The Bahamas is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. From honeymooners to families, everyone wants to come here. The Bahamas has plenty to offer, from beaches to hiking trails, historical sites and good shopping.
The wet season has ended in November so now the rainfall is very low and the sun is shining. Temperatures are going down , averaging a comfortable 24C/76F during the day. Pack light clothing and your bathing suit, of course. If you plan to go hiking or walking, bring a good pair of walking shoes. Otherwise, sandals are pretty much enough.
Freeport avg high 24C/76F ; avg low 18C/65F
Nassau avg high 25C/78F ; avg low 18C/66F
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Accommodation & Flights
The hotels charge the highest prices starting with mid-December, so if you want to visit Bahamas now, plan for a trip during the first two weeks of the month. Same goes for the resorts . And make sure to book in advance, regardless of when you plan to visit (during the high season).
Mae sure to also book your flight ahead of time. It’s possible to still find some bargains, especially if you look for deals or flight & hotel packages.
Things to do
The beaches – such as Cabbage Beach or Cable Beach – are one of the most important reasons why people come to the Caribbean islands. If you find the water a bit too cold for swimming, then you can enjoy the sun and get a lovely tan. Or you can get a wetsuit and go snorkeling.
Head to the Grand Bahama Island and check out the Port Lucaya Marketplace. You can o some Christmas shopping while you are it or just look for souvenirs. Don’t forget about the tasty Caribbean foods you can pick up at the market.
Nassau offers a lot of historical sites to visit. Put on your walking shoes and check it out. Don’t miss the Christ Church Cathedral. It’s free to visit and the architecture is superb Stop by Fort Charlotte to learn its history and see lovely views of Paradise island. Another lovely sight is Fort Fincastle. And Fort Montagu is the third main fort in Nassau.
Put on your hiking shoes and explore Lucayan National Park, located in Freeport. You can visit underwater caves, soak up the sun on the beaches or explore some trails.
If you like carnivals, then Junkanoo , held on Boxing Day (December 26) should be on your not-to-miss list. The costumes are interesting and you can take one back home as souvenir.