Are you planning to visit Nassau, the capital of the beautiful Bahamas, before or after your trip to Eleuthera? Then you will appreciate the guide written by The 700 Islands of the Bahamas.
In this guide, updated on April 2017, you can find useful information about:
- the beast beaches in Nassau
- the best pools in Nassau
- scooter and car rentals information
- taxi and limo services
- dining suggestions
- Nassau excursions
- Trips to Pigs Beach in Exuma
- Hotels in Nassau
- Night Life
- Bahamas facts
- Map of the Bahamas archipelago
Some useful info extracted from this Nassau guide
The Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 islands and 2,000 islets. As one of the premier tourist destinations in the world, the Bahamas have fabulous beaches, casino gambling and hundreds of secluded vacation hideaways. The capital city is Nassau located on the island of New Providence, the currency is the Bahamian Dollar and the official language is English. Population just over 300,000.
The Bahamas’ climate is tropical maritime. The weather is fantastic year-round. Temperatures rarely fall below 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit). Between June and October temperatures can hit about 27 degrees (82F). Humidity is a factor during the summer months, the average is about 65 per cent, but the winters are drier and cooler. There are two seasons: summer (May to September) and winter (October to April). Hurricane season runs June 1 to November 30.
All visitors must be in possession of a return or onward ticket, plus proof of funds, and with the exception of nationals of Canada and the US, all visitors must hold passports which are valid at least six months after entry. Cruise ship passengers must hold a ticket for their ship. As part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), all travelers traveling between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States. If departing from the USA a valid passport will be required by immigration authorities.