About Bahamas Vacations
The Bahamas consist of 700 islands spanning 100,000 square miles in the Atlantic. Some of the islands are large, such as Grand Bahama, Andros, Eleuthera, Great Abaco and Cat Island. Others are so tiny, two people wouldn't fit on them together. The commonwealth was a British colony, and many of its residents still consider Queen Elizabeth II to be their head of state. It's a favorite among vacationers because of the locals' friendly nature. There are plenty of places to stay, beaches
and dive spots to explore, and adventure opportunities for everyone.
Daytime temperatures in the Bahamas are usually between 75 and 85 degrees, but the nights can get chilly. The summer is often hot and humid, however. Rain is more likely in the summer and fall.
The high season in the Bahamas is between mid-December and mid-April. Book lodging at least two months in advance, because hotels fill up. Save money by traveling in the off-season, which is late spring to late fall.
The Bahamas is a 35-minute flight from Miami. The Lyndon Pindling International Airport is located in Nassau and is served by at least six major airlines.
The Bahamas offers fertile fishing ground for anglers, nature for kayakers to explore, deep waters for scuba divers, and it's a prime yachting location in the Atlantic Ocean. There is also horseback riding, tennis, golf, and boat and scooter rentals.
Consider booking a package deal to save money. They are offered by airlines, travel agents and online booking companies. For one price, you get airfare, lodging and activities.
Based in New York State, Kelly Shetsky started writing in 1999. She is a broadcast journalist-turned Director of Marketing and Public Relations and has experience researching, writing, producing and reporting. She writes for several websites, specializing in gardening, medical, health and fitness, entertainment and travel. Shetsky has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Marist College.