Embrace the carefree seclusion and pristine beaches of the Bahamas. There are more than 700 islands that comprise the Bahamas, located east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence, 288 kilometres (179 miles) east of the Florida coast. The Bahamas enjoys a warm tropical climate with regular, short thunderstorms year-round. Your island getaway will be filled with adventure, sunbathing and relaxing on breathtaking beaches, swimming in warm ocean waters, exploring vibrant coral reefs and embracing the unique heritage, rich culture and warm hospitality of the Bahamian people. Snorkel and dive amongst the numerous species of fish and coral that make up one of the world’s largest coral barrier reefs, the Andros Barrier Reef.
Fly in Business Class to Nassau or choose to fly in First or Business Class to Miami and charter a luxury yacht to the Bahamas. Go island-hopping on Bimini, known for its big-game fishing and Grand Bahama Island where you can explore the city of Freeport and the natural wonders of the Bahamas and Paradise Island near Nassau. Opt to fly directly from Miami to Nassau in Business Class within an hour. The local currency is Bahamian Dollar (BSD) although US Dollar is widely accepted. English is the official language and the time zone is UTC/GMT -4 hours.
The temperature in The Bahamas averages between 75°F and 84°F (24°C-29°C) in both winter and summer, although it can get chilly in the early morning and at night. The Bahamian winter is usually like a perpetual late spring – naturally, the high season for North Americans rushing to escape snow and ice. Summer brings broiling hot sun and humidity. There’s a much greater chance of rain during the summer and fall.
The Hurricane Season
The curse of Bahamian weather, the hurricane season, lasts (officially) from June 1 to November 30. But there is no cause for panic. More tropical cyclones pound the U.S. mainland than The Bahamas. Hurricanes are actually fairly infrequent here, and when one does come, satellite forecasts generally give adequate advance warning so that precautions can be taken.
The peak winter period is from mid-December to mid-April, when visitors fleeing from cold north winds flock to the islands. Winter is also the driest season.