Guide to the Bahamas

Bahama Mama… travel to the Caribbean with a trip to The Bahamas. Many people don’t know but the Bahamas are made up of 700 islands. Many are just a few miles from one another which is why The Bahamas are such a popular sailing destination.

It’s incredibly easy to get around by boat. Plus, it’s the best way to experience the beautiful Caribbean waters.

Although resort towns like Nassau draw in the most tourists, I suggest taking a trip to Marsh Harbor and experiencing the Abacos if you can! You’ll see far less tourists here and get to experience all the Bahamas have to offer through the eyes of locals.

Here you can pet the pigs at No Name Cay, swim with turtles at Green Turtle Cay, and sing karaoke with locals in Hopetown! I highly suggest booking with Navigare if you want to explore the islands by boat.



marsh harbour

pig island



sailing around the local islands with Navigare!

marsh harbour
pig island

What I Packed for The Bahamas:

BIKINIS: Pack them all!

SWEATER/HOODIE: The weather is nice in the mornings but it cools down big time at night, especially if you’ll be boating.

LINENS: Always suggest packing a linen button up and pants when you’re in the Caribbean.

STRONG SPF: That sun gets intense here! Make sure you’re packing SPF and aloe.

it’s best to travel by boat here. there are over 700 islands in The Bahamas

some of the bluest water that i’ve ever seen!



What to Expect


The official language of The Bahamas is English. You might notice locals having a hint of an accent!


The Bahamas are comprised of over 700 islands so it’s hard to speak on safety as whole as some islands are much safer than others. Crime rates with tourists have risen within Nassau however they remain very low amidst smaller islands. Express caution and always be aware of your surroundings. They also are in the midst of The Caribbean and have experienced brutal hurricanes.


Cards are widely accepted within Nassau however, they are not within the smaller islands/cays of The Bahamas. It’s a good idea to have cash on hand for bars, restaurants, and any shopping you may want to do. Local currency and American dollars are accepted. ATMs are easy to access.


The currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar. 1 USD is currently equivalent to 1 BSD. Although American dollars are widely accepted, especially as tips in this region. Because the Bahamas are islands, items are being imported and therefore cost much more. Typical items like fruits, veggies, and meats are purchased with a high mark up.


High Season: January-June
Low Season: August-November
The Caribbean is enjoyable all year round, especially if you’re on the water. Many tourists choose to come at the beginning of the year to escape the cold however May/June seem to be the most enjoyable months on the water!

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