Out of the 700 islands which make up the Bahamas islands, 23 are inhabited. On each of them you will find plenty of hotels which cater for the tourists’ needs. Some of the popular islands where tourists prefer to stay are: Nassau/Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos.
Climate and tourist season
The climate of the Bahamas is subtropical to tropical and is greatly influenced by the Gulf Stream, which moderates the weather particularly in the winter. During summer and autumn though, hurricanes pass quite near or through the islands.
The trade winds blow all the time but give the islands their warm climate. The “cooler” time of the year is between September and March when temperatures average 70-75 F, while during the rest of the year it’s a bit warmer (80-85 F).
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Although a tourist destination all year round, the high season starts in mid-December and ends in March. During the high season all prices at their highest. If you plan to same some money on accommodation and airfare, visit the islands during the shoulder season (early December or April).
On the 23 inhabited islands there are plenty of places to stay. Each hotel offers something different for the tourists and generally your choice depends on what you want to do during the vacation.
Nassau / Paradise Island
Paradise Island Harbour Resort is one of the preferred choices for all-inclusive hotels. The resort is a hub for water sports such as snorkeling and diving. Shops are within walking distance from the resort as well. For the low season (May to November) prices range between US$245/night and US$305/night depending on the type of room you choose. The prices do not include the taxes and service fees.
Grand Bahama Island
Viva Fortuna Beach is an all-inclusive resort which offers 276 rooms for the tourists. Each room has AC, TV, bathroom with shower, balcony and safe box. There’s a children play area/pool as well. During the low season, prices range between US$268/night and US$346/night depending on the type of room you choose. The prices do not include the taxes and service fee although the package is all-inclusive.
Bluff House Beach Hotel offers 32 rooms, suites, villas and cottages. There are restaurants, bars, swimming pool, tennis court and a private beach. Each room has AC and access to the private beach. During the peak season – Christmas and New Years – prices range between US$225/night and US$1,000/night depending on the room type. During the low season – September to December – prices range between US$187.5/night and US$625/night depending on the room type. The taxes (10%) and service charge (15%) are not included in the room price.
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