Caribbean Tourism

Accommodations

Festivals in Bahamas

New Providence Junkanoo is a loud and boisterous national festivity loosely derived from African customs, celebrated on New Providence at 0300 on 26 December and 1 January and, since 1999, in June. Every weekend in June there is live entertainment by Bahamian recording artists, dancers and performance artists, at an outdoor bandstand by the Arawak Cay Fish...

Flora & Fauna

Grand Bahama is mostly covered in scrub or Caribbean pines. The Royal and Cabbage palms found on the island have been imported, the former coming originally from Cuba. In the north there are marsh and mangrove swamps. Much of the coast supports the attractive sea-grape tree and it is not unusual to see children collecting grapes from the trees. Common fruit...

Entertainment - New Providence

Some clubs have a cover charge or a 2-drink minimum. The Joker’s Wild Comedy Club, T3633000. Mostly US comedians and entertainers perform Tue-Sat. The King and Knights at Nassau Beach Hotel has a good native show, with steel drums etc. Native shows generally do not mean native to the Bahamas, but borrow from the culture of Trinidad and Jamaica with Junkanoo...

Entertainment - Grand Bahama

Bars: There are many in Freeport, most have a Happy Hour between 1700-1900, and most of the restaurants mentioned above have bars. The Pub on the Mall, Britannia Pub and the Winston Churchill are all English style pubs. The Winston Churchill sells draught Courage, T3528866. Serves pizzas, fish ‘n’ chips, and hosts the Gong Show on Wed (starts around 2330,...

Accommodation – San Salvador

L-AL per person Club Med Columbus Isle, PO Box N-7525 Nassau, T3312000, F3312458, www.clubmed.com One of the nicer Club Med resorts, comfortable, well-integrated into surroundings, usual facilities and more, 286 rooms, a/c, TV, phone, mini-fridge, no children under 12, casino approved, tennis, horse riding, sailing, massage, fishing and diving at extra...

Accommodation – Inagua

There are several guesthouses in Matthew Town. The C Main House, T3391267, F3391265. 6 rooms. B-C Walkine’s, T3391612. 5 rooms, satellite TV, fishing. Crystal Beach View Hotel , T3391550. Pour More Hotel , T3391659

Accommodation – Long Island

The LL-AL Stella Maris Resort Club, PO Box LI-33105, T3382051, F3382052, www.stellamarisresort.com It has 47 rooms, suites, 1-4-bedroom villas. A shopping centre has a bank and post office. There are 3 pools and 8 beaches along with tennis, volley ball, table tennis, bicycles, diving, windsurfing (guests free) and water-skiing (US$25). Bicycles are free for...

Accommodation – The Exumas

LL-AL Coconut Cove, PO Box EX 29299, T3362659, F3362658. A mile west of George Town. Newest hotel, 9 beach or garden rooms, one suite, about 20% less in summer, diving/honeymoon/pilots packages available, a/c and fans, minibar, beach towels and robes provided, dirty beach reported with lots of mosquitoes, transport to town and to Stocking Island costs extra...

Accommodation - Spanish Wells

AL-B Spanish Wells Yacht Haven, PO Box EL-27427, T3334255, F3334649. 5 rooms, pool, beach.

Accommodation & Places to Eat - Harbour Island

L-A Romora Bay Club, PO Box 146, T3332325, F3332500. Wide variety of units scattered around the property, all decorated differently, dive packages available with dive shop on site, sailing, tennis, fishing available, day trips for couples with picnic hamper to deserted Jacob or Man Island, bicycles, bar, restaurant on hill top, one sitting for dinner. LL...

Accommodation – Eleuthera

Gregory Town: B Cambridge Villas, in Gregory Town, PO Box GT-1548, T3355080, F3355308. Run by Mr and Mrs Cambridge, painted yellow, 21 rooms of different sizes, pool, transport to Golden Key beach for swimming or elsewhere for surfing, bar/restaurant, music some nights, rental cars available. All the major hotels close in the autumn for some weeks so plan...

Accommodation – Cat Island

LL-L Fernandez Bay Village, New Bight, T3423043, F3423051, www.fernandezbayvillage.com 1-2 bedroomed cottages, kitchens in larger ones, built of stone and tile, garden showers, fans, private terrace, meal plans available, most watersports available, diving arranged, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, paddle tennis, volley ball, waterskiing, boat rental with or...

Accommodation – Bimini

LL-L The Bimini Big Game Club (T3473391, F3473392, www.bimini-big-game-club.com, PO Box 699, Alice Town), owned by Bacardi, this is the main hotel (rooms, suites and cottages) and social centre (beware the Beastwhacker, a cocktail of champagne and Bacardi rum) and has swimming pool and tennis courts as well as a marina with charter boats and all facilities...

Accommodation – Andros

A-B Green Windows Inn, PO Box 23076, T3292194, F3292016. 5 mins’ walk to beach, pool, 12 rooms, bar, restaurant. B Conch Sound Resort Inn, Conch Sound, Nicholl’s Town, T3292060. 6 rooms, restaurant, bar. Staniard Creek is a settlement of small, mostly single storey houses with a clinic and school, reached by rutted road across swamp (turn off main road by...

Accommodation - Man-O-War Cay

L Schooner’s Landing Resort, T3656072, F3656285. 2-bedroom condos on the beach, a/c, tennis, minimum 3 nights’ stay, manageress Brenda Sawyer can arrange sailing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, boat rentals etc. Contact Bill and Sherry Albury for rental cottages, US$450-650 per week, T3656009.