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 Nassau is generally pleasant with summer temperatures around 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the winter months typically ranging between 73 and 81 degrees F.
Cable Beach, a Traveler’s Choice Winner, has easy access to transportation and features a local fish fry.
Activities & Attractions
Snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, and sailing are all popular beach activities. Walking tours are popular to take in the architectural and cultural gems in the city. Open air markets, cafes, and shopping are also a great way to experience the island.
The two casinos on the Island, Atlantis and Crystal Palace Casino, are the largest in The Bahamas and are quite popular every night. If you’re looking to dance, there are plenty of nightclubs to be found on the island. Theatres, dive bars, and lounges are also great alternatives for a more relaxed atmosphere.