The Bahamas consist of more than 700 cays and islands, each unique and impressive on its own. The islands are known for its diverse watercolors that range from shades of pale green to pale turquoise, and around some islands even to gin clear. Then there are the many tiny sandbags that are good for a short stroll or a picnic before the tide steals them away, and they slip beneath the sea.
Why the Bahamas?
People go to the Bahamas for the laid-back lifestyle, the deep-sea fishing, the snorkeling, and before everything else for the exceptionally beautiful beaches – there is no shortage of them in the Bahamas.
Finding a place
Finding a place to stay in the Bahamas is pretty straightforward. It’s even better that one can find pretty much every type of property for rent, from classic Bahamian cottages to exclusive Bahamas villas for rent. Those with deep pockets that cherish their privacy can rent an entire island such as Musha Cay, Nandana, Windermere Island, and Whale Cay. Musha Cay is owned by no other but the famous illusionist David Copperfield. Other celebrities that own islands in the Bahamas are Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Tyler Perry, Nicolas Cage, Edie Murphy, and even Johnny Depp.
Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is on New Providence Island. Furthermore, it is a place where tourists can find many villas for rent, hotels, and resorts. Paradise Island is quite near to Nassau. It is so near that New Providence is connected to Nassau via two bridges. Paradise Island is often praised as one of the best islands for gambling and shopping.
Andros is one of the biggest islands in the Bahamas and is known for its miles of deserted beaches, many blue holes, unique diving spots, and a wide selection of private villas for rent. The Exumas are a synonym for a luxury travel destination. They are also known for the swimming pigs that live on Major Spot’s Cay.
Harbour Island can be reached only by boat and is also known as a playground for the rich and famous. The few luxury villas for rent are quite costly. But on the other hand, you can be a next-door neighbor to some of the celebrities that have made a home for them there like Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg, India Hicks, and Elle Macpherson.
Regarding the weather, the best time to visit the Bahamas is from November to April. In those months, temperatures range between 70 and 80 degrees. The downside is that it can get a bit crowded as it is peak tourist season. For fewer people, you might consider visiting the Bahamas between May and November. Hurricane season starts in June and finishes in November.
The worst time to visit the Bahamas is in September and October because many hotels, resorts, and private houses are closed. During that period, their staff is on vacation, and often they renovate or are making repairs.