The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is a country consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean; north of Cuba and Hispaniola (the Dominican Republic and Haiti); northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands; southeast of the U.S. state of Florida and east of the Florida Keys. Its capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence.
Geographically, the Bahamas lies near to Cuba, which is part of the Greater Antilles, along with Hispaniola and Jamaica. The designation of "Bahamas" refers to the country and the geographic chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. The three West Indies/Caribbean island groupings are: The Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the Lesser Antilles. As stated on the mandate/manifesto of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Bahamas territory encompasses 180,000 square miles of ocean space. From the Cay Sal Bank and Cay Lobos (just off of the coast of Cuba) in the west, to San Salvador, the Bahamas is much larger than is recorded in some sources.
When to go:
During the Dry Season December to May.
Average monthly temperature (°C)
U.S Dollars, major Credit cards are widely accepted.
British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter the Bahamas for tourist stays up to 1 month only, your passport should be valid for at least 6 months, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid Immunisation and Malaria tablets are recommended for protection against disease, Yellow Fever immunisation is required if arriving from an affected area.
British Airways operate the only direct non-stop service from London Heathrow to Nassau. In addition to this direct service the Bahamas can be reached via the USA with many carriers or on Bahamas Air operating from Orlando, Florida.
Transfers: Private transfers per car (up to 2 people) from £60 per way. For the ultimate experience upgrade your transfer to a Stretch Limousine (ask for details).
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