Information & Facts
Harbour Bay Shopping Centre, New Providence
English is the official language in the
The official currency is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD), which is
divided into 100 cents. The Bahamian Dollar is equal in value to
the US Dollar and both currencies are accepted throughout the
islands. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and
many hotels. There are ATMs in the main tourist centres and credit
and debit cards are widely accepted in all the big resorts.
Travellers cheques can be changed at all banks, although those in
US Dollars receive the best rates. Banks tend to be open from
9.30am to 3pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9.30am to 5pm (Fridays).
Local time in the Bahamas is GMT -5 (GMT -4 from first Sunday
in April till last Sunday in October).