The Bahamas, officially called the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, are a collection of more than three thousand islands, islets and cays in the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Although the Bahamas have strong connections with the United Kingdom after becoming a Crown Colony in 1718, they are now an independent, sovereign state, although they do share Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch. There is also a heavy American influence due to being just a short flight from Miami, Florida.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to The Bahamas. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
The Bahamas are certainly one of the most financially rich nations in the Caribbean region, certainly more so than Cuba and Haiti to the south. Here the economy is heavily dependent on tourism for its income with approximately sixty per cent of the economy being dependent on visitors. Also of great importance is that of financial services which accounts for around fifteen per cent of its income due to their Governments light regulation of the financial services industries and attractive tax rates on corporations.
The prices to send a parcel to the Bahamas vary depending on the weight of the parcel, as well as the speed you want the parcel delivered in. Generally, when shipping from the UK to the Caribbean the costs are very much the same due to the distance.
For the international parcel delivery of a box weighing around 1kg, the cheapest service would cost just £32.45 at the time of writing. This is via Parcel Monkey Air Express, a premium delivery service collected from your home or work in the UK, processed via a Freight Forwarder and then delivered in the country by DHL.
For a more substantial parcel weighing 10kg, the price would be approximately £66. For a much heavier parcel at 20kg, you could expect to pay just over £100 for a three to four-day service.
We also offer DHL Worldwide which is the quickest delivery service to the Bahamas with a transit time of 2-3 days.
When addressing a parcel to the Bahamas you’ll need to consider the individual island that you’ll be sending to. On the address, these should be abbreviated as US states are — for example, ‘G.O.’ for Central Abaco, ‘G.C.’ for Grand Cay. You can check this using Google Maps and adding the full address or via the Univeral Postal Union guide.
To find out more about the restrictions for sending parcels and goods to the Bahamas visit the Bahamas Customs Department.
The Bahamian government has a short list of prohibited items which can be found on its website. At the time of writing, they include food not fit for human consumption, indecent prints, photographs, etc., certain underwater guns, counterfeit currency, and certain copyrighted material.
You should always provide a working contact number for the recipient in case Customs or the courier need to contact them regarding delivery.
To find out more, or to ask questions you can contact the relevant authorities directly.
The Bahamas Customs Department
P. O. Box N 155
Location Headquarters- Thompson Blvd
Email: [email protected]
The Bahamas is another island that is iconic for its booming tourism trade. The Bahamas enjoys hot weather all year round with a variety of different cruise ships visiting the island weekly. However, the island is vulnerable to hurricanes which can be extremely dangerous in the summer and autumn. The national language in the Bahamas is English as the island was a British Colony.
The island is located near Cuba and the USA and provides many different Americans with a short break away with little distance to travel. The country deals in the Bahamian dollar with $1 converting into £0.62.
The economy in the Bahamas relies on tourism a lot. 60% of the country's GDP is in the tourism industry and more than half of the countries jobs are produced through tourism. The country also exports polystyrene which is also a big source of income for the island.
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It would have been better if the Consignee had first phoned the number you had to check if/when anyone would present at the delivery address to receive the parcel since it was a private address.
Wales to NYC in three days pretty good going
Delivered on time, all good ????
delivered on time in good condition
quick and easy to do