Bahamas holidays 2015

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The beautiful Bahamas

Crystal clear waters, white sands and a huge array of attractions, Bahamas holidays are an adventurer’s dream, whether you’re Christopher Columbus or a budding holidaymaker looking to soak up the Caribbean sunshine and fun. Palm trees, sand-covered cays, relaxation and partying till dawn all await those who wish to make the most of the time in the Caribbean.

Pretty much every holiday activity is on the cards when heading off for holidays in Bahamas; from reclining in a hammock to snorkelling among rock pools. Whether you choose to rejuvenate or explore, those wishing to be more active will be just as well catered for as those who prefer to relax, so what are you waiting for? The Bahamas is calling.

Surrender to the sunshine

When it comes to choosing your holidays to Bahamas, you’ll have a large number of resorts and hotels to choose from, depending on what you’re after. Family fun is best experienced on Paradise Island, the massive resort of Atlantis offering a range of activities and water park shenanigans to tempt the kids for a day or two, although if you’re more privy to partying, then the capital Nassau will be your preferred choice.

That’s not to say Nassau is only good for partying however, the island has a range of beaches such as Cable Beach that are more than suitable for families and couples, as well as groups of mates looking for a good time. Boat tours and historical monuments are also present throughout the island, so if you are interested in finding out more about the Bahamas, you’ll be more than well-situated to do so – the Queen’s Staircase and Christ Church Cathedrals must-sees.

Experience something beautiful

Although tourism has taken over much of the Bahamas, there’s still a sense of wonderment as the sun sets over the horizon, as the breeze gently sways the leaves of palm trees and as crystal clear waters sparkle over white sands. The beaches in particular will be the hub of many excursions during your Bahamas holidays, the best of which are perhaps Jaws Beach, Cable Beach and Saddle Cay, the latter of which helps in making up the 365 Cays of Exuma.

With everything from swimming with dolphins to climbing The Hermitage on Cat Island, you’ll certainly find something to suit the whole group. Gaze over an incredible array of marine life with a scuba diving trip, find out more about the island’s rum heritage when paying a visit to John Watling’s Distillery or head on over to the Glass Window in Eleuthera – an awe-inspiring sight of the Bahamas’ rich coastal scenery.

Elsewhere on your Bahamas holidays you can venture to Long Island. Here you will find an inimitable expanse of what is considered to be the most scenic views of the archipelago, as well as providing numerous activities for you to get involved with. Largely untouched by tourism, Long Island is certainly worth the visit.

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Language: English
Currency: Bahamian dollar
Local time: GMT -4 hours
Local airport: Grand Bahama International airport
Flight time: 10 hours 30 mins

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Museums

You can catch a culture fix in any one of the Bahamas’ museums, such as the Balcony House Museum, which is thought to be the oldest building in Nassau. The Albert Lowe Museum is found in a Victorian period home, and showcases historical artefacts, photos, model ships and paintings. The Bimini Museum was formed to help preserve the island’s rich history, and is where you can delve into an historical world of ancient photographs, stories, relics and artefacts.

Eating and Drinking

The islands are filled with dreamy restaurants that make the most of their phenomenal settings, with many establishments boasting views across the ocean as you dine. Fresh seafood is, of course, on many menus and is often deliciously cooked, and you can try some non fuss fare at the local Fish Fry open air restaurants. Night time brings with it a collection of cosy cocktail bars, beachside drinking shacks and lively parties and clubs, with some upmarket casinos to visit if you’re feeling lucky.

Carnivals and Festivals

Carnivals bring a festive charm to the islands, seeing locals and visitors come together in merriment and celebration. Junkanoo is a twilight festival held on Boxing Day, with thousands of revellers dancing through Nassau’s Bay Street in colourful costumes and atop impressive floats. The McClean Town Conch Cracking Competition lets competitors fight for the crown of ‘Best Conch Cracker’, with music, food, races and events held in between.