The Bahamas is an island country consisting of more than 700 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba. Its capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The name Bahamas is derived from the Spanish “baja mar” (shallow sea) reflecting the shallow waters of the area. The Bahamas became a British Crown colony in 1718, when the British clamped down on piracy, including the infamous Blackbeard. After the American War of Independence, thousands of American Loyalists with their enslaved Africans, moved to the Bahamas, where the Americans set up plantations. Today, the descendants of slaves form the majority of the population. The Bahamas became part of the Commonwealth in 1973. In terms of GDP per capita, it is one of the richest countries in the Americas, following the USA and Canada.
Area : 13,878 km2
Population : 371,000
Capital and largest city : Nassau
Currency : Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Official language : English
Bahamas Yacht Charter “Must Do”
From gorgeous beaches to sprawling golf courses, most agree the Bahamas are an ideal Caribbean vacation. The Dolphin Experience on Grand Bahama Island makes this a great family Bahamas Yacht Charter destination. Atlantis on Paradise Island is one of the most impressive resorts in the world. Beaches on the south side of Grand Bahama are the prettiest and Coral beach is amazing. Conch out in the Bahamas is the local Bahamian dish or, for a fresh fish selection, head down to the local fish fry, perfect for getting hot conch and cool Kalik beers. Visit the Graycliff Hotel to enjoy a scrumptious meal and view one of the world’s largest and best wine collections, housed downstairs in former slave cells. The estate was built in the 1700s by pirate Captain John Howard.
Bahamas Yacht Charter Tourist Information
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Health and Safety Advice
|ASD||Andros Town Airport||Andros Town|
|ATC||Arthur’s Town Airport||Arthur’s Town|
|CEL||Cape Eleuthera Airport||Cape Eleuthera|
|CXY||Cat Cays Airport||Cat Cays|
|GGT||Exuma International Airport||George Town|
|FPO||Grand Bahama International Airport||Freeport|
|MHH||Marsh Harbour International Airport||Marsh Harbour|
|NAS||Nassau International Airport||Nassau|
|ELH||North Eleuthera International Airport||North Eleuthera|
|PID||Paradise Island Airport||Nassau|
|WZY||Paradise Island Seaplane Base Airport||Nassau|
|ZSA||San Salvador Airport||San Salvador|
The temperature averages between 24°C and 29°C in both winter and summer, although it can get chilly in the early morning and at night. The Bahamian winter (Dec – Feb) is high season because North Americans come here to escape winter. Summer brings extreme heat and humidity. The hurricane season lasts from beginning June to end November. Hurricanes are actually fairly infrequent and forecasts give adequate advance warning.