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.
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 average temperature is 70-75F in September through May and 80-85F the rest of the year.
Harbour Island’s beautiful pink-sand beaches have been featured by many travel magazines and blogs. The beach is three-and-a-half miles long, and aside from the unique colors on the shores, also features clear ocean waters.
Activities & Attractions
Snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, and sailing are all popular beach activities. If you're looking to be pampered, many hotels and resorts offer spa services. There is also a great local straw market unique to Harbour Island.
When the sun goes down, visitors of Harbour Island like to enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of the many restaurants in town. Whether you are looking for something upscale or casual, Harbour Island is a foodie’s dream.