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On Our Island, the Welcome Mat Stretches for Miles...On Grand Bahama Island, you will be greeted by miles of pristine white beaches. But that is just one of the attributes of our special island. Naturally, we have everthing else you would expect from a tropical destination: a marvelous year-round climate, a host of water-oriented sports and activities, and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. But what really sets us apart from every other island is our welcoming attitude. As soon as you arrive, you will know that Grand Bahamians are sincerely happy to see you. It shows, in every greeting and every smile. "So much so close", 52 minutes east of Miami, and a 2 1/2 hour flight from New York.
Trade winds give the Bahamas a warm, pleasant climate throughout the year. Typically, Freeport experiences subtropical temperatures, with light rainfall and low humidity. Temperatures range from an average of around 70°F during the winter season, to around 86°F in the summer.
Travel to and from Grand Bahama uses the Freeport International Airport..
Getting to see most of Grand Bahama without a car is difficult, just remember that Bahamians drive on the left hand side of the road. Cars can be rented at the airport or in Freeport on a daily (approximately US $70 for a compact car, plus insurance of about US $12 a day) or weekly (US $420) basis, as can jeeps (US $90/day), mopeds (US $20/day) and bicycles. Rental Agencies include: Five Wheels Car Hire, 242-352-7001; Hertz, 242-352-3297; Dollar Rent A Car, 242-352-9308. Check the telephone yellow pages for many more.
Tip according to quality of service, but bellboys and porters usually receive $1 per bag, waiters & taxis 15%.
Couples can be married after being a resident in the Bahamas for 24 hours. No blood test is required, and the marriage license cost is approximately $40 US. For more information, call toll free 1-888-NUPTIAL.