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Essential information

At a glance

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Electricity
120V/60hz
Jun-Aug
Best time to go
Summer

Money and costs

Currency
Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 24, 2018 6:51PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
BS$300
  • Cheap hotel room: BS$100–150
  • Jitney from Nassau Airport to downtown: BS$2.50
  • Museum entry: BS$5–10
  • Conch meal: BS$20
  • Beer: BS$6
Midrange
BS$300–500
  • Midrange hotel: BS$250
  • Two-course dinner: BS$40
  • Taxi from Nassau Airport to Paradise Island: BS$40
  • Switcher (cocktail): BS$10
  • Half-day snorkeling tour: BS$90
Top end (more than)
BS$500
  • Resort suite: from BS$400
  • Diving, two tanks: BS$100–140
  • Meal at top restaurant, with wine: BS$100–150
  • Half-day fishing charter: BS$500–800

Visas

Residents of the US, Europe and most Commonwealth countries do not need a visa to enter the Bahamas for a 90-day tourist stay.

Get the latest visa advice for The Bahamas from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
BHS
Grand Bahama
Go Mar–Jul
Mar – May
27218069
0.37
0.02
Jun – Aug
30258677
0.87
0.03
Sep – Nov
29238373
0.43
0.01
Dec – Feb
24187564
0.07
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
New Providence
Go Jun–Aug
Mar – May
27208168
0.5
0.02
Jun – Aug
33269078
0.93
0.04
Sep – Nov
30248675
0.67
0.03
Dec – Feb
26197966
0.1
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Freeport & Lucaya
Go Mar–Jul
Mar – May
25207868
0.37
0.02
Jun – Aug
31258777
0.87
0.03
Sep – Nov
29238373
0.43
0.01
Dec – Feb
24187564
0.07
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Marsh Harbour
Go Dec–Jul
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Nassau
Go Jun–Aug
Mar – May
28218371
0.5
0.02
Jun – Aug
32258977
0.93
0.04
Sep – Nov
30248675
0.67
0.03
Dec – Feb
26197966
0.1
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to The Bahamas

The Bahamas have six international airports, with major hubs at Nassau and Freeport. The two cities are also popular stopovers for cruise ships.

Flights to The Bahamas

The best price found from United States to The Bahamas is on October 17th, 2018, travelling with Copa. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $81.00
NAS
Nassau International

Getting around The Bahamas

Perusing a map, it’s tempting to think that island-hopping down the chain is easy. Unfortunately, it’s not – that is, unless you have your own boat or plane. Interisland air is centered on Nassau, and getting between the islands without constantly backtracking is a bit of a feat. Even the mail boats are Nassau-centric.

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