Bahamas - the Islands & about Them

The Bahamas, or by the official name, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an island nation, or more specifically a nation of islands.

Bahamas Flag
Flag of the Bahamas

The Bahamas are located in the Atlantic Ocean to the east & south of Florida and to the north & east of Cuba.

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Map depicting location of the Bahamas relative to neighboring landmasses.

Inhabited since roughly the 600s AD, today The Bahamas are an independent nation.

The official language of The Bahamas is English.

Since 1964 The Bahamas have been self-governing and on July 10, 1973 full independence from the United Kingdom was realized for the nation of Bahamanians.

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The Bahamas is of course, a fairly familiar term to many people, this owing mainly to the connotations of holiday, vacation, and travel associated with this island nation's name.

Bahamas Travel Tips

Traveling in the Bahamas can cover both ends of what is often seen as the traveler type spectrum. From relaxing in a beautiful Bahamas resort to exploring enchanting natural landscapes, whether you see yourself as a vacationer, traveler, or just eager to have a magical Bahamas holiday. Most everyone drawn to the charm of these islands spread across the Atlantic Ocean should find something to suit their tastes.

Nightlife in the Bahamas

If you are after some Bahamas nightlife you should have some luck looking in the cities of Nassau and Freeport.

Bahamas Resorts

The Bahamas of course are often regarded as a quintessential resort land.

If lying poolside or on the beach, strolling through and admiring beautiful, lush tropical flowers and foliage, and dining on professionally prepared Bahamas cuisine - or if Bahamas food doesn't do it for, any of a number of other quality edibles - floats your yacht, then you my friend are in luck.

Those looking for the Bahamas resort experience should be served well by beginning their search in the areas surrounding the cities of Freeport/Lucaya and Nassau.

Bahamas Green / Nature / Eco-Friendly Travel

For those who eschew the luxuries and pampered environments provided by many Bahamanian resorts, fret not, what are typically referred to as the "Out Islands" can provide travelers to the Bahamas a fix to their yearning for a holiday in the sun, enjoyment of tropical environments, or just lying naked on a beach with no one around.

Travelers of this nature, will also likely find the National Parks of the Bahamas to be an attractive destination. Three of the Bahamas national parks are located on the island of Grand Bahama, the same island as the town of Freeport / Lucaya, allowing for an easy combination of a resort vacation with the enjoyment of natural beauty.

Turquoise Water and Green Travel, oh yeah!

Bahamas Money

The Bahamanian dollar is linked in value to the United States dollar at a 1:1 ratio.
The U.S. dollar is widely accepted, this means people traveling to the Bahamas from the United States will have no need to change their currency.

Unless they'd just rather see Bahamanian dollars in their pocket instead of U.S. dollars.

To see what Bahamas money, dollars and coins, look like, see below.

Currency of the Bahamas


Bahamas Population & Cities

The population of the entire nation of the Bahamas is just a scant ~ 330,549 people. As is the case in many places around the world, the majority of these people are located in cities, and in fact the two most populous cities in the Bahamas, Nassau and Freeport are home to roughly 84% of the country's inhabitants.

Though being an island chain, if you visit the Bahamas you can still find plenty of uninhabited(by humans) space and rural areas to explore during your Bahamas vacation.
The Bahamas is actually nearer to the bottom than the top on a list of countries as ordered by population density of each country.

Cities in the Bahamas

Bahamanian cities in order of largest population.

Nassau is the largest city in the Bahamas as well the Capital of the Bahamas ~ 226,000 residents of the Bahamas.


Freeport a.k.a. Freeport / Lucaya is a Free Trade Zone located on the island of Grand Bahama ~ 50,000 Bahamanians.


Coopers Town is the northernmost settlement on Great Abaco island, the second largest island in the Bahamas after Andros Island. Coopers Town is home to around 7,200 people who call the Bahamas their home.


Marsh Harbour - 4,600


Freetown - 4,100


High Rock - 3,900


Andros Town - 3,500


Clarence Town - 2,200


Arthur's Town - 1,700


Dunmore Town - 1,500

As mentioned above the Bahamas is a nation of islands, many many islands in fact. Islands and cays to be precise.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips. Many people don't know that our U.S. currency tracks the same as the Bahamas currency.

Jennifer LeClaire
Yachting Lifestyle

manju said...

Thanks for sharing nice tips .i am planning to go bahamas cruise trip .which is best bahamas resort in bahamas

manju said...

grand celebration and grand classica is 2 night cruise to Grand bahama island we are giving offers and discounts