What are the Bahamas known for?
The tropical island archipelago of the Bahamas is known for its pristine pink sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and idyllic offshore islands. Endless shopping opportunities await in places like the renowned straw market in Nassau along with duty-free shops and sparkling malls. Delicious Bahamian cuisine can be found throughout the islands at fancy restaurants, highly regarded resort restaurants, bustling markets, and beachfront tiki huts. Conch is the national dish of the Bahamas and comes in a variety of ways, conch soup, conch fritters, and even conch pizza! 700 unique islands make up the Bahamas, which are surrounded by some of the largest and healthiest coral reefs in the entire world, with locations like The Abacos, Andros with its famous Ocean Blue Holes and the Exuma Cays. Swim with the pigs on Pig Island! Discover the Island`s pirating history where famous pirates like Blackbeard roamed in the 1600s in search of gold, salt, and other goods to rob. A very long history can be traced back over 1,000 years in the Bahamas with historic attractions such as the Columbus Monument, Fort Fincastle, The Queen`s Staircase, Adderly Plantation, and Dean`s Blue Hole. Celebrate the island culture in the Junkanoo Carnival, a highly anticipated annual event filled with live entertainment, traditional music, and dance, and delicious food and drinks. .
What are the best places to visit the Bahamas?
Nassau is the colorful capital city of the Bahamas, and the largest city in the island nation and a popular travel destination. The city is full of energy and so much to see and do! Do some shopping along Bay Street, check out the colorful architecture, spend a day on the beach, explore the historic Old Town, dine on delicious food in eclectic restaurants and sip on some cocktails at the fun, quirky bars. George Town is a picturesque town in the Bahamas, located on the exotic Exuma Island, a popular tourist destination boasting several quaint shops and vibrant markets, a great selection of restaurants and a pulsating nightlife. The island is filled with stunning natural beauty and decorated with colorful buildings and architecture. Visitors can enjoy the tropical oasis with beautiful stretches of beaches and gorgeous turquoise waters with tons of attractions and activities.
When is the best time to visit the Bahamas?
The tropical Caribbean Islands of the Bahamas are a great destination to visit throughout the year, there is no bad time to visit unless there is a hurricane. High season on the islands is from mid-December to mid-April when it is a popular tourist trap for those escaping the cold winters. Temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the year reaching highs of up to 90 degrees in the summer and rarely dipping below 60 in the winter. The rainy season runs from May to June and Hurricane seasons are June 1st until November 30th and the islands are located in the Hurricane belt, so they can be a major factor during these months. For more information, check out: Best Time to Visit the Bahamas
How many days should I spend in the Bahamas?
We recommend 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in larger cities.
What is the best way to get around the Bahamas?
Connecting the Bahama Islands is best done by plane or boat. The main airports are Nassau`s Lynden Pindling International Airport and Freeport`s Grand Bahama International Airport. Traveling between the major islands requires flying using inter-island air services or water taxis, there are some cruises and boat tours that also travel to multiple islands. Nassau and Freeport are major cruise destinations.
What is the currency of the Bahamas?
The currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar, US dollars are widely accepted and is equivalent to the Bahamian dollar. If you pay in US dollars, you will likely receive change in Bahamian dollars, not the US. There are currency exchange desks at the airport and major banks on the island are open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm and some may open on Saturdays. On the major islands, ATMs can be found at the casinos and commercial banks and the port areas. For more detailed information, consult our guide by clicking here Tipping in the Bahamas.
Do people speak English in the Bahamas?
The official language spoken in the Bahamas is Bahamian Creole, many people speak English especially in the service industry at hotels and restaurants. Most of the island's inhabitants have a good comprehension of the English language. We recommend you get a good English-Bahamian Creole guidebook and learn the common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please, thank you, and numbers 1-10.