GETTING THERE       



A 50 MINUTE FLIGHT FROM MIAMI OR FT.  LAUDERDALE , FLA


Direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale with Twin Air, Continental Express or         
Lynx Air.

A 20 MINUTE FLIGHT OR 2 HOUR FERRY RIDE FROM NASSAU

Direct flights from many major airports with US AIRWAYS to Nassau
International Airport, with connecting flights to Eleuthera (Governor's Harbour
Airport -  GHB) or (North Eleuthera Airport - ELH) through domestic carriers,
Bahamas Air  800-222-4262, or Southern Air Charter 242-377-2014  

Bahamas Ferries has high-speed service with the Bohengy
for about $139.00 round trip; 242-323-2166 or bahamasferries.com
                                                           
                                                                            
CAR RENTALS        

We suggest you rent a car for getting around on the island, as this is the
best way to discover the many secluded beaches. Cars are rented from
locals and you must DRIVE ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD. They will
generally meet you at the airport or have a car waiting for you.

Our recommendations for car rentals:  Naaman Rolle : cell 242-359-7166   
                                                           or e-mail:
banro2@batelnet.bs   

Cecil & Stanton Copper, Sunshine Tours, rent cars, offer a variety of tours
and accept visa and master card.  Phone 242-332-1620 or 242-332-1575.

Hilton Johnson, who lives in James Cistern, rents cars and also accepts
visa and master card.  Phone 242-335-6241.







Drive with caution, as you must drive on the left , you may want to keep your rental person's phone # with you and know
what he expects from you as a responsible renter.  
                THE TEMPERATURE             

The temperature is generally around 70- 90 degrees year round.  The summer months     
can be warmer with lots of sun.  The dress is casual, with shorts and swim suits                  
accepted at most restaurants.  Some restaurants even offer a swim and a cocktail         
such as Cocodimama (you can use their water sports equipment too), and the Cove    
(they have a fresh water pool).     
Currency

US or Bahamian currency is accepted.
The rate of exchange is the same.
Travelers Checks are also accepted,
although a fee  is usually charged for
cashing them (around .50). Most
restaurants do not accept visa/mc.     
Also, don't forget there is a $15.00
departure tax due when leaving the
Bahamas, although most airlines
include this in their price.
ID
A Pass Port is now required.     
       Other suggestions for packing

Take half the clothes and twice the cash.  Lots
of sunscreen.  Bug repellent.  Most things are
available, but may be costly and/or hard to
find.  Therefore, you may want to take along
anything you can't live without.   We do
suggest taking a few garbage bags, as we
do supply an initial supply of basic household
amenities, but take away and beverage
containers can pile up.     
T'INGS TO KNOW
GETTING THERE      
CAR RENTALS
And more