The Bahamas

Capital Nassau

Population 378,040

Area 13,943 km2

Key facts

The Bahamas is a country located in Caribbean. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in The Bahamas. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to The Bahamas.

The national currency in The Bahamas is Bahamian dollar (BSD). The dollar (B$) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 0.98 BSD and 1 USD is worth 1 BSD.

Bahamian
Banknotes

$1$2$5$10$20$50$100$1/2$3

Bahamian
Coins

1510251550$1$2$5

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in The Bahamas is 68.43 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The Bahamas has more ATMs than most other countries.123.58 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in The Bahamas, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in The Bahamas. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 120 V, 60 Hz  Type B 120 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, The Bahamas will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one National Heroes' Day will take place on October 14.

DateHoliday name
January 3, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
January 10, 2022Majority Rule DayMajority Rule Day
April 1, 2022Perry Christie DayPerry Christie Day
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayEaster Monday
June 6, 2022Moving holidayWhit MondayWhit Monday
July 10, 2022Independence DayIndependence Day
August 5, 2022Emancipation DayEmancipation Day
October 14, 2022National Heroes' DayNational Heroes' Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayBoxing Day

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Bahamas?

There are no Mariott hotels in The Bahamas.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in The Bahamas.

The IHG hotel chain operates in The Bahamas.

There are no Best Western hotels in The Bahamas.

There are no Radisson hotels in The Bahamas.

The Accor hotel chain operates in The Bahamas.

What fast food chains are present in Bahamas?

Crack conch with peas and rice are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of The Bahamas. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Bahamas below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in The Bahamas.

The KFC chain operates in The Bahamas.

The Burger King chain operates in The Bahamas.

The Subway chain operates in The Bahamas.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in The Bahamas.

The Starbucks chain operates in The Bahamas.

Weather

Today the sun in Nassau, rises at 7:02 AM and sets at 6:53 PM. The climate of Nassau may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Partly cloudlyLow: 26.2°C (79.16°F)High: 27.9°C (82.22°F)
ThursdayOct 6Rain showersLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
FridayOct 7Rain showersLow: 26.6°C (79.88°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 27.2°C (80.96°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 27.4°C (81.32°F)High: 28.8°C (83.84°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 27.7°C (81.86°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)

Weather data for Nassau (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in The Bahamas.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in The Bahamas.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In The Bahamas traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  572.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 7.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Bahamas

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Bahamas?

Currently, citizens of 121 countries can enter Bahamas without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Bahamas.

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