Frequently Asked Questions About Nassau Paradise Island
We’ve collected some of the most common questions we receive about traveling to Nassau Paradise Island to provide the helpful information you need to plan your trip. If you don’t see the answer to your question below, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Traveling With Pets
Yes – pets are allowed in Nassau Paradise Island! Be sure to check ahead to see which hotels and resorts are pet-friendly; there may be an additional charge for cleaning applied to your room rate. An import permit is required for bringing pets into The Bahamas. In order to obtain your permit, a veterinary health certificate is required stating that the animal is healthy and its vaccinations are up to date. See more information on traveling to The Bahamas with pets on the government website.
Health and Safety
As of September 2022, testing has not been required to enter The Bahamas, regardless of your vaccination status. Please refer to our Travel Requirements page for the latest information about entering or departing The Bahamas.
Most visitors to The Bahamas do not need special vaccinations before entering the country. However, travelers over the age of 1 year must provide a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if arriving after leaving or transiting certain countries and must be vaccinated 10 days before entering The Bahamas. For an up-to-date list of countries, please visit The Bahamas government website.
All visitors will require a passport to enter the country, and upon arriving in Nassau Paradise Island, everyone must fill out an immigration form and complete an oral baggage declaration.
Some visitors require additional paperwork or documentation to enter the country. Please refer to our Entry Requirements page to see if any of our paperwork requirements apply to you.
Weather & Climate
The sheltered, subtropical climate in The Bahamas makes it great to visit all year long! Winter is ideal if you’re looking for an active vacation – sports like golf and tennis and other vigorous outdoor activities are most comfortable between November-February. In the spring, temperatures warm up, with swimmable waters and refreshing breezes keeping things comfortable for sports and tours. Summer is hot and the humidity peaks in September-October – you’ll want to incorporate plenty of cool-down time into your day.
Learn more about weather in Nassau Paradise Island.
For daytime, casual summer wear will work great: shorts and T-shirts, light dresses, or lightweight pants are all great options, paired with comfortable walking shoes (sandals or sneakers are good choices). For evening, pack some nice dinner outfits (jackets and pants for men, dresses or jumpsuits for women). While it’s a beachy destination, save your swimsuits for the beach or pool only! And, if you’re traveling during the winter, late fall, or early spring, pack a sweater or a lightweight jacket – evenings and early morning breezes can feel a bit chilly.
Pack plenty of sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses, including children’s options if you’re traveling with kids.
Aside from those warm-weather essentials, you can pack fairly light. Outlets in The Bahamas are the same as in the US, so your chargers and other devices will plug in with no issues. US currency is also accepted throughout Nassau Paradise Island, so there’s no need to bring foreign currency.
Traveling With Kids
Some Nassau Paradise Island resorts have scheduled activities and programs for children every day, while others provide babysitting services on request. Do your children want to spend their day hanging out with other little ones? Are you planning an adults-only dinner or spa treatment? Our guide to kids’ programming will ensure everyone enjoys their vacation!
Save space in your luggage! Resorts and tour operators have all the requirements you and your kids need to make a splash. You might want to bring your own car seat, though – airlines accept car seats as checked baggage for no additional charge, and you’ll feel good knowing your little ones are safe and secure.
With convenient nonstop flights from many major US cities, the first TSA PreCheck program outside of the United States, Global Entry to expedite the travel process for qualified travelers, and so many kid-friendly hotels, resorts, activities, and attractions, Nassau Paradise Island is the perfect Bahamian family vacation destination. It’s easy to get here, easy to get around, and easy to make unforgettable memories.
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First impressions are important – and arriving at Lynden Pindling International Airport is a warm welcome to The Bahamas. Well-stocked with shops and services, the airport is located a short drive or taxi ride from Nassau Paradise Island’s hotels, resorts, and attractions.
No matter how you are arriving in The Bahamas – by air, cruise ship, or private boat – review our entry requirements to ensure you’re cleared for entry. Then, relax and enjoy your stay.
All visitors arriving in The Bahamas from an international destination must have a valid passport, regardless of age. Review detailed passport requirements and frequently asked questions about passports.