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Expat Guide to Living in Paradise Island

Whether you're already living in Paradise Island or preparing to move to Paradise Island, our Expat Guide to Living in Bahamas offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Paradise Island. For answers to specific questions, visit our Bahamas Forum to talk with expats in Paradise Island.

12 Tips for Living in Paradise Island, Bahamas

12 Tips for Living in Paradise Island, Bahamas

An expat who lives on Paradise Island in the Bahamas talks about international schools, crime, the cost of living in the Bahamas, fun organizations for expats, visas, the best beaches and much more.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Paradise Island

An expat on Paradise Island talks about the 2 hospitals in the Bahamas, health insurance, the cost and availability of prescription medicines and traveling to Florida for specialized care.

Moving to Paradise Island, Bahamas

An expat talks about making the move to The Bahamas. He wishes he'd brought cooler work clothing and tech-friendly items. Plus, be prepared for higher utility bills, such as a $500 to $750 a month power bill.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Paradise Island handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Paradise Island by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Paradise Island - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Paradise Island by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Paradise Island Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Paradise Island? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Paradise Island? Below are some of the responses from expats in Paradise Island:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Paradise Island with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Paradise Island, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Paradise Island. If you are already living in Paradise Island, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Paradise Island by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Paradise Island? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Paradise Island by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Paradise Island Reports

What's it like to find a job in Paradise Island? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Paradise Island? Below are some of the reports from expats in Paradise Island:
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Culture-Shock-in-NassauAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Nassau, Bahamas

One expat in the Bahamas advised those considering a move there to visit the island several times before making a commitment to live there, make sure the paperwork is in order and know what they getting into prior to coming. She went on to explain that the island is quite segregated and prices are extremely high.

One expat in the Bahamas advised those considering a move there to visit the island several times before making a commitment to live there, make sure the paperwork is in order and know what they getti...

Living-in-New-ProvidenceAn Expat Discusses Living in New Providence, Bahamas

An expat on New Providence, an island that is home to the capital city of Nassau, offers advice on moving to the Bahamas and what it's like to live there. Finances, life as an expat, locals and more are covered in this report.

An expat on New Providence, an island that is home to the capital city of Nassau, offers advice on moving to the Bahamas and what it's like to live there. Finances, life as an expat, locals and more ...

11 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in The Bahamas

Expats in The Bahamas share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in The Bahamas. Advice about emergency services on smaller islands, flying to Florida for care, ambulance services, prescription medicine and having a baby in the Bahamas.

Expats in The Bahamas share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in The Bahamas. Advice about emergency services on smaller islands, flying to Florida for care, ambulance services, p...

Expats in The Bahamas: Pros and Cons of Living in The Bahamas

Expats in the Bahamas discuss the pros and cons of living in the Bahamas. Topics covered include meeting people, the friendly Bahamians, beautiful beaches, schools, go-with-the-flow attitude, cost of living and the lack of eldercare facilities. Expats in the Bahamas have specific advice about where to live if you have kids and want to meet people.

Expats in the Bahamas discuss the pros and cons of living in the Bahamas. Topics covered include meeting people, the friendly Bahamians, beautiful beaches, schools, go-with-the-flow attitude, cost of...

15 Expats Talk about What It's Like Living in the Bahamas

Expats in the Bahamas describe what it's like living on an island nation. Cultural adjustment, life in the Bahamas, where to live, meeting people and more is described by people with experience living there.
Expats in the Bahamas describe what it's like living on an island nation. Cultural adjustment, life in the Bahamas, where to live, meeting people and more is described by people with experience livin...

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