What I need to know before traveling to Bahamas?

Things every first-time tourist needs to know:

  • English is actually the official language of the Bahamas, so it'll be spoken everywhere you go.
  • There's no need to get your currency exchanged, US currency is accepted. …
  • Tips are king. …
  • Cars don't drive on the right side of the road, they drive on the left.

What does Bahamas require for entry?

U.S. citizens are generally required to present a valid U.S. passport when traveling to The Bahamas, as well as proof of anticipated departure from The Bahamas. Those traveling to The Bahamas on a cruise may use another Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document.

How do I prepare for the Bahamas?

Packing List

  1. Wide-brimmed hat.
  2. Sunglasses.
  3. Swimsuit & cover-up.
  4. Short-sleeved shirts (quick drying)/tank tops.
  5. Long-sleeved lightweight shirts.
  6. Light Jacket/Windbreaker/Rain Jacket.
  7. Shorts.
  8. Lightweight long pants.

What do I need to know before going to the Bahamas?

Can you drink the water I the Bahamas?

Water — Technically, tap water is drinkable throughout The Bahamas. Still, we almost always opt for bottled. Resorts tend to filter and chlorinate tap water more aggressively than other establishments; elsewhere, bottled water is available at stores and supermarkets, and tastes better than that from a tap.

How much money should I take to Bahamas?

Those coming to the Bahamas should be aware that a daily budget for the islands typically runs around $100. Guests of the islands will be able to purchase everyday necessities and afford meals with this amount per day: although it might be better to budget for closer to $150-$200.

Can I use a real ID to go to Bahamas?

If you travel to the Bahamas by sea (like a cruise), you can use your passport or substitute one of the following documents: A passport card. A Trusted Traveler card. An enhanced driver's license (sometimes called Real ID) with security features.

Does the Bahamas accept US currency?

The U.S. dollar is on par with the Bahamian dollar and is accepted all over the Bahamas. Bahamian money runs in bills of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. Since U.S. currency is accepted everywhere, there really is no need to change to Bahamian.

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