A 50 MINUTE FLIGHT FROM MIAMI OR FT. LAUDERDALE , FLA
Direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale with Twin Air, Continental Express or
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
| 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).
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.
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.