town (Named after Mr. Duncan taylor who with his brother,
Major, develped the salt ponds for teh salt industry in
the 19th century.
square miles, one 1/2 miles wide and 60 miles from Cuba.
Zone: Eastern Standard Time
The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to
the US dollar. Both US and Bahamian dollars are accepted interchangeably throughout
the islands. Travelers Checks and Credit Cards (credit cards not
accepted at gas stations) are also accepted. There are ATM's available at the
banks in San Salvador.
There is not much action going on in Ragged Island.
Requirements: Passports required.
Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember: right is left). There
is one main road that runs all the way around the island.
120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.
There is a medical clinic on the island and helicopter ambulance services. No
tropical diseases exist on the island. There is a little poison oak on the Bahamian
to Ragged Island
Airports: Duncan Town Airport has a small airstrip
and harbours for small and larger boats.
arrives in Duncan Town from Nassau.
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.
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