What to See in Bahamas for First Time Travelers?
Though Bahamas consists of 700-plus islands, for first-time travelers, a Bahamas tour around one week would be sufficient to visit the popular tourist destinations in Bahamas. In the capital city Nassau, learn Bahamian history and culture by visiting historic sites like Fort Charlotte, Queens Staircase. In Paradise Island, spend one or two free days to have fun at Atlantis Resort. Have a visit to Exumas and Harbour Island to swim with the famous swimming pigs and to take beautiful photos at Pink Sands Beach. If you visit Bahamas more than one week, you can explore more islands like Cat Island, Abaco, Andros, etc.
Pink Sands Beach
Meet Cute Pigs at Beach
When is the Best Time to Take a Bahamas Tour Package?
Bahamas is a year-round tourist destination. While, as the best weather is in Mid-December to Mid-April, the best time to visit Bahamas falls in this period.
To Do a Bahamas Tour Package, do I Need a Visa?
Citizens from the visa-exempt countries like all EU countries, United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand and more can travel to Bahamas for 3 to 8 months without a visa. If you are not from one of the visa-exempt countries, you need to apply for Bahamas Visa in advance through one of the Bahamian Diplomatic Missions or British Diplomatic Missions.
How to Get to and Travel Around Bahamas?
In Bahamas, there are almost 11 international airports, but the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) is the busiest one. To visit Out Islands of Bahamas like Exuma and North Eleuthera, there are more direct international flights from South Florida. Travelers can also reach an Out Island by domestic flights from Nassau. Most of the tourist Out Islands like Exumas, Eleuthera, Andros, Great Abaco, Cat Island and Long Island have multiple airports, travelers can fly to the airport closest to your hotel to save time and the transfer fee.
Is Tipping Customary in Bahamas?
Tipping is common in Bahamas. For a taxi driver, the usual tip is 15% of the taxi fee. At hotels, it is BSD1 each bag for porters and BSD1 to BSD3 per day for hotel maids. At restaurants, it will automatically add a 15% gratuity to your bill. If you drink at bars, it is BSD1 to BSD2 per drink to bartenders.