Airports / Gateways / Flying times
Airport: Lynden Pindling International Airport. To Cable Beach – 10 minutes. To Downtown Nassau – 25 minutes. To Paradise Island – 40 minutes. Grand Bahama International Airport – to downtown 20 minutes.
By Sea: Balearia Bahamas Express operates a fast ferry service between Port Everglades, Florida and Grand Bahama Island.
Resorts World Bimini Superfast cruises from Miami to Bimini.
Grand Bahama Island has 2 cruise/ferry services out of south Florida - the Balearia (also called the Bahama Mama or Bahamas Ferry Express) sails 6 days per week out of Ft Lauderdale Jan-Sept. www.ferryexpress.com Out of West Palm Beach the Grand Celebration, an overnight mini-cruise, sails alternate days of the week.
Gateways/Flying Times: British Airways flies five times a week direct from London Heathrow to Nassau (NAS). Delta, American, Virgin, and United all fly from the UK to Nassau via the US.
Nassau from London: 9 hours, Miami: 55 minutes, New York: 3 hours.
Average temperature – Summer: High 90, Low 78. Winter : High 75, Low 60. Average humidity 78. Average rainfall – Tropical rain showers occur any time of the year, but rainy months are from June to October. Approximate sunrise – Summer: 06:30 – 07:00. Winter: 07:00 – 07:00. Approximate sunset – Summer: 20:00. Winter: 17:30.
Restaurants available – Local. American. Fast Food. Gourmet. Continental. French. Italian. Chinese. Japanese. Mexican. Caribbean. French. Greek. Mediterranean. Seafood. 15% service charge is usually added. Dress code is casual. Some restaurants may require slightly more formal attire.
Entertainment available includes – Nightclubs. Discos. Casinos. Cabarets. Theatre. Cinema. Live music
A vibrant art and cultural scene is developing on many of the islands. The Abacos: Hope Town Light House. Wyannie Malone Museum. Albert Lowe Museum. Memorial Sculpture Garden. The Exumas: Exuma Land and Sea Park. Stocking Island. Plantation ruins. Underwater caves. Eleuthera: Preacher’s Cave. Surfer’s Beach. Glass Window Bridge. Harbour Island: Pink sand beaches. Grand Bahama Island: Junkanoo Museum. Port Lucaya. UNEXSO Dive Centre: The Dolphin Experience. Lucayan National Park. East End Adventures. Kayak tours. Bike tours. Horse Riding.
Nassau: Straw Market. Bay Street. Pompey Museum. Pirates of Nassau. National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, the Pirates of Nassau Museum, Horse and carriage rides. Graycliff Chocolatier, Government House. Historical Forts. Ardastra Gardens. The Fish Fry at Arawak Cay. Queen’s Staircase. Water Tower. Food, Cycling and Walking Tours. Segway tour.