With more than 700 islands and over 2000 cays the Bahamas is a beautiful place to vacation with the family. The right time to take a family vacation in the Bahamas is during the summer break. The cheapest way to experience the Bahamas is to visit it from Mid April to Mid December. This is the off-season and you will snag up to 60 % savings on transport and hotel rooms. While visiting during the summer, one can sit back, relax, and enjoy the laid-back experience that the island provides once the winter crowd has departed. During this time, the excursions, the beaches, and restaurants are less crowded. There will be no need for you to wake up prior to sunrise in order to get a spot in the beach or a place in the pool. At this time, you can visit the malls, explore the culture, and enjoy traffic free roads without being caught up in crowds.
Educational activities – You can have a fun time gathering an insight into the world of pirates at the impressive Pirates of Nassau museum. The Ardastra Gardens Zoo and Conservation Center is an ideal way to bring the children face to face with over 300 different species that include the Prevost’s squirrels ,the Bahamas parrots, the serval and the Bahamian Boa constrictor . You can experience a Kayak tour in the naturally wonderful Lucayan national park. These tours are mainly aimed at introducing the tourists to the exotic ecosystem of the Bahamas and the exquisite wild flora and fauna.
Water activities – The blue Lagoon Island and Port Lucaya Marina in Freeport have the dolphin encounters and the Underwater Explorers Society that conduct dolphin swims. This is a perfect way for the children to experience the thrill of swimming with dolphins. These facilities also offer the sea lion encounters. If swimming with the dolphins seems daunting there are numerous dolphins that can be seen on the boat tours in the Bahamas.
Accommodations – There are abundant family friendly resorts in the Bahamas. There are casinos in which activities are offered for children between the ages 3 and 12. Games such as pottery crafts and free play stations are ideal to keep the children preoccupied. For the teens and pre-teens, the Live DJ and the variety of gaming consoles with unlimited internet access makes them love the Bahamas even more. The accommodations include various packages like the full day sightseeing and boat rides that the family can enjoy.
Some of our favorite family resorts in the Bahamas are: Atlantis, Melia Nassau Beach and Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino.