Discover What’s New and Exciting in the Bahamas for 2023

Throughout 2023, travelers can join in on celebrations marking its 50 years of Independence.

While temperatures around the world are dropping, the sun continues to shine brightly in the Bahamas. And, throughout 2023, visitors may take part in 50th-anniversary celebrations, complete with larger-than-life Junkanoo activities, exclusive hotel bargains, and countless opportunities to enjoy the sun, sand, and sea.


Nassau’s Junkanoo Celebrations Have Returned

After a two-year break due to the epidemic, The Bahamas’ cultural festival returned to Nassau’s Bay Street in December, selling over 2,500 tickets for Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year’s (2 January) celebrations. In January, the Out Islands will see Junkanoo celebrations in The Exumas (6 January) and on Cat Island (10 Jan.).

Hidden Worlds and The Bahamas Launch a Miami Dining Experience

Hidden Worlds, known for its immersive events, is returning to Miami in collaboration with The Islands of The Bahamas to present a 13-day culinary pop-up that combines art, entertainment, and conservation activities. Tickets for “Our Ocean, Our World,” which runs from February 15 to March 4, 2023, are currently on sale. Part of the proceeds from the event, which is intended to raise awareness for ocean conservation, will go to Beneath the Waves, a non-profit dedicated to the protection of the ocean’s ecosystems.


JetBlue will begin daily flights from New York City to Nassau

Beginning in spring 2023, New Yorkers will be able to access the white sand beaches of The Bahamas swiftly and conveniently thanks to nonstop daily JetBlue flights from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

The Berry Islands now have a new international airport.

The Bahamas officially opened its newest international airport, Great Harbour Cay Airport on The Berry Islands, on December 16. Aztec Airways, Tropic Ocean Airways, and Makers Air all fly from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Bahamas Is Recognized in USA TODAY’s Top 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards 2023

The Bahamas received nine awards in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2023. Lucayan National Park (#7) and Tropic of Cancer Beach (#5) were named “Best Caribbean Attraction” and “Best Caribbean Beach” respectively.

Four Digital Campaigns in the Bahamas Win Platinum Viddy Awards

The Bahamas received four Platinum Viddy Awards for digital tourism campaigns: Lady of the Pineapple Fields, Fly Away, Secrets of the West End, and Welcome to Cat Island.


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Combine Savings This Winter With Vacation Express Flight and Accommodation Deals

Travelers traveling from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (FPO) this January can purchase a three-night vacation package starting at $699 with Vacation Express. Round-trip airfare and accommodations at the all-inclusive Lighthouse Pointe in Grand Lucayan are included in the package.

Winter Deal from the United States and Canada exclusively for residents of the United States and Canada traveling to the Out Islands

Get a $250 flight credit when you book a 4-night or longer stay at a participating Out Islands hotel. The discount is valid for booking now until January 31, 2023, and for travel until August 31, 2023. Terms and conditions apply.

Ocean Club’s 60th Anniversary

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort in the Bahamas, will celebrate its 60th anniversary from February 10 to 12, 2023. Guests can participate in the celebrations by booking the “Diamond Anniversary Celebration Package,” which includes one night at the resort as well as tickets to the “Diamonds are Forever” dinner event, which is themed after the property’s 007 James Bond history. Guests can contact the bookings team at [email protected] for prices and further information.

Join the 25th Anniversary Celebrations at Atlantis Paradise Island for a 25% Discount

In honor of Atlantis Paradise Island’s 25th anniversary, the resort is offering up to 25% off a 5-night stay at The Coral, The Royal, and The Reef. The booking window is from January 1 to January 25, 2023, with travel through December 15, 2023.


The Bahamas is made up of about 700 islands and cays, as well as 16 distinct island attractions. It is approximately 50 miles off the coast of Florida and provides a quick and easy option for travelers to get away from it all. The island nation also has world-class fishing, diving, boating, and thousands of miles of the most stunning beaches on the planet for families, couples, and adventurers to explore.

[Source: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation Press Release]

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