When is the best time to go to the Bahamas?

There is practically year-round sunshine in the Bahamas and with an average temperature between 26 and 32° C, the heat is definitely on the program. The entire year presents a good time to visit the Bahamas. However, as the period from mid-December to late April is the peak tourist season, expect to have crowds on the beaches and encumbering other attractions. If you like the excitement of the cheering crowds, arrange for your stay to coincide with the period of Junkanoo, a party linked to the Bahamian culture that causes a large influx of tourists. The rest of the year, beaches and tourist attractions are less crowded except during the Easter season and Pentecost Monday, as Bahamians take advantage of these holidays for a picnic with the family. The period between May and November is certainly more rainy, but the rains are not sufficient enough to dissuade or to prevent anyone from enjoying the day, having fun and relaxing.

So, when is the best time to go to the Bahamas? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In the Bahamas, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, November and December
  • The best months to go to Nassau are January, February, March, April, May, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Nassau are June, July, August, September and October
  • The rainiest months in this city are June, August, September and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Snug Corner and Mayaguana, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Nassau are May, June, July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in the Bahamas

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in the Bahamas for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 68°F to 81°F
3 to 5 days*
February 70°F to 81°F
2 to 4 days*
March 72°F to 79°F
2 to 4 days*
April 76°F to 81°F
2 to 7 days*
May 77°F to 83°F
6 to 11 days*
June 81°F to 86°F
5 to 16 days*
July 83°F to 88°F
5 to 18 days*
August 83°F to 88°F
6 to 20 days*
September 83°F to 88°F
8 to 19 days*
October 81°F to 86°F
9 to 13 days*
November 76°F to 83°F
5 to 9 days*
December 72°F to 81°F
3 to 6 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Bahamas by cities

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Climate and Weather in the Bahamas

A true little paradise, lost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and close to the United States, Haiti and the island of Cuba, the Bahamas benefit from a pleasant weather and sunshine for the greater part of the time. The 700 islands of the archipelago, located just one hour from Miami, benefit from a minimum of seven hours of sunshine throughout the winter and nothing short of nine hours in spring and early summer. With very mild temperatures in winter (around 16-17° C) and hot, but bearable temperatures in the summer (no more than 32° C), it would be a shame to deprive anyone of a small passage through the Bahamas when looking for lenient and warm weather.

Bahamas: Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

The rest of the year, between the months of June and October, it rains about every other day but especially at night or in the evening, which fortunately does not spoil your stay. If you desire to visit, know that the best time to enjoy the best climate of the Bahamas is generally from April to August, with pleasant temperatures and strong sunlight.

Lenient, the climate of the Bahamas is characterized by the presence of the Gulf Stream as well as a large quantity of coral reefs that protect the eastern shores of the islands from hurricanes, just as they do in the capital, Nassau. It is also the southern cities, such as Abraham's Bay or Matthew Town, that are most affected by these natural disasters. The hurricane season, for its part, ranges from June to October and the risk for cyclones can sometimes extend to mid-November, depending on the year.

Temperatures and rainfall in the Bahamas

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Bahamas and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Nassau, Andros Town, Freeport, Little San Salvador and Snug Corner, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in the Bahamas

Find out when Bahamas has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in the Bahamas

The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Bahamas is high in: January, July, August and December.

  • Very low season in the Bahamas: May, September and October.
  • Low season in the Bahamas: February, March, April, June and November.
  • High season in the Bahamas: January, July and August.
  • Peak season in the Bahamas: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Bahamas month by month

Average price for flights to the Bahamas

A return flight between New York City and Nassau is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 381 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 220 more for your airline ticket to Nassau if you go in april.

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Where to go in the Bahamas?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Andros Town76°F76°F76°F77°F81°F83°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F77°F
Little San Salvador76°F76°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F77°F
Snug Corner79°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F85°F85°F81°F81°F
Big Major Cay76°F76°F76°F77°F81°F83°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F77°F
Cat Island77°F77°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F
Dean’s Blue Hole77°F77°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F
Great Harbour Cay76°F76°F76°F77°F81°F83°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F77°F
Harbour Island76°F76°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F77°F
Long Island77°F77°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F
Marsh Harbour76°F76°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F77°F
Paradise Island76°F76°F76°F77°F81°F83°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F77°F
Pink Sands Beach76°F76°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F77°F
Alice Town74°F76°F77°F81°F83°F86°F88°F88°F88°F85°F79°F77°F


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Is this weather information for Bahamas reliable?

Climate data for Bahamas has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Bahamas allows us to determine the average for each month in Nassau, Andros Town, Freeport, Little San Salvador, Snug Corner, Big Major Cay, Bimini, Cat Island, and 12 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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