The Bahamas: where a bounty of beauty awaits

With sparkling sands and crystal clear seas, The Bahamas’ beaches are paradise personified, but dig a little deeper and this Caribbean treasure offers much more.

Time, the saying goes, waits for no man. But in The Bahamas, man can blissfully wait for time forever.

That’s because the alluring archipelago offers soft empty sands and lazy palm trees, where the only interruption is silent silhouetted fishing boats that nod idly beneath tangerine sunsets.

This cluster of 16 main islands and hundreds of islets and cays can realise any adventure you desire: whether that’s an idyllic, Robinson Crusoe fantasy of golden days and uninhabited cays or a colourful fiesta of carnival dancers and Junkanoo rhythms.

A haven of 5-star luxury, visitors can live like a celebrity with a world of secluded beaches, chilled champagne and exclusive fine dining at revered restaurants like Nobu.

With calming Championship-style golf courses, fabulous tennis courts, award-winning spas, personal super yachts and world-class casinos, the knots in your neck practically untangle themselves.

The Bahamas is ideal for families too. The Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis Paradise Island has slides that fly through real, shark-filled lagoons and lazy river rides, whilst swimming with wild dolphins and feeding stingrays is a truly unforgettable experience.

Little beats swimming with dolphins in the BahamasLittle beats swimming with dolphins in The Bahamas
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Many hotels offer kids clubs and there’s a wealth of activities to keep little ones busy. Try cycling on flat Grand Bahama Island, kayaking to hidden caves, snorkelling among shipwrecks and whizzing across azure waters on a speedboat trip.

Honeymooners will cherish the untouched paradise of moonlit dinners on the beach, couples massages, private cabanas, rum cocktails and secluded scuba diving opportunities among the country’s coral reefs.

However, it’s the Junkanoo Carnival that really encapsulates the spirit of the country. This annual fiesta of Bahamian music, feathered dancers and local delicacies takes place each April and May but reverberates across the islands throughout the year.

Experience life the Bahamian way by tasting the conch fritters and fried grouper at Arawak Cay in Nassau and shaking your rum hips in the clubs until late. The Bahamas offers a memorable holiday whichever way you mix it up.

With an unrivalled route network across six continents, competitive prices and a host of luxurious package options, British Airways makes getting to the golden beaches of The Bahamas easier than ever before.

From July 2016, British Airways will unveil its stylish new Boeing 777 aeroplanes on the non-stop route from London to Nassau, increasing our Club World cabin to 48 seats.

For customers, this means more space, deluxe comfort and even greater privacy, so your holiday indulgence starts with the flight.

The ‘Triple Seven’ is also supremely quiet with extra wide cabins and distinctively higher ceilings, plus it has the all important on-demand in-flight entertainment system to make the journey pass even quicker.

Head to British Airways for more.

British Airways offers 7 night holidays to The Bahamas from £929pp*.

Junkanoo in full swing in the BahamasJunkanoo in full swing in The Bahamas
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*Availability might be extremely limited, particularly during peak periods. All prices include return flights from London Heathrow to The Bahamas. British Colonial Hilton Nassau, The Bahamas price is in GBP per person based on two adults sharing 4* accommodation for 7 nights on an accommodation only board basis for selected travel between 05/09/16 – 21/09/16. Prices correct as of 08/12/15. Bookings must be made by midnight 02/06/16. Some payment methods might attract a handling fee. Holidays are ATOL protected (number ATOL5985). For full terms and conditions, visit


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