If and when we visit Pittstown point on Crooked Island it will be our 12th visit. We first visited Pittstown in the 1970's when we attended a "fly in". We landed our Seneca aircraft right next to the resort on their 2000 foot strip (now 3500 feet) and were met by the friendly staff and immediately guided to the bar for a complimentary "Yellow Bird" refreshment. While we enjoyed the refreshment with other guests and pilots our suitcases were set up in our ocean front room. In the 70's the accomodations were pretty but basic, ceiling fans no air conditioning . . . . a constant Easterly breeze sufficed nicely . . . . . today all rooms are air conditioned. We were offered many activities . . . . beautiful beach 100 feet from our room, snorkling only 50 feet off the beach on pristine reefs full of aquatic life, fishing for huge game fish less tha 1/2 mile off shore where the "Crooked Island passage drops off to 3000 feet", scuba dive a wall barely off shore, visit caves, sightsee the sparsely populated island, or simply lay in the sun in a virtual paradise with the Pittstown personnel at your beck and call. 3 meals a day was the deal and what meals they were !! Honor bar, coffee from 6 AM, Until our 7th visit there were NO LOCKS ON THE DOORS, and I assure they were not needed . . . . . . still not necessary but guests today expect them . . . .too bad. Evening was non stop fun with local musicians/entertainers . . . just locals having fun and we all joined in. Pittstown was a pilots paradise but now is more of a fishing destination with some of the best bonefishing in the world. I could go on, but suffice it to say we love the place and especially the people. The owners are "Tarheels" from North Carolina and are wonderful people. Get there if you can ! Served by private airstrip as well as comercial airlines who land about 20 minutes away from the resort . . . free pickup . . . If you are looking for luxury, bright lights, and noise, faaaaagettaboutit !!! This is stricly laid back beauty and relaxation. Warning, it is extremely habit forming.
Bill & Gayle James
- Also Known As:
- Pittstown Point Landing Crooked Island, Bahamas