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Bahamas Holidays

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CurrencyUSD: US Dollar or BSD: Bahamian LanguageEnglish Flight Duration9 hours 30 minutes (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT -4 hours

With scores of private beaches and secluded coves, swathes of white sands and ultramarine waters that twinkle in the endless sunshine, the Bahamas is a treasure trove of a destination. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba, the archipelago is made up of over 700 islands and cays, with Nassau, Freeport and Cable Beach being popular holiday hotspots for people of all ages.

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Great Places to Visit

The Bahamas aren’t just about exotic holidays for beach lovers; they’re also awesome for nightlife, shopping, food, history, wildlife and much more.

Safari on a Seaplane

Charter a seaplane in the Bahamas and enjoy an experience like no other. This out-of-this-world opportunity will allow you to see the Bahamas island archipelago from the sky, while also giving you the chance to embark on an island safari, introducing you to coves and cays that you wouldn’t be able to access otherwise.

Try Local Caribbean Delicacies

The Bahamas has an extensive menu to dish up for holidaymakers hoping to try something different. Caribbean morsels including plantain, seafood and sweet potato make it onto most menus, but the local delicacy that you’re recommended to try is conch – a Bahamian shellfish that is yummy in gumbo, salad and as fritters.

Swim with the Dolphins in the Wild

This activity is a bucket list staple for many holidaymakers, but why swim with dolphins in an aquarium when you can do it in the wild? The ultra-clear waters around the Bahamas offer a warm and calm setting for a swim with a resident pod of these highly intelligent creatures, either near Bimini or Andros.

Frolic with Pigs

You’ve swam with the dolphins, now what about the pigs? Head to Exuma Cays and take a boat out to Pig Beach near Big Major Cay, where you’ll find the resident piggies making a splash. It seems these pigs are happier than a pig in mud, and swimming with them is a unique experience!

Getting Around

Unfortunately, island hopping in the Bahamas archipelago isn’t as easy as you might think, unless you have the time to backtrack to capital Nassau every time. Water taxis operate in many resorts. Main roads are in good condition, and car hire is easy to find. You can also rent golf carts on the smaller islands. There are plenty of taxis, ferries and minibuses, and bicycles can be cheaply hired locally.

By Bus

There are plenty of jitneys available, which are private minibuses, in both Nassau and Freeport. Elsewhere, buses are limited due to the plentiful taxis that operates on the major islands.

By Car

There are several car hire firms available in Nassau, Freeport and the Out Islands. Drive on the left hand side. Many rental cars have their steering wheels on the left, which could take some adjustment!

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Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t require a visa to visit the Bahamas, but a valid passport (with three months remaining) is essential, and stays are limited to 21 days. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bahamas/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Cover yourself with relevant travel and medical insurance before you travel, to protect you while away, including any extra activities you may be planning, such as diving. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bahamas/health

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