residents (2000 Census)
miles south east of Nassau.
Time Zone: Eastern
legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent
in value to the US dollar. There are no banks in Crooked
There is not much action going on in Crooked Island.
There is one Landraoil Point Medical Clinic in Crooked Island.
No tropical diseases exist on the island. There is a little
poison oak on the Bahamian islands.
Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember:
right is left). There is one main road that runs a portion
of hte northern part of Crooked island.
120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.
to Crooked Island
Airports: Colonial Hill Airport
Take Bahamasair from Nassau.
Lady Mathilda $60 one way.
stay: There is a bonefish lodge and a few vacation cottages.
Water: Most homes have sisterns which collect rain water
in a tank underground or above ground when it rains. Most
sisterns 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 Crooked Island: Click here for weather in the Bahamas
Highest Point of Crooked Island:
Area (Sq Miles) of Crooked Island:
92 sq miles
Ferry: There is a ferry service available to go to
Crooked Island from Acklin Island.
Points of Interest:
- Bird Rock Lighthouse is
115 ft lighthouse built in 1876 to guide ships through
the Crooked Island Passage. It is located one mile offshore
from Pittstown Point.
- Gun Bluff contains the
ruins of a British fort (just east off of Pittstown Point).
Stone was extracted from here to build the Bird Rock Lighthouse.
- Bat Caves are located over
100 yards inland from Gordon's Bluff.