Bahamas Flights GuideThe Commonwealth of the Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands, islets and and cays in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Southeastern Coast of the United States. Because of its temperate weather and desirable location, the Bahamas are a major tourist destination, with over 60% of the nation's GDP coming from jobs related to tourism. Major tourist attractions to the Island include the scenic white sand beaches and various sprawling resorts.
The capital, located on the island of New Providence, is called Nassau. The most important resort town in the Bahamas is Atlantis, Paradise Island, which has dominated the resort scene and created the resort culture so synonymous with The Bahamas in general. Other noteworthy cities include Freeport and Georgetown. English is widely spoken in all regions of the Bahamas.
Grand Bahama International Airport, located in Freeport, features frequent flights to most major cities on the Eastern seaboard and is a transportation hub for North Americans traveling to the Bahamas. Other airports include San Salvador Airport (on San Salvador), San Andros Airport on Andros, and Marsh Harbor Airport on Abaco.
The tropical savannah climate of the Bahamas means that the climate generally remains stable year-round, hence its popularity as a tourist destination during the winter months of December, January, and February. However, hurricanes and tropical storms can be a seasonal hazard, and many different hurricanes have affected the climate of the Bahamas and caused structural damage in the past.