If you are thinking of taking your holidays in the Bahamas, the best time you should stress out over anything is during the planning stages of the trip. Because once you begin your travel in the Bahamas you are going to want to completely enjoy yourself. This is especially important because once you get there you will soon discover that the atmosphere in the islands is completely and totally laid back and being stressed out over anything will accomplish nothing in the Bahama Islands.
The whole point of going to these islands is to experience a totally different type of beauty and way of life and you will surely not be disappointed. You will discover that this is an incredible place full of vibrant colors and extraordinary people and experiences. A lot of the places you will go to will be full of exotic and colorful wildlife as well as exotic and colorful people.
The many different resorts that are available are one of a kind and many offer incredible local food and many different rooms that have a variety of different themes. The resorts are lively and filled with people so if you are looking for more of a low key type of experience you might want to stay on a boat offshore or try camping instead.
It is very important that you have your passport with you when traveling in and around the different islands. However; if you are from the United States you can also use an expired passport that is no older than 5 years or you can use your birth certificate a long with your photo ID. Whatever you have, you need it with you. You may find that these things may not be checked when you arrive on one of the islands but in order to leave the island they will require that your ID be checked. If you are not from the United States, you might want to check with the Bahamas to see if the country you are from is even allowed into their island countries. There are some countries and their people that they will not allow across their borders.
It is also important that you make sure that you check the dates of your travel. The weather in the Bahamas is usually very pleasant and mildly warm and is especially good for walking and boating, swimming and hiking as well as snorkeling and scuba diving. But you need to realize that during the months of September and October, it is considered the peak of their hurricane season and this can end up with you facing downpours that last for days on end and there is often some really serious flooding and evacuations are common as well. Although it is much cheaper to visit the islands in these months, you can see how the weather might pose a challenge to your trip.
The months that most tourists come to the islands are the months of November through April. This of course is when the major crowds will appear and if you are not into all the people and the noise you may not really want to come during these months. So if the hurricane season turns you off and the peak season is too much for you, you could try and schedule a trip during the months of May through August. This will be a quieter time of year but you still can expect a lot more rain than you would during the peak months. Also a lot of the attractions may be closed during this time of year. But if you are just wanting a getaway in paradise, these might be the perfect months for you.
A few other tips you might want to be aware would be for instance, no matter how good they say their water is it is advisable to stick with bottled water. Everyone processes their water differently and it might not agree with you even if the water is clean. Also you should realize that with any food item or beverage that you buy there is an automatic 15 percent gratuity added on. So you should not need to worry about tipping when dinning out since it is included in the price already.