Not many people know but there are over 700 islands in the Bahamas dotted around an area of 1500 square miles. Each island offering the visitor something different. From the main island with the busy capital Nassau to the remote deserted beaches of Long Island or for the Scuba divers visit the shores of San Salvador and dive the wrecks deep in the sea.
The Bahamas offers the visitor many options to choose from when visiting and spending holidays on the islands of the Bahamas. Just complete the GOEASY Holiday Planner for some ideas on what to do and where to stay.
Whether you want to explore the many islands by boat, Jeep or sea plane, or just relax on a white sandy beach then the Bahamas is your perfect holiday choice. Cursing in the Bahamas is a popular activity as well as sailing due to the weather and crystal clear waters. For the golfer, looking for a golf holiday there are a few golf course to choose from in the islands of Grand Bahamas Island, The Abacos, Nassau and The Exumas.
Honeymoons in the Bahamas
If you are considering a honeymoon in the Bahamas you just need to decide which island will suit you best or perhaps sample the delights of 1 or 2 islands in the Bahamas. With the many different types of accommodation on offer it’s often hard to decide which island to stay. If you have never been to the Bahamas then call and talk with one of our agents of complete our Honeymoon Planner and we will call you back.
Swimming with pigs in the Bahamas
Whichever island you decide make sure you take a visit to Exuma Cays and swim with the pigs. Everyone has heard of swimming with dolphins but swimming with pigs would be a great reminder of your honeymoon in the Bahamas. For more information on swimming with pigs visit the Bahamas website for more information or read these stories on swimming with pigs -
Getting Married in the Bahamas
Getting Married in the Bahamas is very easy with little restrictions. You will need to apply for a license from the Commissioner’s office on the Island that you wish to be married after both bride and groom have been resident for 1 day. The fee for the license is normally 120USD and you will need to provide your passport as photo ID and the stamp in your passport for proof of residency.
If either of the bride or groom has been previously married, then the original divorce decree or, in the case of a widow or widower, the original marriage and death certificates will be required to be produced.
The Bahamas Tourist board offers more information on a Bahamas Wedding including types of weddings and the various locations available to get married on the islands of the Bahamas. Check out their videos on various wedding ceremonies from romantic, classic, traditional to party boat and Junkanoo weddings for the real Caribbean feel. For your own personal wedding planner complete our Holiday Plannerand we will help you organise the perfect wedding in the Bahamas.
Golfing in the Bahamas
If you are considering a golf holiday in the Bahamas then consider the new Sandals resort in the Bahamas which opened in 2011. The Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma will have an 18 hole golf course available for all it’s guests. For more information on golf holidays at the Sandals Emerald Bay, visit the Sandals web site
Bahamas Sandals.com Alternatively complete our Golf Holiday Plannerwith your details and goeasy will plan the best golf holiday in the Bahamas for you.
In 1920 Cable Beach golf club was the first golf course to be built in the Bahamas, over the years many more courses have been built and the islands of Bahamas now offer a wide choice to the avid golfer. The main islands to find golf courses in the Bahamas are Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island.
Cable Beach golf course is now connected to the Radisson Resort. For guests of the Atlantis Hotel, Comfort Suites, Sunrise Beach Club & Villas, Best Western Bay View Suites, Ocean Club, Club Land’Or, and Paradise Harbour Club & Marina there is the par 72 course Ocean Club Golf.
On Grand Bahama Island, golfers can enjoy the Lucayan Golf Course and the Reef golf course adjacent to it, as designed by Robert Trent Jones. If you are looking for a pretty golf course then the Treasure Cay Golf Club can be found on the island of Abacos, no tee times required for a very laid back golf experience.
Essential Facts about the Bahamas
Capital city – Nassau
Currency – Bahamian Dollar
Flight time – 9.5 hours from London
March 13 to November 6 GMT-4 otherwise -5 hours
You can find out more things to do in the Bahamas at the Bahamas Tourist Board