The Bahamas is Just a Click Away

  • Population

    397,000 people

  • Location

    In the Caribbean, just southeast of Miami.

  • Shopping

    Rum, crafts from local artisans, coconut products, items from the straw market.

The Bahamas is often thought to be part of the Caribbean, but actually it is an archipelago of 700 islands, cays and islets located in the western Atlantic Ocean. Thirty of the islands are inhabited. The Bahamas is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) and northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The state capitol is Nassau on the island of New Providence. “The Bahamas” can be referred to as the country and its territory encompasses 180,000 sq mi of ocean space.

Great Flights

Flying these days is simple. If your local airport is an international airport and you’re flying internationally, that will most likely save you some time. If your local airport isn’t an international airport, be prepared for the travel time to be a bit longer.

Extra Luggage

Think carefully when packing. You might not need so much, many of your days will be spent relaxing in the sun. Depending on which airline you fly, extra fees might apply for additional suitcases.

Cancellation Policies

Make sure to ask us about trip insurance. You might not think it’s worth it, sometimes things come up that are inevitable. The small investment could save you a huge headache as well as a saved expense!

About The Bahamas

Tourism is the most important industry for the Bahamas. Divers, sailors and sun-worshippers enjoy the extensive bleached white beaches, year-round sun and sparkling aqua waters of the Bahamas. Nassau is quick and easy to get to from the United States, plus it is a popular cruise port.

There are many fun and exciting excursions offered in the Bahamas.

Bimini is considered the gateway to the Bahamas from Miami.  Off of Bimini there are spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling sites.  These sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens.

Passport & Visa Information

US citizens must have a passport to enter Jamaica that has to be valid upon their return to the USA. No visa is required, for touristic stays of up to six months.

Learn more about passports.

The Language

English is the official language in the Bahamas.  Most of the population in the Bahamas is comprised of African, Europeans, Asians and Latin Americans.  Haitian immigrants speak French or a Creole patois.

Odds & Ends

Currency: The official currency is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD) which is equal in value to the US Dollar.  Both currencies are accepted throughout the islands.

Electricity: Electrical current in the Bahamas is 120 volts, 60Hz. Two-pin flat blade plugs and flat blade plugs with round grounding, are standard.

Time Zone: AST (Eastern Standard Time)  UCT -5 hours.  Daylight Savings Time is used in Bahamas. World Clock