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Major Highlights about the country

The Bahamas is essentially a coral-based archipelago comprising of 700+ islands, islets, reefs and cays in the Atlantic Ocean. Millions of tourists from around the world visit the Bahamas every year attracted by its white sandy beaches, duty-free shopping, luxurious beach resorts and plenty of water sports options like fishing and scuba diving. The Bahamas is also a popular destination for eco-tourists and history and culture enthusiasts.

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Location: Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida and northeast of Cuba
Land area: 3,888 square mile or 10,070 sq km
Total area: 5,382 square mile or 13,940 sq km
Capital and largest city: Nassau
Currency: Bahamian Dollar
Languages: English (official) and Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Climate: Tropical marine, moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream
Time zone: Eastern Time Zone

Major Cities in The Bahamas

Nassau: Direct flights to Bahamas will bring you to the country’s capital Nassau. This bustling metropolitan hub is full of cultural attractions and modern amenities.

Freeport: It is the second largest city in The Bahamas. It is located on Grand Bahama Island, and was primarily developed for providing tropical fun to visitors.

Marsh Harbour: It is the commercial center of the Abaco island hosting the larger of two international airports. You will find many shops, cafés, hotels, resorts and restaurants.

Andros Town: It is hugely popular for the Andros Barrier Reef, which is the Bahamas’ largest reef system and the third largest reef in the world. It offers diving and snorkeling options, including bonefishing for the visitors.

Clarence Town: It is the capital of Long Island. The serene beaches, brilliant coral reefs and breathtaking cliffs are a big draw for tourists. It is also a paradise for fishers, divers and boaters.

Best Things to Do in The Bahamas

The Bahamas has something for everyone. Whether you are a history and culture buff, foodie, water sports lover, or passionate about nature, look forward to plenty of fun options in this incredible Caribbean nation! Here are some of the best things to do during your Bahamas vacation.

  • Nature enthusiasts will love exploring pristine protected areas such as Lucayan National Park (on Grand Bahama Island) and the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (on Eleuthera island)
  • For history buffs, Cat Island, San Salvador, and other Bahamian islands are the best to visit for seeing artifacts and ruins from the colonial era and indigenous peoples such as Arawak Indians and the Lucayan
  • Bargain hunters can look forward to duty-free shopping in marketplaces of Nassau, Freeport and Paradise Island    

Travel Tips for The Bahamas

Here are some valuable tips which will help you in making your Bahamas trip safe and secure.

  • Beachwear is considered to be inappropriate in churches, restaurants and casinos. Cover your swimsuit with shorts or a long shirt when exploring the city streets.
  • Left-hand driving rules as those in the UK are applicable in The Bahamas.
    Most large islands offer duty-free shopping opportunities where you can buy leather goods, alcohol, perfumes, jewelry, watches, porcelain, binoculars and cameras.
  • Jitney Buses are affordable mode of transportation, and available on all major islands. It usually runs from early morning around 6:30 am until around 7:00 pm.
  • You don’t require to be vaccinated when visiting The Bahamas unless traveling from an infected area.
  • Tipping is the norm in The Bahamas depending on the quality of service received. Many restaurants however include gratuity in the total, so remember to check your bill whether it has been added.
  • The crime rate is usually high in many Bahamian islands, particularly Grand Bahama, Paradise Island and New Providence. Tourists should keep their belongings safe, leave behind their valuables in hotel room and stay alert at all times.
Frequently Asked Questions

The off season months of May to October are the cheapest time to fly to the Bahamas. During these months the rainfalls are heaviest. Many vacationers choose to travel during this time because of the easy availability of cheap flights to Bahamas. It's worth noting the months of June to November being hurricane season the travelers can easily get cheap tickets to Bahamas.

Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, is served with direct flights services by major U.S. airlines including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways. For inter-islands travel you can take direct flights by BahamasAir, Caribbean Airlines and interCaribbean Airways.

The peak travel months from September to May are the most pleasant and perfect time to fly to the Bahamas. The temperature is at an average of 75 F during this time.

The Bahamas is the world’s third most expensive country to live in, according to a study. You need to travel with enough money for your vacation as you will have to spend more on accommodations, food, taxi fares and leisure activities. The average daily price for traveling in the Bahamas will be around $124. The meals on average will cost $38 per day. The hotels will be available at $127 on average for a couple.

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