Located within arguably the clearest waters in the world, the Bahamas comprise of over 700 islands. With soft white sands and year-round warm weather, the Bahamas have always been considered a luxurious holiday destination however the Islands can offer professionals challenging and interesting work, as well as that much sought after quality of life.
The Bahamas extends 760 miles from the coast of Florida on the north-west almost to Haiti on the south-east. The group consists of 700 islands with the principal island being New Providence where the capital, Nassau, is located. There are direct flights from the UK which take approximately 8 hours.
Warm and pleasant, the average Bahamian temperature is 70°F/ 21°C in the winter and about 86°F/ 30°C in the summer. The Bahamas has no direct tax and this fact, coupled with its proximity to the US, makes it a key financial centre for corporate and personal investors.
Professionals in the Bahamas work under a US framework and legal system. The Bahamas achieved independence from Britain July 10, 1973, and is now a fully self-governing member of the Commonwealth and a member of the United Nations, the Caribbean Community and the Organization of American States.
Living and working in the Bahamas
Characteristically, the Bahamas offers its professionals the opportunity to work in smaller teams than they are used to and therefore become integral to the business they join. They will also work closely with their clients in an environment where they will be treated as a valued member of the team. Due to the size of the Islands, commuting distances are negligible which mean there is more time to enjoy outside work pursuits.
The islands have a thriving sporting and social community and it is easy to make friends in a place where there are so many like minded people keen on watersports, socialising and their careers.
Salaries are uniformly high and with the favourable tax position UK and US professionals are roughly 50% better off in real terms. Professionals from Canada, Australia and other commonwealth countries could find themselves earning three or four times their current salaries. Relocation expenses and temporary accommodation and transport are also included as standard in most packages.