Five reasons why the Bahamas is worth visiting

date_range 9 January, 2018 label , , , question_answer 40 Comments

More than 700 islands form the beautiful archipelago of the Bahamas, a destination that welcomes more than a million tourists each year. Those who choose this destination do so because they know what the Bahamas has to offer: Caribbean climate, delicious cuisine, enchanting beaches and many more incentives to make you crave to visit this place.

The quintessential Caribbean climate

If you’re wondering when is the best time of year to visit the Bahamas, don’t worry: with more than 320 sunny days a year, you can enjoy a spectacular climate almost all year round. In the winter (December to April), the average temperature ranges between 20 and 26 degrees centigrade and, in summer (end of April to early December), from 28 to 33 degrees. This is a place where you’ll never feel short of radiant sunshine.

Idyllic beaches

A climate like that of the Bahamas is no use if you have nowhere to enjoy it. Luckily, its 700 islands contain an infinite number of beaches where you can enjoy the region’s fine weather whilst luxuriating in its turquoise waters. Some that stand out are the pink sands of the Eleuthera and Harbor Island beaches, the famous Cable Beach in Nassau and the idyllic Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island.

Nassau, pirate island

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and, without doubt, has been a vitally important place over the course of history. It was, in its day, a bastion of piracy, as the island was used as a pirate settlement and its nearby islands were their hideouts. Today, the buccaneer atmosphere is still alive in Nassau if you visit the Pirate Museum, located in the city centre. Inside, it recreates what life was like for the pirates in centuries gone by, even including special appearances by characters dressed in outfits inspired by the pirate past.

Exquisite cuisine

Fish and shellfish are the stars of most of the local dishes. The most popular dishes in the area include the Bahamas conch, whether in the form of a stew, salad, or even fritters. You also can’t leave without trying the local lobster and grouper. The region’s seafood is, without doubt, an authentic delicacy.

Paradise Island

This is another great attraction in the Bahamas. On Paradise Island, you must visit Pirate’s Cove Beach, an unspoiled and uncrowded place that is ideal for sitting on the sand and enjoying the heavenly Caribbean Sea.

You will also find the newly-renovated Riu Palace Paradise Island there, with its all-inclusive 24-hour service, ready to welcome you and provide you with a unique holiday in the Bahamas.

These are just some of the attractions in this extensive archipelago. It is a piece of paradise that is worth travelling to and, once you have experienced it first-hand, it will make you want to come back to again and again. Visit the Bahamas and relax with us at Riu Palace Paradise Island!

40 Comments

  • Lindsey Towler

    It’s my 40th birthday coming up soon and I would love a chance to visit my dream location!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Lindsey!

      Happy birthday! 😀 If you want to come to Bahamas, visit this link and search the best prices and dates for you 🙂

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      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Pam

    I have been to Paradise Island, but have not stayed at RIU Palace Paradise Island. I am adding this to my bucket list!

  • kent madcke

    I love the Riu have stayed in three of the four in Cancun. Best i have ever stayed in.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Kent!

      Then … come to the hotel that you have not yet visited. We will be happy to receive you 😀

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  • Chelsea

    LOVE the RIU! Have never visited the Bahamas and would love to be granted the opportunity!!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Chelsea!

      If you want to come to Bahamas and discover all about this islands, visit this link and book with us! 😀

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  • Monica

    I can’t wait to visit the end of January! First time in Bahamas and we have stayed at many Riu’s. I’m sure we won’t be disappointed!
    Monica

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Monica!

      Thanks for your words! We love to know that our guests have enjoyed in our hotels and have repeated with us 🙂 We are waiting for you 😀

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  • david hartley

    this hotel chain is absouluty faboulus

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi David!

      Thanks for your words! We are so glad to read that our guests love our hotels 😀

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      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • alecia cross

    1 The food 2 the beautiful beaches 3 the wonderful climate 4 the beautiful and newly renovated riu Palace Paradise Island 5 The friendly people

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Alecia!

      Thanks for your comment! We are so glad to read your words about the Riu Palace Paradise Island 😀

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  • Arlene Cheveldeaw

    I have always wanted to travel here. When I did on a cruise the weather was stormy and we did not get to even go for a swim at the beach. So would love to come back again.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Arlene!

      You had bad luck…If you want to come to Bahamas and discover all about its beaches, visit this linkhttps://www.riu.com/en/hotel/bahamas/paradise-island/hotel-riu-palace-paradise-island/index.jsp and book with us!

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  • Alecia

    I stayed this resort 3 times and had a exceptional time all 3 times from the there friendly staff the sumptuous meals and the beautiful resorts had us going back we have been to many other riu hotels but this remain our favorite can’t wait to see the newly renovated riu Palace Paradise Island

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Alecia!

      Thanks for your words 🙂 We are so glad to know that you have enjoyed in our hotels and have repeated with us in Bahamas! The renovated Riu Palace Paradise Island and its news are waiting for you 😉

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      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Chantal

    We always stay in a RIU Hotel, because the service, food and staff are the best.
    We’ve never been to the Bahama’s it’s always a big dream to go there, so :

    Why would I like to win this Bahama’s vacation
    it would be a big time of celebration ..
    White beaches, deepblue oceans
    and no we won’t forget our sun lotions.

    Enjoying the sun, food and staff @ Riu resorts
    walking the beach in our lovely shorts.
    But that doesn’t even describe in how I feel,
    so if I win, I make you a deal.

    Loads of photo’s from our trip
    maybe we make a video/music clip
    As there is from Happy from Cabo Verde
    not too late, a little early.

    So I hope my dream will come true,
    then I know what to do ..
    Pack my suitcase and fly away,
    to the Bahama’s @Riu resorts for a 5 day stay ..

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Chantal!

      Wow! :O Many thanks for your lovely poem and for your kind words regarding our staff and the food offered 😀 😀
      We hope you will choose to visit one of our RIU hotels again very soon. 🙂

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      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Penny Miller Potter

    We have made so many friends at the RIU in Ocho Rios, that I can’t get my husband to go anywhere else. Maybe if we win a trip to the Bahamas we can make more friends there. 🙂

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Penny!

      Thank you for your comment and for your loyalty to RIU Hotels & Resorts. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back at one of our RIU hotels son 🙂

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      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Yanisha Brown McLean

    I would love to visit the Bahamas for my 11th Anniversary. I always been told by Mr. Ricardo Miller that it is a paradise there and I would really love the chance to experience it.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Yanisha!

      Thank you for your comment. We would like to inform you that the Hotel Riu Paradise Island was reopened after extensive renovation last October as ADULTS ONLY hotel and is located directly on a spectacular 4 km stretch of white, sandy beach. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you soon at one of our worldwide RIU hotels 😀

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      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Keyiah

    My favorite hotel, this is where I got engaged 2016 would love to visit the Bahamas for my anniversary, this is something we discuss earlier

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Keyiah!

      Thank you for your loyalty to RIU and we hope to see you again at one of our worldwide hotels 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Karen

    Have vacationed in Nassau many times but have never stayed at the Riu. Well…..trip booked Feb 15th this year and excited to be staying at the newly renovated Riu. Love this chain! Always superb service.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Karen!

      Thank you for choosing RIU Hotels & Resorts once again for your vacation and we look forward to welcoming you back in our recently refurbished hotel very son 😀

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      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Wayne Vassell

    I’ve been to all the RIU’s in Jamaica….and they were all awesome…now its time to make that trek to the renovated RIU Palace Paradise Island. I’m gonna find a way to make it happen this year!!!!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Wayne!

      Thank you for your loyalty to RIU Hotels & Resorts and we hope to see you in our recently refurbished Adults Only Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island 😀

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Tyne Caouette

    I have stayed at many Riu resorts, I can say I have enjoyed every minute while I was there. Sure would be nice to come back again.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Tyne!

      Thank you for your loyalty to RIU and we hope to see you again very soon at one of our hotels 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Diana Thompson

    I like to take photos to share on social media when i travel, and this would be a great opportunity to share beauty.

  • Tamara

    I am getting married next month and i would really love to spend my honeymoon at RIU in Bahamas. I have always spend time at the locations here in Jamaica especially RIU in OchobRios and the service provided is great.

  • Kurt Hoffmann

    I’ve been to RIU in Riviera Maya and loved it but would also love to explore the Bahamas with RIU!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Kurt!

      Many thanks for your loyalty to RIU Hotels & Resorts! 🙂 We look forward to seeing you in our recently refurbished Adults Only Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Shannon

    We have stayed at Riu in Ocho Rios 3 times..once in Puerto Vallarta & once in Punta Cana…we absolutely love Riu. So excited to be spending our 1st time to the Bahamas (June 5-12, 2018) with Riu as well..cant wait to get there!!! Love u Riu!!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Shannon!

      Many thanks for your nice words and for your loyalty to RIU Hotels & Resorts 😀 We look forward to seeing you in our recently refurbished Adults Only Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island this summer.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

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