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Living in The Bahamas

Living in The Bahamas is a smart decision. The Bahamas offers something special for everyone: peace and quiet, quality beach & island adventures, and stability. The islands provides an excellent business environment for residents and offshore companies. Many people realize The Bahamas offers many incentives to set up a second home or to relocate permanently, and have chosen to plant roots in our country.

Public and private sectors work together to create advantageous conditions for individuals and families to live and work in a tropical paradise where assets are protected and services are readily available.


The Bahamas has a number of excellent schools in New Providence and Freeport, starting from kindergarten to completion of high school, several of which have been internationally accredited by ECIS and NAIS, the two bodies that accredit the leading European and North American schools. Examples such as: St. Andrews School, Tambearly International School, and Windsor School top the list of options.

Medical Facilities

There are two major hospitals in New Providence Doctors Hospital being a private hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital being a public hospital, as well as one in Grand Bahama, staffed by some of the best internationally-trained doctors capable of handling all major procedures. Medical facilities in the United States also are easily accessible from The Bahamas.

There are hundreds of smaller private offices, clinics and public facilities as well.

Access to The Bahamas

Direct flights are available to The Bahamas from most major U.S. cities, Canada, the UK, Europe and Panama; and the country has numerous ports of entry and marinas.

Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is the fourth busiest airport in the Caribbean and the main international gateway to The Bahamas. Private airport FBOs  such as Jet Nassau and Odyssey offer premiere services for the private aviation community.

Commercial passengers, private jets and goods shipped from Freeport enjoy pre-clearance to the United States. U.S. pre-clearance for commercial passengers also exists from Nassau.

The Bahamas is an ideal jurisdiction for individuals, corporate entities, small business owners, corporate executives and professional and private investors to manage the transition of wealth from one generation to another.

Bahamian Culture

The Bahamas has a unique culture which has evolved over generations a melting pot of many native customs ranging from the indigenous Lucayan people who populated the Bahamas, and later West African, English and other cultures that migrated to The Bahamas. Bahamian culture today has been shaped by their experiences, beliefs and lifestyles. The culture is often told in the colourful brush strokes of traditional art, in a unique rhythmic music, and in long held traditions as told in popular folklore in an enduring oral tradition.

Nothing is more indigenous and unique to Bahamian culture than Junkanoo. It is a music and dance form that originated in The Bahamas and is perhaps the closest link to its African heritage, remaining remarkably unchanged over the years. Junkanoo is the quintessential Bahamian celebration, a parade or rush-out characterized by colourful costumes, goatskin drums, cowbells, horns and a brass section.

Living in The Bahamas is a smart decision! Our country is committed to growth and to developing its natural resources and cultivated assets to create an environment that supports business and the enjoyment of life in equal measure. All will find a warm welcome when you choose The Bahamas.

Visit our BUYER'S GUIDE for more information on purchasing a property in our lovely island paradise!

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