The Islands of The Bahamas are easy to get to wherever you're travelling from in the UK. There's a five-hour time difference between the UK and The Bahamas, so the time zone in The Bahamas is GMT-5.
If you want to get the most out of your trip to The Bahamas, planning your holiday will involve more than just booking a flight and hotel. So to help you, we've included a brief introduction to all you know about travelling to and travelling around our islands. Take a look and prepare to enjoy your holiday all the more.
Situated at the top of the Caribbean, The Islands of the Bahamas are easy to reach at any time of the year:
By air There are approximately 57 airports throughout The Bahamas, including three international airports (on Nassau/Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, and the Exumas). Twenty-four of these airports are official ports of entry to The Islands of the Bahamas.
By sea There are countless government and private marinas throughout The Bahamas, twenty-nine of which are official ports of entry to The Islands of the Bahamas.
Documentation Please ensure you have proof of return travel to your originating country by way of airline tickets or cruising itinerary. This documentation must be provided at first international point of disembarking.
The official language of The Bahamas is English - more British than American, and generally intertwined with a special Bahamian dialect. Linking back to the earliest settlement of the islands. Some Indian words like 'cassava' and 'guava' have been retained in the language.