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 weather on Paradise Island is similar to Nassau with summer temperatures around 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the winter months typically ranging from 73 to 81 degrees F.
Cable Beach, a Traveler’s Choice Winner, has easy access to transportation and features a local fish fry. Sandy Toes is also a great option if seclusion and beachside hammocks sounds appealing.
Activities & Attractions
Snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, and sailing are all popular beach activities. The island’s resorts have great attractions as well, whether you want to unwind during a round of golf or explore The Atlantis Aquarium.