TRAVEL GUIDE to THE BAHAMAS
This is your ultimate travel guide to the Bahamas!
The name Bahamas comes from the Spanish term “Baja mar”, which means shallow sea in Spanish.
The Bahamas is a tropical paradise with blue oceans, marine wildlife, green jungles, exotic seafood, very friendly locals, and fascinating history that includes the history of pirates.
There are 700 islands and cays to explore by boat in The Bahamas. You can definitely find an island to suit your preferences. It’s a paradise for scuba divers with its marine wildlife and clear waters and one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world. If all you need is to seep a Bahama Mamas on a beach, note that there are more than 2,000 beaches.
The Bahamas is one of the most expensive countries to live in in the world. Also, it has the 3rd highest per capita GDP in the western hemisphere.
SAY HELLO IN THE BAHAMAS:
‘What da wybe is?’ = What’s up?
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The Bahamas belongs to the Caribbean Region, which is a massive archipelago located in the Caribbean Sea, subdivided into regions: the Lucayan Archipelago, the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the ABC Islands. With 13 sovereign states and 17 dependent territories in the Caribbean, the predominant languages are English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Antillean creole.
The Caribbean sprawls across more than 1.06 million square miles and is primarily located between North America and South America.
Currency: The official currency of the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD).
Language: English is the official language of the Bahamas and is spoken by a majority of the population. Nevertheless, there are two primary languages spoken in the Bahamas: Bahamian Creole or Bahamian English, spoken by most people, and Haitian Creole, spoken by 25% of the population. One is an English-based Creole language and the other is a French-based Creole language.
CARD PAYMENTS AND CASH WITHDRAWALS:
Credit cards are widely accepted on larger islands like New Providence Island and Paradise. On the Out Islands, you might struggle to pay with a credit card or to find an ATM. Make sure to have enough cash on you and also, you might want to take a REVOLUT card with you, to eliminate bank fees.
Plugs: For The Bahamas, there are plug types A and B. Plug type A has two flat parallel pins and plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. The Bahamas operate on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz.
Connexion: Wi-Fi connection on every resort, free or on demand.
Best Time to visit
The sun always shines in the Caribbean.
Tourists come to the tropical islands especially when winter strikes their homeland. The temperatures, on average, are between 23 to 30 degrees Celsius regardless of the season.
Also, note that hurricanes are common in the tropics. Hurricane season lasts from June through November so check the forecast before your vacation.
The best time to visit the Bahamas is, obviously, during the peak season, which runs from December to April. Prices for hotels and flights are very expensive, and the beaches and the resorts are all crowded.
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