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Bahamas


Description

Who has never dreamed of going to the Bahamas? This archipelago leaves no one indifferent. It is well known for the transparency of its waters and its seabed. It is also home to some of the most beautiful corals in the world. The Bahamas is located east of Florida in the Caribbean Sea and consists of approximately 700 islands and islets. Both Nassau and Freeport have gradually become more “Americanized” over the years. They are favorite destinations for vacationers due to their all-inclusive resorts and they have become very popular ports of call for cruise ships.


Map


What to do in Bahamas


Nassau, historic capital

The first time Christopher Columbus landed in America was in the Bahamian Archipelago. It’s no wonder then that Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is filled with history. Although today the city has taken on an American feel, several historical sites and museums are interesting to visit. Some of the most popular are Queen's Staircase, Fort Charlotte, and Balcony House Museum. If you are a hopeless romantic, you should definitely make a stop at the French Cloisters of Nassau. These 14th century ruins are located on Ocean Drive, facing the sea.


Paradise Island

Paradise Island, accessible from Nassau by a bridge, offers breathtaking beaches. This is why the famous Atlantis Paradise Island resort is located here. Being the tallest building in the Bahamas, this impressive hotel does not go unnoticed! Tourists visiting the island can enjoy the water park, an 18-hole golf course and the largest casino in the Caribbean.


Swimming with pigs

Do you like watching fish when you swim? Did you know that it is also possible to swim with pigs? Yes! This is a unique experience not to be missed when traveling to the Bahamas. The swimming pigs live on Big Major Cay Island, about a 2-hour crossing from Nassau.


Enjoy the beach

Travellers to the Bahamas often have one thing in common: they love the beautiful white sandy beaches. With so many small islands, it's not surprising that the archipelago has several heavenly beaches. Here are some good suggestions: Gold Rock Beach (Freeport), Stocking Island (Exuma), Cable Beach (Nassau), and Taino Beach (Freeport). If you get the chance to visit the area around Dunmore Town, go and relax on the world famous Pink Sands Beach. The pale pink color of the sand comes from the many red sea shells in its waters.


One day cruise

Satisfy your wanderlust and go on an adventure! Take an archipelago cruise and you will not be disappointed. Every day, several tour companies offer the possibility of sailing from island to island to discover the most beautiful treasures of the Bahamas. Sometimes, some organized tours even offer vacationers stops between islands to snorkel and observe the wide variety of fish and corals.


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

25

16

50

Feb.

25

17

40

Mar.

26

17

40

Apr.

26

19

50

May

27

21

110

Jun.

29

23

230

Jul.

31

24

150

Aug.

32

24

210

Sep.

32

24

170

Oct.

30

22

170

Nov.

28

20

50

Dec.

26

17

50


Currency

The official currency is the Bahamian dollar (BSD), but travelers can also use U.S. dollars and credit cards on most islands.

Convertor

CAD
to
BSD

Official language

The Bahamas official language is English.

Voltage

The electrical outlets used in the Bahamas are the same as in Canada: 120V and 60Hz.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.