WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
The closest airport is Marsh Harbour (Airport code MHH). Once through customs at MHH, taxis are easily available just outside the airport.
AIRLINES THAT SERVICE MHH
LODGING IN MARSH HARBOUR
|TOURIST ATTRACTIONS||MARSH HARBOUR RESTAURANTS|
- What type of medical facilities are available in the Bahamas?
Government clinic—always open; plus private medical doctors.
- What currency do they use in the Bahamas?
Local Bahamas currency or U.S. dollars are accepted, plus VISA and MasterCard.
- How do I, or my family and friends, call into or out of the Bahamas?
Dial (1) + your area code + phone number for calls to the U.S., or (011) + country code + number for the rest of the world.
- Is wi-fi available?
Internet wi-fi is widely available in and around Abaco and the Cays, and at most marinas.
WEATHER & CONDITIONS
Temperatures in the Bahamas range from 75°F to 84°F (24°C–29°C) in both winter and summer, according to Frommers, and on occasion it can get cool in the early morning and at night. Winter in the Bahamas is comparable to a late spring in temperate climates, and not surprisingly is high season for Americans looking for a respite from the snow. Summer sees hot days with higher humidity. The chance of rain is much higher in summer and fall.
Hurricane season, officially runs from June 1 to November 30. But the Bahamas generally get off easy. More hurricanes hit the U.S. mainland than the Bahamas. Hurricanes are actually fairly infrequent in the Bahamas, and there is generally very good advance warning, allowing precautions to be taken.