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Travel to Bahamas

Bahamas's Information

Flag of Bahamas
Land Area 10,010 km2
Water Area 3,870 km2
Total Area 13,880km2 (#155)
Population 327,316 (#178)
Population Density 32.70/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $9.07 Billion
Currency Dollar (BSD)
Largest Cities

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The Bahamas are considered to be the most popular vacation destination in the Caribbean – even though, technically, it's not in the Caribbean Sea.

The Bahamas are located about 100 miles east of the Florida coast, in the Atlantic Ocean. Although it's comprised of 700 islands, only 30 are occupied as most of the rest of them are under water.

The breathtaking scenery, beautiful weather along with historical sites, parks, trails, nature centers, botanical gardens, casinos, beaches, golf, diving and many more activities too numerous to mention, offer something for every traveler.

Don't forget the food – Bahamian cuisine is centered around fresh fish such as red snapper, grouper, lobster, and the islands' favorite – conch. There's also fritters, chowder, pigeon peas and johnny cakes to enjoy.

  • Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: The weather in the Bahamas doesn't vary much from season to season, so any time of the year is great for travel.

    The temperature variation between summer and winter is only about 10°. Winter averages 75° F (24° C), so it's a popular time to visit. The summer is a bit warmer and there is more humidity due to higher rainfall.

    The high season is from mid-December to mid-April, when there are more people visiting, attractions are busier and prices are higher.

    With the perfect location, nearly perfect climate and a perfect environment featuring sparkling turquoise water and white sandy beaches, the Bahamas is a "go to" destination any time of the year.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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