Bahamas are a chain of about 3,000 coral islands and reefs that make up an independent nation in the West Indies. They extend from about 50 miles off the eastern coast of Florida to the northeastern tip of Cuba, a distance of over 500 miles. Only about 20 of the islands are inhabited.
The most beautiful of the islands is the shoestring-shaped Eleuthra. Lush rolling hills, quaint fishing villages and large empty beaches, make it the ideal retreat. Further north is the dame of the islands, Grand Bahama. Topping the list is exploring the ‘blue holes’ in Lucayan National Park, swimming with dolphins in Sanctuary Bay or taking a boat trip to the spectacular reefs of Peterson’s Cay.
The Bahamas have a mild climate. Temperatures average about 72 °F (22 °C) during the winter and about 85 °F (29 °C) in summer. An average of about 45 inches of rain falls annually.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
CURRENCY: Bahamian Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 120V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: BS
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +242
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -5