Caribbean Tourism

Bahamas

Communication

Telephone Services: There is a public telephone and cable open 24 hours in the Batelco office on East Street, near the BITCO building in Nassau. Batelco also provides internet services. International calls can be made and faxes sent/received from here; also Prince George Dock, Shirley Street, Blue Hill Road, Mall at Marathon, Golden Gates and Fox Hill (0700...

Getting Around in Bahamas

Air Bahamasair operates scheduled flights between Nassau and the Family Islands. Charter flights and excursions available through them and several private companies, see Prestel for details. Seaplanes fly to those islands which have no landing strip. Inter-island travel is difficult given that nearly all flights originate in Nassau. To fly from Abaco to...

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 USA. Delta Airlines/Comair, T3771043, 800-2211212. Gulfstream International, T3528532. Air Jamaica, T800-5235585. AOM, T3777035. Chalk’s International, T3632845. Condor, T800-5246975. Continental, T800-2310856. United,...

Before Travelling in Bahamas

Climate: The sunshine and warm seas attract visitors throughout the year but winter, from December to April, is the high season. Temperatures are around 68°F. Summer temperatures average 86°F. Humidity is fairly high, particularly in the summer. The rainy season is May to October, when the showers are usually short but heavy. The weather can be pleasant in...

USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: Country Address Contact United States - New York 150 E. 52nd St, 28th FloorNew York, NY 10022 TOURIST OFFICES: Country Address Contact United States - New York 150 E. 52nd St, 28th FloorNew York, NY 10022 212-758-2777212-753-6531 (Fax) United States - Chicago 8600 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 820Chicago, IL 60631 312-...

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING: Restaurants available Local. American. Fast Food. Gourmet. Continental. French. Italian. Chinese. Japanese. Polynesian. 15% service charge is usually added. Dress code is casual. Some restaurants may require slightly more formal attire. NIGHTLIFE: Entertainment available includes: * Nightclubs. * Discos. * Casinos. * Cabarets...

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. TIME: EST. Daylight Savings in Summer. CLIMATE: Average temperature...

MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS: * Bank of Nova Scotia. * Bank of the Bahamas. * Barclays Bank PLC. * CIBC. * Citibank. * Commonwealth Bank. * Royal Bank of Canada. BANKING HOURS: * Monday to Thursday 0930-1500. * Friday 0930-1700. * Some savings and loans institutions remain open from 0930-1600 Monday Friday. BUSINESS HOURS: Monday to...

HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: * Air Canada. * Air Jamaica. * American Eagle. * Chalk Int'l Airlines. * Comair. * Continental Air Lines. * Continental Connection. * Delta Air Lines. * U.S. Airways. * BahamasAir (National Flag Carrier). * UK-British Airways. * France-AOM. * Cuba-Cubana. AIRPORT: Nassau Int'l Airport: * To...

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 divided into three main tourist areas -- Nassau, Paradise Island and Cable Beach. Hotel complexes dominate expansive Cable Beach, which underwent a recent facelift, transforming it to a mecca for visitors who prefer...

Introduction

The Islands of The Bahamas are a haven of exquisite white-and-pink beaches, lush tropical landscape, crystal clear turquoise waters and year-round sunshine. There are more than 700 beautiful islands and cays, extending over 100,000 square miles of the Atlantic ocean, offering an abundance of outdoor activities, diverse terrain, world class snorkeling,...