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Rose Island
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Rose Island

Rose Island is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas located in the Atlantic Ocean, between Nassau and Paradise Island. It is located about 1.5 miles off the coast of Nassau and is part of the archipelago of islands known as the Exuma Cays. The island spans approximately two square miles and is home to a variety of wildlife, including iguanas, seabirds, and sea turtles.

Rose Island was first discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. It was later used as a base by the British Navy during the American Revolution, and then as a hideout for pirates. In the late 19th century, the island was home to a salt-producing plant.

In the early 20th century, the island became a tourist destination and was home to a hotel, a casino, and a nightclub. However, the island was destroyed by a hurricane in 1929, and the hotel and casino were never rebuilt.

In the late 1960s, the island became a haven for hippies and was known as a “hippie paradise.” It was also home to a commune and a research station. In the 1970s, the island was used as a filming location for the movie “The Deep”.

Today, Rose Island is a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving, and is home to several shipwrecks. It is a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and other water activities. The island is also home to a variety of coral reefs and other marine life.

Excursion tips for a day in Rose Island

As a tourist in Rose Island in the Bahamas, there are many activities to enjoy in one day. Here are some ideas:

1. Visit the famous Rose Island Lighthouse, a historic landmark and great spot for taking pictures.

2. Enjoy a relaxing day on the beach, taking in the sun and swimming in the crystal clear waters.

3. Take a boat tour of the island, getting a close-up look at the diverse marine life and coral reefs.

4. Go snorkeling or diving and explore the vibrant underwater world.

5. Go kayaking or paddleboarding around the island and take in the stunning views.

6. Visit the local shops and restaurants to experience the local culture and cuisine.

7. Explore the mangrove forests and wetlands, home to an array of wildlife.

8. Take a guided tour of the island to learn more about its history and culture.

9. Go birdwatching and search for some of the island's unique species.

10. Relax and unwind with a massage or spa treatment.

Experience Rose Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Rose Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Rose Island

Rose Island in the Bahamas has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. During the summer months (May-October), temperatures average around 27-30°C (80-86°F) with high humidity and occasional heavy rainfall. In the winter months (November-April), temperatures are slightly cooler, averaging around 25-27°C (77-81°F). The island sees the most rain in the autumn months, with occasional hurricanes and tropical storms passing through during the summer. Overall, Rose Island has a warm and humid climate with occasional heavy rainfall throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Rose Island

Our weather forecast for Rose Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 28.3 °C
27.4 m/s
31.3 m/s
46.1 %
15.0 m
84.9 %
1,019 hPa
06:31:29
19:59:07
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 28.5 °C
24.5 m/s
27.7 m/s
44.4 %
22.7 m
83.1 %
1,019 hPa
06:31:57
19:58:42
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 28.5 °C
27.4 m/s
30.6 m/s
37.6 %
24.1 m
81.7 %
1,020 hPa
06:32:26
19:58:16
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 28.5 °C
27.4 m/s
31.7 m/s
26.3 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,021 hPa
06:32:54
19:57:49
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 28.4 °C
25.9 m/s
30.2 m/s
32.3 %
23.9 m
82.0 %
1,021 hPa
06:33:23
19:57:21
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 28.2 °C
24.5 m/s
28.4 m/s
35.8 %
22.9 m
82.1 %
1,020 hPa
06:33:51
19:56:52
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 28.4 °C
23.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
43.6 %
24.1 m
83.2 %
1,019 hPa
06:34:20
19:56:21
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.6 °C
28.1 m/s
30.6 m/s
47.2 %
24.1 m
77.6 %
1,020 hPa
06:34:48
19:55:49
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.3 °C
27.0 m/s
29.2 m/s
59.8 %
24.1 m
72.6 %
1,020 hPa
06:35:17
19:55:16
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.4 °C
22.3 m/s
23.0 m/s
86.7 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,019 hPa
06:35:45
19:54:42
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.4 °C
28.4 m/s
28.8 m/s
98.1 %
24.1 m
76.0 %
1,018 hPa
06:36:14
19:54:07
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.7 °C
28.1 m/s
29.9 m/s
10.0 %
24.1 m
75.5 %
1,018 hPa
06:36:42
19:53:30
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 28.7 °C
30.6 m/s
32.4 m/s
30.9 %
23.8 m
77.5 %
1,018 hPa
06:37:10
19:52:53
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.4 °C
31.3 m/s
33.1 m/s
3.9 %
23.9 m
76.7 %
1,019 hPa
06:37:38
19:52:14

Cruises to Rose Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Rose Island, Bahamas
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Apr. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 4th 2026 Saturday, 4th of Apr. 2026 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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