Approximately less than 150 Bahamians.
south of San Salvador and 185 miles east of Nassau lies Rum Cay.
Zone: Eastern Standard Time
The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to
the US dollar.
There is not much action going on in Rum Cay, just a relaxing unspoiled nature
type of time..
There is a little poison oak on the Bahamian islands.
Requirements: Passports required.
Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember: right is left). There
is not much to see past the main town so you may be better off on foot.
120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.
to Rum Cay.
Airports: Private airstrip in Port Nelson with no scheduled
This may change with the new Rum Cay development Rock Resort coming
MV Lady Fransis $60 one way.
Summer Point Marina. 18
Rum Cay Resort Marina 80 slips 242-667-3000
to stay: Currently very few accommodations until the development of Rock Resort
Water: Most homes have cisterns which collect rain water in a tank underground
or above ground when it rains. Most cisterns are made of cement or plastic. It's
always good to conserve the use of water when staying in the Bahamas as it can
run out if it does not rain for awhile.
in Rum Cay: Click here for weather in the Bahamas
Point Rum cay: 130 feet
Miles) of Rum Cay: 30 sq. miles
Developments: 900 acres of
Rum Cay is set to be developed called Rock Resort. With
a hotel set to open in 2010, this development has run into
some legal "who owns the land" issues. Which also
lead to arguments with the locals. The site plan includes
a practice golf course, a gated entry and marina with ocean
lots and hilltop estates for sale.