To marry in The Bahamas, couples must present valid passports, birth certificates, and a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license). Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details and other requirements for Andros weddings.
Passports are required for entry into The Bahamas. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The Bahamas is a developed, English-speaking nation, although you might hear Bahamian English. It’s a mixture of Queen’s diction, African influence and island dialect. The “h” is often dropped, so it sounds like “ouse” for “house” or “t’anks” for “thanks.”
The official currency is the Bahamian dollar.
Climate & Beaches
The island has a semi-tropical climate with only two seasons, summer (May–November) and winter (December–April). Midsummer temperatures range from 80-85F with a relative humidity of 60 to 100 percent. Winter temperatures range from 70-75F and can drop to 41F after dark.
There are many coconut-tree-lined beaches with soft white sand in Andros. Try Lighthouse Beach to be near the Andros Yacht Club and Marina, with plenty of water sports. Small Hope Bay Beach is a great option for the lazy-day, hammock enthusiasts.
Activities & Attractions
With massive wetlands and a large, colorful reef, there's no shortage of outdoor activities in Andros. Appreciate the variety of marine life by snorkeling or fishing, which are by far the most popular island activities. If you'd prefer to stay on dry land, Andros has charming towns, ruins, spas and plenty of shopping.
Many of Andros' hotels and resorts have nightclubs and bars, which will keep you busy when the sun goes down. The lively establishments often have live bands, DJs and dancing on the weekends.