If you want to escape the cold confines of winter, but aren't ready for the scorching temperatures of summer, the Bahamas is the perfect place to visit in January. Temperatures are warm enough to enjoy the beach without overheating, and they are often tempered by a pleasant breeze.
The winter months also provide ideal conditions for outdoor explorations of popular attractions, including Lucayan National Park and the Glass Window Bridge. The only drawback is that the Bahamas' peak tourist season runs from mid-December to mid-April, attracting crowds in excess of usual levels. Prices and wait times at hotels, restaurants, and attractions will also be a bit higher during this time.
In terms of sunshine, January is one of the sunniest months of the year in the Bahamas. On average, you can expect to see 13 sunny days and 14 partly cloudy days. The Bahamas is located within the Atlantic hurricane belt, however, so there's always a chance that tropical storms or even a hurricane may affect the islands at some point during this period.
Humidity is generally comfortable throughout the Bahamas in January, although it can be a little humid on some days. The average humidity in January is 73 percent. For those who suffer from a chronic cough or asthma, this level of humidity might be too high for comfort. For this reason, it's important to bring a vaporizer or use an air purifier while staying in the Bahamas in January.