A hub of activity, Nassau is the capital and cultural centre of the Bahamas. Just beyond the action you'll find nature at its purest. The island is entirely coral and limestone and there are beaches at every turn. Spend a day on the azure waters to view the enchanting depth of colour that surrounds this blissful retreat.
May. 11, 2017 - 5 nights
Breezes Resort & Spa, Bahamas
May. 2, 2017 - 4 nights
Meal plans available
British Colonial Hilton Nassau
Jun. 8, 2017 - 5 nights
Comfort Suites, Paradise Island
Melia Nassau Beach Resort
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Bay View Suites, Paradise Island (formerly Best Western Bay View Suites)
It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you - and any child travelling with you - have all the travel documents necessary to enter in, or transit through, each country on your itinerary. Please ensure you verify the requirements for each country as the required documents for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required on the return.
Please refer to aircanada.com for complete information on travel requirements.
Please refer to aircanada.com for Baggage Information.
Airport check in
It is recommended that you present yourself at the airport counter of the airline indicated on your voucher 3 hours prior to departure. Air Canada representatives are available to assist you, or you may contact an Air Canada Vacations representative at 1-800-296-3408.
Hotel check in
Upon arrival at your hotel, please identify yourself at the front desk with your Air Canada Vacations voucher. You will then be assigned your accommodation. The majority of hotels’ check in is between 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM. It is recommended to pack essential items in your carry on luggage.
The day before you leave, remember to consult the Air Canada Vacations bulletin board in your hotel lobby, for details on your departure procedures and return flight. At hotels which do not allow bulletin boards, please inquire about last minute changes at the hotel tour desk.
Hotel check out
Hotel check out times may vary depending on the property but generally you must vacate the room by 12 p.m. (noon). For passengers with late flights, every effort will be made to provide you with a hospitality room, however, this cannot be guaranteed, particularly during high season.
Duty-free shops are located either at the airport or in town. After an absence of 7 days or more, Canadian residents are permitted to return with a maximum of CAD $750 of merchandise per trip without paying duty. Each time you leave Canada for at least 48 hours, you are eligible to declare up to CAD $200 of merchandise. A written declaration may be requested. Each adult is allowed 1.1 litre (40 oz.) of liquor and one (1) carton of cigarettes. If you include cigarettes, tobacco sticks and loose tobacco in your personal exemption allowance, only a partial exemption will apply. You will have to pay a minimum duty on these products unless they are marked “Canada - Duty paid”. Canadian made products sold at a duty-free shop will be marked in this way.
Airport check in
Procedures are the same as for departure from Canada.
Local Air Canada Vacations office
The local office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday, including holidays. Consult the Air Canada Vacations bulletin board or binder in the hotel lobby for the representative’s schedule. Should you require their services please call: 242 322-2606.
Need help or assistance with your vacation and you are unable to reach our local representative?
Contact Air Canada Vacations Customer Care: http://www.aircanadavacations.com/en/contact_us#Support_During_Travel
Medical facilities are excellent. The major Bahamian hospitals are in Nassau. Please contact your Air Canada Vacations Representative if you require assistance. Keep all your receipts.
Business hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some Canadian banks are represented in Nassau: Scotia Bank and Royal Bank of Canada.
The currency in Nassau is the Bahamian dollar, at par with the American dollar, whose value is quoted in the business section of major newspapers. Traveler’s cheques are accepted by most hotels and stores. U.S. dollars are imperative for travel to the Bahamas. Canadian currency is not accepted but can be exchanged at all banks.
Long distance calls
Please note if placing a call from your hotel room, to ask the hotel operator about connection service charges. Using a pay phone will avoid these service charges from the hotel.
Credit cards such as American Express, Visa, MasterCard are widely honoured.
Nassau is an international market place. Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The best buys are imported goods: cameras, Swiss watches, Scottish tweeds, French perfumes and leather goods. Bahamian craftsmen also produce handmade straw goods, wood carvings and shell jewelry that you can bargain for at the straw market. Bargain at the straw market but not in the stores.
Taxis are readily available at all hotels in Nassau. Cabs are metered and their rates are fixed by law. The jitney is a minibus service that runs from downtown Nassau to the outskirts of the city for approximately $1.
Air Canada Vacations and AVIS* offer you the possibility of a car rental. Kindly contact your Destination Representative for rates and details upon arrival.
*Renter must be over 25 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license and a major credit card. Remember to drive on the left in the Bahamas.
Optional excursions are a great way to enhance your Air Canada Vacations holiday. Choose from a wide variety of activities and excursions available at your destination. For more information or to reserve your excursion, please see our local Air Canada Vacations Representative or Ground Handler Partner.
Most restaurants add 15% to the bill which covers all services. If not, tipping is at client’s discretion.
Majority of tap water is safe to drink, but check with the hotel first.
120 volts, 60 cycles, the same as in Canada.
Most religions are represented: Baptist, Anglican, Roman Catholic, Jewish. For more information, consult your hotel front desk or your Air Canada Vacations representative.
When it is noon in Nassau, it is
1 p.m. in Halifax
12 p.m. (noon) in Montreal or Toronto
11 a.m. in Winnipeg
10 a.m. in Calgary
9 a.m. in Vancouver
The above times are for the winter season only ; it does not take into account Daylight Savings time.
For inquiries relating to extension of stay or change or hotel changes, see your destination representative or contact Air Canada Vacations Customer Care:
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