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Bermuda Facts and Figures: Welcome Golf Warriors and Partiers

By Shane Sharp, Contributor

Capital: Nassau
Population: Around 289,000 throughout all inhabited islands.
Size: Covers 70,000 square miles - 750 mile stretch from Florida to Haiti.
Electric Current: 110 volts.
Medical Emergencies: There are various hospitals and clinics on the islands. The main hospital on New Providence is the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Current Time: 01:48 am
Time Zone: Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time:DST starts first Sunday in April and ends last Sunday in October.
Marriage Info: Process: An affidavit available at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau must be completed.

Cost: US$40

Wait Period: Officially 15 days but a one to two-day waiver can be obtained from the Registrar General's Office in New Providence prior to arrival. The Tourism Department and many hotels can help with the planning and red tape.

Documents to bring: Passports or birth certificates plus divorce or death certificates, if applicable.
Climate: Temperatures range from mid-70s to mid-80s.
Official Language: English.
Currency: Bahamian dollar - U.S. dollars accepted.
Tipping and Taxes: There is a Government tax of 10% and hotels will add a service charge of 10-15% to your bill. Restaurant tabs should be tipped 15%, if not already added.
Dress Code: Casual but proper - no topless or nude sunbathing.
Telephone: Local area code is 242.

Shane SharpShane Sharp, Contributor

Shane Sharp is vice president of Buffalo Communications, a golf and lifestyle media agency. He was a writer, senior writer and managing editor of TravelGolf.com from 1997 to 2003.

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