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If you are looking for secluded and luxurious villas to rent, Bahamas is one of the top places to choose. With 100,000 square miles of ocean, home to 700 islands and 2,400 cays, this British Overseas Territory is the last word in getaway glamour.

If you like the idea of gazing across sandy beaches from the terrace of stylish and spacious villas then the Bahamas has it all. Close to the USA, a mere 50 miles off Florida's coastline, the Bahamas are easy to reach.

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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY


“Elaine, Yvonne, Sinead and the entire team at Exceptional Villas were truly amazing! They were so helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process from start to finish. I highly recommend them and will definitely use them again! THANK YOU!!!!”

Ryan & Laura Zehl USA via Trustpilot

“A big "Thank You" and my deepest gratitude go out to our concierge with Exceptional Villas for helping to make my family's Christmas holiday spent in the beautiful Bahamas both a memorable and wonderful vacation! Her expertise in selecting the perfect accommodation, as well as her attention to detail and most importantly, her pleasant and warm personality made all the difference in the world.

I travel a lot and I can honestly say that I just returned from the most wonderful, relaxing and memorable vacation stay at One Cable Beach. It is an amazingly stunning beachfront property with a beautiful infinity pool. The 2-bedroom condo was immaculate and breathtakingly beautiful, in fact, everything about this property was exquisite and top notch. High quality furnishings, kitchenware, extremely friendly staff and well-kept beautiful property.

Everyone was beyond friendly and stopped by to say hello and were willing to help and guide us to whatever we needed. They made us feel like part of the family, which was very special. The check-in and check-out process was seamless and the front desk personnel were very helpful, courteous and professional, especially Tamara, Anthony and Yveno.

Their island charm and desire to make sure all of their tenants were pleased was truly outstanding. Again, thank you Exceptional Villas for making our family vacation absolutely perfect and memorable. I highly recommend them for all your travel getaways. I can't wait to return, I truly felt at home!”

Pam McGowan USA via Trustpilot

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WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE BAHAMAS


It has to be its weather. Of course, the islands are stunningly beautiful, but the year-long warm weather, ranging between 75-85 degrees, will ensure you can enjoy your stay in your luxury Bahamas villas for rent. Swimming, snorkeling, and diving are all part of The Bahamian experience. Sailing between islands for secluded picnics is another experience not to be missed.

From the decadent lifestyle of the rich and famous to barefoot beachcombing, luxury villas in the Bahamas are the perfect base for the ultimate Caribbean vacation.


THINGS TO DO IN THE BAHAMAS


Surfing is one of the unexpected things you can do in the Bahamas. The island of Eleuthera has terrific Point Breaks, Beach Breaks, and Reef Breaks. Check out the best beaches in the Bahamas along the North and Northeast of this island. The months of October to April deliver the best swells. A stunning property like Buccaneer Hill could be the perfect destination in Eleuthera for you.

The Andros Barrier Reef is the third largest living organism in the world. So, take a swim, dive, or snorkel for an opportunity to spot a Green Turtle, dolphins, or other colorful marine life; it is one of the very best things to do in the Bahamas.

Staniel Cay Adventures working out of Exuma is a company that can provide diving, fishing, and exploration tours around some of the deserted islands in this region. Just imagine swimming ashore on a pristine white sandy beach, with no trace of human life all around.

The endless reef formations throughout the Bahamas have created many safe beaches for swimming or paddleboarding. Swim with pigs or sharks or watch a turtle or two. It's the perfect mixture of relaxation and thrill.

Bond, James Bond. If you are a franchise fan, consider visiting Thunderball Grotto in the Exumas. This incredible cave was a location for the Bond movie of the same name. In addition, other Bond productions, like Casino Royale and The World is Not Enough, were filmed on location around these beautiful islands.


Interesting things about the Bahamas


HOW DID THE BAHAMAS GET ITS NAME?

Some believe it derived from the Lucayan name meaning large upper middle island. Other sources say Christopher Columbus called it Baja Mar, meaning shallow sea.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE BAHAMAS?

Its size. It covers a vast ocean area. Thousands of square miles of sea, with one of the largest reef formations in the world, ensure that the islands are the perfect destination for the idyllic Caribbean vacation.

DO CELEBRITIES GO TO THE BAHAMAS?

Yes, many celebrities enjoy a vacation here. Visitors like George Clooney and Tom Cruise enjoy the exclusivity and seclusion of the beaches. If you travel by yacht around the Caribbean, a stop-off in the Bahamas is de rigeur for the rich and famous. Tiger Woods and Oprah Winfrey own homes here too.

WHAT ARE THREE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

Three interesting facts are its history, its islands' biodiversity, and Astronaut, John Glenn.

Firstly, the Duke of Windsor – the king who famously abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, was Governor from 1940-1945. The Duke and Duchess's time in the Bahamas brought an international cachet to these islands that has continued ever since.

Secondly, the national beauty and biodiversity of the islands are breathtaking. The territory covers a vast ocean area, and these waters are home to extraordinary numbers of exotic sea plants and creatures.

Lastly, in 1962 the astronaut John Glenn returned to earth in the Bahamas after his ground-breaking trip into space.


WHY BOOK WITH EXCEPTIONAL VILLAS?


Exceptional Villas is one of the most trusted Caribbean experts operating in the luxury vacation rental market. This company offers unparalleled professionalism but with a truly personal touch. Our collection of villas for rent in the Bahamas comprises high-end, luxury properties that can cater to large groups or for the most intimate couple's getaway.

We understand what our clients expect from a vacation; seamless transfers, attention to detail, and bespoke requests. In addition, our expert Sales and Concierge Teams have first-hand knowledge of the properties and services in each of our Bahamian island destinations.

This destination is quite simply beautiful. It combines gorgeous natural environments with vacation experiences that charm guests of all tastes. So, why not let Exceptional Villas create a bespoke itinerary that will unlock some of this idyllic destination's best-kept secrets?


FAQ's


WHICH IS THE BEST ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS?

The best island is a matter of personal taste. Guests who like lively and sophisticated nightlife will love Nassau. This cosmopolitan town, on New Providence island, is where you will find nightclubs like Club Waterloo or the famous Senor Frogs. This island destination suits all ages with plenty of stunning beaches too.

Albany Resort offers multiple Nassau Bahamas villas for the discerning traveler. The resort is one of the nicest places to stay in Nassau with a wide range of amenities onsite to cater for your every need. Here you will find the best luxury Bahamas villas to rent.

Also, in Nassau you will find Cable Beach. With 2 miles of sandy palm tree beach, Cable Beach is home to casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment. A 10-minute transfer from Nassau's airport makes a vacation at One Cable Beach unforgettable.

Let's move along to Harbour Island. This destination is a pocket-sized island that has a famous 3-mile-long pink sandy beach. This island is a very exclusive enclave that attracts celebrities who want a low-key, beach vacation. You will also find a wonderful selection of Habour Island Rentals ideal for honeymooners.

Couples will adore popping on a bicycle to explore the small island, stopping for brunch at a local eatery in Dunmore Town, or going out to Briland's Blue Hole to snorkel into the underwater cave. Harbour Island villas offer a classy getaway from the hustle and bustle.

Next door to Harbour Island is the larger Eleuthera. With an international airport, this is one of the easiest-accessed islands of the Bahamas. Snaresbrook Manor, a classically designed mansion overlooking a pink sandy beach, could be one of the perfect vacation rentals in Eleuthera for a large group vacation.

A heated pool, beach access, and spacious accommodations across mature gardens provide an excellent base for a wedding or to explore this stunning island.

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE BAHAMAS?

Continuing our tour, let's visit the island of Exuma. Great and Little Exuma – linked by a bridge – are at the heart of a mini-archipelago consisting of 365 islands and cays. One for every day of the year!

Probably most famous for the cute swimming pigs, luxury villas in the Bahamas, like Exuma's Grand Isle Resort and Spa self-contained properties, become the idyllic base from which to explore this region's open seas.

WHAT PART OF THE BAHAMAS HAS THE BEST BEACHES?

Again, this is a difficult question to answer. Virtually all the islands have beautiful beaches with white sands and tranquil waters. One very special destination is South Andros, the largest of the Bahamian islands, is Tiamo Resort. Five-star luxury, opening onto a private beach with sublime swimming conditions, makes this beach one of the most exclusive.

Check out Pool Villa at Tiamo resort to explore the true meaning of romance. The beautiful restaurant, bar, and spa services make this one of those Bahamas vacation rentals for guests keen on switching off.

WHAT IS THE BEST BEACH IN THE BAHAMAS?

Okay, let's start by explaining that there are over 2,000 beaches in this group of islands. It would be virtually impossible to choose just one. So, here's a quick round-up of some of the best beaches for your consideration.

Cable and Junkanoo Beaches near Nassau are two top spots. White sands, sublime water conditions, and lots of nearby fun activities. Vacation rentals in Nassau Bahamas will provide a luxurious base from which you can enjoy the fun and frolics of this area.

Tropic of Cancer Beach in the Exumas is the longest beach in the Bahamas and sees remarkably few visitors. Well worth checking out.

Treasure Cay Beach in the Abacos has hit the top of the Prettiest Beach in the World on a few occasions.

Pink sands beach on Harbour Island is one of the most breath-takingly beautiful beaches.

Eleuthera's French Leave Beach is pink and perfect. Visit at dawn to see the sands glow with a rosy hue as the sun peeps over the blue horizon. Close by is one of the classical luxury villas Bahamas is famous for; Snaresbrook Manor.

HOW MANY ISLANDS ARE THERE IN THE BAHAMAS?

There are 700 islands. In addition, there are 2,400 cays. Many of these islands are uninhabited and make an ideal place to explore by boat.

WHAT IS THE OCEAN LIKE?

The ocean is divine. The reef formations around the islands create perfect conditions for swimming, sailing, and fishing.

IS THE OCEAN CLEAR IN THE BAHAMAS?

Yes, the ocean is clear. Heavier sediment particles mean that the ocean floor is rarely disturbed, and visibility remains high. It's one of many factors that has wooed the discerning traveler for decades. In addition, the pristine beach conditions and the abundance of sea life make this the perfect destination for underwater exploration.

CAN YOU FLY DIRECT TO THE BAHAMAS FROM THE US?

Yes, you can fly direct  from the US. In approximately 1 hour you can fly from Miami to Nassau or Eleuthera. The Bahamas is one of the 17 Caribbean destinations with direct flights from New York. NYC is approximately 3 hours from Nassau by air. Services from many major US cities operate regularly. Boston, Chicago, LA, Philadelphia, DC, Dallas, and Charlotte to name a few.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE BAHAMAS FROM THE US?

Flying times vary from under 1 hour from Miami to Nassau and under 5 hours from LA to Nassau. Private jets or small aircraft can land in Nassau or on smaller islands. There are airports like Abaco's Marsh Harbour, Andros Town International Airport or South Andros Airport, Rock Sound Airport, or Governor's Harbour Airport on Eleuthera offering landing strips for aircraft.

CAN YOU FLY DIRECT FROM THE UK TO THE BAHAMAS?

Yes, there are a number of flights each week direct from the UK to the Bahamas. In under 10 hours, you can fly non-stop from London to Nassau.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO GO THE BAHAMAS?

The best time of year to visit is from November to May, which coincides with drier conditions making it an ideal destination for winter sun.

WHAT IS THE RAINY SEASON IN THE BAHAMAS?

The rainy season runs from July to November.

WHAT IS THE BEST CURRENCY TO TAKE TO THE BAHAMAS?

The best currency to take is the US dollar. The local currency is the Bahamian dollar, but US dollars are accepted everywhere.

WHAT LANGUAGE DO THEY SPEAK IN THE BAHAMAS?

English is the official language. There is a Bahamian dialect that locals use, but English works everywhere.

DO I NEED A CAR IN THE BAHAMAS?

You do not need a car if you stay in one of the Nassau villas near tourist amenities. In addition, you can easily explore some of the smaller destinations, like Harbour Island, on a bicycle. You will likely get more value from a boat than a car when you vacation in some outer islands.

If you rent a car, remember it's a British Overseas Territory, so driving is on the left.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE BAHAMAS?

You will require a valid passport for entry. Additionally, certain countries require a visa to enter. Please follow this link to see if your nationality requires you to apply for a visa. Travelers from UK, USA, and Canada don't require a visa for a stay of less than USA (3 months), UK (8 months), or Canada (8 months).

DO I NEED A PLUG ADAPTOR FOR THE BAHAMAS?

You do not need a plug adaptor if you use type A and B plugs. The standard voltage is 120 V, and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. This voltage and frequency correlate to both the USA and Canada. If you are traveling from the UK, you will need an adapter. We recommend you read the information on any device chargers to ensure you do not need a currency converter.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO RENT A VILLA IN THE BAHAMAS

Bahamas villas rental varies depending on location, your travel dates, size, and associated amenities. Give our villa experts a call to discuss your requirements and we will explore your options with you.

WHAT IS THE BEST PRIVATE ISLAND TO RENT IN THE BAHAMAS?

You will find some of the best private islands to rent in the world located in the Bahamas. The size and number of islands, their proximity to the Continental USA, and the sub-tropical climate combine to make this the go-to destination for private island bliss.

Little Whale Cay, part of the Berry Islands, is one of the best private island to rent in the Bahamas. The exclusivity you will enjoy having a private airstrip and gorgeous self-contained properties dotted across the 93 acres ensures an unforgettable experience.

Similarly, the beautiful Fowl Cay in the Exumas, is one of the private islands in the Bahamas offering luxury villas like Birdcage Villa.

Visit Over Yonder Cay to experience an exclusive Bahamian vacation away from prying eyes.

Castaway in style on Wax Cay. This island is the perfect space for you to explore and unwind. Wax Cay is the perfect destination to step off the grid while remaining near enough to all the fun amenities of the nearby islands.

WHERE CAN I SWIM WITH PIGS IN THE BAHAMAS?

The rumors are true! You can certainly swim with pigs in the Bahamas. These cute little porkers spend their days splashing around Pig Beach on Big Major Cay in the Exuma group of islands. Join any approved tours from Great Exuma and have a fun visit with these curious and clever creatures.

WHAT IS THE SNORKELLING LIKE IN THE BAHAMAS?

You will discover some of the best snorkeling in the world in the Bahamas. Its unique geography and underwater reef formations will gift you with memorable adventures. The clear and crystal water conditions help with visibi lity too.

If you are staying in any of the Nassau Bahamas vacation rentals, you'll find some excellent snorkeling at Gambier Deep Reef. Or explore the quaintly named Cabbage Beach for wonderful beach-accessed snorkeling.


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