Our Beautiful Island
Crooked Island lies just to the north of Acklins Island in a shallow lagoon called the Bight of Acklins in the Bahamas. Ringed by a 50 mile barrier reef, Crooked Island is a prime vacation destination for fishing and diving. Due to the irregular shape of the shoreline and the many brine lagoons and swamps, bird watchers will be in heaven amongst the many species of tropical birds, from ospreys to wild canaries, hummingbirds and flamingos. Crooked Island is a remote destination only lightly touched by tourism, which is important to remember when visiting the island. Plenty of choices exist for accommodation during a stay on the island, with family run guesthouses, hotels, resorts and villa rentals all available.
Things To Do
Crooked Island is a fisherman’s dream come true. From deep sea ocean fishing to shallow, bottom fishing, the barrier reef provide for all levels and styles of fishing. Divers and snorkelers can also enjoy the large number of fish to be found in and amongst the coral. On land, hours can be spent combing the many beaches, while enjoying a bit of R and R.
Places To Go
Just offshore from Pitts Town, the Bird Rock Lighthouse is found. The lighthouse was built in 1876 on a coral encrusted cay. While visiting the lighthouse, bird watchers can keep an eye out for the snowy white terns that make the cay their home. On Crooked Island, Gun Bluff provides visitors with an insight into how a British fort was run. Finally, for the true nature lovers, bat caves can be explored at Gordon’s Bluff.
Getting Around The Island
Most accommodations will provide transport around the island, as there are no car rental agencies available. Bicycles or boat rentals are available.
Getting To and From The Island
Travel to Crooked Island is mainly by air or private sail boat or motor boat. The main airport is located at Colonel Hill, where flights arrive from Nassau several times a week. A private airstrip is also located at Pitts Town. There is no ferry to Crooked Island, although the mail boat can be taken to Acklins, but this is a long journey.
Crooked Island is for those looking for a truly peaceful and relaxing holiday. Nature lovers will enjoy the myriad of places to explore both above and below the water. To enjoy your days at a true island pace, Crooked Island is the best bet for your Caribbean islands vacation.
- Local currency – Bahamian dollar (US dollars also accepted)
- Average Temp – Average daytime high of 77 - 88 F
- Visa Needed (from USA) – No
- Latitude and Longitude of principal city – Colonel Hill 22°46'N 74°13'W
- High Season dates – December - April
- Pets Allowed – Yes with permit
- Which side of the road do they drive on – Left
- Amount of airport departure tax - $15 for all passengers over the age of 6
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