Bahamas' Top Ranked hotels
Dotted over 100,000 square miles of ocean, The Bahamas incorporates countless off-the-beaten-track escapes spread over 2,400 picturesque cays. It's home to VIPs, a heaven for divers and a honeymooner's dream getaway, and with 700 islands to choose from there's definitely a mote of sand-and-sea that's made for you. The Bahamas define the life less ordinary, so go forth and discover the closest thing to paradise.
- Flight time: Approx 8.15 hours
- Passport & Visa: No Visa required
- Currency: Bahamian Dollar (US$ accepted)
- Time Zone: GMT-5
- Language: English
Self-expression is the cornerstone of Bahamian culture. Colourful art, lively music and soulful dances reflect the charisma and beauty of the islands. English is the national language, flavoured with a Bahamian dialect drawing from English, African languages and local creole patois.
Bahamian cuisine has a distinct spice palate, wreathed around the seafood that forms the islanders' core diet. Local delicacies include land crabs and Bahamian rock lobster, and many dishes are served with pigeon peas and rice mixed with spices, tomatoes and onions.
Miles of pinkish powdery sand offer an otherworldly essence to beaches in the Bahamas, and endless crystal-clear turquoise waves rolling onto shore form an unequalled playground for water sports. Let your hair down on miles of beachfront on Nassau island, or get away from the crowds on the remote beaches of the Outer Islands.
Trade winds bestow warm weather year-round to the Bahamas, making them a safe bet for holidays any time of the year. September - May is the coolest period, and during the rest of the year the humidity is refreshingly offset by the ocean breezes.