BAHAMAS TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

To those who can’t resist the charm of blue waters and long sandy palm-fringed shorelines, the Bahamas is a true paradise. From lazing about on the beach to dancing the night away, the Bahamas offer every beach fantasy and more. The 700 islands are dotted with spectacular bays and coves where frothy waves wash over white soft sparkling sand. The azure waters of the Bahamas are amongst the clearest in the world and the marine life absolutely spectacular!

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

Updated:

Bahrain has restricted the entry of all travelers except for nationals, residents, military personnel of Bahrain, and travelers with a valid letter of Prior Permission Granted (PPG), which must be presented prior to boarding.Visas on arrival have been suspended except for diplomats or travelers with UN passports. Anyone attempting to enter Bahrain must have a Bahrain residence permit or secure a visa in advance by visiting www.evisa.gov.bh.All arrivals into Bahrain will be subject to COVID-19 testing at their own expense. These tests may cost more than 30 BHD ($80), and travelers may be required to take two tests, which would double the cost to the passenger. Those without symptoms will be required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, while those with symptoms will be subject to further quarantine measures.Starting from July 22, passengers must pay the fees related to the tests and quarantine before their departure at http://bh.bh/BeAware, or via the self-service payment kiosk at the airport.Additionally all arrivals who have visited or transited Iran, Iraq and Lebanon within 14 days prior to their arrival in Bahrain will be subject to enhanced testing procedures and quarantine at Government facilities.Border crossing from Saudi Arabia on the causeway has been suspended, but is now open for Saudi citizens arriving at BAH to travel to Saudi (one-way).

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY

LOCATION MAP

Bahamas

Caribbean

REGION:

COUNTRY MAP

Bahamas

Do You Need a VISA to Visit

BAHAMAS?

arrow&v

FIND YOUR

WHERE-TO-NEXT

DESTINATION

Advanced real-time filter by visa, region, value, weather & activity

QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Nassau

  • Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD) / US dollar (USD)(Widely accepted)

  • Area: 13,940 km²

  • Population: 385 640 (2018)

  • Language: English, Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

  • Religion: Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2%

  • Electricity: 120V, 60Hz (North American plug)

 

Search for flights to

BAHAMAS

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 10 January, Majority Rule Day
  • 1st Friday in June, Labour Day
  • 3–10 July, Independence Day celebrations
  • 10 July, Independence Day
  • 1st Monday in August, Emancipation Day
  • 2nd Monday in October, National Heroes Day

Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Whit Monday (the Monday after Pentecost).

BEST TIME TO VISIT

 

WEATHER SYNOPSIS

The Bahamas is located on the boundary of the tropical and subtropical zones and, as such, has a semi-tropical or subtropical marine climate, which is moderated by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The islands experience warm, humid conditions year-round, though with more seasonal variations than the Southern Caribbean islands. There are also variations between the islands of the Bahamas, with rainfall falling twice as much in the northwestern islands than in the southeastern islands, and the more northerly islands experiencing temperatures up to 5° cooler than the southern islands. Average temperatures are fairly high, with the mean daily temperatures fluctuating between 17°C and 32°C. Mean annual rainfall for the Bahamas varies from about 865 mm to about 1470 mm. Inter-annual variability in climate is strongly influenced by the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). El Niño episodes bring warmer and drier conditions between June and August. Located in the heart of the Atlantic hurricane belt, the Bahamas is also subject to hurricanes and tropical cyclones especially during the August – November period.

Bahamas

TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

Peak Season

Shoulder Season

Off Peak Season

JANUARY

HOT

COLD

MODERATE
DRY

WET

FEBRUARY

HOT

COLD

MODERATE
DRY

WET

MARCH

HOT

COLD

MODERATE
DRY

WET

APRIL

HOT

COLD

MODERATE
DRY

WET

MAY

HOT

COLD

MODERATE

DRY

WET

JUNE

HOT

COLD

MODERATE

DRY

WET

JULY

HOT

COLD

MODERATE

DRY

WET

AUGUST

HOT

COLD

MODERATE

DRY

WET

SEPTEMBER

HOT

COLD

MODERATE

DRY

WET

OCTOBER

HOT

COLD

MODERATE

DRY

WET

NOVEMBER

HOT

COLD

MODERATE
DRY

WET

DECEMBER

HOT

COLD

MODERATE
DRY

WET

 

SPORT & ACTIVITIES

HIKE & CYCLE:

Outdoor activities in The Bahamas are best enjoyed during the drier months from December to April, but are generally accessible throughout the year.

BEACH:

Although you can visit the stunning beaches of The Bahamas at any time of the year, the dry season from December to April is by far better.

WIND:

The windy kitesurfing season in The Bahamas is from November to April. Check out Nassau, Eleuthera, Spanish Wells & Harbour Island, Abacos, Exumas, Cat Island and San Salvador.

For more details on kite surfing in Bahamas expand this section!

SURFING:

The Bahamas has some great and consistent surf all year round. The best surf is usually from October to April. Eleuthera has some of the most powerful and reliable surf.

 
 

HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

Bahamas

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

For the latest travel health notices and recommended precautions click

 
 
 

CHOOSE NEXT DESTINATION

arrow&v

© 2020 Andre & Lisa