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
September to May is the most popular time for visitors to the Out Islands of The Bahamas, when temperatures average from 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit a day. Nighttime temperatures cool down by only 5 to 7 degrees. And, the more northerly Out Islands of The Bahamas experience temperatures that average about 5 degrees cooler than their southern neighbors.
The Out Islands are known for their beautiful beaches. In particular, Cat Island Beaches, Exuma Beaches, and Harbour Island Beach are popular.
Activities & Attractions
The Out Islands boasts a number of secluded beaches which serve as perfect locations for surfing, swimming, diving, snorkeling and kayaking. There are plenty of land activities as well, including exploring national parks and caves, birding and guided tours.
Although the Out Islands are known for being quiet, private destinations, there are plenty of restaurants, clubs and bars, depending on the island you choose.