Bahamas Travel Budget - Visit Bahamas on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to the Bahamas?

You should plan to spend around $250 (BS$249) per day on your vacation in the Bahamas. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $56 (BS$56) on meals
  • $39 (BS$39) on local transportation
  • $247 (BS$247) on hotels

A one week trip to the Bahamas for two people costs, on average, $3,497 (BS$3,493). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $250
    BS$249
  • One Week Per person
    $1,748
    BS$1,746
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $3,497
    BS$3,493
  • One Month Per person
    $7,493
    BS$7,485
  • One Week For a couple
    $3,497
    BS$3,493
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $6,994
    BS$6,986
  • One Month For a couple
    $14,987
    BS$14,970
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to the Bahamas cost?

A one week trip to the Bahamas usually costs around $1,748 (BS$1,746) for one person and $3,497 (BS$3,493) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to the Bahamas on average costs around $3,497 (BS$3,493) for one person and $6,994 (BS$6,986) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in the Bahamas will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to the Bahamas on average costs around $7,493 (BS$7,485) for one person and $14,987 (BS$14,970) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in the Bahamas?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in the Bahamas is $329 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is the Bahamas expensive to visit?

The Bahamas is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, the Bahamas is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to the USVI or the Caribbean Netherlands.

For more details, see Is the Bahamas Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to the Bahamas?

The average Bahamas trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Bahamas travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) BS$247 ($247)
Local Transportation 1 BS$39 ($39)
Food 2 BS$56 ($56)
Entertainment 1 BS$38 ($38)
Tips and Handouts 1 BS$8 - 23 ($8 - 23)
Alcohol 2 BS$13 - 39 ($13 - 39)
Accommodation Budget in the Bahamas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in the Bahamas is $123 (BS$123). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in the Bahamas is $247 (BS$247). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $123
    BS$123
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $247
    BS$247

Hotel Prices in the Bahamas

Looking for a hotel in the Bahamas? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in the Bahamas based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $281. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in the Bahamas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in the Bahamas is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $39 (BS$39) per person, per day, on local transportation in the Bahamas.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $39
    BS$39

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in the Bahamas are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in the Bahamas, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Taxi from Airport
    BS$30
  • Water Taxi
    BS$8.00
  • Taxi to Cable Beach
    BS$25


Food Budget in the Bahamas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in the Bahamas can vary, the average cost of food in the Bahamas is $56 (BS$56) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in the Bahamas should cost around $22 (BS$22) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in the Bahamas is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $56
    BS$56

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in the Bahamas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in the Bahamas typically cost an average of $38 (BS$38) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $38
    BS$38

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in the Bahamas are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in the Bahamas, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • 4 Hr. Kayak Tour
    BS$70
  • 4 Hr Kayak Tour
    BS$70
  • 1/2 Day Snorkel Trip
    BS$75
  • 1/2 Day Snorkel Trip
    BS$75
  • 10 Dive Package
    BS$299
  • Jet Ski
    BS$50


Tips and Handouts Budget in the Bahamas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in the Bahamas is $16 (BS$16) per day. The usual amount for a tip in the Bahamas is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $16
    BS$16


Alcohol Budget in the Bahamas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $26 (BS$26) on alcoholic beverages in the Bahamas per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $26
    BS$26

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What did other people spend on Alcohol?

Typical prices for Alcohol in the Bahamas are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Alcohol prices in the Bahamas, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Cocktail
    BS$6.50


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The Bahamas on a Budget
Bahamas Atlantis resort in Nassau, Bahamas
The Bahamas are a collection of many small islands, over 2000 if you include the cays. It's a friendly country with very welcoming people. Religion is a strong part of the culture in the Bahamas and the country has one of the highest ratios of churches per capita in the world. Many people travel to the Bahamas because of its convenient location near southern Florida. Cruise ships frequent the island and it is relatively easy to find a short cruise leaving from Florida and spending several days at ports of call on the islands.

The country's official language is English and the climate is tropical. Hurricane season can be risky so it is best to plan ahead if you will be in the area during this time. Nassau is the capital of the country and is a popular stop for cruise ships. There is an interesting Old Town area that caters heavily to tourists and has some interesting colonial buildings. There are plenty of shopping opportunities and a variety of restaurants that serve both local and international cuisines. On nearby Paradise Island, a popular day trip is to visit the hotel of Atlantis.

The culture in the Bahamas is welcoming and fun. There are many different festivals and events worth visiting, and music and dance have heavily influenced the entertainment options around the islands. If you're traveling to the country as part of a cruise, make sure you take some time to get away from the area immediately surrounding the port. The country has a lot to offer if you take time to venture out on your own and explore a little bit independently.
At A Glance
  • Festivals are popular throughout the Bahamas. One of the biggest is "Junkanoo," which is a street parade that is held on both the day after Christmas as well as New Year's Day. The largest parade is in Nassau, where people flock to the streets in costumes made of crepe paper. Junkanoo music is played throughout the event.

  • The Bahamas weather is very similar to that of South Florida. It is usually warm and humid but can have cold spells during the winter months. On occasion the lows at night can drop into the 40s and 50s during the coldest season.

  • The Bahamas currency is the Bahamian dollar, which is locked to the US dollar at a 1:1 ratio. US dollars are accepted everywhere so there is no need to exchange money if you are carrying US dollars. Many vendors in the touristy areas will even give US dollars as change if you request this.

  • The national beer of the country is Kalik. This beer is always served at all-inclusive resorts. There are three versions of the beer, Kalik regular, Kalik Light and Kalik Gold. Guinness can also be found in many places around the islands.

  • The islands of the Bahamas are generally made from flat coral formations and include some low rounded hills. Mount Alvernia is the highest point in the country at 63 meters. It is found on Cat Island. On Grand Bahama Island there are many white sandy beaches and beautiful blue waters

  • Music is an important part of the Bahamian culture. The for most common forms of music found throughout the country are Calypso, Soca, Junkanoo, and Rake and Scrape. Each type of music has a distinctive sound and its own region of origin.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Outdoor Aquarium at the Atlantis Resort (Paradise Island): Many people choose to spend a day, or at least a few hours at the Atlantis Resort near Nassau. The hotel has become more dated, but remains a top attraction in the area. The water park includes water slides and pools, but the underwater habitat is the biggest attraction.

Lucayan National Park: This national park is located east of Freeport, Grand Bahama. Its a forty acre park that has the longest known underwater cave system in the world. There are currently over six miles of caves and tunnels that have been charted. During a visit you can take a kayak or cave tour through some of the island's most interesting vegetation and scenery.

Dolphin Encounters (Blue Lagoon Island, Nassau): Adults and children alike will enjoy this opportunity to swim with dolphins first hand. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience to interact with a dolphin one on one.

Popular Foods
Food in the Bahamas, predictably, is centered around seafood. Many dishes are served with a side of "rice and peas." Casual restaurants often deep fry the seafood and many items are breaded and fried before being served with rice and peas. International cuisine is also readily available, particularly in the more touristy areas.

Conch: Conch is the national dish of the Bahamas. It is generally breaded, deep fried and served with lemon. It is readily available in many different restaurants can be found throughout the country. It is often prepared as an appetizer but can also be made into a sandwich or an entree.

Boiled Fish and Grits: This dish is a staple in the Bahamas and is commonly prepared for breakfast. The fish is usually cooked in a broth with onions, lime juice and hot peppers and served alongside of grits. Most restaurants that serve the dish use grouper.

Bahamian Fish Stew: This dish is a hearty stew that is made with fish, spices, celery, onions and tomatoes. It's rich in flavor and is available in most restaurants around the country.


We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.