>  Bahamas Questions
Home
Up
Bahamas Questions
Business Bahamas
Marriage in the Bahamas
Hurricane Info

Bahamas Culture
Bahamas Cuisine
Bahamas FAQ
Bahamas Vacations
Vacation Hot Deals
Bahamas Yellow Pages
Internet Services
Abaco Bahamas
Acklins Island Bahamas
Crooked Island Bahamas
Eleuthera Bahamas
Exumas Bahamas
Freeport Bahamas
Harbour Island
Inagua Bahamas
Long Island Bahamas
Mayaguana Bahamas
New Providence Bahamas
Great Harbour Cay

Place Your Ad Here

For other Caribbean destinations visit www.bahamasgateway.NET

ORDER your Bahamian recipes in MS E-book format - Click Here

 

Common Questions

If you plan to visit The Islands Of The Bahamas and need information, this page has answers to recent questions. If you are still searching for answers, try  Bahamas FAQ or check with our search engine containing the largest database of Bahamian ONLY web sites or ask your question on our Bulletin Board.

bulletWhat is the legal drinking age in The Bahamas? Is there a legal gambling age?
bulletWhy are there so many banks?
bulletWhen are the casinos open?
bulletWhy do you drive on the left?
bulletHow big is New Providence?
bulletHow many people live here?
bulletWhat are the shopping hours?
bulletDo you have a siesta like some southern countries?
bulletCan I make a left turn on a red light?
bulletWhat are the banking hours?
bulletIs nude sun bathing permitted anywhere?
bulletWhat is a ‘potcake’?
bulletBahamas FAQ
What is the legal drinking age in The Bahamas?
      Is there a legal gambling age?

Eighteen is the legal age in The Bahamas for drinking, gambling (non-residents only allowed to gamble in The Bahamas), and voting.

Back to Top

Why are there so many banks?

Offshore banking and finance is the second-largest industry here, after tourism, accounting for about 15 per cent of the GDP. for more detailed information, pick up a copy of the Bahamas Handbook.

Back to Top

When are the Casinos Open?

The Crystal Palace Casino at Cable Beach and the Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island, are open 24 hours. Gaming tables are open 10am-4am. On Sat & Sun, gaming tables at Crystal Palace Casino are open 24 hours.

Back to Top

Why do you drive on the left?

It is a throwback to the British way of driving. The biggest danger for pedestrian visitors is looking the wrong way when crossing the street. Always remember to look right first on a two-way street.

Back to Top

How big is New Providence?

New Providence is 21 miles long and seven miles wide. (Paradise Island is 5 ½ miles long and 2/3 miles wide.)

Back to Top

How many people live here?

The last official census result was in 1990. At that time, there were 171,542 people living in New Providence, and 254,685 in The Bahamas. The 1998 Bahamas’ population was about 293,700. Projected estimate for the year 2000 is 302,836.

Back to Top

What are the shopping hours?

Usual store hours in The Bahamas are 9am-5/6pm. Stores in shopping malls stay open until 8/9pm and some are open on Sunday. Grocery stores are open 7-10am on Sunday and holidays.

Back to Top

Do you have a siesta like some southern countries?

No. the Bahamas observes the regular working hour tradition of most of the English-speaking world, with one hour off for lunch.

Back to Top

Can I make a left turn on a red light?

No. Although we drive on the left, it is illegal to make a left-hand turn on a red light.

Back to Top

What are the banking hours?

Commercial banks are open Mon-Thurs 9:30am-3pm and Fri until 5pm. They are closed Sat and Sun. Banking is available through ATMs 24 hours a day at numerous branches.

Back to Top

Is nude sunbathing permitted anywhere?

Nudity is not allowed in public areas, although the occasional woman goes topless on some beaches. The Bahamas’ only clothing optional resort is on Cat Island.

Back to Top

What is a "potcake"?

The Bahamian mixed breed dog is referred to as a ‘potcake’. according to local lore, the name comes from a time when these dogs were fed leftover peas ‘n rice stuck to the bottom of the pot, commonly called the "pot cake".

Back to Top


 

Coming Soon News

 


Bahamas Hotel Reservations - Click Here

Hotels
Bahamas Vacations - Aircraft, Air, Flight Bookings - Click Here Air fares
Bahamas Vacations - Cruise Bookings - Click Here Cruises
Bahamas Vacations - Car Bookings - Click Here Car Rentals
Bahamas Vacations - packages & last minute deals - Click Here Packages
Bahamas Vacation - Hotel Reservations Directly with Bahamian Hotels - Click Here Hot Deals
   

 

 

Copyright © 2000 Bahamasgateway.com  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Our Blog  |  About Us