Citizens of the USA, UK and Canada do not require visas to visit as long as they stay no longer than three weeks and have a return ticket. US citizens can stay up to eight months. Otherwise permits from the Bahamas Immigration Department are needed for longer stay and to work or do business.
Popular locations on New Providence island include; Lyford Cay, one of the oldest gated communities in Nassau, Old Fort near Lyford Cay and Port New Providence. Ocean Club Estates is a draw on Paradise Island, easily accessed over two bridges across Nassau Harbour. Eleuthera is a special island with rolling countryside and white sandy beaches, attracting the rich and famous around the cay of Harbour Island. Exuma has some well-known property owners too.