Best time to go to the Bahamas for the greatest experience

by Catherine Carey | December 21, 2023
Enjoy the best time to go to the Bahamas

The Bahamas, more than 700 islands and 2,000 cays and islets, are in the Lucayan Archipelago of the Caribbean Sea, west Atlantic Ocean. It is located in the southeast of the United States (100 kilometers from Florida)  and 80 kilometers north of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola. 

The capital of the Bahamas is Nassau in New Providence Island,  and from all its islands only 30 are inhabited. 

General weather of the Bahamas

The Bahamas has very pleasant weather year-round. Summers are hot and wet with temperatures ranging from 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit, and winters are mild and dry with temperatures around 70 degrees. 

You must know that there are downpours during the rainy season. There are chances of facing bad weather and heavy rains during the Hurricane season, from June to November.

You can visit the Bahamas during hurricane season; just keep in mind that there's always the chance of a storm developing at this time of the year. Numerous hotels also offer hurricane cancellation policies, providing you with peace of mind when making your reservation.

During these months, especially between August and mid-November, you will see the lowest prices in the Bahamas. During Autumn you will find the best deals on flights, hotels, and tours. 

Pigs in the Bahamas

What is the best month to go to Bahamas? 

If you are traveling to the Bahamas, you might doubt when is the best time to go to the Bahamas. Although all the months are good to go to the Bahamas, the best month to go to Bahamas is one between November and April, the so-called dry season.

During those months you will find lots of sunshine, warm temperatures and less rain than the summer months. Temperatures will range from 20º to 27º. These are the months to go to the Bahamas if your main goal is to sunbathe, enjoy Bahama’s beaches and snorkel and dive. 

If you want to avoid large crowds, and don’t mind a bit of rain, the best months to go to the Bahamas are June or July. This happens because these months still fall within hurricane season and temperatures can be high (reaching 30º) 

You will always find something interesting to do in the Bahamas. For example, you will be able to enjoy the Bahamas Carnival festival in April or May, Junkanoo Carnival in December and January, the Nassau Paradise Island Wine & Food Festival in March or the celebrations of Independence day on the 10th of June. 

Is the Bahamas part of the US? 

No, the Bahamas are not part of the US. They are an independent nation, part of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Nevertheless, the US and the Bahamas work closely together on diplomacy, economics, culture, and security.

The Bahamas became independent from Great Britain in 1973, after almost 250 years under British governance.