Lying off the east coast of Florida, the Bahamas is the easiest and most convenient foreign destination Americans can fly to. At just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, it is an ecological oasis sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean. Boating some of the clearest waters on the planet, with a visibility of over 200 feet, you’ll be able to see your toes as easily as the world’s third largest barrier reef.
Even though you can explore up to 700 breath-taking islands, beauty in the Bahamas extends far beyond its natural wonders. The unique sounds of its rich culture, the warm hospitality of its heritage, its colorful history and the smiles on the faces of the Bahamian people round off this Caribbean destination.
Nassau is the busiest and most popular point of entry. From there, you can make connections to many of the more remote Out Islands. Freeport, on Grand Bahama, also has its own airport, which is served by flights from the U.S. mainland, too.
Flight time to Nassau from Miami is about 35 minutes; from New York, 2 hours and 30 minutes; from Atlanta, 2 hours and 5 minutes; from Philadelphia, 2 hours and 45 minutes; from Charlotte, 2 hours and 10 minutes; from central Florida, 1 hour and 10 minutes; and from Toronto, 3 hours.