The Bahamas have centuries of history, dating back to Columbus' landfall at San Salvador. With more than 700 islands for you to hike and explore and 100,000 square miles of crystal blue ocean, the friendly culture and beautiful scenery will leave explorers happy and excited.
The Bahamas experience warm, mild climates year-round, fluctuating between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The September through May period offers tourists the most seasonal weather, between 70 and 75 degrees. Hurricane season occurs between June through November. The Bahamas also experience heavy rain from May through October.
Adventure travelers will enjoy the water sports available in the Bahamas (kayaking, kiteboarding, waverunners, diving, snorkeling) as will the fishermen (the Bahamas are one of the top spots for bonefishing). Nature lovers will thrill to the shark encounters and dolphin excursions, plus opportunities to see local birds in their natural habitat.
Though known for its beautiful seas, the Bahamas provide endless trail opportunities as well. Join a guided tour of the Bimini Nature Hiking Trail, combine hiking and birdwatching at the Small Hope Bay Lodge or explore the hardwood and pine forests on Andros Island.
Participate in a cultural exchange through the Bahamas' People-to-People program. Much like college foreign exchange programs, you'll stay with a Bahamian host family, enjoy home-cooked delicacies, go sightseeing and play with the youngest island inhabitants. The Bahamas also offer visitors a casino, spas, plantation tours, a straw market and many bars/nightclubs.
All U.S. citizens entering the Bahamas must have a valid U.S. passport. U.S. currency is widely accepted in the Bahamas (as are all major credit cards). Keep in mind that the Bahamas follow British driving rules, so be aware that drivers will be on the left side of the road and seat belts/child car seats must always be in use.
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