Recently I had a friend who asked what the water was like in The Bahamas around late December, early January. Generally, I don’t tend to swim during these times, so my answer wasn’t as straightforward as it could be. Nonetheless, after my explanation- she was pretty convinced in coming.
Let’s be real, while living in The Bahamas- a place with perfect weather all year round, I tend to take advantage of every beach day I can get. However, when it comes to “winter” months ...I naturally stray away from swimming.
Not because outside is freezing, but because I like my beach water just like my showers- nice and refreshing. This is not to say that the water around this time is particularly cold... but definitely much cooler than I’d prefer.
My friend, however, is not from The Bahamas- as you may have guessed- but rather from Oklahoma, USA.
Those of you who don’t know much about Oklahoma, should know that the weather is constantly shifting, but winters particularly are consistently freezing.
Most of you may also know that here “winter” isn’t winter at all. It’s just a spurt of random cold fronts which sometimes are much cooler since I live on the island closest to Florida.
This point is rather relatable because for many of you reading, you’re also subject to cold winters just like my friend.
So, I’ve come up with 5 reasons as to why you should ditch your winter coats and decide to spend your holidays in The Bahamas!
- First and most obvious- THE WEATHER! Winters for The Bahamas is typically a solid average of 75 degrees (or higher). This temperature for most of you snow birds is still considered to be summer-ish. So, choosing to put on shorts for a period of 5-7 days & basking on many beautiful beaches while making your friends jealous will always beat out layers of clothing and potential frost bite!
Return on Investment-You automatically escape the costs of heaters, extra clothing, and buying Starbucks several times a day just to keep yourself warm. When you think about the ROI of spending the holidays on one of many of our islands and the memories you’ll have while doing so vs. an increased power bill/ monthly expenses...the investment of visiting definitely outweighs the latter.
Junkanoo! This highly anticipated cultural event of the year only happens on a large scale during the holidays! You can experience the rich depth of our music, dance, and creativity all in one night at this National Festival. The event happens the day after Christmas and on New Year’s Day. If you’re planning your getaway around any of these dates, you'll be in for a treat.
Friendly Environment- People are naturally jollier around Christmas time- either because they’re getting a bonus or they’re looking forward to extra time off. Whatever the case may be, you can bet that your experience on any of our islands will leave you wanting to come back for more. We’re already a family oriented, jovial set of people so if you visit us around the Holidays and opt for a People-to-People experience you’ll practically be calling The Bahamas your second home!
Ease of Access- With flights and cruise lines coming in from all over the world, it’s become increasingly easy to get to most, if not every island of The Bahamas. Take advantage of better deals by booking early and within a blink of an eye you would have changed your entire holiday landscape from snowy days to sunny days!
The list could go on, but those my friends are just a few reasons as to why you should continue browsing our website to see which island to visit this Holiday Season! Once you’ve selected your top choice, don’t forget to hit “BOOK” at the top right corner of the site to experience why It’s truly Better In The Bahamas!