Another destination whose only name makes you dream! Between Florida and Cuba, the Bahamas is synonymous with chic, even chic, idleness, fine sandy beaches, turquoise water and coconut palms. This archipelago of coral reefs dedicated to tourism germinates in the Atlantic Ocean more than 700 islands and islets, some uninhabited, others lined with hotel complexes, each more luxurious than the next. Grand Bahama and Paradise Island are home to the most famous of them. If you land in Nassau, the capital, there is little chance you will stay there. On an organized trip, you are quickly transported to your own dream island. Alone, you will want to see wilder islands. Dedicated to tourism, the Bahamas cares about its environment, which is rich in exceptional biodiversity. The Bahamas National Trust now protects nearly 260,000 hectares of marine and land. Diving enthusiasts particularly appreciate the Andros reef, the largest of the islands, the black coral gardens off Bimini, not to mention the Thunderball cave, made famous for having served as a backdrop for some James Bond film scenes. Be careful with the bill! A holiday in the Bahamas costs a small fortune, even if you choose modest hotels. But deserted beaches, crystal clear waters, an open-air aquarium, spectacular activities and impeccable service are priceless! A little literature on the deckchair? Open your favorite Bahamian tourist guide.

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When to go to Bahamas?

The Bahamas is a pleasant destination in all seasons. Nevertheless, two periods are popular with visitors. The busiest period, which corresponds to the high tourist season and the highest fares, is winter (mid-December to mid-April); the end-of-year holidays represent the peak of major traffic. During the dry season, from April to December, winds are more present and water temperatures cooler; from April to December, it is the summer period: the temperature is significantly higher (up to 33°C), as is the rate of humidité ; the frequency and intensity of daily rainfall increases. This period is also popular with tourists from Europe and Canada. The low tourist season extends from September to mid-October, hurricane season. Many establishments are closing. For those who remain open, hotel rates decrease by 20 to 40%.

How to go to Bahamas? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The Bahamas is widely offered by tour operators. You have formulas with your feet in the water, with the flight to Nassau, the routing to your paradise island and the seaside stay in a more or less luxurious hotel. Usually more! But the prices of your dream holiday are, of course, accordingly.

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To go from island to island, concoct your itinerary in complete freedom, you will have to break your piggy bank! Otherwise, do as the locals do, board a post boat for the night by elbowing (the first to arrive are the first to board). The large hotel complexes are more used to groups than individuals but will welcome you and off season you can negotiate small prices in the most luxurious. The in-home formula is a good option.

Flying is the preferred means of transport between the islands. Most domestic flights operate from Nassau. The option of chartering a charter aircraft (from three passengers or more) may be economical. Ferries connect the islands from Nassau. Mail-boats can also take passengers on board at low cost. Buses, jitneys, travel on the islands of New Providence and Freeport. Taxi fares are fixed. And know this, we're driving left in the Bahamas.

Prepare for your trip Bahamas

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The Bahamas is a pleasant destination in all seasons. Nevertheless, two periods are popular with visitors. The busies...
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Weather forecast

The Bahamas, crossed by the Tropic of Cancer, enjoys a pleasant climate all year round thanks to the presence of the...
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Budget

The country's currency is the Bahamian dollar (BSD), at parity with the US dollar. American currency and all credit c...
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Formalities

No visa for Bahamas for European nationals, but a valid passport, still valid 6 months after return. At least for a s...
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Health

No vaccination is required to travel to the Bahamas. No special health precautions are recommended. However, it is pr...
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How to travel by yourself?

To go from island to island, concoct your itinerary in complete freedom, you will have to break your piggy bank! Othe...
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How to get organized?

The Bahamas is widely offered by tour operators. You have formulas with your feet in the water, with the flight to Na...
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Getting around

Flying is the preferred means of transport between the islands. Most domestic flights operate from Nassau. The option...
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