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Bahamas

Bahamas Bahamas

Population: 378.040 people
Region: Caribbean (Search on Google maps)
Capital: Nassau
Country Code: BS

Money in Bahamas

Currencie(s): Bahamian dollar

  • 1 Bahamian dollar = 0.92 €
  • 1 Bahamian dollar = 1 $
  • 1 Bahamian dollar = 0.82 £

Should I exchange money before I travel? Although this depends on many factors, including which currencies you want to convert and which country you are travelling from, generally speaking exchanging your money AFTER you travel will provide you with a more favourable exchange rate.

The rule is simple: the more common the currency is, the cheaper it will be. So, for example, if you are travelling from the UK to Bahamas and want to buy some Bahamian dollar here, you will pay less for it in Bahamas, as this is the currency that you will find everywhere. At the same time your GBP will become rare and valuable, which means that you will get more money for them.

Looking for advice about exchanging Bahamian dollar? Discover our tips in our article about currency exchange.

Corruption: Bahamas has a corruption score of 35/100.
If your itinerary runs through Bahamas, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, Bahamas is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

Language in Bahamas

Language(s): English

Food & Drinks in Bahamas

Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste the national dish: Crack Conch With Peas And Rice

Tap Water: Do not drink. According the the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - USA, Source), you might want to drink bottled water because travellers' diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera are among the illnesses that can be transmitted with bad water.

It's not just what you drink:

  • Check that natural bodies of water are safe before you swim
  • Be picky with the water you use to brush your teeth
  • Wash your dentures or ice your drinks
  • Keep your mouth closed in the shower, and always use soap!

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Bahamas is 18.

Religion in Bahamas

From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.

Sex & Relationships in Bahamas

Age of Consent: 16 years.
At the age of 16, an individual is considered mature enough in Bahamas to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Bahamas.

Bahamas scores a -6/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Bahamas are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

National Sports in Bahamas

While travelling through Bahamas you'll be experiencing a foreign culture, rather than looking in from the outside as a temporary visitor. You'll discover new places, come in contact with new religions, explore intriguing destinations and experience culinary delights. You'll be immersed in a totally new culture .. and one aspect we shouldn't forget about is sports!

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Cricket is Bahamas their national sport.

Other practical tips for Bahamas

Timezone: UTC-05:00
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in Bahamas – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Remember: this country uses the metric system. Depending where you're from - distances, speed, and liquid quantities might be differend from the system you're used to. Find out how you should convert this unit system.

Power adapters and converters: 120 V (60 Hz), Plug A / B
When travelling to Bahamas, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 120 V (60 Hz), Plug A / B. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!

Weather: Currently overcast clouds, with a temperature between 16.1 and 19.4°C (61 and 67°F)

Fly to Bahamas

Planning a trip to Bahamas? We have a list of 33 airports you can fly to. You can find the closest one to your destination by clicking on a city below!

List of cities in Bahamas

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