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10 day trip, half at Grand Bahama half on outer islands?

Portland Oregon
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10 day trip, half at Grand Bahama half on outer islands?

My wife and I are looking to spend about 10 days in the Bahamas this June - We've never been before. We're curious if anyone has setup a trip that started in a large resort on Grand Bahama with tons of amenities, nightlife etc, then shifted to Exuma or Long Island to get away from it all and relax in privacy and seclusion.

Essentially we want the best of both worlds in one stay. Has anyone setup their trip this way and if so, what are your recommendations?

exuma
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1. Re: 10 day trip, half at Grand Bahama half on outer islands?

Of course it can be done. But consider that to travel from Grand Bahama to Exuma (or Long Island) will entail 2 flights, grand Bahama to Nassau, Nassau to Exuma, which will probably take best part of a day. So now your 10 day trip.... one day travelling on arrival....one day travelling on departure and one day GB to Exuma ....you have lost a lot of your time travelling. I think my recommendation would be decide whether you want nightlife and big hotel, or tranquil laid back islands at a vacation rental, and book the entire trip at one location. Also consider that many vacation rentals have a 4 night minimum stay.

Enjoy.

Edited: 2:30 pm, April 06, 2014
Little Exuma
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2. Re: 10 day trip, half at Grand Bahama half on outer islands?

I think its very possible giving the right amount of planning. Its easier to get to Exuma than to long island though.

Gastonia, North...
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3. Re: 10 day trip, half at Grand Bahama half on outer islands?

Is Regional Air still around? They flew direct to Eleuthera I believe. Check and see if you can find any direct flights from Grand Bahama to another island. If not, the above is correct that you'll have to connect back through NAS. We've done it before and it worked out great. We had an early morning flight to NAS then a 9am to Governor's Harbour and were there in time to catch a late breakfast.

Little Exuma
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4. Re: 10 day trip, half at Grand Bahama half on outer islands?

Okay, so I found a connection that can get you into exuma by 9:10 or 9:15am. If you take the first Western Air(westernair.flythebahamas.com) at 6:30 am you can get into nassau at 7:05am and the take the first morning flight to Exuma on either Bahamasair(Bahamasair.com) or Skybahamas(skybahamas.net) which both leave at 8:30am. All this in one day and takes about 3 or so hours travel time. Hope this helps!

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