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Bahamas

Holidays in Bahamas

The capital of sailing and serenity

Get ready for adventure in the Bahamas, where thrilling water parks, world-class golf and classic white sandy beaches are all a given on this exotic island chain. Designer retailers draw in the shoppers to Nassau, while island-hopping sailing and deserted beaches make for uninterrupted bliss on Bahamas family holidays and honeymoons alike. Experience it for yourself with one of our Bahamas package holidays. 

Bahamas

Where to stay in the Bahamas

Hotels in Bahamas

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The Beach Club

Explore the Bahamas with Virgin Voyages

Sailors get exclusive access to our very own private beach in Bimini, Bahamas. The club is designed to answer whatever your specific mood is calling for.

Essential information for the Bahamas

Local time
-5hrs
Currently
Language
Flag of the Bahamas
English
Currency
Bahamian Dollar $
Official currency of the Bahamas
Flight information
14h (1 stop)
Nassau (NAS)
Indirect flight
Flight schedule
Fly daily from the UK to Nassau via New York.

Do I need a visa?

Yes, if you are travelling via the US you'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting around

Most of the cays that make up the Exumas are only accessible by boat, arranged via your hotel. Georgetown is easily explored on foot or fix a price with a local taxi driver. Alternatively, hire a car, stopping en-route to admire the various sights and sounds. Motor scooters are also available for hire or peddle your way round on the non-motorised variety!

White sands and deep tans: Bahamas highlights

700 islands spread over 100,000 square miles of blue sea – sound like paradise? Holidays in the Bahamas come pretty close. Steeped in culture with a rich, rum-smuggling history, the Bahamas have arguably the bluest oceans, most agreeable weather and dreamiest beaches. Whether you’re discovering the Bahamas all-inclusive or making your own way around the islands and cays, our holiday packages have something  for everyone. Relaxing poolside (or on the white sands), getting a thrill from water sports or exploring the marine life – no two days will be the same. 

There’s no shortage of luxury, all-inclusive and self-catered hotels to choose from in the Bahamas. Pick from high-end resorts complete with butler service or self-catered apartments to share with the family.

  • Breezes Hotel Bahamas is a great stay if you’re looking for a lively holiday. Take circus lessons by the pool or just sit back and be entertained. For a real treat, try the steak at the Garden of Eden restaurant.
  • If you’re heading to the Bahamas for your honeymoon, stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Offshore Island. This resort is pure luxury, with a butler service to help you tailor your stay. Put aside an afternoon to relax with the couples massage in the Red Lane® Spa.
  • Travelling with the kids? Atlantis Paradise Island has 20 swimming areas to choose from.
  • For a relaxing break, choose the Warwick Paradise Island. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance of the resort – it's just a few minutes from Cabbage Beach, famous for its unbroken 3-mile stretch of soft shoreline. The casinos and shopping malls of Downtown Nassau are a short stroll away too, so you're never far from entertainment.

When you’re finished reclining by the shore, there are plenty of adventures on the water to keep you entertained. Beginners and experts alike can enjoy sailing, diving and so much more in the archipelago's inviting waters.

  • Rose Island's extensive coral reefs are a big draw – not only are they an impressive sight in their own right, but the shallow waters make them ideal for new divers and children.
  • Abacos is perfect for advanced divers. The waters are shallower here, but the scenery is magnificent. You can explore the enormous coral caverns at Green Turtle Cay, some 60ft tall, and the atmospheric shipwreck of the San Jacinto, sunk in 1865.
  • For some of the best kayaking in the archipelago, head to Andros. The largest and least populated island in the Bahamas, its gentle waters make it the ideal place to relax and take in the postcard-perfect views. Paddle through mangrove swamps and lagoons to get a waterside view of its unspoilt natural beauty.

There’s no shortage of coastline to get to know in the Bahamas. From sun up to sun down (and beyond), find your perfect spot to explore, relax or party.

  • If you’re planning a holiday to the Bahamas with the family, check out Gold Rock beach in the breath-taking Lucayan National Park. Full of caves and marine life, it’s ideal for young children. Visit at low tide to make the most of seashell collecting.
  • Share the beach with stingrays at Stocking Island. It’s easy to get to by water taxi and great for drinks in the evening. Be sure to take plenty of local currency, as the beach bars here don’t accept cards.
  • Get to know the island wildlife at Mayaguana. You'll be able spot all manner of creatures here, from flamingos to iguanas. It’s a secluded little island away from the party crowds, making it ideal if you prefer a quieter break.
  • Climb to the nation's highest point on Cat Island. Mount Alvernia, named after La Verna in Italy, offers panoramic views across the countryside to the shore and is topped with a small monastery. As you climb the stone steps up to the summit, keep your eyes peeled for stone reliefs of the Stations of the Cross, hand-carved by local priest John Hawes in the 1930s.

To really get to know island life, you should visit during one of the multitude of lively festivals. These loud and colourful occasions almost always include tasty street food, the best of local music and lots of dancing.

  • Junkanoo happens twice a year – at midnight on Boxing Day and New Year’s morning. It’s a crazy loud street parade featuring traditional costumes and dancing. The festival takes place in downtown Nassau on New Providence – head to Bay Street for the best viewing spot.
  • Fans of sailing should try to catch the National Family Island Regatta. Held annually, usually in April, this festival celebrates all things boat-building and sailing. If you’re not a big boat fan, there’s still plenty of food and music to taste.
  • The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival is a must for musicians. Blues, R ‘n’ B and Caribbean jazz come together for the biggest party of the year. Head to the pavilion in Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, where you can enjoy the music surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty. Let your hair down at the free Friday night fish-fry jam session.

Get a taste of island life with our selection of holidays to the Bahamas. Whether you’re taking the family, heading over for honeymoon or going solo, book in at one of our luxury Bahamas hotels for a relaxing break. 

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The Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK have advised against all but essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected.

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Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Foreign Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel. Therefore, with known airline cancellations, the following holidays will not go ahead as planned:

  • Any holidays departing before 27th April 2020.
  • Any Caribbean holidays departing before 1 May 2020.

We’re flexible with your holiday plans

We understand you may want to change your holiday plans. You can postpone your holiday to any time before 31 December 2021, and even choose a different destination. We won’t charge you to make these changes.

For now, we do ask you not to contact us. As a priority, we are currently supporting those customers whose holidays have already been directly affected by cancellations. We will contact you as soon as we can, or if there are any further changes that could affect your holiday.

We know you’ll want to get this sorted as soon as possible, and we’re very grateful for your understanding.

Please look out for an email from us in the coming days and weeks with our latest advice. See our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for latest updates.

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In line with the advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK, and known airline cancellations, all trips booked from June onwards are currently going ahead as planned.

As a priority, we are currently supporting those customers whose holidays have been directly affected by cancellations.

So, for now, we ask you not to contact us. Rest assured we are contacting all of our customers by email in departure date order to support them with options, and we will absolutely let you know if your situation changes.

Please look out for an email from us in the coming weeks. See our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for latest updates.

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We are sending all affected customers a voucher by email that is valid for the full value of your cancelled holiday. When you rebook, we’d like to gift you with 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles too.

There’s no rush. You can redeem your holiday voucher on a new booking with us any time before 31 July 2020.

We know you’ll be wanting to get this sorted as soon as possible. So please look out for our email for more details of how to amend your holiday plans.

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We're sending all affected customers a voucher by email that is valid for the full value of your cancelled holiday.  

Rather than cancel, if you’d like to travel with us sometime in the future, we would still love to find a great holiday for you (and gift you with 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles as a thank you).

If you'd prefer to cancel completely, we understand. We will refund you in full. Refunds will be successfully returned in approximately 90 days.

We know you’ll be wanting to get this sorted as soon as possible. So please look out for our email for more details of how to amend your holiday plans.

Your holiday is in safe hands


No need to contact us. Be assured, that if the situation changes, we will contact you as soon as this happens with the options available to you.

Change it up


You can postpone your holiday to travel any time before 31 December 2021, and even choose a different destination. We won’t charge you to make these changes and our Service Team are there to help – just give us a call.

Please bear in mind our wait times are currently longer than usual due to high demand.

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Your holiday is scheduled to depart as booked. Continue to pay off your holiday balance with the assurance that your money is fully protected through ATOL. Be assured, that if the situation changes, we will contact you as soon as this happens with the options available to you.

The choice is yours


No problem! To amend your holiday dates, just give us a call. Any amendments to your booking can be made for £50pp, and our Service Team can help you decide on dates, or even a different destination.

Please bear in mind our wait times are currently longer than usual due to high demand.

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