In association with: Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
Daily direct flights from the UK, and several simple connections across the US and Canada, make it easy to head for warmer climes in The Bahamas
With around 300 sunny days a year and a warm average temperature of 24C from November to April, Nassau Paradise Island is the perfect spot for a winter-sun getaway.
Whether it’s relaxing on the sparkling white sands, trying adrenaline-fuelled watersports or exploring intriguing historic sites, there’s plenty for both families and couples to enjoy, while the temperatures drop back home.
With a diverse portfolio of properties – think lively beachfront resorts or quiet boutique apartments – your clients can find the perfect hotel for them.
Plus, with direct Nassau-bound flights departing from UK hubs every day in the winter, and more options flying via the US and Canada, it’s never been easier to escape to a winter-sun paradise.
Fun for all the family
For clients seeking a family break jam-packed with activities, recommend a stay at Atlantis Paradise Island. Five accommodation options make up this sprawling resort, where the centre of the action is undoubtedly the 141-acre Aquaventure water park. Here, guests can drift along the meandering Rapids River or take the plunge with the near-vertical Leap of Faith drop slide.
They can also get up close and personal with colourful marine life at aquarium The Dig, catch 360-degree views of sharks, rays and sawfish in the Predator Tunnel, or sign up for a Ruins Snorkelling experience for the chance to swim among 20,000 colourful fish.
Right on Cable Beach, Baha Mar – comprising the SLS, Grand Hyatt and Rosewood – keeps every member of the family entertained.
Get competitive at the 18-hole Mini Blue golf course or burn off energy at one of the hotel’s new basketball courts. Animal lovers should head to The Sanctuary to learn more about the wildlife native to Nassau, feed the Aldabra tortoises, meet the majestic macaws or learn more about the Bahamas’ most iconic bird at Flamingo Cay.
What’s more, there’s 15 acres of water park fun to be enjoyed at the beachfront Baha Bay, including 24 slides and a surf simulator.
There’s also Margaritaville Beach Resort, with its own Fins Up Water Park, plus a kids’ club, a selection of lively restaurants, beach watersports and spacious oceanfront rooms.
With glorious white sands and crystal-clear waters bordering secluded resorts, Nassau Paradise Island knows how to cater for couples.
New this year is Goldwynn Resort & Residences, where rooms and suites – fit with kitchens and kitchenettes – accompany fine‑dining venues and cosy lounges, providing couples with the perfect sanctuary.
The newly renovated adult-only Sandals Royal Bahamian has its own private offshore island, Barefoot Cay, just a five-minute free boat ride away, where a chic beach club sits among a landscape dotted with hammocks and private cabanas.
One flight away
With daily Nassau-bound flights leaving the UK, your clients are guaranteed a seamless journey to this winter-sun hotspot. British Airways flies direct out of Heathrow every day, while Virgin Atlantic flies four times a week in the winter and twice a week in the summer.
For clients based in Scotland, Air Canada now flies to Toronto from Edinburgh, while Delta has announced a new Edinburgh to Atlanta service, making the US or Canada a great multi-centre addition, before a quick flight to the Bahamas.
Three of the best activities in Nassau
Visit Graycliff Hotel
This historic hotel in downtown Nassau dates back to 1740 and is home to a chocolatier, cigar factory and wine cellar. Visitors don’t need to stay here to make a trip to this charming property for a cooking class at the Graycliff Culinary Academy, a chocolate tasting tour or a unique custom wine blending experience.
Explore the ocean
Venture beneath the surface of the warm Caribbean water on a once-in-a-lifetime snorkelling tour. Guests will receive expert instruction before diving down below to explore some of the Bahamas’ most vibrant reefs. Back on board, they can relax and soak up the sun while sailing.
Learn about Bahamian culture
The vibrant, colourful festival of Junkanoo is synonymous with Bahamian culture, having been celebrated as early as the 18th century, when slaves were given three days off for Christmas. The Educulture Junkanoo Museum honours these traditions, educating visitors on the history of the festival and showcasing costume pieces and traditional music.