Note: Travel to any
destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited)
to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and
culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination,
check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice
about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.
to Go: April through June generally has calm weather. Summer months provide
good diving conditions, although June through October is also hurricane season
in the Caribbean, with the highest risk around September.
Life Seasons: Many fish and lobster mate in spring, when
schools of Mahimahi (dolphin fish) are abundant. In December and January you
can find massive mating schools of Nassau grouper.
to Get the Best Deals: June to November
to Pack: During summer you’ll probably only need a 3/2 mm wetsuit,
but during winter bring a 5 mm as water temps will dip. Also, for summer
casual, light clothing for hot temps, but in winter a light jacket is usually a
good idea, especially between dives on a boat. Sunscreen and bug spray are
essential year-round. DAN card.
Temperatures: Seasonal averages: 23-29°C/75-85°F
Temperatures: Seasonal averages: During summer, the
average temperature is almost 27°C/82°F. In winter, the temperature can get as
low as 15°C/60°F
The Bahamian dollar is exchanged equal with the U.S. dollar. Credit cards are
Requirements: Passport required. Check with your
local immigration website for visa requirements.
Tax: Each person leaving The Bahamas pays a $15.00 departure
to Eat: Each island has its local favorite restaurants, but look
for local fare such as conch chowder, Bahamian stew fish, Johnny Cake, which is
pan-fried sweetened bread, Bahamian peas and rice, boiled fish and grits for
breakfast, and for dessert, the guava duff is a local taste.
to Drink: Again, each island has its favorite bars and nightlife is
generally lively. Drink gin and coconut water, called Sky Juice, with the
locals or Bahama Mama’s with the tourists. You’ll find that most drinks include
a variety of fruit juices and Kalik is the most well-known beer.
Adventures/Shopping/Culture: Local crafts, arts, ceramics and
spices are available in the Straw Market. Look for local jewelry and handicraft
items, such as Bahamian batik. Dance the night away to local soca or calypso
bands. If you’re on Andros, go straight to the source for Batik at Androsia.
and Culture: Locals are friendly and welcoming
throughout the islands. The vibe is laid back.
Festivals/Events: Junkanoo festivals and parades are
celebrated each Boxing Day, New Years’ Day and during the summer.
and Internet: The electric current is 120 volts, 60
Hz. and internet is available in most hotels.
the water? Bottled water is recommended.
English is the official language.