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Lynden Pindling International Airport

It’s easy to overlook an airport as being part of a vacation destination. But since the airport is the first thing you see when you arrive in a new place – and the last thing you see before you go home – it’s an important part of your vacation experience! The Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau is well-stocked with shops and services, beautifully decorated, and the perfect place to welcome you to Paradise or send you home with a smile on your face. Enjoy a meal or a cocktail, browse for unique gifts and souvenirs, or extend your vacation to the very last minute on one of the outdoor decks before you board your departing flight.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

Pre-Clearance

Nassau Paradise Island is one of the few Caribbean destinations providing preclearance entry into the United States. This allows passengers returning from the Bahamas to bypass customs processes upon entering their U.S. destination. Through preclearance, all international immigration, customs and agriculture inspections that are usually performed upon arrival back to the U.S. are completed at the Nassau airport prior to departure. Once your plane lands, you can immediately head home or to your connecting flight.

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Airport Shops and Services

With plenty of places to eat, drink, shop, and relax, you won’t mind waiting for your flight once you’ve cleared customs. In fact, it’ll feel like your vacation has been extended until it’s time to board your plane!

Here’s a list of the shops and services available to passengers departing Lynden Pindling International Airport.

Dining

Graycliff Lounge & Divan: Relax in comfort at the Graycliff Airport Lounge, a full service bar and restaurant. Open daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm, enjoy sandwiches, salads and more, along with handcrafted cocktails. For a $11 entry fee, receive unlimited Wi-Fi and access to an outdoor deck.

Food Court: Choose from American favorites and Bahamian eateries in the airport food court. Grab a sandwich from Wendy’s or Quizno’s or fuel up for your flight with a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Rythm Café offers casual dining plus a bar and patio so you can relax outside before your departure.

Shopping

Duty Free Shopping: Stock up on duty-free liquor at Airport Liquors Shop Limited.

Bahamian Crafts and Gifts: Caribbean Lighthouse sells Bahamian-made souvenirs and jewelry. Nearby, My Ocean is stocked with handcrafted Bahamian soaps and candles, and Uniquely Bahamian features local jewelry and art for the perfect souvenir. Grab a Tortuga Rum Cake to share with friends back home, or pop into the Graycliff Lounge & Divan for premium items such as Bahamian cigars and chocolates.

Newsstands: Look for Bahama Pearl or Cays News to grab a newspaper, magazine, or paperback novel to read on the plane. 

Services

Play Areas: You’ll find children’s play areas in both US and international departure areas – the perfect place to keep kids entertained while you await takeoff.

Outdoor Patios: Both US and international departure areas feature post-security outdoor patios. Soak up the Bahamian sun as long as you possibly can!

Airport Services: At the airport, you’ll find automated banking machines, a full-service RBC Royal Bank, a post office, and a nurse’s station in case of emergencies.

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