428 (2002 Census)
Just south of Crooked Island.
Zone: Eastern Standard Time
The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to
the US dollar.
Most local residences rely on small scale fishing and farming.
Requirements: Passports required.
Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember: right is left). There
is one road that runs a small portion of the island/
has not yet arrived as of 1997.
There are medical clinics in Chester and Spring Point.
to Acklins Island
Airports: Sprint Point Airport
Lady Mathilda $60 one way.
to stay: There are a couple of lodges.
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 Acklins Island: Click here for weather in the Bahamas
Point of Acklins Island: 142 feet
Area (Sq Miles) of Acklins Island:
150 sq. miles
Ferry: There is a ferry service available to go to
Crooked Island from Acklin Island.
Parks: There is a protected reserve
in Plana Cay for the endangered great iguana and the gouti
or hutia (a guinea-pid-like rodent), the only native mammal
of the Bahamas.