Previously known as Pittstown Point Resort and now officially named Crooked Island Lodge, this off-the-beaten-path hideaway is to me what the Bahamas is all about. I’m not a fan of the big slick luxury resorts, so this 12-room gem located at the far south-west end of the Bahamas chain is right up my alley. In April 2013 we made our second trip here, if I lived on the East Coast I'd be here yearly.
What you will find here are recently re-furbished rooms, comfortable and air-conditioned, with island food of good variety and well prepared, a seaside bar for evening gatherings, and the opportunity to fish, bicycle, kayak, snorkel or SCUBA, or just do nothing at all. All this in an absolutely gorgeous setting at the northern tip of Crooked Island.
While the location is relatively remote, it isn't totally off the grid: There is free Wi-Fi that can be accessed in various locations around the facility. Cell phone service is also strong, if pricy unless you have an international discount plan.
If you are a pilot with a plane (or have a friend who is), that is the way to get to Crooked Island. The Lodge has an airstrip and you park the plane right at the front door. Getting there by commercial air is a bit more convoluted; you must fly to Nassau and then take either a charter flight or one of the twice-weekly Bahamas Air flights to Colonel Hill Airport some miles down the island (the lodge will pick up).
- Also Known As:
- Pittstown Point Landing Crooked Island, Bahamas