Best Time to Go to Bahamas
The Bahamas often find themselves in the path of hurricanes from June through November, but many hotels offer a refund if you have to cancel for a hurricane, and if you’re caught there in one, you’ll get the lowest possible rate. Although rare, it can get chilly during January and February, and many restaurants and entertainment venues are shuttered in these off-season months on the more remote islands. May and June are the rainy months, especially in the northern islands. Junkanoo, held on December 26 and January 1, is free, fun and noisy, with the biggest parade taking place on Bay Street in Nassau.
Bahamas on a Budget
The Bahamian dollar is based on the U.S. dollar and is interchangeable. Just try to use small U.S. bills so you don’t end up with too much Bahamian currency before you leave the island — elsewhere it’s worth little. From all-inclusive resorts and posh condos to rental cottages and cheap hotels, there are bargains to be had, just not during the holidays or spring break. Try the conch for cheap eats and ask around for who’s baking Bimini bread — you can buy it hot, right from their kitchen table if you’re an early riser.
Bahamas Trip Reviews
Nassau in September by Mike
“Myself and a girl friend went to Nassau, Bahamas the last week of September. We intentionally stayed at Cable Beach, away from the hustle and bustle(and inflated prices)of Paradise Island. This was our 1st ever trip to the Bahamas and Caribbean in general. In short, we were very happy with our choice and the …” Read more!
Very Beautiful and Interesting Excursion by Charlene Hoggard
“My husband and I did the Western Heritage Tour as one of our excursions on our cruise to Freeport. Dwaine was our tour guide and he was the best. We got off our ship the Carnival Fantasy in Freeport and was directed to where we were suppose to be picked up. Dwaine then showed us to our ride. It was a nice …” Read more!
Oasis of the Seas by Adrienne L.
“There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn’t know what to do”. The opening lines of this nursery rhyme remind me of how we felt on our recent vacation when there were so many choices it was hard to decide what to do. On any given day we could ice skate, zip line, surf, …” Read more!