaches on the west coasts and the rugged Atlantic coastline on the east, the Bahamas are one of the world's top holiday destinations offering everything from tranquility on sun drenched islands to Vegas style evening entertainment at the Atlantis Resort.

Key Facts
Capital Nassau
Language English
Currency Bahamian Dollar
Islands 700+
Barrier reef - world's thrid largest
Known for Scenic beauty & beaches
Time difference GMT -5 hours
Temperature Average daytime high of 26°C
Best time to visit Feb to May
Dry season Jan to June
Hurricane season June to Nov

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The islands caters for all budgets and tstaes whether a luxury villa on the beach to a hilltop retreat to relax and unwind or chic and stylish apartments alongside the golf courses - there is something for everyone. Staying in a villa or apartment for your holidays in the Bahamas, gives you the freedom and flexibility to what you want when you want. If you are travelling as a family, there is a wide choice of self catering vacation rentals especially on the more popular islands such as New Providence, Paradise Island and the Grand Bahamas.

The temperature ranges between 26°C and 30°C throughout the year with the driest and most popular months being from January to April. The hurricance season is between June and November, where temperatures are higher and so is the the humidity. May and June are the months with most rain, typically with about twice as much falling in the northern islands as in the southern ones. However, the rain comes in short bursts and soon clears meaning that any day of the year is a good time to visit.


There is never a dull moment in the Bahamas and throughout the year, there are many colourful festivals around the islands. The main festival is called Junkanoo which is a street parade showcasing music, dance and arts & crafts. It takes place in Nassau on Boxing Day, New Years Day and there is also a summer Junkanoo in July.

The Bahamas Junkanoo Dec & July
Cat Island Rake And Scrape Festival June
Andros Island Crab festival June
Eleuthra Pineapple festival June
New Providence festival of lights December
Mars Bay, Andros - Conch festival October
Bahamas International Film Festival December
Fox Hill Day August
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Scuba Diving

The Islands Of The Bahamas offer an array of dive experiences like no other destination. About 1 mile off the east coast of Andros sits the Andros barrier reef - the world's third largest and with the average water temperature of 80°F throughout the year, snorkeling and scuba diving in the Bahamas is not to be missed.

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There are hundreds of dive sites where you will see reef sharks, dolphins, rays and all kinds of tropical fish in the coral reefs.

For the adventurous scuba divers, there are many challenging dives including under water caves to explore, inland blue holes and wall dives off the 6,000-feet-deep Tongue of the Ocean.

For wreck diveers, the Bahamas is heaven as there is a plethora of sunken ships such as....

  • Sugar Wreck, off the West End of Grand Bahama Island
  • Hesperus off Grand Bahama Bank
  • David Tucker II off Grand Bahama Island
  • 90 ft oil tanker - Paradise Island

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