Located in the Southern Atlantic
Category : Bahamas
Located in the southern Atlantic, the islands of The Bahamas are scattered across 100,000 square
miles of some of the clearest water in the world like a string of rare gems. If you prefer a lively pace,
historic city sights, shopping and casino action, choose Paradise Island or the capital city Nassau on
New Providence Island. If you take “getting away from it all” more literally, the Out Islands are where
you will want to be: The Abacos, Eleuthera, The Exumas and Long island are just a few to visit.
Cast out for some fantastic sport fishing, dive the coral reefs, or dance the night away to an island
beat – with more than 700 islands, this country offers something for every visitor.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: A valid U.S. passport is recommended. However, an original Birth
Certificate with a raised seal or a certified copy together with a photo ID is also acceptable.
However, by the beginning of 2006, only a valid U.S. passport will be accepted.
CURRENCY: Bahamian Dollar, but the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted.
ELECTRICITY: 110 volts, same as U.S.
TAXES & OTHER CHARGES: There is an twelve percent (12%) government room tax and a service
charge of $2.00 – $12.00 per person per day. There is a Nassau departure tax of $15.00 U.S. and
Grand Bahamian departure tax of $18.00 U.S.
CLIMATE: the average yearly temperature ranges between 68°F and 86°F through the winter and
summer. The islands are semitropical with a yearly rainfall of 52″, occurring mostly during the
months of May-June and September-October.
TIPPING: Tipping is greatly appreciated, but not expected.