Caribbean Tourism

COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY:
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 islands, extending over 100,000 sq mls of ocean, from Florida in the northwest, to Hispaniola in the southwest. The estimated land area is 3,382 sq mls. The highest above sea level is Mt. Alvernia on Cat Island 206 ft.


COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

TIME:
EST. Daylight Savings in Summer.

CLIMATE:
Average temperature Summer: High 90, Low 78. Winter: High 75, Low 60. Average humidity 78. Average rainfall Rain showers occur any time of the year, but rainy months are from May to October. Approx. sunrise Summer: 0630 0700. Winter: 0630 0700. Approx. sunset Summer: 2000. Winter: 1730.

LANGUAGE:
English.

POPULATION:
278,000 (1996 census).


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Introduction

The Islands of The Bahamas are a haven of exquisite white-and-pink beaches, lush tropical landscape, crystal clear turquoise waters and...

THE BAHAMAS: This group of 700 islands, beginning sixty miles east of the Florida coast

This group of 700 islands, beginning sixty miles east of the Florida coast, is dazzling in its diversity. The island of New Providence is...

HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: * Air Canada. * Air Jamaica. * American Eagle. * Chalk Int'l Airlines. * Comair. * Continental Air Lines...

MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS: * Bank of Nova Scotia. * Bank of the Bahamas. * Barclays Bank PLC. * CIBC. * Citibank. * Commonwealth Bank...

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING: Restaurants available Local. American. Fast Food. Gourmet. Continental. French. Italian. Chinese. Japanese. Polynesian. 15% service...

USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: Country Address Contact United States - New York 150 E. 52nd St, 28th FloorNew York, NY 10022 TOURIST OFFICES:...

Getting There in Bahamas by Air and Sea

Airlines: American Airlines, T1800-4337300. Air Canada, T3278411. Bahamasair, T3773223 in Nassau, T3528341 in Freeport, 800-2224262 in the...