Bahamas flights and travel guide

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Reasons to fly to Bahamas

Best Time to Fly to Bahamas

The Bahamas truly is an island paradise. Visitors can do everything from parasailing to gaming, and snorkeling to sunbathing. When going to the Bahamas, tourists should keep one thing in mind: hurricane season. Sure, there are plenty of cheap flights to the Bahamas, but unless you want to be boarded up inside your resort accommodations, it's best to book flights during peak travel times or towards the end of the off-season.

Peak season:

September through May is the cool season and the time when most people visit. The temperature is an average of 75F.

Travelers should book hotel accommodations and flights to the Bahamas well in advance during peak travel season. The Bahamas is a top destination resort for many travelers in the Northeast and budget and economy flights and hotels will book up fast.

Off season:

May to October is the off season, with the most rainfall occurring in these months. However, it is not extreme and temperatures are at their highest, so low-fares tempt many vacationers out during this time. It's worth noting that hurricane season is June to November. Prices fall in this time and travelers can find cheap flights to the Bahamas, though the chances of becoming caught up in a hurricane are slight.


Whether you're looking for bright blue skies, clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, fun attractions, luxury resorts or just a few lazy days in the sun, flights to the Bahamas are your ticket to typical island living. 

Contrary to popular belief, when you book a flight to Bahamas, you won’t arrive in the Caribbean. It is actually a chain-like archipelago of around 700 islands (about 30 of which are inhabited) and a couple of thousand little cays that stretch out into the Atlantic ocean for about 75 miles east of Palm Beach on the USA mainland. Direct flights to the Bahamas are usually found from major ports including Miami, New York, and Boston. Travelers who fly from more remote cities should plan on transferring planes in one of the larger airports such as Miami, Houston or Memphis, before arriving in the Bahamas. 

One reason people book flights to the Bahamas is the natural underwater cave system in the Lucayan National Park. Visitors to the Bahamas can take in just about any water sport available, so grab your goggles and head to the Bahamas for a great getaway in the sun.

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Bahamas climate

Bahamas “cold” weather reaches a comfortable 70 F. The warm months average between 80 and 90 degrees with high humidity.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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    Approx flight times

    La Guardia to Freeport International:
    2 hr 46 mins
    Newark Liberty International to Freeport International:
    5 hr 18 mins
    La Guardia to Nassau International:
    3 hr 13 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Nassau International:
    3 hr 0 mins
    Newark Liberty International to Nassau International:
    3 hr 18 mins

    In-flight reading

    Diving and Snorkeling Guide to the Bahamas

    Steve Blount and Lisa WalkerGuide to the best dive sites, which includes information about sites used in James Bond films.

    The Bahamas: Portrait of an Archipelago

    Larry Smith, photographs by Michael A. ToogoodPhotographic tour of the Bahamas and its people.