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
Their summers, which are warm with temperatures of approximately 89 degrees F fall between the months of May and September. Exuma winter temperatures will seldom drop below 75 degrees during the day and 62 degrees in the evening. Exuma weather also consists of a rainy season (between May and October), but the majority of the precipitation will occur in brief summer showers and mostly in the northern regions.
There a number of white-sand beaches on the Exumas. Be sure to stop by the Tropic of Cancer Beach, named for its proximity to the meridian line.
Activities & Attractions
Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and sailing are all popular water activities. On land, there are golf courses, spas, shopping, and dining to keep you busy.
With a number of celebrities owning homes on the island, you can expect to find luxurious nightlife, including bars, clubs, and restaurants.