Discount hotels Bahamas can be tricky to find. The 700 Islands, as the Bahamas is known, are famed for luxury hotels, such as on the fabulous Atlantis on Paradise Island. Nevertheless, cheap Bahamas hotels do exist, although you may have to hunt around for them and include the smaller, less populated islands in your search. Both Freeport, on Grand Bahama Island, and Nassau, on New Providence, have international airports. These main islands are built up with resorts, many of which are luxury, charging high prices that take account of their convenient location. Although there is a scattering of cheaper options, bargain-hunters may want to look for accommodation on the Out Islands or "family islands," most of which can be reached easily from Nassau or Freeport.
The Out Islands are being built up quickly, but there are still some excellent cheap Bahamas hotels tucked away in secluded spots. Those who have come to the archipelago for the Bahamas' world-famous fishing may want to check out the Bimini Blue Water Resort. For mid-range prices, this resort offers boating, sailing, fishing and diving on an island known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Surfers on a tight budget will love Eleuthera island. With its unique pink sand beaches and quaint New England buildings, Eleuthera is popular with the rich and famous. However, it also hosts some of the best cheap Bahamas hotels, including the Surfers Manor Hostel. At bargain-basement prices, this surfers' hide-out offers clean, simple rooms at low prices, with the added bonus of staff with a good knowledge of the best spots and times to surf around the island.
Nature lovers looking for discount hotels Bahamas may want to head to the Coconut Grove Resort and Fishing Lodge on Andros Island. Known for its natural attractions, Andros is the nearest island to the third largest barrier reef in the world. Snorkelers and divers who want to explore this mile-deep reef and the underwater caves dotted around the island flock to the Coconut Grove Resort for its great location, helpful staff, and reasonable prices. The resort is family owned and prides itself on personal service, while guests have commented favorably on its Ocean View Restaurant, providing Androsian cuisine throughout the day.
If you're looking for deals on hotels in the Bahamas and want to be at the heart of the action, The Towne Hotel in Nassau is a good bet. The hotel is close to Bay Street, famed for its shopping and buzzing nightlife. As the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau is home to a host of historical attractions—evidence of the Hispanic invaders, British colonialists and pirates that have left their mark on the town. The hotel provides a choice of 46 basic rooms in a courtyard setting, overlooking a central pool and lounging area.
Budget travelers are more likely to find deals on hotels in the Bahamas during the low season, from May to November. In the high season, and especially during the Christmas and Easter breaks, it will be trickier to negotiate deals as most hotels are fully booked well in advance. One way to find deals on hotels in the Bahamas is to search out vacation packages. Flight and hotel deals are often out there and you can search from them with the booking tool on this page, while the hotels themselves may advertise packages that include a range of activities within the price. Discount hotels Bahamas may be harder to find than their luxury counterparts, but there are certainly some gems out there, waiting to be discovered.