Customs and Immigration
Bahamas Day Cruise - U.S. and Canandian citizens must carry proof of citizenship, such as passport with a U.S. re-entry visa, or alien registration card. (Some Nationalities may require a visa in order to enter the Bahamas. Please contact your local Bahamian Consulate).
Scheduling Your Trip
Summers in the Bahamas can be warm and rainy, with daytime temperatures reaching about 95 F (35 C). Hurricane season lasts from July to October. Although the beaches are most crowded, the best time to go is during the high season, which runs from November to mid-April
Driving on the Island
If you have lots of free time, you can explore the the entire island in one day, including occasional stops. The terrain is flat, and getting around is easy. Most of the historic sites in Grand Bahama Island can be reached on foot or by bicycle, scooter, or horse-drawn carriage. A rental car is probably your best bet, or you can pick up a scooter for a more adventurous ride. Either way, drive on the left side of the road. Wear comfortable shoes, and try to do most of your walking before the sweltering Bahamian sun reaches its full midday force. Here's our highly selective list of the very best things to see and do in the Bahamas.