Bahamas

Bahamas

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Living proof you don't have to go far away to be far away.

Fifty miles. Five-Zero. That's how close the Bahamas are to Florida. And yet when you're here, you couldn't feel further away. It's not just the physical beauty or historical difference. It's the people. Gentle souls that understand life is short. And encourage you to slow down and enjoy more of it.

Just like the Caribbean isn't one country, the Bahamas isn't just one place. There are hundreds of islands. But only 16 are inhabited. Including exotic places like Grand Bahama, Bimini, Abacos, Nassau, Eulethera, Harbor Island, and Rum Cay. And the highest point in all of the Bahamas is only 206 feet.

These islands combine to give the world record-setting fishing. Stunning coral reefs. Pink sand beaches. And sugar-white sand, too. This is where Columbus first set foot in the New World. And where you'll find a spring called the Fountain of Youth. All with luxury hotels and every type of comfort to keep everyone happy.

With all this going for it, you might think the Bahamas are out of your reach. But they're not. VIVA Travel will help you plan the perfect escape. And like the Bahamas, it's closer than you think.

Other things to do:

  • Visit Aquaventure Water Park and Aquarium
  • Take shot at the casino
  • Play golf
  • Visit Lucayan National Park
  • See Dean's Blue Hole, the deepest recorded blue hole in the world
Climate: 

Temperatures range from 70º F (22 C) to 90ºF (32 C) to).

Time Zone: 

Eastern Standard Time, EST

Language: 

English

Currency: 

Bahamian Dollar (BSD)

Electricity: 

120 volts. This is compatible with all US appliances. British and European appliances require a flat two-pin adaptor and 220-volt converter.

Tipping Customs: 

Tipping etiquette in the Bahamas is similar to practices in the US and Western Europe.

Safety: 

Tourists should use common sense regarding securing personal items and caution for personal safety.

Communication & Technology: 

Wi-Fi is readily available throughout the country. Mobile operators include BTC.

Smoking: 

Smoking is permitted throughout the island.

Travel Documentation: 

A valid passport is required to enter the Bahamas. There must be two blank pages for entry. Visas may be required for visitors from other countries than the US.

Airport: 

Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO)

Car Rental: 

Major rental companies are available at the airports in each island destination.

Public Transportation: 

Taxis and the Jitney Bus are common modes of transportation.