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Bahamas

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Your Bahamas vacation

The pirates washed up along the Bahamas to find treasures of a different sort: pristine beaches, dazzling coral reefs, mysterious cays and waters in multiple shades of sapphire. Sink your toes into Harbor Island's pink sands and enjoy big-game fishing on Bimini Island. Experience Grand Bahama Island's vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife.

Whether it's your first trip or 16th, a Bahamas vacation is sweet from the start – like a good Bahamian rum. Let Orbitz be your concierge, starting with the best time to go, the top 10 best attractions and insider tips on restaurants, experiences and lodging. 

Best time to take a vacation to Bahamas

  • Bahamians' version of winter is a cool 70 degrees. Trade winds keep the mercury between 70 and 90 depending on the time of year. High season runs from December to April, when snow birds flock to the islands for warmth. Low season spans from May to November.

    To miss the spring break crowds, target the Out Islands, including Exumas, Bimini and Andros, during March and April.

    Like other Caribbean islands, the Bahamas has a Hurricane Season, which officially starts in June and ends in November. 

Insider tips for Bahamas travel

  • Comfort Suites Paradise Island

    Everyone wants to spend time at Atlantis, but that doesn't mean you have to sleep there. This budget neighbor offers easy access to all the water slides, private beach, pools and lazy rivers.

  • Dean's Blue Hole on Long Island

    For the most memorable swim of your life, plunge into Dean's Blue Hole on Long Island. At 663 feet below sea level, it's the deepest known sinkhole in the world. Enter under water – if you dare.

  • Pirate history

    For history buffs, Blackbeard's Tower is worth the journey off a beaten path, but the deteriorating building might underwhelm. The Pirates of Nassau Museum is a great alternative – a living history told through interactive exhibits and portion of an actual ship.

  • Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park

    Leave only footprints and bubbles here -- this eco-tourist destination is home to pristine beaches, tropical birds and hutia – the only mammal native to The Bahamas. Sail to the attraction (reserve to dock your boat at a mooring in advance) and keep watch – the park has many shallow coral reefs and sand bars.

Bahamas Vacation Packages

Hotel only $98

1 Grand Lucayan Resort

4 stars
4.1 / 5 48 reviews

1 Royal Palm Way Map

Save 45%

Spectacular beachfront resort just 80 miles offshore from South Florida. Oceanfront and Ocean view suites and guestrooms with private balconies,wi fi, in room coffee and bottled water. Senses Spa and fitness center, par 72 golf course, casino, 3 swimming pools, kids... More

Hotel only $68

2 Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina

2 stars
3.4 / 5 11 reviews

Jolly Roger Drive Map

The Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina at Taino Beach Grand Bahama Island is a great value hotel located on the beautiful emerald green Bell Channel Waterway. This Resort offers the amenities of The Taino Beach Resorts & Clubs including the 750,000-gallon swimming Pool... More

Hotel only $107

3 Melia Nassau Beach Resort

4 stars
3.5 / 5 108 reviews

P.O. Box N - 4914 Map

25% Off

White sand, comfort and fun on Cable BeachMelia Nassau Beach Resort is located on a magnificent 1,000-foot stretch of Cable Beach. Paradise comes alive with three freshwater pools featuring cascading waterfalls, bubbling Jacuzzis and swim-up bar. Guests nosh at six... More

Hotel only $148

4 Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina

4 stars
2.0 / 5 3 reviews

Kings Highway Map

Founded 1947, the Bimini Big Game Club for generations has been home away from home for visitors from virtually the far corners of the world. Tucked away in a corner of historic Alice Town, you'll find the resort. Pass through the arrival gate and enter a world of casual,... More

Hotel only $198

5 Atlantis Royal Towers

4 stars
4.1 / 5 258 reviews

One Casino Drive Map

SUITE EXPERIENCE

Endless fun and luxurious accommodations offering vacationers the ultimate Atlantis experienceHoused in a grand architecture accentuated by intricate art pieces and an elegant ambience, The Atlantis Royal Towers creates a luxurious haven for discerning travellers... More

Hotel only $127

6 Pelican Bay at Lucaya

4 stars
3.8 / 5 67 reviews

Sea Horse Road at Port Lucaya Map

20% OFF

A mixture of Caribbean island flavor and European architecture combine to create the Pelican Bay Hotel and Suites. The unique Bahamas hotel and suites, accompanied by it renowned hospitality and attention to detail, will ensure your stay in the Bahamas will be memorable.... More

Hotel only $267

7 Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino Resort - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.2 / 5 5 reviews

Sea Horse Lane 1 Map

40% Off

Our tropical all inclusive resort is inspired by the sun kissed beauty and rich culture of Grand Bahama Island. Occupying a half mile of pristine beach just outside of the bustling town of Freeport, the expansive property offers a casino, full service health complex,... More

Hotel only $109

8 Sandyport Beaches Resort

3 stars
3.6 / 5 70 reviews

Sandyport, West Bay St. Map

NON-REFUNDABLE RATE

Tranquil marina villas close to Caribbean and Nassau nightlife Sandyport Beach Resort hotel guests can experience the Caribbean in all its variety at this quiet complex of villas. The villas are grouped about a marina that is conveniently close to both Nassau and the... More

Hotel only $159

9 Resorts World Bimini

4 stars
3.2 / 5 6 reviews

North Bimini Map

UP TO US$300 RESORT CREDIT

Resorts World Bimini is a 750-acre luxury Caribbean beachfront resort and casino, located on North Bimini Island, Bahamas and two miles from South Bimini Airport (BIM). Home to turquoise waters, miles of white sand beaches and intimate historic towns, Bimini boasts some... More

Hotel only $98

10 Atlantis Beach Tower

3 stars
4.0 / 5 294 reviews

One Casino Drive Map

Carefree fun and comfort on Paradise IslandThe Atlantis Beach Tower offers a true Caribbean feel in a laid-back environment for vacationing families and budget conscious travelers.  The hotel is the closest to the beach and many marine exhibits, as well as the Lazy... More

Bahamas highlights

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  • Atlantis, Paradise Island

    Spend hours (OK, days) in the water at this Paradise Island behemoth where some 11 million gallons pump through water slides, pools, lagoons, waterfalls and fountains. And the real jewel: The 34-acre Atlantis Waterscape – the world's largest marine habitat – where you'll be swimming with some 50,000 fish.

  • Andros

    Home of the world's third-largest barrier reef and some 6,000 Bahamians, Andros is a wonder of mangroves, cays, private beaches, quaint fishing villages and lodges For advanced divers, the dip of a lifetime: blue holes swarmed by fish and only accessible via underwater caves.

  • Grand Bahama Island

    Beach purists will find lots of extras here: vibrant nightlife, authentic restaurants and great shopping. A day might go like this: beach combing along Xanadu, Lucaya or Fortune beaches, buying duty-free items at the International Bazaar in Freeport, and hand-made trinkets at Lucaya Marketplace. Nights sizzle on Port Lucaya -- a restaurant and bar hub -- especially after a few swigs of that famous rum.

  • Goldie's Conch House

    Dine like a Nassau local in fish fry Arawak Cay. Enjoy traditional favorites like conch fritters, shrimp and steamed snapper, or indulge in barracuda and fried grouper fingers and Goldie's Famous Sky Juice.

  • Nassau

    A visit to the capital city reveals the stories behind the sand and surf. Here, where the buccaneers reportedly swash buckled, you'll find awe-inspiring fortresses, Blackbeard's Tower, pirate museums, cathedrals, mansions and Georgian-style buildings in every color of the rainbow.

  • Harbour Island

    The pink sand isn't just a hit with the locals; stars from around the world – including supermodel Elle Macpherson to Revlon CEO Ron Perlman -- liked it so much that they took up residence there. Divers search for underwater shipwrecks and the spiny coral reef. Above ground, landlubbers hop from upscale boutique to upscale boutique.

  • Bimini Island

    With turquoise water teeming with big-game fish, and a rum-runners past, Bimini Island epitomizes the romance and adventure of the Caribbean. Today, the island tempts kayakers, snorkelers and divers, plus history buffs seeking the land that captivated Ernest Hemingway and Jacques Cousteau. Don't leave without exploring Bimini Road, where underwater rock formations take on unusual shapes.

  • Acklins & Crooked Island

    Unspoiled beaches. Bonefishing. Snorkeling. Three attractions that never fail visitors swept away by Acklins & Crooked Island, two getaways so remote that you'll understand why pirates used their cays as hideouts. Nature lovers will be relieved that the island is underdeveloped and under populated -- in fact, you're more likely to see more ospreys and bonefish than tourists.

  • Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Park

    Though the waters are a source of wonder in the Bahamas, there is life beyond the reefs. Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Park is one such treasure, famous for the flock of flamingos that put on four shows daily. Peacocks, lemurs, iguanas and more keep the tykes enthused, along with the interactive parrot feedings.

  • The Exumas

    Aquamarine blue waters, hidden coves and cays have drawn sailors and visitors to this archipelago for generations. Itineraries revolve around the water, starting with dives into the Starfish Reserve or swimming alongside pigs at Big Major Cay. George Town, Exumas' capital city crossed by the Tropic of Cancer, and Exuma Cay are the stomping grounds for yachters and Hollywood stars.

  • Abaco Islands

    Just 200 miles east of Grand Bahama Island, the Abaco Islands celebrate the laid-back Bahamian lifestyle with charming beachfront bars and sparkling marinas. Snorkel in the Great Abaco Barrier Reef, and explore the four national parks, including Pelican Cays Sea & Land Park, Abaco Wild Horse Preserve, Man-O-War Cay and Great Cuana Cay.