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
Grand Bahama Island has warm tropical weather year–round. Temperatures usually average 74-77 degrees F during the winter season and between 88-90 degrees in the summer. There is generally light rainfall and low humidity from October through May.
Grand Bahama has miles of beautiful beaches along its southern coast. Some are secluded and seldom visited – others, such as those in Lucaya, are popular year round. Paradise Cove is a popular snorkeling beach, and Gold Rock Beach will get you up close to starfish, stingrays, and dolphins.
Activities & Attractions
Try your luck at the casino, hit the golf course or give sailing a go. Swimming with dolphins, kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling are all popular watersports. Grand Bahama Island also boasts three national parks and the world's largest underwater cave system all worth exploring (with your camera!)
Grand Bahama Island hosts a great number of tourists and is well-equipped to keep your day going after sunset. From bars with live music and karaoke to dance clubs and shows, there's no shortage of options. Stop by Bahama Mama's and get a drink and talk to the locals or dance the night away at Prop Club.