Best time to go to Bahamas

Cranked up temperatures come-a-calling in the Bahamas, with the mercury reaching heights of 32°C in July and August. In fact, the average never drops below 25°C from May to November, so there’s loads of room for flexibility. Rain’s always a risk during the summer months, though – as well as being the balmiest time, June to September’s also the wettest. The sweet spot’s probably between January and March, when the weather’s warm and the skies are at their driest.

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter The Bahamas, but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Further Reading

  • Overview
  • Things To Do
  • Key Facts

    • Capital - Nassau
    • Language - English, Creole
    • Timezone - GMT -5
    • Population - 266,100
    • Currency - BSD:Bahamian Dollar
    • Flight Time - 9 hours and 30 minutes from Gatwick.

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