Bahamas Travel Tips

By CrustyCanucks - May 09, 2017

The Bahamas are without a doubt one of the most beautiful island nations in the world. 

While we only made it there for a couple nights (it was a last minute add on to a Florida trip) we both saw enough to know that we loved it. So why not consider visiting the the Bahamas for yourself? If you need a little push, here are some Bahamas travel tips. 

What to Know before You Go

1. This English speaking nation is made up of over 700 islands, islets, and cays is located in the Atlantic Ocean, northeast or the islands of Cuba and Hispanola. 

2. Since 1973, the Bahamas has been an independent commonwealth, preserving Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch. This means that British Citizens as well as citizens of members of the European Union are not required to obtain a Visa to travel to the Bahamas. 

3. It is required however to have proof of a return ticket, and those without one may be denied entry into the country.

4. The Bahamas boasts a subtropical to tropical climate, winter months ranging in average from 21-24C and summer months ranging from 25 30C. The climate is heavily affected by the Gulf Stream, especially in the winter months.

Places to Go & Things to Do

Nassau & Paradise Island Nassau is the nation's capital, located on the island of New Providence. Paradise Island protects the Nassau Harbour. For history buffs, the Parliament Square and Government House could make for an interesting visit, as well as the Bahamas Historical Society Museum housing artifacts coming from over 500 years of history in the Bahamas. Keep in mind that the museum has a summer recess and is closed to the public during the months of July and August. 

Also located in the city of Nassau is Fort Fincastle, which was built in 1793 by Lord Dunmore and overlooks Nassau from Bennet Hill.

One of the biggest highlights is the Atlantis Paradise Island, which is a hotel and water park found on Paradise Island. The Dig, a giant aquarium built underneath the lobby, is the world's largest open air marine habitat, and take our word for it, it is as impressive in person as it sounds. There are hundreds of species of marine wildlife, as well as debris and wreckage in an attempt let guests feel like they're really experiencing the lost city of Atlantis. One of the many exciting watersides even takes you underneath one of the shark tanks for a thrilling and gut-wrenching experience.

Nassau and Paradise Island are by no means the only places worth visiting in the Bahamas. All of the islands are littered with gorgeous natural attractions and can take you away on once in a life time adventures. Whether you want to snorkel through gorgeous ocean, explore the various islands' vast swashbuckling history, or just sit back and relax on the pristine white or pink sand beaches, you can't go wrong with wherever you choose to visit.

Oh, and don't forget to pack the sunscreen!

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