Vacation Property Rentals in Beautiful Hope Town, Bahamas
Lighthouse Clifford Sawyer House Conch Shellet Lantana Cottage Romantica

About Hope Town

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Hope Town History  | Bahamas Climate | Communications |Getting Around Hope Town & Elbow Cay
The Locals | Bahamian Money Matters | Fishing in Albaco
 

Climate

The climate is subtropical in nature, with temperature swings held in check by the vast amounts of surrounding water. Fall and spring are delightful, with warm days and pleasantly cool nights. Summers are hotter all around, but comfortable due to constant trade winds off the ocean. Winters are quite pleasant, with temperatures seldom lower than the 60s in the evening. A light sweater or jacket is the extent of needed winter wear.

Communications

Despite being an island and a long way from the US mainland, there are telephones, fax machines, computers, the internet, and cable TV. Telephone calls to the US require an access number for your US carrier. These calls tend to be expensive. Many cell phones will work, though this should not be relied upon. In some cases, cell phone calls are cheaper. The phone number at the Clifford Sawyer House is 242-366-0352. A fast cable internet connection and laptop computer enable guests to keep in touch during their vacation. The Clifford Sawyer House also has cable TV with a wide selection of channels.
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Getting Around Hope Town and Elbow Cay

From Hope Town, Elbow Cay stretches a couple of miles to the north to a newly eloped area called North Hope Town and five miles south to Tahiti Beach, a beautiful, sheltered, palm fringed beach. Tahiti Beach itself is easier to reach by boat. On the way to Tahiti Beach, by road, is another settled area called White Sound that also incorporates an impressive hotel, bar and restaurant. Sea Spray Resort and Marina also on White Sound has extensive services and the excellent Boathouse Restaurant If you are in the village; the beaches, restaurants, grocery stores and other services are within walking distance. The restaurants outside the village will send free transportation to pick you up. If you are staying outside of Hope Town you will require a boat or a golf cart to get back and forth to shops, restaurants and ferries. You can easily rent boats, golf carts or bicycles but you should make arrangements well in advance as they are often totally booked up.
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The Locals

The locals are descendents of British Loyalists that fled the southern states in Revolutionary War times, hence they are fiercely independent (even of their own government), and their accents still retain vestiges of their British ancestry. They are sincere and unobtrusively friendly.
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Money Matters

Bahamian currency and US currency are equal in value, and either is readily accepted. Spend your Bahamian money toward the end of your visit to avoid returning home with useless money (at least until your next trip!). Most businesses accept credit cards so large amounts of cash or traveler's checks are unnecessary, however there are no ATMs on the island.
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