It's better in the Bahamas
We're delighted to announce that we will be flying to the Bahamas from November. Whether you're looking to escape on your next adventure, explore a new corner of the world or just want to relax in paradise, you're going to love stepping off our aircraft into this spectacular and sunny island nation.
The capital, Nassau, situated on the island of New Providence, is a busy port city and home to excellent museums, including one dedicated to the Pirates that once inhabited these islands. You can stroll through striking architecture, party at fabulous nightclubs and enjoy world-class shopping. Nassau is also home to a few resort hotels packed with amenities and a great variety of local shops and restaurants. Then step away from the capital, and with a bit of island hopping, you'll discover a different kind of treasure, like your own uninhabited pink sand cay or peaceful beach hideaway. There really is something for everyone.
For nature lovers, there are 200 species of bird to find and tropical gardens to explore. Foodies are taken care of with the freshest seafood and locally grown produce. Conch (a shellfish dish pronounced 'conk') served with peas and rice, is the national dish. For carnival fans, Boxing Day is when the celebration of Junkanoo takes place. This is when Bahamians dress in elaborate costumes and fill the streets of Nassau, dancing to a lively and inviting Bahamian beat. The procession concludes with a competition on Bay Street, where judges award prizes to winners in three main categories: best music, best costume and best overall group presentation.
If the Bahamas has so much to delight on land, there's just as much to enjoy when you step into those warm turquoise seas. The Islands have world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the Earth's most spectacular water and beaches waiting for families, couples and adventurers. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park was the first protected land and sea park in the world. The 176 square-mile national park, built in 1958, features a protected habitat for much of the Bahamas' wildlife and several cays and beaches. Snorkelling and exploring can be done in the beautiful underwater reefs and cays, which are home to many fascinating species.
The Bahamas Islands offer some of the world's best dive sites, from coral reefs and gardens to shipwrecks and maybe even sunken treasure. Few places on Earth have a wider variety of diving opportunities awaiting both novice and experienced divers. Local guides lead divers to well-known sites offering accessible drop-offs close to shore and visibility exceeding 200 feet at some locations. Dive the Bimini Road, believed to be evidence of the Lost City of Atlantis, explore the Earth's third-largest barrier reef off the shores of Andros or visit Dean's Blue Hole on Long Island. You can also dive on historical wreck sites like the Santa Maria Teresa, a 360-foot Spanish battleship sunk in 1898 during the Spanish American War, or visit Nassau to see the Tears of Allah, a wreck used as a movie set for a James Bond thriller. Those looking for the excitement of dolphins will find The Bahamas offers many opportunities to interact with these beautiful creatures.
The Bahamas is a perfect holiday destination, and we're so excited to be flying there. The good news is you don't have to wait very long. Our twice-weekly services from London Heathrow start on the 20th November on our Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Flights go on sale from 11th August 2021 with return Economy flights starting from £713 per person. We can't wait to welcome you onboard.