Why Visit The Bahamas
The Bahamas have some of the clearest waters in the entire world, becoming a top destination for snorkelers and scuba divers, as there are reefs, diverse and colorful marine life and shipwrecks waiting to be explored. There are even pigs swimming in these waters! (We will explain to it later)
World famous for them, white sand and clear water beaches can be found all over The Bahamas, which is home to 700 islands more than 2,000 miles (3200 Km) of coastline. The country even has pink sand beaches, result of the thousands of broken coral pieces, shells, and calcium carbonate materials left behind. Many stunning beaches for you to choose from.
Bahamian cuisine is an interesting mix between Caribbean and South American flavors, create tasteful dishes with fresh seafood. Conch is the island’s national food, offering many different ways of preparing this delicacy.
The Bahamas have a rich history, offering several landmarks like the Traverse Versailles Gardens, The Columbus Monument and the Queen’s Staircase, in between others. There is even a remain of a plane of Pablo Escobar located in the island, although it is forbidden to advertise it.
As a famous destination, The Bahamas offer amazing luxury hotels to relax and unwind. However, there is something to fit any type of budget, with many smaller hotels ready to suit your needs.
What to expect
English is the official language in The Bahamas. However, Bahamian English ( a mix between english, african and island dialect) is also widely spoken.
The standard voltage is 120V and the frequency is 60 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the american continent; If you are traveling from the EU you will need an adaptor.
The Bahamian dollar is the official currency in The Bahamas. USD are widely accepted as well. Other foreign currencies, like euros, will be accepted in hotels and major attractions but not in minor establishments. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are easy to find in all major islands. You can exchange your currency at the bank, airport, exchange houses or withdraw directly from the ATM. 1 USD equals 1 Bahamian dollar (as of 2020).
The Bahamas enjoy a tropical weather with plenty of sunshine, heat and humidity all year round. Temperatures will range between 70 °F – 80 °F (21 °C-26 °C).
The Bahamas are safe to visit overall. Petty crime do happen, and some violent crime can be seen in poor neighborhoods. Exercise caution and try to avoid walking alone late at night if you are outside the hotel complex.
Citizens from countries other than the US and Canada are required to present a valid passport To enter The Bahamas.
Nationals of the following 120 countries and territories can visit the Bahamas for 3 months without a visa unless otherwise stated: All European citizens, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados , Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana,Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati , Kuwait, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Island, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Saint Kitts and Nevis , Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu , Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
All other citizens are required to apply for a visa in advance through the embassy or consulate.
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