With some 700 tropical islands to explore, the magical Bahamas can offer you whatever kind of Caribbean holiday you want.
For sheer contrast and diversity it's hard to beat The Bahamas. The 700 islands and thousands of cays span some 750 miles, so there's plenty of space. There is so much to see and do in The Bahamas from wreck diving to shopping for designer goods and everything inbetween. There's the glitz and glamour of Atlantis with its casinos and gourmet restaurants, or there are the sleepy Out Islands with a laid back vibe and some of the best beaches and coves in the Caribbean.
Holiday in The Bahamas and you'll find sun-soaked beaches surrounded by sparkling water. Stroll along Grand Bahama's deserted beaches on your Bahamas holidays, or dive with sharks off the Bahamas island of New Providence. You'll get a taste of colonial Bahamas on your holiday in the pastel-painted capital, Nassau.
Swim with wild pigs - For a truely unique experience, head to Pig Island (or Big Major City as it is officially known), to swim with the wild pigs that live there. The animals are thought to have been abandoned on the island by sailors and, having escaped the cooking pot, can now be seen running on the beaches and basking in the sun.
Bahamas under water - A wonderful place to snorkel in the shallows or put on the scuba gear and go deeper and you'll rub sholders with many sharks (the harmless reef variety), dolphins and rays. There are also many caves and wrecks that make diving here really fantastic.
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre - In the heart of downtown Nassau, this is a great family day out. The five and a half acre park is part jungle, part gardens and home to hundreds of beautiful mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world.
Flying time from Heathrow is 9hrs 30 mins
British Airways operates non stop flights to Nassau 6 times a week in high season and 5 times a week in low season.