The Bahamas is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean, consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets. It is situated to the southeast of the United States, north of Cuba, and northwest of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
The Bahamas is known for its beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and warm climate. The capital of the Bahamas is Nassau, which is located on the island of New Providence. Other major islands in the Bahamas include Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros, and Eleuthera.
The official language of the Bahamas is English, and the local currency is the Bahamian dollar (BSD). The Bahamas is known for its tourism industry, which contributes significantly to its economy. Its local culture is a blend of African, European, and Native American influences.
The Bahamas has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The hurricane season lasts from June to November, with peak activity in August and September. The country is located in the Eastern Time Zone (ET), which is five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5).
The main airport in the Bahamas is the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), located in Nassau on the island of New Providence. Flight time from the UK to the Bahamas can vary depending on the airport of departure and layover times, but it typically takes around 9-10 hours to fly to Nassau.