Top 5 Reasons to Spend the Holidays in The Bahamas

Ditch the traditional family fanfare and escape to the surreal

TORONTO, Dec. 22 /CNW/ - With temperatures dropping, snow dotting the landscape and awkward family get-togethers fast approaching, now more than ever, Canadians are either embracing the Holidays or planning their escape. For those looking for an alternative to staying local here are five fabulous reasons to visit The Bahamas this Holiday season.

  1. Junkanoo
    The energetic and colourful parade featuring brightly costumed entertainers dancing to rhythmic cowbells, drums and whistles takes place on December 26 and January 1 in Nassau. You can also experience the rush of Junkanoo on Grand Bahama Island, Eleuthera, Bimini and Abaco

  2. Ditch the turkey for conch
    Trade in the turkey for a Bahamian Holiday dinner that is sure to dazzle everyone.
    Consider the following substitutions: grilled snapper instead of turkey; conch fritters versus stuffing; fried plantain over mashed potatoes and ditch the cranberry sauce for baked macaroni n' slaw

  3. Duty Free Shopping
    Splurge on the ones you love while not breaking the bank. The Bahamas is known for its duty free shopping with labels such as Fendi, Gucci, Chanel and Rolex offered at a discount of up to 30% off

  4. You don't need to bundle up for the beach
    While the picturesque landscapes of Canadian winters are enjoyable, the well below freezing temperature is also at times, unbearable. On a typical day in The Bahamas the weather hovers around 30 degrees Celsius. Warm breezes and sunny skies make heading to The Bahamas a compelling reason this holiday season - forget about the cold and dive into the heat!

  5. New Year's Eve at Club Waterloo
    Club Waterloo on East Bay Street in Nassau fills the island air with music all week long, 364 days a year, but New Year's Eve is when the real party happens where dancing spills off the dance floor, overtaking the pool area.  DJs spin tunes all night long and party-goers groove to Bahamian rake n scrape, hip-hop, reggae and calypso.

About The Islands Of The Bahamas
Life in the 700 Islands Of The Bahamas just keeps getting better and it's easy to see why. With world-class diving and fishing, miles of picture perfect beaches, and gorgeous turquoise water, visitors have the opportunity to do everything or nothing at all. From Exuma, Eleuthera and Abaco to exciting Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, this tropical paradise is as culturally diverse as it is vibrantly beautiful.

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