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Bahamas Travel Guide

Bahamas FAQ

What are the visa requirements?

UK citizens who are staying no longer than six months in Barbados will not require a visa, however you will need a return air ticket and a passport with two adjacent blank pages for your entry stamp and valid for at least six months after the date of your return to the UK.

Are The Bahamas safe?

The Bahamas are generally safe, however take usual precautions to guard your belongings and valuables, as some pick pocketing and snatch and grab robberies do occur. 

What do I need to do before travelling to The Bahamas?

We suggest that all our customers review foreign office advice for The Bahamas before travelling. Click here for the latest information from the foreign office.

What is the language in The Bahamas?

The official language of The Bahamas is English.

What is the cuisine like?

Bahamian cuisine is subtly spicy and uniquely flavoured and influenced the southern states of America. Seafood is the staple diet, with conch appearing on most menus, whether uncooked with fresh lime juice, deep fried, steamed or in a delicious conch chowder. Another delicacy of the Bahamas are land crabs which can be eaten boiled or baked. Unique to the Bahamas is a soup called 'sowse' made with water, onions, lime juice, celery, peppers and meat. 

Will I need to bring an adaptor?

Plugs in The Bahamas are flat, two-pin style (as found in the USA) so you will require an adaptor. 

What night life is available?

The Bahamas offers anything from quiet evenings in exclusive beach side restaurants and bars to New York style nighltclubs. Enjoy Bahamian cocktails at a bar with local live music or try your luck at a casino.

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