The Bahamas

Travelers aren’t the only ones who consider The Bahamas’ sapphire-blue waters and powdery sands to be a paradise – developers, cruise lines, gamblers and entrepreneurs have all identified this Caribbean nation as a vacation Mecca. Despite the high prices, more than five million people visit the islands each year, and with good reason – the 700-plus ... Read more
islands that form this chain are home to some of the world’s finest white sand, brightest coral and best beach activities. The three main islands are Grand Bahama, New Providence Island and the aptly named Paradise Island. Grand Bahama is regaining momentum as an ecotourism destination, and many of the Out Islands offer an off-the-beaten-path experience, as the tourist infrastructure isn't quite as polished. Beaches aren’t all there is to do here, as exotic tropical wildlife and exploration of the interiors of the islands are both popular activities. Hotels tend to be on the expensive side, but, then again, people come here knowing that their wallets might be a bit thinner and their bellies a bit rounder after all the cracked (deep fried) conch and fruity drinks (complete, of course, with little paper umbrellas).

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When to go

The Bahamas is one of those rare slices of paradise that enjoys gorgeous weather year-round. This is a place where 60 (15) is “cold”: most days, temperatures hover in the high 70s and low 80s (26-29). Most ... Read more
people head here when the winter weather at home gets them down, driving up prices and causing the beaches to be more crowded. To avoid bumping elbows with other tourists, visit during the off season (and feel good about huge savings on your hotel). However, having a beach all to yourself comes with a different price: June 1 to November 30 is hurricane season, so be sure to keep a (sunglass-covered) eye on the weather in case of a storm.

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Solo Female Travel Tips

Female travelers reported "no issues" and "very friendly people." Generally, it\'s "better to stay in populated areas."

Trip by Skyscanner surveyed its Solo Female Traveller Tribe to compile woman-to-woman safety tips for this destination. While no ... Read more
one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

What travelers are saying

  • 9.8
    Adventure Travellers
  • 7.3
    Family Travellers
  • 7.0
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 6.9
    Foodies
  • 6.4
    Luxury Travellers

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London

The Bahamas ranked lower overall, but female travelers reported "no issues" and "very friendly people." Generally, it's "better to stay in populated areas."

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West Branch

Very good. Fun drinks. Wonderful seafood. Had the fish of the day. Wow what a view with patio on the water.

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Local from Dunmore Town

The most beautiful beaches I've experienced . . . and I HAVE visited Hawaii, Kenya, France, Italy, etc. The most clear and beautiful water I've experienced. Delicious food with lots of intriguing local dishes and friendly people! Harbour Island, Bahamas is our favorite!

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Bedford

You can't beat the Bahamas. Only a quick flight from Florida the Bahamas has some of the most beautiful water on earth. Be sure to visit the out islands to experience a less touristy version

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Austin

The Bahamas are lovely, whether you are visiting Nassau, Freeport, or some other remote island. There is a lot to do from water activities to dining and nightlife. Nassau has a large casino called Atlantis, as well as a dolphin discovery center that is worth visiting.

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Tonawanda

People were too pushy about buying their goods. Wasn't as beautiful a paradise as other islands.

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Henryville

Spent the best week of my life with my hubby on a cruise ship to the Bahamas. Went snorkeling and swam with the sting rays. The Islands are beautiful and the water is so blue and so clear. I never wanted to leave.

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Newport Beach

Overrated in my opinion. I've been to Nassu, Freeport, & San Salvador. None of them really wow me. Nassu has casinos, so if you like to gamble then your in luck. People are ok, some are really pushy, but not jerks like the people from the US Virgin Islands.

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Ingersoll

Spent 4 lovely days on a resort before spending a week in Miami. Gorgeous weather for December, loved swimming in the ocean. The people here are so friendly.

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Santa Clara

Out of all the beaches that I've seen in the Caribbean, the Bahamas has one of the best and most pristine beaches. The sand is white and the water looks like some dipped chlorine into the sea.

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