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BAHAMAS & PRIVATE ISLANDS

About Grand Bahama:

Info: Located in the Caribbean, 200 miles west of Nassau, 55 miles from Florida. It is the second most populous city in the Bahamas.  The highest point is 40 ft and the terrain is low and flat.

 

Languages: English, British accents and Bahamian dialect.

Population: 46,994 (2000)

Largest City: Freeport

Monetary Unit: Bahamian Dollar

Extras: **Automobiles drive on the LEFT side of the road**

About Great Stirrup Cay:

Info: A small island located in the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. The norther part of the island has a sandy beach surrounded by rocks with snorkeling areas. The southern part features a helicopter airfield, a large area without vegetation, and numerous concrete blocks. These are all remnants of a previous U.S. military installation and satellite tracking station. The lighthouse was constructed in 1863.

 

History: Norwegian Caribbean Lines (now Norwegian Cruise Lines) purchased this island in 1977 from Belcher Oil and made it the cruise lines private island for their cruise passengers.

GRAND BAHAMA: FREEPORT

GRAND BAHAMA: FREEPORT

Paradise Cove-Deadmans Reef November 2014

About Half Moon Cay:

Info: Half Moon Cay is also known as Little San Salvador Island.  It is a private island, owned by Holland America Line,  and is used as a port of call for the cruise ships. Prior to being owned by HAL, it was the private island of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).

It is located about 10 miles southeast of Nassau. The island was purchased in 1996 for $6 million USD and has 50 developed acres.

This island is a tender port.

Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay April 2015

GREAT STIRRUP CAY

GREAT STIRRUP CAY

Great Stirrup Cay-NCL Private Island March 2012

About Nassau:

Info: Nassau is located on New Providence Island.

 

Languages: English, Bahamian Dialect

Populations: 244,400

Largest City: Nassau

Monetary Unit: Bahamian

Extras:  **Automobiles drive on the LEFT side of the road**

Nassau

Nassau

Nassau Blue Lagoon, Melia, Junkanoo

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