While your on your Bahamas vacation, casual summer clothing is appropriate
during the day any time of the year, but for the cooler evenings from
December to February be sure to bring a jacket or sweater . Most of
the better restaurants, hotels and casinos require jackets for men in the
evening. Although you may feel like wearing your swimming suite,
beach clothing is inappropriate on the streets downtown, in churches,
restaurants and casinos. On the more reclusive Out Islands, dress codes
are more flexible.
Are things expensive in The Islands Of The Bahamas? Prices in The Islands
Of The Bahamas are comparable to other destinations. Prices vary in
relation to the product. Some luxury items, for example, liquor, perfume,
watches and photography equipment can be more reasonably priced than in
the Unites States. Breadbasket items tend to be more expensive than in the
United States. Can I spend U.S. dollars in The Islands Of The Bahamas?
Yes. The United States dollar is on par with the Bahamian dollar.
The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in
value to the U.S. dollar. Both U.S. and Bahamian dollars are accepted
interchangeably throughout the islands.
British rules apply, so please drive on the left and watch those
roundabouts! Persons entering a roundabout (traffic circle) must give way
to traffic coming from the right already on the roundabout. Visitors may
use their home license for up to three months and may also apply for an
international driver's license. Pedestrians should remember to look right
before crossing streets.
Electricity is normally 120 volts AC. American appliances are fully
The visitor emergency number for travelers in distress is 242-326-HELP.