Vacation Tips, Tricks and Destinations

The climate in the Bahamas is outstanding, which makes it a pleasure to visit our Islands!

The height of the season is between December 15th and Easter. Hotels are booked solid during these months, therefore it would be wise to book your reservations way in advance.

Even during the ‘off-season’, that is during the months between Easter and mid-December, tourists flock to the Bahama Islands. The rates are lower during this time of the year, sometimes as much as 40%!

Visitors to the picturesque islands of the Bahamas often become immersed in the country's rich history and culture. For centuries, the country named by Christopher Columbus for its shallow waters has been a hub of political, economic, and yes, even criminal activity. As the favorite destination of notorious pirates and British Puritans throughout history, the Bahamas has continually proven its allure to a wide range of people. The varying backgrounds of the groups that now comprise the indigenous population of the Bahamas have melded to create a Bahamian culture that is entirely unique.

With its pristine beaches, festive culture, and inviting year-round climate, the Bahamas has established itself as a favorite destination of travelers from around the globe. Although typically considered a tropical destination, the network of islands that comprise the Bahamas actually offers a vast array of travel and entertainment options. Each of the primary islands of the Bahamas offers unique opportunities for its visitors, with varying levels of tourist traffic and available amenities.

The corporate metropolis of Nassau has assumed the look and feel of a prominent U.S. city, while the less-traveled Out Islands have managed to retain much of their undeveloped charm. Among the country's 700 islands and 2500 cays, there are countless opportunities for adventure seekers to explore undisturbed beaches and exotic waters, while remaining within easy reach of modern conveniences. Offering an array of outdoor activities, social experiences, and entertainment options, the Bahamas remains one of the world's premier travel destinations.


Bahamian Holidays
New Year’s Day (1 January) - Junkanoo begins at 2 am on New Year's Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Whit Monday (seven weeks after Easter)

Labour Day (first Friday in June)

Independence Day (10 July)

Emancipation Day (first Monday in August)

Discovery Day (12 October)

Christmas Day (25 December)

Boxing Day (26 December) - Junkanoo begins at 2am on Boxing Day
Bahamas Tourism Centers
  United States  
8600 W. Blyn Mawr Ave
Suite 820
Chicago, Illinois 60631
Tel: (773) 693-1500
Fax: (773) 693-1114
Los Angeles:
345 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 385-0033
Fax: (213) 383-3966
One Turnberry Place
19495 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 809
Aventura, FL 33180
Tel: (305) 932-0051
Fax: (305) 682-8758
New York:
150 East 52nd Street
28th Floor North
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 758-2777
Fax: (212) 753-6531
121 Bloor Street East
Suite 1101
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3M5
Tel: (416) 968-2999
Fax: (416) 968-0724
60 Rue Saint Lazare, 75009
Paris, France
Tel: 45-26-62
Fax: 48-74-06-05
Via Cusani, No. 10 20121
Milan, Italy
Tel: 2 7202-2526
Fax: 2 7202-3123
Leipziger Strasse 67d 60487
Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Tel: 49 (0) 69-970-8340
Fax: 49 (0) 69-970-834-43
3, The Billings
Walnut Tree Close
Guilford, Surrey GU1 4UL
Tel: 01483-448900
Fax: 01483-571846

Head Office
P.O. Box N-3701
Market Plaza, Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 302-2000
Fax: (242) 328-0945
P.O. Box AB-20663
Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 367-3067
Fax: (242) 367-3068
Fresh Creek
Andros, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 368-2286
Fax: (242) 368-2285
Alice Town, Bimini, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 347-3529
Fax: (242) 347-3530
Grand Bahama:
P.O. Box F40251 Int’l Bazaar
Freeport G.B., Bahamas
Tel: (242) 352-8044
Fax: (242) 352-2714
Governor’s Harbour
Eleuthera, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 332-2142
Fax: (242) 333-2622
P.O. Box EX-29169
George Town
Exuma, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 336-2430
Fax: (242) 336-2431
Bahamas Divers Nassau Scuba Center