Winter in Bahamas: Unforgettable Christmas vacation in the exotic Bahamas in winter

Bahamas in winter

How many times have you caught yourself staring at photos and postcards of sandy Bahamas beaches and turquoise Bahamas sea?  Have you ever dreamed of exotic beaches of New Providence and Paradise Island in the Bahamas at Christmas time?  Do you believe your tropical dream of Christmas vacation in Nassau and the Bahamas in winter can come true?

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BAHAMAS IN WINTER: BEST TIME TO GO TO BAHAMAS

Bahamas in winter
Compass Point Resort in Nassau © World Travel Connector

BAHAMAS WHEN TO GO

The best time to visit the Bahamas is in winter. The Bahamas at Christmas time grant unforgettable Christmas vacation with amazing exotic beaches, and spectacular Bahamian Junkanoo festival

Bahamas in winter
Nassau in the Bahamas in Christmas time © World Travel Connector
Junkanoo Festival in Nassau at Christmas in Bahamas in winter
Bahamian Junkanoo Festival in Nassau at Christmas

While summer in the Bahamas brings the hot and humid weather with showers and the possibility of hurricanes, winter in the Bahamas offers daily average temperatures around 25 °C (77 ° F) making the Bahamas a perfect winter destination and one of the best Christmas destinations in the world.

Bahamas rainy season and the offseason is from April to November and Bahamas hurricane season goes from June to November. Hence Bahamas summer and autumn are not the best time to travel to the Bahamas, although it is the cheapest time to go to Bahamas.

Me in Nassau at Christmas time and Bahamas in winter
The Bahamas in winter: Nassau at Christmas time

But, the best time to travel to the Bahamas is in the winter season. The Bahamas high season and the best time to visit the Bahamas is from December until March. And particularly months of December, January and February are the best time to travel to the Bahamas. The Bahamas at Christmas and New Year’s Eve are especially popular. Even more, Bahamas are widely known as one of the best warm Christmas destinations. In December and January water temperatures in the Bahamas average 23 °C (74 ° F) and air temperatures average 25 °C (77 ° F).

Luckily, Bahamian islands in Central America are not far from Florida, USA, and you could easily reach the Bahamas from Miami. From Europe to the Bahamas, there is a direct flight from London to Nassau. 

1. NASSAU AND NEW PROVIDENCE 

CHRISTMAS VACATION IN NASSAU IN THE BAHAMAS

Nassau at Christmas and beaches of Bahamas in winter
The Bahamas in winter: The white sand of the Compass Point beach © World Travel Connector

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and also the biggest city, located on the island of New Providence.  An interesting fact is that the city is spread across the whole island.

Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas has a downtown with restaurants and shops, mainly influenced by the American heritage and numerous beaches and resorts on either side of the island. But Nassau has some of the best diving sites in the Bahamas that are praised as some of the most amazing diving sites in the world overall.

On my trip to the Bahamas in December I tried Sandyport BeachCable Beach, and Compass Point Beach in Nassau. I enjoyed the most Compass Point Resort in Nassau with its beautiful white sandy beach and colorful huts all around where you can stay during your winter holidays. Beach of the Compass Point Resort is private and they charge 5 $ if you are not staying at the resort. Everywhere you go you can pay in Bahamian or US dollars which are equal in value. 

The colorful huts of Compass Point Beach Resort are just on the ocean so you can hear the waves while sleeping. Compass Point Resort in Nassau is a tropical Bahamian delight, which I would especially recommend to arty and romantic souls to spend their Bahama vacations. Hey honeymooners, you should check out this place for your Bahamas honeymoon!

Bahamas in winter
Bahamas holidays: Compass Point Resort beach © World Travel Connector
Bahamas in winter
The turquoise water of the Sandyport beach © World Travel Connector

Sandyport Beach resort in Nassau is one of the best boutique resorts in the Bahamas. Pastel-colored villas decorated in Caribbean style among palm-trees are a step off the beach but away from the touristy areas of Paradise Island. Sandyport Beach resort in Nassau in the Bahamas is a great choice if you want to recharge your batteries in a gorgeous and peaceful Bahamian stay during your Bahama trip. Click here to check out more details and the latest prices 

Bahamas in winter
The Bahamas in the winter: The aquamarine water of the Cable beach © World Travel Connector

2. ATLANTIS AND PARADISE ISLAND 

ATLANTIS FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION IN THE BAHAMAS

Atlantis in Nassau at Christmas and Bahamas in winter
Paradise Island and Atlantis resort in Nassau in the Bahamas

On the northeast side, New Providence is connected to Paradise Island by a bridge, where you can visit sprawling Bahamas Atlantis.

Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is considered one of the biggest resorts in the world where many films were shot and some interesting events took place, like shows of the most famous artists and Miss Universe. 

It has a free walk-in aquarium with many fish of the region, the most typical being stingrays, which you can even encounter while swimming. Inside the resort, they have designer shops and outside there is a shopping village with many souvenir shops. The restaurants in Atlantis in Paradise Island are classy but pricey with some of the best fish I have ever tried. You can also enjoy Atlantis water park, casino, and nightclub. 

In fact, Atlantis Bahamas features 6 resorts:

The Cove at Atlantis – the Cove’s superb luxury oceanfront suites are the choice No1. for all those who look for an ultimate luxury stay. Click here to see more info on the Cove at Atlantis.

The Royal at Atlantis – the iconic Atlantis Towers offer sophisticated and spacious rooms next to the world’s largest open-air marine habitat and famous Atlantis casino. Click here for more info on the Royal at Atlantis

The Beach at Atlantis – the Beach is a great choice for all value-minded guests and for all who look for a more casual stay on the beach Click here to check out the latest prices of the Beach at Atlantis

The Reef at Atlantis – the Reef is a perfect choice for solo travelers or couples who prefer luxurious studios and suits on the white sandy beaches with magnificent ocean views   Find more info of the Reef at Atlantis here

The Coral at Atlantis – the Coral is a great choice for families. It is more budget-friendly with prices lower than Royal and much lower than Cove. Click here for more info and the latest prices

Harborside at Atlantis – Harborside, featuring elegant comfortable villas, is an ideal choice for families and groups of friends Click here to see the latest prices of Harborside at Atlantis

You can check out Atlantis Bahamas Map showing exact locations of the 6 resorts, all pools, activities, entertainment and more.

3. BAHAMIAN JUNKANOO FESTIVAL 

Junkanoo Festival in Nassau at Christmas in Bahamas in winter
Junkanoo Festival in Nassau on New Year’s Eve

If you wish to spend Christmas time and New Years Eve in the Bahamas, then you should know that New Year’s Eve celebrations can be enjoyed either in Atlantis or downtown where the famous Junkanoo parade is held during the whole night, starting at 1 am until 10 am. The Bahamas Junkanoo parade is a celebration of Bahamian art and Bahamas culture with amazing costumes, music, and dancing.

I spent my evening on the pool of the Atlantis resort where a local band was playing popular songs and were after midnight I witnessed a mini Junkanoo parade in all its glory.

Bahamas in winter
Junkanoo Parade © World Travel Connector

From New Providence, you can get to some other Bahamian islands and enjoy the beautiful pristine waters, white Bahamas beaches and some activities like snorkeling, swimming with dolphins or stingrays in the Bahamas in winter.

On my next trip to the Bahamas, I am planning to do something I missed out this time: to take a dip with dolphins in the Bahamas sea! And quite frankly, I can’ wait for my next Bahamas vacation! Click here to see top tours and things to do in the Bahamas!

Bahamas in winter
Pristine waters of Bahamas © World Travel Connector
Bahamas in winter
Turquoise sea and sandy beach of Bahamas © World Travel Connector

Have you heard of the Junkanoo parade before?

Have you visited the Bahamas? What’s your favorite Bahamian island?


Story by Jelena Krešić, a fellow traveler & the blog guest. 

Jelena is an avid traveler, who is fluent in English, Italian, French and Croatian. Currently residing in Luxembourg, she is in love with the whole World.

Winter in Bahamas: Unforgettable Christmas vacation in the exotic Bahamas in winter
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40 comments

  1. SO true. I sit and look at photos or post cards jealous of the beaches the beautiful color, the white sand its amazing. I’ve wanted to go to Bahamas.

  2. Nope – I’ve never visited the Bahamas before. However, when my husband worked for Microsoft, he had to take a mandatory work trip to Nassau. I know, right? That was before we got together, or I would have climbed inside of his suitcase.

  3. Yes, I have been to the Bahamas and Atlantis. They are just as beautiful as Jelena says. The photos really depict the true color of the water, the peacefulness and the gorgeous beaches. The new thing for me that Jelena mentioned was the parade. That looks like a lot of fun.

  4. I would never want to leave those white sandy beaches while in the Bahamas.A perfect holiday to relax and enjoy some down time. It seems like the Bahamas has quite the nightlife as well.

  5. Nobody reading this post and looking at these stunning photos would pass up the opportunity to visit this beautiful place. The water is just devine and I love the bright colored houses along the seaside. The festival would have had a fabulous atmosphere and the costumes are just amazing. The Bahamas is definitely on my list of must-visits!

  6. Thanks for the nice virtual journey to the place I’ll most probably never visit (no matter how I would like that). But who knows, dreams do come true sometimes 🙂

  7. I am looking at an island getaway for later in the year. I had never heard of this! But it looks amazing. Thanks for the insight – I’ll have to keep it in mind!

  8. I never knew and have never got to read any post on the beaches of new providence and paradise island. They all look so beautiful with clean water and blue skies and less of tourist too. I will Love to consider this for my next holiday. Thanks for sharing.

  9. That is a stunning beach! We would love to spend a perfect summer there. The Atlantis and Paradise Island is beautiful. I think Dubai’s Atlantis is patterned after this one; their designs are nearly identical.

  10. You got me at turquoise water. I have always wanted to go to the Bahamas. So many beautiful islands. Atlantis would be great to see since I work in hotels. Looks like paradise.

  11. I’d really love to explore more of the Bahamas when I’m not in party mode haha. There is so much to see and do besides drinking. Atlantis is my all time favorite, I actually stayed at the one in Dubai too!

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