The Bahamas Tourism Office has developed an interactive online travel guide featuring how to explore the Bahamas. Discover all the possibilities the Bahamas has to offer. Visit the following Government Tourism Office websites: www.bahamas.co.uk and www.bahamas.com to learn more.
Why the Bahamas?
Imagine a world in which you can’t tell where dreams begin and reality ends. This is the Bahamas. And it's like no other place on Earth. The Bahamas is composed of 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean just 80km off the coast of Florida. The archipelago is an ecological oasis with some of the clearest water on the planet and the world’s third largest barrier reef.
We invite you to explore our islands. You will realize the beauty of our islands extends far beyond their natural wonders. It’s the smiles on the faces of the Bahamian people. The unique sounds of our rich culture. The warm hospitality of our heritage and our colourful history.
The most refreshing time to explore is between September and May, when the temperature averages 21-24°C. The more northerly islands are around 5° cooler than the southern islands.
The remainder of the year is warmer, with higher humidity in the summer months and temperatures between 27 and 29°C.
Getting to the Bahamas
The Bahamas is located 45 minutes by air from Miami, Florida (USA).
Australian passport holders do not need a visa for entry to the Bahamas. For a list of visa entry requirements for other passport holders please visit the Visa Requirements for Foreign Visitors portal.
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Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island in the Bahamas provides supervised opportunities to get close to dolphins, touch & swim with them in a palm filled lagoon. Atlantis Resort, the Palm is also found in Dubai.