Travellers arriving from Europe will most likely transfer via Miami, Fort Lauderdale or New York. Alternatively, once you’ve landed in the US, you could take a private yacht to the archipelago from Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Upon your arrival in the Bahamas, convenient modes of transport include chauffeured car or private boat.
Climate & seasons
The Bahamas enjoys year-round sunshine, though June to November is typically more prone to hurricanes. Peak season runs between December to April. During this time, prices are most expensive and the islands attract high crowds.
Where to go
For luxury beachfront stays, Paradise and the New Providence Islands are your best bet, though they can get busy, especially during peak season. Note, there’s not much luxury accommodation beyond Nassau, aside from Tiamo on South Andros Island with its cosy eco villas. Meanwhile, Harbour Island hosts pink beaches. Another option is to charter a yacht. This way, secluded islets and lesser-known bays are all within easy reach.
What to do
A quintessential tropical getaway is exactly what lies in store. As such, beach lounging and pool days are naturally popular pastimes. If a relaxed escape such as this is what you seek, then this Caribbean destination ticks all the boxes. However, do note the islands’ proximity with Florida means vacationers tend to flock here. More active holidayers can enjoy snorkelling, sailing and hopping between the Bimini Islands. For unspoiled nature away from the masses, consider a day trip to the Out Islands.