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Acklins Island, Bahamas

Landscape: Undeveloped with many lonesome beaches. The island of Acklins is a long, hilly and narrow island situated in a shallow lagoon called the Great Bight of Acklins. Located 223 miles southeast of Nassau.

Crime: low.

Population: 428 (2002 Census)


Language: English

Geography: Just south of Crooked Island.

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

Currency: The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to the US dollar.

Economy: Most local residences rely on small scale fishing and farming.

Nationality: Bahamian

Entry Requirements: Passports required.

Driving: 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/

Electricity: has not yet arrived as of 1997.

Medical: There are medical clinics in Chester and Spring Point.

Getting to Acklins Island
Airports: Sprint Point Airport
Take Bahamasair from Nassau.

Mailboats: Lady Mathilda $60 one way.


Where to stay: There are a couple of lodges.

Drinking 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.

Weather in Acklins Island: Click here for weather in the Bahamas

Highest 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.


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