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Bahamas - Facts and Information


The Bahamian dollar (B$) is equal to the US dollar, and both are widely accepted. The resorts also accept traveller’s cheques, and currency exchange is available at the reception desk.


The weather in The Bahamas is typically warm. Highs range from the mid to upper 70's F (25 C) during the winter to the upper 80's F (32 C) in the summer.

Monthly Average Temperatures


Bahamas utilizes the North American standard 120-volt, 60-Hertz alternating power required to power US and Canadian appliances such as electric razors, hairdryers, and other standard items found in guest rooms. European appliances require a power adapter.

Time Zone

Paradise Island, Bahamas, falls within the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone, the same as Miami and New York City. It is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT – 5)


The official language of The Bahamas is English, more British than American, and generally intertwined with a special Bahamian dialect. Some Indian words like cassava and guava have been retained in the language.

Visa Requirements

Visa and passport requirements frequently change. We do our best to keep this information as current as possible; however, we recommend  that all visitors check with their embassy or consulate before their departure.

Upon your arrival to The Islands Of The Bahamas, you will be asked to fill out an Immigration Arrival/Departure Card, which you will keep part of until your departure.

All visitors are required to be in possession of a return ticket. 

U.S. visitors staying for eight months or less need a return ticket plus a passport (passports expired up to five years may also be used) or a certified birth certificate with a government-issued photo identification, such as a voter's card or driver's license. 

Naturalized citizens require naturalization papers (photo identification is not required).

U.S. permanent residents (green card holders) require a valid green card, along with a valid passport from their place of birth, for visits not exceeding thirty days.

Canadian citizens may also enter The Bahamas without a passport for visits up to 21 days, upon presentation of an original birth certificate. (Copy not acceptable.)

Landed immigrants in possession of the Canadian Immigration Record Form 1000 should follow the same requirements as Alien residents. 

All others need a valid passport.

British subjects from the United Kingdom and colonies may enter The Islands Of The Bahamas as visitors without passports or visas for periods not exceeding three weeks. For longer stays they must present a passport.

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over one year of age coming from the following countries: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Peru and Sudan. Travelers are required to be vaccinated 10 days prior to entering The Islands Of The Bahamas and must have a valid certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever