Before heading to this popular Caribbean destination, advice it is important that you are acquainted with the top things to know about visiting Bahamas. This archipelago of 2000 islands is known for its pristine beaches, case lively festivals and Caribbean music such as Calypso, symptoms Soca, Junkanoo and Rake and scrape.
If you are looking forward to a holiday here, here are some of the top things to know about visiting Bahamas:
Vaccinations not required. Most countries may require you to get flu shots and malaria vaccinations, but in Bahamas, all that are no longer necessary. You only need a valid passport to visit the Bahamas Islands.
Rules of traffic. Planning on renting a car to tour the Bahamas? One of the top things to know about visiting the Bahamas is that the standard British rules of transportation are followed here. This means driving is done on the left side of the road.
Roundabouts are quite tricky in Bahamas just as it is in the UK for those who are not acquainted. Drivers entering a roundabout should give the right of way to the traffic coming from the right side.
Just a note too: You can only drive with an International driver’s license or a visitor’s driver’s license.
Exchange Rate. Bahamas’s currency, the Bahamaian Dollar (BSD) is tied to the US Dollar at 1:1 ratio. US Dollars are accepted in all establishments so there’s no need to have your US Dollars changed to BSD. Most establishments will even give you change in US$. But if you do want to have your money changed, your hotel can do that for you.
Dress code. If you think you could go around Bahamas wearing nothing but your bikinis and Daisy Duke shorts, then you’d be in for a surprise. For a summer destination, Bahamas is pretty stringent when it comes to dress codes. For instance, swimwear can only be worn in the beach, or by the pool. Anywhere else, you’d be expected to wear decent but casual summer clothes. Even most restaurants, hotels and casinos will require proper attire when visiting their establishments. Men will be required to wear slacks and jackets in the evening.