Experience The Bahamas
- Archipelago of over 700 picturesque islands and breathtaking cays
- Surrounded by crystal-clear waters that are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving
- Vibrant culture with exciting events including the famous annual Junkanoo parade
Scattered across the Caribbean like a string of pearls, the 700 pristine islands and cays that make up The Bahamas are surrounded by some of the most vibrant turquoise waters in the world. From the luxury resorts of Nassau to the natural beauty of Freeport Grand Bahama, there’s something for everyone to see in The Bahamas. Underwater explorers will love discovering the crystal-clear waters off the coast, where they can snorkel or scuba dive through colourful coral reefs or sunken shipwrecks alongside tropical fish and exotic marine species. On land, spend your days lounging along the pristine shores or embark on an exciting excursion to learn more about the island’s history and explore the lush landscapes. The capital of Nassau is home to a rich past full of pirates, with plenty of historic sites waiting to be discovered; Freeport is known for its unique lush landscapes that you can venture through on an eco excursion. A stop at one of the Friday Fish Fries is a must on your vacation to The Bahamas, where you can mingle with the friendly locals and sample delicious Bahamian cuisine.Read more
National language: English
Language notes: Hello! English is widely spoken in the Bahamas.
Currency: BSD (Bahamian Dollar)
Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.
What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in The Bahamas.
What to buy: When visiting The Islands of the Bahamas, don't forget to buy the following local home-made souvenirs from your vacation: Bahamian soap, guava jam and pineapple jelly, straw market goods such as hats, baskets and purses.
Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. They are also on hand to recommend the best experiences to ensure you make the most of your time away. Be sure to attend you welcome briefing to learn about the handpicked selection of Sunwing Experiences offered for your destination.Read more
It’s better to say “I do” in The Bahamas! Whether you want to exchange your vows on the shores of Nassau or on a private island in Grand Bahama, The Bahamas are the perfect spot for your destination wedding.
Legal wedding requirements
- Wedding couple must arrive in destination at least two business days prior to the ceremony date.
- Copies of valid passports for the wedding couple.
- Certificate of no impediment for bride and groom (also referred to as a single status report) with apostille.
- Original copy of your Bahamas Immigration Card (issued during the flight).
- If either party is divorced, they must provide a copy of the final divorce decree.
- If either party has been widowed, they must provide a copy of the death certificate.
- If under the age of 18, must have written parental consent. Consent forms can be obtained from the Registrar General’s office.
- 2 witnesses and copies of witnesses’ valid passports.
- Wedding couple must apply for a marriage license in person the day after their arrival at the Registrar General’s office in Nassau. Couples can marry the day after the license is approved.
- The registrar’s office should be contacted for specific rules regarding planning your destination wedding in the Bahamas. They will also provide information regarding marriage licenses and marriage certificates.
Legal ceremonies will incur additional costs. Additional requirements may also apply. Please contact your desired resort directly for legal ceremony fees and any additional requirements. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more