Destination guide

Island paradise at Bahamas vacation home rentals

Made up of over 700 islands, as well as many coral reefs and rocky cays, The Bahamas sit among the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, with year-round sunny weather. Book Bahamas vacation rentals and you can enjoy long days on the white, sandy beaches, taking dips in the turquoise sea or sitting under a palm tree. However, it's worth hiring a boat or taking a tour for some island hopping, visiting uninhabited islands and scuba diving to spot exotic fish. Discover small towns with colorful markets, and visit Nassau to learn about Bahamian culture, with museums and traditional restaurants.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Bahamas vacation rentals

If the ocean just isn't thrilling enough, cool off at Aquaventure Water Park. Glide through a clear waterslide that takes you through a shark lagoon, or simply enjoy the mile-long rapids from the comfort of your inflatable tube. If you're staying in Bahamas vacation rentals nearby, book a multiple day pass and enjoy the 11 pools. Add in a visit to Dolphin Cay, next to the water park. Enjoy a dolphin experience, swimming and frolicking with these friendly creatures, swim with stingrays in their tank, and learn to snorkel at the fun Atlantis ruins, where kids can look for treasure.

Activities

Activities near Bahamas vacation homes

The best way to explore The Bahamas is underwater, where there's a colorful world, full of coral reefs and exotic fish. Mermaid Reef in Abaco has an abundance of sea life, with schools of fish and moray eels swimming through the warm, clear seas. Your instructor might even take you through some underwater caves where you can get up close to reef sharks, who often swim close to divers. Explore the spooky Sugar Wreck off Grand Bahama Island. This shipwreck is home to many exotic fish and is just 20 feet below the surface making it suitable for beginners.

Weather

Best time to travel to Bahamas vacation homes

The Bahamas have warm weather almost year-round, reaching up to the mid-80s. However, the most popular time to book Bahamas vacation rentals is mid-December to mid-April, when it becomes an excellent winter escape and humidity is low. Outside of these months, the island is usually a lot quieter, and the rainy season between May and October usually only means short showers. Officially, hurricane season is between June and November, but The Bahamas aren't usually as badly affected as the rest of the Caribbean, so keep an eye on the news.

Natural features

Rainforests and coral reefs

The Bahamas is made up of a number of coral reefs, cays and rock formations, making it a fascinating place to explore by boat. Not many visitors stay on one island, so hire a boat or book a tour to explore the clear blue seas. It's the only way to get to Pig Beach, the perfect selfie spot where wild pigs swim in the shallow waters and greet visitors, or Conception Island which is home to rare birds and sea turtles. If you're staying close to Bimini, be sure to visit the unique mangroves, watching lobsters, sharks and rare fish swim underneath your kayak.

Beaches

Beach locales near Bahamas vacation homes

The Bahamas have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Vacation homes are available near places like Blue Lagoon Island, a small isle with sandy beaches and quaint restaurants, and Green Turtle Cay, a low-key barrier island with relaxed beaches and a picturesque colonial village. You'll also like Pig Beach, an uninhabited island with a colony of feral pigs that swim in the clear waters.

Food and drink

Experience tropical cuisine in the Bahamas

Bahamian cuisine relies heavily on seafood like fish, shellfish, lobster, crab, and conch, as well as tropical fruits, peas, rice, pigeon peas, and potatoes seasoned with lime, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cinnamon, rum, and coconut. The recipes are similar to the American South, though they utilize the local produce. If you want to experience the authentic cuisine of the Bahamas, visit a restaurant or eatery near your vacation rental.

Can I find a vacation rental around The Bahamas?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,400 vacation rentals near The Bahamas. From 852 Houses to 378 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near The Bahamas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in The Bahamas?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in The Bahamas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas: 284 vacation rentals
  • Nassau: 719 vacation rentals
  • Exuma: 306 vacation rentals
  • Eleuthera: 504 vacation rentals
  • Abaco Islands: 299 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in The Bahamas! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in The Bahamas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in The Bahamas:

  • Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas: 284 rentals
  • Nassau: 719 rentals
  • George Town: 254 rentals
  • Treasure Cay: 148 rentals
  • Green Turtle Cay: 148 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to The Bahamas?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in The Bahamas are:

  • Nassau Paradise Island Airport (PID): 719 vacation rentals
  • Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH): 256 vacation rentals
  • North Eleuthera Airport (ELH): 227 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in The Bahamas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in The Bahamas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Guana Cay Beach: 260 rentals
  • Marsh Harbour: 252 rentals
  • Abaco Beach: 251 rentals
  • Tropic of Cancer Beach: 216 rentals
  • Pink Sand Beach: 234 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around The Bahamas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around The Bahamas

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