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Best time to visit the Bahamas for that sunny break

Pack your bags and block out these dates on your calendar for your trip to the Bahamas.

White sandy beaches and turquoise waters make travelling to the Bahamas a treat any time of the year. When you go is highly dependent on what’s the perfect Caribbean holiday for you.

Read on for tips on weather, seasons and recommended activities when you’re there.

Best time to visit the Bahamas

The best time to visit the Bahamas for sunny days, cool nights and some space on the beach is December (prior to Christmas) and February-March which are outside the peak travel months that are outside of hurricane season.

The cheapest time to visit the Bahamas is between August and October. This is because it’s the heart of hurricane season, which runs from June to November.

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Overview

The Bahamas experiences all four seasons.

Winter and spring (December-April) are peak season with hot afternoons, chilly evenings and less chance of rainfall. This is also when the islands of the Bahamas are at their liveliest with festivals and events.

Summer and autumn (June to November) is hurricane season, bringing rainfall and potential disruptions to travel plans. If you wish to make the most of the cheap tickets, travel in June, July and November to avoid the worst of it. On the upside, rain usually occurs in short bursts so you can still have an enjoyable holiday.

If you do plan to travel during this time, we recommend getting travel insurance.


Best time to travel to the Bahamas for…

  • Surfing. Catch waves on the island of Eleuthera between November and April for swell size and consistency.
  • Beach. Visit in January and February when the sun is out and rainfall is at its lowest. We recommend booking in advance as it gets very crowded as schools let out.
  • Festivals. These happen year round. Notable events include Junkanoo Winter Festival, Pineapple Festival and Beer Fest.
  • Wildlife spotting. Visit in late April for turtles, dolphins and ray spotting. October is great for divers hoping for a glimpse of sharks.
  • Snorkelling and diving. Travel between May and July for warmer-than-usual waters and your best chance of spotting various wildlife.

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