Bahamas Guide

Bahamas Guide

by Ron Charles

Paperback

$13.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781883323455
Publisher: Open Road Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction11
2Overview12
3Suggested Itineraries18
A Quick Weekend Around Nassau18
A Quick Weekend On Grand Bahama19
The Laid-Back, Yet Deluxe, All-Inclusive Vacation On New Providence20
The Basic Bahamas Tour20
The Action-Packed Vacation On New Providence22
The Multiple Island Tour Of The Bahamas24
The Highlights Of The Out Islands Tour27
4Land & People31
5A Short History34
6Planning Your Trip39
When to Visit39
Climate40
What to Pack42
Passports & Visa Regulations42
Customs43
Bahamian Government Representatives in North America44
Student Travel & Youth ID Cards44
Physically-Challenged Travelers45
Bahamas Tourism Offices-BTO46
Booking Your Vacation47
Travel Agents48
Tour Operators48
Travel Emergency & Medical Insurance49
Accommodations50
Getting to the Bahamas52
Scheduled Non-Stop Flights from North America52
Flights with Connections to the Bahamas54
Charter Flights54
Discount Ticket Consolidators55
7Basic Information56
Business Hours & Holidays56
Casinos56
Electricity57
Embassies & Consulates57
Festivals & Local Events57
Health & Medical Concerns59
Insurance Coverage60
Lost Or Stolen Passports60
Money & Banking60
Internet62
Newspapers & Magazines63
Post Offices & Mail64
Radio64
Safety Issues65
Shopping65
Taxes & Service Charges66
Telephones, Telegrams, & Faxes66
TV69
Time69
Tipping69
8Cruising to the Bahamas71
Bahamas Florida Express72
Carnival Cruise Lines72
Discovery Cruises72
Disney Cruise Lines72
Premier Cruise Lines (The Big Red Boat)73
Norwegian Cruise Lines73
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines73
9Getting Around the Bahamas75
By Air75
By Bus77
By Car77
Booking Car Rentals78
By Ferry80
By Mailboat81
Tourist Information Centres82
10Sports & Recreation84
Beaches & Swimming84
Bicycle Riding85
Boating85
Fishing86
Golf86
Horseback Riding87
Jet Skiing87
Scuba Diving87
Snorkeling88
Tennis89
11Food & Drink90
12Best Places to Stay94
Very Expensive94
Expensive100
Moderate104
13New Providence & Paradise Island108
Arrivals & Departures110
Getting Around New Providence110
Where to Stay110
Where to Eat119
Cable Beach126
Downtown Nassau129
Paradise Island133
Nightlife & Entertainment137
Shopping138
Sports & Recreation143
Practical Information146
14Grand Bahama Island148
Arrivals & Departures148
Getting Around Grand Bahama150
Where to Stay150
Where to Eat154
Freeport157
Lucaya159
Excursions & Day Trips161
Nightlife & Entertainment163
Shopping164
Sports & Recreation167
Practical Information170
15The Abacos171
Arrivals & Departures174
Getting Around The Abacos175
Where to Stay175
Where to Eat181
Treasure Cay183
Green Turtle Cay184
Marsh Harbour186
Elbow Cay187
Great Guana Cay188
Sports & Recreation189
Practical Information191
16Eleuthera & Harbour Island192
Eleuthera192
Arrivals & Departures194
Getting Around Eleuthera195
Where to Stay: Eleuthera & Harbour Island196
Where to Eat: Eleuthera & Harbour Island202
Seeing the Sights205
Harbour Island209
Arrivals & Departures210
Getting Around Harbour Island & Orientation211
Seeing the Sights212
Sports & Recreation213
Nightlife & Entertainment214
Practical Information214
17Cat Island215
Arrivals & Departures215
Getting Around Cat Island216
Where to Stay217
Where to Eat221
Seeing the Sights222
Sports & Recreation225
Nightlife & Entertainment226
Practical Information226
18The Exumas227
Arrivals & Departures229
Getting Around The Exumas229
Where to Stay229
Where to Eat233
Little Exuma Island234
Great Exuma Island235
Sports & Recreation238
Nightlife & Entertainment238
Practical Information238
19Long Island239
Arrivals & Departures239
Getting Around Long Island240
Where to Stay240
Where to Eat243
Seeing the Sights243
Sports & Recreation245
Nightlife & Entertainment246
20Andros247
Arrivals & Departures247
Getting Around Andros248
Where to Stay249
Where to Eat251
Seeing the Sights252
Sports & Recreation253
Nightlife & Entertainment253
Practical Information253
21Bimini254
Arrivals & Departures255
Getting Around Bimini256
Where to Stay256
Where to Eat258
Seeing the Sights259
Sports & Recreation262
Nightlife & Entertainment263
Practical Information264
Index265

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