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How To Travel To Bahamas

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By plane

The largest airports in the Bahamas are in the capital Nassau on New Providence and Freeport on Grand Bahama. Smaller airports are scattered throughout the other islands. The Bahamas has six international airports, the largest being Lynden Pindling International Airport, which is located west of Nassau.

With the boat

The Bahamas is a popular port of call for cruise ships sailing in the Caribbean. The capital Nassau, on the island of New Providence, is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world and is well served by ships from Florida. Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama, is also a growing destination.

Most island groups have customs and immigration services for those arriving by boat. The customs fee for a private yacht is $150 for yachts up to 35 feet and $300 for yachts over 35 feet.

Royal Caribbean has its own island in the Bahamas called Coco Cay. This island is leased by Royal Caribbean and is not fully owned by Disney like Castaway Cay, which is owned by Disney. It is reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean’s cruise passengers. There are 25 small gift shops on the island and their own private beaches and water features in the middle of the crystal blue ocean. They have a barbecue and main picnic area with the cruise staff as well as the people Royal Caribbean hires to live and work on the island. Royal Caribbean is very busy all year round as the warm climate of the Bahamas attracts many travellers all year round.

Disney’s Castaway Cay, formerly known as Gorda Cay, is a private island near Abaco Island, close to Sandy Point. This island differs from most leased cays in that it is owned by the Walt Disney Company and has its own dock, so no dinghy is required. Castaway Cay has separate areas for families, teens and adults. The island also contains a fibre optic network that is connected to the ship.

How To Travel Around Bahamas

By planeBahamasair offers a comprehensive network that radiates out from Nassau and covers most population centres. However, fares are high, frequencies are low, aircraft are small and the airline is known for long delays. Many travellers in a hurry prefer charter flights.By busNassau/New Providence have a bus system called...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Bahamas

Foreign nationals from the following countries/territories do not require a visa to visit The Bahamas: American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey. Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape...

Destinations in Bahamas

IslandsNew Providence (Nassau, Paradise Island)Dominated by the capital Nassau and connected to the small island of Paradise, home to the gigantic Atlantis casino complex.Grand BahamaAn ecological playground consisting of a system of underwater limestone caves. The Ecotourism Centre, which offers nature discovery tours, national parks and botanical gardens.BiminiAbacos and...

Accommodation & Hotels in Bahamas

Accommodation in the Bahamas is expensive and there is virtually no hostel-style accommodation. The cheapest hotels start at around US$70 and most hotels cost US$200-300/night, with the best resorts easily exceeding US$500. However, deals can be had in the summer low season.Please note that the Bahamas charges a "Service...

Food & Drinks in Bahamas

Food in BahamasAs you would expect from an island nation, seafood is very popular. The national dish is conch (pronounced "conk" with a hard K), a type of mollusc served fried ("cracked") or raw with a lemon zest, and as elsewhere in the Caribbean, the classic side dish is...

Money & Shopping in Bahamas

The national currency is the Bahamian dollar (B$), but it is pegged to the US dollar on a 1:1 basis, and US dollars are accepted everywhere at face value. Therefore, Americans do not need to exchange money, and many tourist shops even give change in US dollars. Look out...

Festivals & Holidays in Bahamas

FestivalsThe biggest event in the Bahamian calendar is Junkanoo, a street carnival that takes place on Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year's Day (1 January). Junkanoo bands parade through the streets of the cities, especially in Nassau, wearing spectacular but disposable crepe paper costumes and playing the characteristic...

Culture Of Bahamas

In the less developed outer islands (or family islands), basketry is made from palm leaves, among other things. This material, commonly known as "straw", is woven into hats and bags, which are popular tourist items. Another use is for "voodoo dolls", although these dolls are a product of the...

History Of Bahamas

The Taino people settled in the uninhabited south of the Bahamas from Hispaniola and Cuba around the 11th century after migrating there from South America. They became the Lucayan people. It is estimated that 30,000 Lucayans were living in the Bahamas at the time of Columbus' arrival in 1492.Christopher...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Bahamas

Stay safeBy the middle of the year 2007, the country had already recorded 42 murders. The murder count for 2010 was 96. Police statistics will show that most murders are linked to domestic violence or gang related disputes, mostly fueled by competition in the illegal drug trade. In 2011...

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