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Travel Tips

TRAVEL TO SPANISH WELLS:

 

The following airlines fly to North Eleuthera (ELH) from Miami (MIA) and/or Fort Lauderdale (FLL): American Eagle, United, Sky Bahamas, Bahamas Air, Sothern Air and Pinneapple air.

 

 

HELPFUL TIPS AND TRICKS:

 

• You can fly direct, or through Nassau.

 

• We do not recommend taking the Bo Hengy Fast Ferry from Nassau to Spanish Wells, unless you plan to spend a night in Nassau.

 

• Upon arriving at the North Eleuthera Airport (ELH), you will be met by David Pinder, Taxi 146.

 

• David will transport you to Gene's Bay Ferry Dock, about 10 miles. The cost of the taxi is around $30, depending on the number in your party.

 

• The ferry to Spanish Wells cost about $4.00 per person each way, and takes about 7 minutes to get to the island. Once you reach Spanish Wells, our caretaker, Johnny Underwood, will meet your party. He will take you and your luggage to the house, about 2 miles away.

 

• Feel free to ask Johnny any questions about the island. If you have reserved a golf cart from Johnny, it will most likely already be at the house.

 

TRANSPORTATION WHILE ON THE ISLAND:

• The transportation of choice for most people on the island is a golf cart. You can rent them for $250 per week. Please let us know if you wish to reserve one for your stay.

• Bikes are provided at the Villa for your use.

 

CURRENCY:

• The exchange rate for U.S. dollars is 1:1, however, all stores and services on the island accept both U.S. and Bahamian money.

• Make sure to bring cash, as some of the restaurants on Spanish Wells do not take credit cards. You will also need cash to pay for golf cart & boat rentals.

• There is an ATM machine located in the RBC bank next to the Food Fair grocery store on 18th St.

 

GROCERY STORES AND FOOD TIPS:

• There are three grocery stores on the island. Food Fair, the full-size grocery store, is located a few blocks from Summer Breeze. The other two are about the size of a convenience store.

• Food Fair is open Monday - Saturday, but closes early 1 pm(approximately noon) on Wednesdays. All grocery stores are closed on Sundays. If you are planning to arrive on a Sunday, please let us know what items to ask our caretaker to pick up for you.

• Please be aware that most items on the island are fairly expensive, compared to prices in the States.

• Due to the cost of items on the island, if you are traveling within one day to get to Spanish Wells, you may consider packing a cooler with meats. Check your airline, however, for any restrictions and requirements for taking a cooler.

• We also recommend filling your luggage with favorite dry goods (i.e. muffin mix, seasonings, etc.). Paper towels are also fairly pricey, so it is a good idea to put a few rolls in your luggage.

• You can drink the tap water, but it tends to be a bit salty. Bottled water can be purchased at the grocery store.