Bahamas Travel, Gap Year & Holidays

The Bahamas is a spectacular destination which has over 1,000 islands to explore, expect spectacular clear ocean and friendly locals who speak English. The Bahamas is appealing for so many reasons - there is a warm climate year round, white sandy beaches and luxury resorts. 


Bahamas Travel Ideas, Gap Year Programs & Experiences

Get inspiration for the best things to do in the Bahamas if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year.

Bahamas Trave Guide

Bahamas travel guide

Get essential travel information, ideas and inspiration for visting the Bahamas.

  • Capital: Nassau
  • Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
  • Area: 13,900 sq km
  • Population: 303,000 (approx)
  • Language: English & Creole
  • Dailing Code +1-242


Weather & Best Time to Visit

If you are seeking pure sunshine and heat try to visit the Bahamas during summer when you can expect days to be around 27ºC. November to April is winter in the Bahamas and the weather is not too hot, around 20ºC but you also have to beware of hurricanes


Top Reasons to Visit Bahamas

Visiting the Bahamas will be one of the best choices you can make, the experience is made easier by the fact local people speak English. We have some amazing small group activity holidays and unique travel packages which are perfect if you would like to do more than sunbathing.


Best Places to Visit in the Bahamas

These are some of the most beautiful places to go and top rated tourist attractions:

  • Nassau for shopping, entertainment & nightlife
  • Abaco Cays
  • Andros Island
  • Atlantis Resort
  • Elbow Cay
  • Freeport
  • Grand Bahama
  • Georgetown
  • Grand Bahama
  • Harbour Island
  • Bimini
  • Long Island
  • Exuma Island 
  • Eleuthera Island 
  • Green Turtle Cay
  • Treasure Cay Beach often gets voted one of the best beaches in the world


Gap Year in Bahamas

Bahamas Gap Year

If you are interested in spending a gap year in the Bahamas we have exciting programs where you can help protect the environment or teach English to local children. You will get to experience life on the islands living in a spectacular setting close to the beach whilst also making a positive impact. The Bahamas might not strike you as typical gap year destination but you can experience it with Gap Year 365, contact us if you need help arranging a gap year in this country. These trips are available throughout the year and you will make good friends, meet new people and have a trip like no other, you could also train to become a scuba diver here!


Bahamas Travel Tips

Most things are expensive in the Bahamas, 

  • Flights: To get the best deals book off season or well in advance to secure the best deals.
  • Accommodation: Although the Bahamas is a luxury destination there are still mid-range and cheaper hotels available.
  • Activities: Shop around locally for the best prices for day trips and excursions


Health and Safety

The Bahamas is a very safe destination and you shouldn't have any problems with local people, they are very used to seeing tourists and will be very friendly especially when they learn you are there to help. You might want to visit your local healthcare facility prior to departure to check any recommended vaccinations and also pack light clothing and lots of sunscreen - the sun is incredibly hot in this region of the world.

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