Less than 100 miles southeast of Florida lies the multi-island paradise of the Bahamas. A popular destination for resort vacations, honeymoons, and weekend getaways, these nearly 700 coral islands are full of opportunities for fun, relaxation, mouth-watering dining, and romantic sunsets on the beach. You can charter flights to the Bahamas with Hangar 7 for flexible, convenient, and simple arrangements — but read these travel tips first to prepare for your trip!
Private Airports in the Bahamas
While the islands themselves are small compared to many U.S. states, there are actually more than forty commercial and private airports in the Bahamas, dotted across the islands (including 20 international airports). This means you’ll have plenty of options to get chartered flights close to your destination. Here are three of the most important airports to consider, but consult with your private air charter company for guidance on the best option for your trip:
- Lynden Pindling International Airport: Also called Nassau International Airport, this is the largest airport and main gateway and hub for the Bahamas, in close proximity to the capital city of Nassau.
- Grand Bahama International Airport: GBIA is one of only two Bahamian airports with US border preclearance facilities, along with Lynden Pindling. It’s in Freeport.
- Marsh Harbour Airport: The second busiest facility after Lynden Pindling, this airport is located in Marsh Harbour on the Abaco Islands.
What To Do in the Bahamas
The beaches are a major attraction, but there’s much more to do on these busy and scenic tropical islands. You could easily lose yourself hiking through mangrove forests or navigating the many marketplaces. Here are a few of our favorite attractions:
- Charter a Boat Tour: Chartering a Bahamas boat tour is a popular way to try diving, snorkeling, fishing, and swimming with the famous wild Bahamian pigs. Or you can simply lounge on the pristine white sands and sip a cold drink!
- Golf at the Greg Norman Course at Sandals Emerald Bay: This award-winning ocean-side championship course is renowned as one of the most scenic in the Caribbean.
- Shop at Port Lucaya Marketplace: Feast your eyes on this 9.5 acre marketplace with more than 40 stores as well as straw and craft markets and multiple bars. Shop for clothes, bags, and other duty free souvenirs.
The Best Restaurants in the Bahamas
There’s a buzzing restaurant scene in Nassau, which has been referred to as “the next culinary capital of the Caribbean,” and you’ll find equally exciting options on the surrounding islands of Great Exuma and Cupid’s Cay. Here are a few of our favorites recommendations for travelers who find themselves on these three islands:
- Tropic Breeze Beach Bar & Grill: This seafood-focused cabana restaurant overlooks dazzling blue waves and provides a comfortable and relaxed lunchtime ambience. Enjoy Caribbean jerk wings, seafood nachos, lobster bites, or a conch gyro as you sip sweet Bahamian rum cocktails in George Town, Great Exuma.
- Curley’s: Here’s a no-frills venue for authentic Bahamian fare with a colorful vibe. Find it on the Fish Fry strip in Nassau and bring the whole family to gobble up the big portions of grouper fingers and guava duff (and perhaps enjoy some half-pint Bahama Mamas).
- 1648: The elegant veranda of 1648 features white wooden railings, wicker furniture, and lanterns on every table that overlooks the technicolor sunsets of Cupid’s Cay and the Governor’s Harbour. Lobster is the main attraction (from salad to bisque to pasta and even pizza), but the rest of the menu is also mouthwatering.
The Best Time to Visit the Bahamas
Charter a flight to the Bahamas anywhere from mid-December until mid-April to enjoy the peak season in the islands. Temperatures rarely fall under 60 degrees at any time of year, but hurricane season and its frequent rains will stretch from June through November. Tourism and prices also rise in the peak season, however, so budget hunters might consider an off-season trip where crowds are thin and rates are down — just prepare to make adjustments with the weather.
The colorful costumes and island spirit of the bi-annual Junkaroo festival are a great time to visit. It happens once in the winter (December-January) and again in the summer (July).
Book Your Charter Flights to the Bahamas With Hangar 7!
Our agents are always prepared to offer you advice and flexible travel arrangements as you prepare and book your private charter flights to the Bahamas. Contact Hangar 7 Aviation today to start arranging the details of your trip today!