Travel Planning
Travel Planning

Bahamas at a Glance

Varied, exciting and exotic, the Bahamas have an island right for everyone.

The Bahamas have some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. Get up close and personal to schools of colored fish and beautiful, brightly colored corals. Visitors also enjoy kayaking in and out of little bays, sailing and of course, surfing. 

For your time on the beach, bring insect repellent, but don't let the no-seeums scare you away. The Bahamas are famous for their smooth, pink beaches. Head down at twilight when the light from the setting sun illuminates the sand with its rosy glow.

Finally, you won't want to miss learning about the Bahamas's colorful history. A long-time haven for pirates, smugglers and rum runners, the islands have always had a ruckus side. Dig in deep and enjoy.


Popular Places
  • Nassau Nassau
  • The Abacos The Abacos
  • Freeport Freeport
  • Exumas Exumas
  • San Salvador (BS) San Salvador (BS)
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Lynden Pindling International Airport
  • Major Airport Grand Bahama International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

Travelers to the Bahamas will need legal passport from their country of origin. Most travelers will not require a visa. American citizens can learn more on the U.S State Department's website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Hurricanes and tropical storms hit the Bahamas during the spring, summer and early fall.

Safety Concerns Murder and violence can sometimes be a problem in the Bahamas. Travelers are more likely to fall victim to petty crime so never leave your belongings unattended on the beach. For updated information about travel alerts in the Bahamas, check the U.S State Department's website.

Health Concerns Chose bottled water while in the Bahamas and request no ice while at restaurants. Travelers may want to speak with their health care provider to learn more information about vaccinations and health advice.

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