Bring a passport that’s valid for at least 6 months after travel
Passport processing can take some time, so if you don’t have a passport or if it’s expired, make sure you give yourself enough time to obtain one before your departure date. Click here to apply for or renew a passport. It is also recommended that you make a photocopy of your passport, just in case it gets lost while traveling. Visit https://insulation.org/convention2019/location/passport/ for more information about entry and passport requirements to the Bahamas. Children also need valid passports.
No need to exchange currency
The Bahamian dollar is maintained at the same level as the U.S. dollar and both are accepted interchangeably on all islands. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and most debit cards are also widely accepted throughout Nassau Paradise Island. Some credit card companies may charge small international transaction fees, so it's best to check with your provider before leaving home.
Don’t worry about electronics—no adaptors required
Electrical outlets in The Bahamas are 60 cycles/120 volts, which is compatible with all American devices. No need to pack adapters.
Taxis are conveniently placed in most hotels and at airports. The metered rates vary by island, but they are reasonable and set by law. Please note that surcharges often apply for more than 2 persons and extra luggage. Taxis take cash only, so please make sure to get cash before ordering a taxi. Uber and Lyft are not available on the island.
Bahamians drive on the left!
Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road in The Bahamas. Pedestrians must remember to first look right and then left before crossing streets.
Gratuities are included
All restaurants and bars at Baha Mar will automatically add a 15% gratuity to the final bill.
The Bahamas operates on the Eastern time zone and observes Daylight Savings Time.
English is spoken everywhere in the Bahamas.
No Rosetta Stone required! Everyone speaks English.