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 1.07 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 71.88 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 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 2023, The Bahamas will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Perry Christie Day will take place on April 3.

Date Holiday name
January 2, 2023 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
January 9, 2023 Majority Rule DayMajority Rule Day
April 3, 2023 Perry Christie DayPerry Christie Day
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
April 10, 2023Moving holiday Easter MondayEaster Monday
May 29, 2023Moving holiday Whit MondayWhit Monday
July 10, 2023 Independence DayIndependence Day
August 7, 2023 Emancipation DayEmancipation Day
October 13, 2023 National Heroes’ DayNational Heroes’ Day
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2023 St. Stephen’s DayBoxing Day

Tourism

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?

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

What is the weather like in Nassau?

Today the sun in Nassau, rises at 6:47 AM and sets at 6:00 PM. The climate of Nassau may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

WednesdayFeb 8OvercastLow: 20.5°C (68.9°F)High: 26.1°C (78.98°F)
TodayFeb 9Partly cloudlyLow: 21.6°C (70.88°F)High: 26.3°C (79.34°F)
FridayFeb 10ThunderstormLow: 21.5°C (70.7°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)
SaturdayFeb 11ThunderstormLow: 24.1°C (75.38°F)High: 24.5°C (76.1°F)
SundayFeb 12ThunderstormLow: 20.2°C (68.36°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)
MondayFeb 13SunnyLow: 20.4°C (68.72°F)High: 21.6°C (70.88°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.

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