Eleuthera, Bahamas
Eleuthera, Bahamas
Eleuthera, Bahamas

Retire in Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Bahamas. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Bahamas?

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What is it like to retire in Bahamas?

"Their is huge expat community here, people from all over the world and all types of characters retire here. This is a Caribbean island so don't expect to much amenities as you would find in the U.S.A. or Europe. We do not have a Walmart, Auchan or Harrods here although we did just get an IMAX theatre. We have lots of recreational activities related to the sea (having a boat is a huge advantage). We also have all types of nightlife as the tourist industry is fairly vibrant here as well," remarked another retiree in Coral Harbour.

"New Providence has a large expat community and it is easy to find other expats to hangout with. There are people of all nationalities and all financial situations ranging from Billionaires to retired school bus drivers so you can always find people that share interests with you. We have also found it amazing to speak with those who are nothing like us but give us a window into their world before living here. There are some forts and monuments to visit but cultural attractions are not really that great here as you would find in Europe or South America. We do have lots of water recreation and sports available for those who enjoy the beach and waves. The nightlife scene is very vibrant but you must be careful of which areas you go to. The more expensive areas are also the safer ones so be careful in the cheaper "bars"," said a retiree who moved to New Providence, Bahamas.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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