Many prefer to escape the cold weather back home and head to The Bahamas in January. The balmy weather here makes it an ideal time to visit the cities, soak up the sun and enjoy an active vacation.
The weather in January feels like early summer, with mild temperatures and little chance for precipitations. Temperatures might drop during the night, so pack a light jacket if you plan to stay up late. Otherwise, light clothing made from natural fabrics is excellent choices. A good pair of walking shoes and sandals are quite enough.
Freeport avg high 23C/74F ; avg low 17C/64F
Nassau avg high 25C/77F ; avg low 17C/64F
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Accommodation & Flights
The hotels start to charge the highest prices starting with mid-December, and the trend continues during January, of course. Same goes for the resorts , so your best bet is to check for accommodation in advance. You might also want to check for flight and hotel packages, as they can save some money.
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If you go the independent way, book your flight ahead of time and take advantage of the deals available. Using the saved miles can lower the price, too.
Things to do
Head to the beach is one of the main reasons people visit The Bahamas. If the water is a bit too cold for swimming, you can always sit back, relax and catch a tan. Or rent a wetsuit and go diving.
The Grand Bahama Island is one of the most popular places where tourists love to spend their time. If you don’t mind the crowds, do the same. And don’t forget to check out the Port Lucaya Marketplace.
Nassau , on the other hand, offers a lot of historical sites to visit. Don’t miss visiting Christ Church Cathedral, Fort Charlotte, Fort Fincastle and Fort Montagu. They offer excellent insight into the history of the area and excellent views of their surroundings.
If you like to be more active, put on your walking shoes and explore Lucayan National Park, located in Freeport. Spend time on the beach or explore the trails. You might want to check out the underwater caves, too.
The traditional food in Bahamas is conch, served in two main ways: deep-fried or raw with a hint of lemon. And of course, the classic Caribbean dish – rice and beans/peas – can be found all over the island.