Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour
P.O. Box AB 20669
Ph. 1-800-468-4799 US Only
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour is the premier
destination in the Bahama Out Islands. Enjoy our secluded
beaches, world-class sportfishing and the charm of our
local cays. We invite you to experience the refined
comforts of our island paradise firsthand. Dive Shop
us on the Web
Great Guana Cay, Abacos
Port Elgin, Ont. Canada
We are located on Great Guana Cay, Abacos. Amazing snorkelling
right off our main deck. Brand new log cottages with
a loft, small deck, 3pc bathroom and a kitchen equipped
for light housekeeping. With only six units on the property
your privacy is our main consideration.
Coco Bay Cottages
P.O. Box AB 22795
Green Turtle Cay, Abaco
Ph. 242-365-5464 or 800-752-0166
On the north end of Green Turtle Cay with 2 beaches
at your doorstep.The Atlantic side has a gorgeous reef
easily accessible from shore .The bayside is ideal for
bonefishing,shelling and gorgeous sunsets.Four cottages,with
all amenities to choose from.All with waterview.Only
5 minutes from Brendal's Dive Shop.2 hammocks to rest
your body and soul!
PO Box 023824
Mangrove Cay, Andros
Tel. (242) 369-0342
Beachfront Bed and Breakfast Hotel located on the beach
in Mangrove Cay, Andros offering a variety of activities
including Snorkeling, Biking, Kayaking, Birdwatching,
Hiking, Bonefishing, Beachcombing or just plain Relaxing.
An ideal location for an Intimate Wedding or Honeymoon
Small Hope Bay Lodge
P.O. Box 23324
Fresh Creek, Andros
Ph. (800) 223-6961 or (242) 368-2013/4
Fax. (242) 368-2015
ALL INCLUSIVE Bahamas Dive Resort celebrating its 50th
anniversary! Perfect for SCUBA divers, snorkelers, fishermen
& nature enthusiasts. Andros Barrier Reef- Third
largest barrier reef. Twenty One beachfront cottages.
Dock/Dive Shop on property. Rest, Relaxation, Rediscovery
International Underwater Explorers Society
P.O Box 220687
West Palm Beach, Fl 33422
Tel. 1-800-992-3483, 561-472-1100, 242-373-1244
UNEXSO offers a wide variety of diving, dining and dolphin
experiences. UNEXSO has been the pioneer on the island
with the introduction of diving with trained dolphins,
feeding Caribbean reef sharks and diving into the unknown
at Ben's Cavern. We also offer reef and night dives
along with dive packages that varies through out the
Stella Maris Resort Club
Long Island, Bahamas
c/o Stella Maris Marketing
1100 Lee Wagener Blvd Ste 310
Ft Lauderdale FL 33315
Tel. 800-426-0466, 954-359-8236, 242-338-2051
Fax: 954-359-8238, 242-338-2052
All the amenities of a complete resort hotel, air conditioned
comfort, tropical decor, breathtaking Atlantic setting!
Hotel rooms and 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom villas and bungalows.
Fabulous diving, fishing, snorkeling. Superb beaches.
Coral Harbour Beach House & Villas
Coral Harbour Road, P.O. Box N-9750
Phone: 242-362-2210, 242-362-2875
A world away from the hectic streets of downtown Nassau,
lies the tranquil, ocean-lined paradise that is Coral
Harbour. Coral Harbour is a true escape from everyday
life and offers a variety of activities on your doorstep:
scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, kayak tours
to secluded cays, birdwatching, nature treks and much
Sunrise Beach Villas
Tel.: 1-800-451-6078 , 242-363-2250
Experience the relaxing atmosphere of one of the few
remaining quaint private properties located on one of
the worlds finest beaches, on popular Paradise
Island by Nassau, Bahamas. Soak up the sun in our two
private pools that have abundant lounging and sunning
areas. Convenient to dive services.
Riding Rock Resort and Marina
San Salvador, Bahamas
Tel. 800.272.1492 or 954.453.5031
Riding Rock Resort and Marina is one of only two resorts
located on the scenic San Salvador oceanfront. Built,
owned and operated by the William's family since the
1960's,the resort is and always has been dedicated to
the comfort and convenience of water sports enthusiasts.
Aqua Cat Cruises
PO Box 66-1658
Miami, FL 33266
Scuba diving cruises from Nassau, Bahamas to the Exumas.
About the Bahamas
Bahamas. So close, yet so far away. The Bahamas chain
is within a scant 50 miles from the coast of Florida,
but in that 50 miles you cross into another dimension.
A time and place without worries, relaxing atmosphere,
friendly people, and lest we not forget, some of the
finest diving in the the world. Whether you favor wrecks,
reefs, drift diving, walls, blue holes, caves and caverns,
or diving with sharks and dolphins, it's all right here.
And the visibility, how about an average of 100'+, and
200' not an uncommon occurance. Dive services range
from small personal 6-paks where you may be one of the
few on the boat, to large personal operations with multiple
boats where you will get a chance to meet and dive with
scuba enthusiasts from all over the world. Where will
you dive? The choices are yours to make.
You can choose an island with lots of activity and a
bustling nightlife, or how about an island where few
other people will be seen, and the afternoon activities
include swinging in your hammock and watching the sun
fall from the edge of the earth.
Climate Winter 60 - 75F Summer 80 - 85F
Water Temp Winter 72 - 75F Summer 84 - 88F
Visibility 80 - 100 ft
of the islands have airports, or at least an airstrip.
Flying into the Bahamas, you will usually arrive in
Nassau or Freeport, and if bound for an out island,
a smaller commuter plane will complete your journey.
Listed below are scheduled airlines, however there are
a number of charter flights available, check with your
Nassau/Paradise Island Airport Service
Grand Bahama Airport Service
Treasure Cay Airport Service
Marsh Harbour Airport Service
North Eleuthera Airport
Great Exuma Air Service
by Air: All U.S. citizens are required to present a
valid U.S. passport in order to enter or re-enter the
United States when travelling be air. U.S. citizens
do not need visas for short trips to The Bahamas for
tourist/business purposes. It is important to note that
although the Bahamian government only requires proof
of citizenship and identity in order to enter The Bahamas,
the U.S. government requires that Americans have a valid
passport in order to fly home. Most airlines will not
permit a U.S. citizen to fly to The Bahamas without
a valid U.S. passport and risk getting stranded.
by Sea: Americans may enter the Unites States from The
Bahamas by sea using a passport, passport card, or other
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant
document. Travelers arriving via private watercraft
are charged docking fees.
strongly encourage all American citizen travelers to
apply for a U.S. passport or passport card well in advance
of anticipated travel. American citizens can visit the
Department of State website or call 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778)
for information on how to apply for their passports.
citizens planning on an extended stay should be prepared
to present proof or evidence of financial solvency upon
entry to The Bahamas.
enter The Bahamas, Canadian citizens must have a valid
passport, accompanied by a return or onward journey
ticket and proof of funds to support the visit.
current passport is required for Canadian citizens traveling
to The Bahamas. The passport must have at least six
months validity from the departure date of their trip.
Canadian citizens can visit for a maximum of 90 days
without a visa.
from other countries
enter The Bahamas, citizens from countries other than
the U.S. and Canada require a Passport that must be
valid for six (6) months beyond the dates of travel
and/or a valid Bahamas Visa. You must also possess a
return or onward journey ticket and proof of funds to
support the visit.
If you are using an electronic ticket, please show Immigration
a copy of your travel itinerary and ticket number. PASSPORT
refers to a valid passport from the individual's country
of birth. VISA refers to a Bahamas Visa only. If a person
is born in one country and resident in another (other
than the U.S. or Canada), the documentation required
is based upon the country of birth.
your arrival to The Islands Of The Bahamas, you will
be asked to fill out an Immigration Arrival/Departure
Card, which you will keep part of until your departure.
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required from
travellers over one year of age coming from the following
countries: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso,
Colombia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador,
French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia,
Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Peru and Sudan. Travellers are
required to be vaccinated 10 days prior to entering
The Islands Of The Bahamas and must have a valid certificate
of vaccination against Yellow Fever.
you enter The Islands Of The Bahamas, you will be asked
for a verbal baggage declaration. However, your luggage
is also subject to customs inspections. If you are carrying
dutiable items, you will need to fill out a Baggage
declaration by temporary visitors is oral, but baggage
is subject to Customs inspection. In case there are
dutiable articles, the visitor will be required to complete
a Baggage Declaration Form. Each adult is allowed 50
cigars or cigarettes or one pound of tobacco and one
quart of spirits free of Customs Duty, in addition to
personal effects. In addition, purchases up to a value
of one hundred dollars ($100.00) are permitted by all
effects, such as small appliances (such as blender etc.)
are dutiable at 45% of the cost. Linen and china are
duty free for each arriving visit. Computers such as
laptops are considered a part of your personal effects
and therefore are duty-free.
the latest entry requirents for your country, please
What to Bring
Airlines restrict the amount of baggage you may bring
to the Bahamas, especially if you are commuting on the
out islands. Try to pack light. so you'll meet the baggage
restrictions. The planes that fly to The Out Islands
may restrict you to one bag and one carry-on bag.
Besides lightweight garments and comfortable shoes,
you'll probably want to bring a camera, sunscreen, sunglasses
and a beach towel. You can also bring your own fishing
or scuba diving equipment, although these items can
be purchased or rented at most beach resorts. Whatever
you do, remember to leave enough room for souvenirs!
It's a good idea to set aside B$15.00 to cover the departure
tax, unless you are leaving The Islands Of The Bahamas
from Freeport on Grand Bahama, where the departure tax
is B$18.00. You may substitute United States dollars
for Bahamian dollars since American currency is accepted
everywhere and the exchange rate is the same. You will
also need to have the appropriate documents for entry
into The Islands Of The Bahamas. Please click here to
view these documents.
Plan to wear spring and summer attire. The Islands Of
The Bahamas have a semitropical climate with temperatures
ranging from 70°F to 80°F.
Electricity is normally 120 volts AC. American appliances
are fully compatible.
The quality of water varies from island to island. The
water is drinkable; however, bottled water is available
in our hotels, restaurants, gas stations and supermarkets.
Tip according to quality of service. Bellboys and porters
usually receive $1 per bag, while most other servers
(waiters, taxis, etc.) receive 15%. Many establishments
include the gratuity in their bills, so look at your
bill before you leave a tip.
Stores in downtown Nassau generally open for business
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays.
In Grand Bahama, the principal shopping areas are the
Lucaya Marketplace and the International Bazaar which
are open for business at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mondays
to Saturdays. With the exception of the straw markets
and malls, only a few stores in the downtown area of
Nassau/Paradise Island and the International Bazaar
and Lucaya Marketplace in Grand Bahama will be found
open on Sundays. The straw markets and malls are usually
open for business on Sundays. On the out islands shops
and store hours may vary, check with your hotel or host
for more information.
Other Activities (when you are not diving)
The Bahamas have some of the most beautiful white powdery
sand beaches in the world. On the out islands, you may
find yourself all alone to enjoy.
Dining in The Bahamas can be an enjoyable experience,
differing from meal to meal. Most dishes center around
seafood like conch or rock lobster, but youíll find
a tremendous variety of fare throughout the islands.
Exploring nature and the environment is a fun and exciting
vacation activity. The Bahamas has many national parks
that protect and preserve the natural environment and
offer unsurpassed viewing of rare and indigenous wildlife.
There seems to always be a carnival or some sort of
festivities somewhere in the islands. You may experience
some of the most lively and varied events of any place
on the planet! Events celebrating everything -- fishing,
sailing, shopping, eating, drinking, dancing and more
-- can be found on the islands throughout the entire
year. In The Bahamas, the party never stops.
The Bahamas have long been known as a mecca for sportfishing.
Deep-sea fishing and bonefishing are the two standouts,
with events held nationwide throughout the year. Experienced
guides and fishing lodges are plentiful in the islands
and are fully outfitted to make sure you have the very
best fishing experience possible. From chartered boats
to flats fishing, The Bahamas have just about every
type of fishing for first-timers and fanatics.
Are you a high roller or are slot machines more your
speed? The casinos of Nassau/Paradise Island and Freeport/Lucaya
offer cards, dice, roulette, slots, sports betting and
One of the real pleasures of the Bahamas is that each
island has its own personality. No matter what kind
of nightlife entertainment you want, youíll find it
on one of our islands. Peaceful nighttime serenity abounds
on The Outer Islands. A world of glamour and gaming
thrive on Grand Bahama and Nassau/Paradise Island. Whether
you choose to spend your vacation nights under the stars
or under the bright lights, thereís an island waiting
for you, or if itís variety you seek, some islands offer
Cruising the islands can be fun and adventurous. Day
sailing on catamarans, or overnight bareboat experiences
await. Cruise and enjoy what the islands are all about.