Bahamas Vacation Guide
With over 320 days of sunshine and more than 700 islands offering you a wide variety of entertainment and activities in and out of the water, you probably don't need a second invitation to book those cheap Bahamas vacations. From the days of Christopher Columbus and swashbuckling pirates, the islands have evolved into a holiday destination par excellence. There are secluded beaches for those looking for a quiet getaway, and a plethora of water sports activities ranging from diving with the dolphins in Bimini, exploring the sea bed around the Exumas, rising above the surface to go sailing around the Out Islands, and plenty more. If a livelier holiday is what you're after, Nassau and Grand Bahama are home to pulsating nightclubs, casinos, and bars, and Junkanoo a street carnival unique to the Bahamas is well worth experiencing for its bright costumes, percussion music, and very enthusiastic participants.
Vacations to the Bahamas may not come dirt cheap, but all inclusive deals can certainly help you to get the best rates, and by adding more travel components to a single booking, you increase the overall discounts on what promises to be a spectacular vacation.
So whether you're looking for a luxury resort with ocean views, private beaches, and spa services, or something more modest to fit your tight budget, a package deal can get you there for less.
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How to Save on Vacations to Bahamas
The Bahamas is all about the outdoors. The pristine beaches and clear blue waters are never far away, and if you've booked a trip here, the odds are you want to spend as much time as you can outside your hotel room and either in the water or near it. So if you need to cut back on your travel expenses, accommodation is the place to do it. Add a cheaper hotel to your all inclusive deal and use your savings to splurge on a great meal at a local restaurant, or one more dive and sail trip.
Also remember that prices for restaurants, hotels, and most outdoor activities are higher in the cities like Nassau and Freeport. Spending more time in less crowded areas like the Out Islands is likely to burn less of a hole in your pocket and let you extend your stay in the Bahamas for just a little bit longer.
The Bahamas' warm and sunny weather make it a popular tourist destination throughout the year, although most visitors choose to drop by between December and April, escaping colder climates in the Northern Hemisphere and making the most of the Bahamas' dry season.
May to November is officially termed the rainy season but the rainfall averages less than five inches per month, making it quite a bearable time to visit. All inclusive deals are cheapest during this period, but like most other countries in the area, the Bahamas also experiences a hurricane season from June to November. These do not occur very often, but it is always wise to check the weather advisory before you travel.
Many hotels and resorts also undertake their renovation and construction work in the off-season, so check with your hotel in advance if there will be a disruption in services to avoid any unpleasant surprises once you get there.