A view of these gorgeous islands is easy with a variety of carriers from all over the world. Only two cities on the islands have regular Bahamas flights departing and arriving: Freeport and Nassau. The Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau is very busy with lots of aircraft coming in and out each day, serving as the main airport to this destination. It is a hub for Bahamas air, which provides all Caribbean connecting flights as well. NAS operates four coach services that frequent most of the local hotels and resorts in the area including Bahamas Experience and Majestic Tours. Any visitor coming off the tarmac from their Bahamas flight will also have convenient access to their beachside rooms via numerous taxi and car rental services available at NAS, located west of Nassau on the other side of Lake Killarney.
The weather is pleasant all year in this sublime tropical climate. You can book Bahamas flights during any season and enjoy beautiful weather. The coolest time of year is from September to April. The rainy season is during May and early June, but there is possibility of rain year-round—short storms that pass through quickly, refreshing to many steamy sunbathers. Hurricane season is between June and November, but this is no reason to cancel your flights to the Bahamas. Hotels have a hurricane cancellation policy and will refund your money in the event that a hurricane occurs during the stay.
Getting Around the Bahamas
There are a variety of transportation options to get around on the islands. A taxi, bus, or rental car will deliver you to your hotel or resort once you've arrived. Jitneys, a kind of shared taxi that travel on fixed routes, are plentiful on the islands and provide cheap transportation for those on a budget. For the more adventurous traveler, you might rent mopeds or bicycles for a fun jaunt during the day, screaming down Baillou Hill Road. It’s not necessarily recommended to drive if you are not familiar with the islands as some of the drivers are fast and reckless (or tourists). Ferries are available for island-hopping, as well as water taxis, which will make trips between Paradise Island and Prince George Wharf easy and enjoyable.
Flights to Bahamas are like a mainline to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Bahamas has something for every time of visitors, from a glitzy nightlife to pure unadulterated relaxation:
- Exuma Cays Adventures on Great Exuma Island, where the sapphire depths are visible on a glass-bottomed boat.
- Andros Lighthouse, built in 1892 on Andros Island at the southern entrance of the Fresh Creek Channel.
- Bahamas Historical Society Museum in downtown Nassau, founded in 1859 to encourage interest in the history of the islands.
- Port Lucaya Marketplace and Marina in Freeport, with over 40 specialty stores, restaurants, and bars and local vendors selling unique crafts.
- Balcony House Museum in downtown Nassau, historic Nassau's oldest building still in use.
Nassau When to Go
Nassau is warm and muggy year round; temperatures from September through May average in the mid-70s. However, like elsewhere in the Caribbean, hurricane season runs its course from June through November. As a result, many hotels and resorts shutter their doors in late summer and early fall; this closing period usually lasts from the end of August through mid-October.
Thanksgiving kicks off the most popular travel time in the Bahamas, which begins with a Battle 4 Atlantis NCAA college pre-season basketball tournament, followed by Bahamas Speed Revival Week and the annual Bahamas International Film Festival. High season continues through Christmas and January and February, when travelers in the United States need to escape the cold winter months, and lasts through the end of spring break period in April.
The most celebrated occasion in the islands, Junkanoo falls the day after Christmas each year. Junkanoo is the national celebration of the Bahamas and is one colorful soiree that originated during the days of slavery and includes African dance, music, and costumes galore.
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