Is Jamaica in the Bahamas or the Caribbean? (Are They The Same Country?)

Is Jamaica in the Bahamas or the Caribbean?

Are you in vacation planning mode or just curious and want to know if Jamaica is in the Bahamas or Caribbean?

We understand that not everyone was an A student in geography and that’s ok.

Today, we will help you understand where exactly Jamaica is located and if it is in the Bahamas.

So, let’s jump right into it.

Is Jamaica the same as the Bahamas?

Ok, to start Jamaica and Bahamas are two different countries. They are both found in the Caribbean, but that is where the similarities end.

Jamaica is an island, which is located about 90 miles south of Cuba, about 100 miles west of Haiti and around 600 miles from Miami, Florida.

The Bahamas is an archipelago made up of 700 islands, cays, and islets. It is located just 50 miles off the coast of Florida and about 80 miles north of Cuba. 

As you can see, they are fairly close to each other, but again, they are two different countries.

Now that we know where Jamaica and Bahamas are located, let’s look at how far they are from each other.

How Far Is Jamaica From The Bahamas?

How Far Is Jamaica From The Bahamas?

Even though they are both in the Caribbean, Jamaica and Bahamas are still about 478 miles (770 km) apart from each other.

So if you’re planning a trip where you both Jamaica and Bahamas are both on your list, you’ll have to plan to fly from one country to the other.

It’s doable and definitely worth it because they are both beautiful countries with so much to offer, but just know that they are two different places.

How to Get from Jamaica to Bahamas? (Vice Versa)

Caribbean Airlines Flight from Jamaica to Bahamas

If you are planning a Caribbean vacation, it is always a good idea to visit multiple islands if you have the time. You get to experience different cultures, food, and activities.

Luckily, a quick one hour flight and it is fairly easy to get from Jamaica to the Bahamas and vice versa. To get between the two countries, regional carrier Caribbean Airlines offers twice weekly flights from Kingston, Jamaica to Nassau, Bahamas. The flight time is only an hour and a half, so you can easily add jump from one island to the other and still have time to catch some rays on the beach

Final Thoughts

I hope you now have a better understanding of the difference between Jamaica and Bahamas and how to get between the two countries.

Both Caribbean islands offer stunning beaches, crystal clear water, and plenty of sunshine. Because they are different islands, they both have their own unique vibe and culture that you will want to experience.

Now, I want to hear from you. Have you ever been to Jamaica or the Bahamas? If so, which one did you like better? Let me know in the comments

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Jeremy Dixon
Jeremy is a Jamaican writer and traveler who loves highlighting the best of his homeland. He enjoys sharing his experiences to help potential visitors plan their dream vacations. With a passion for Jamaican culture, music, and cuisine, Jeremy is always seeking new adventures to share with his readers.
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