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Best time to visit the Bahamas

Our verdict

The best time to visit the Bahamas is January-April

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting the Bahamas such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, January-April is the best time of year to go.

During the peak of the warmer months, temperatures in Nassau in the Bahamas can rise to a maximum of around 29℃ (85℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 22℃ (71℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of the Bahamas though so you can find out more information about this below.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in the Bahamas (which we’re sure you will), you’re most likely to get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. The wet season in the Bahamas falls around September, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

Discover top destinations in the Bahamas below and find out everything you need to know about when to travel, including detailed climate and weather information, and tools to help you find the best prices to help you book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

The Bahamas seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. The Bahamas is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in the Bahamas

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
NassauJanuary-April
23℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
25℃
24℃
26℃
25℃
28℃
27℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
28℃
27℃
26℃
24℃
25℃
23℃
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Top FAQs

The Bahamas is in North America.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in The Bahamas:

The warmest month of the year in Nassau, one of the most popular places to visit in The Bahamas, is August.
The driest month of the year in Nassau, The Bahamas, is usually around January each year.

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