GEORGE TOWN FAQ`S
George Town is served by the Exuma International Airport located around 15 miles north of North West George Town in Moss Town, a 30-minute drive to the town center. Transportation options at the airport include rental cars and taxis.What types of transportation can I find at the airport?
If you have not booked a private transfer through us then you have a few options for connecting to your hotel from the airport. Local rental car companies are located at the airport, you can find the rental car desk inside the arrivals hall. Taxis can be found outside the terminal and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes and costs around BS$25.How do I get around the city using public transportation?
There is no public transportation offered in George Town on the Exuma islands, the best way to travel around is by renting a car or taking a taxi or boat.How do I get around by boat in George Town?
There are boat transfers and ferries offered on the Exuma Islands, two ferry services ply between George Town Government Docks to various locations like Stocking Island, and Elizabeth Harbor. Ferry services operate daily from 10 am until 5 pm, departing every hour, and charge around BS$15-BS$20. Boasts can be rented for day trips or drop-offs.Should I rent a car in George Town?
Yes renting a car when visiting George Town is going to be one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get around. Due to a lack of public transportation on the islands, a car is a necessity if you wish to travel around and see the different sights and attractions. There are rental car agencies at the airport and on Main Street in George Town, renting a car can cost around BS$60 per day or about BS$325 per week. There are only two gas stations on the island, one located near the Exuma International Airport and the other located in Farmer`s Hill.How do I call/hail a taxi?
Local taxis companies on the island are Exuma Transit Services and Leslie Dames. Taxis can be found outside the airport and by the harbor in George Town, you can also call and order a taxi by phone to pick you up at your hotel.Is George Town a walking city?
Yes walking around certain areas of George Town is the best way to see the local attractions and beaches. The waterfront village in George Town is a pleasure to stroll around with quaint shops and eateries scattered around the harbor. Walking around the idyllic Lake Victoria is great on foot with lots of scenic beauty to soak up. Walking along the beautiful white powdery sand beaches is of course another magical experience with beachside restaurants, bars, and stalls to explore.Can I ride a bike in George Town?
Yes riding a bicycle around George Town can be a pleasurable experience. Hotels and resorts may have bicycles available for guests to rent and there are other locations available where scooters can be rented also.Is George Town a dangerous city, is there anything I should be aware of?
George Town is an extremely safe destination, the Exuma Islands very rarely experience any crime against visitors. It is important to practice safe street smarts when out sightseeing and keep your wits about you. Leave your valuables at the hotel, and be sure to stay alert at all times and travel in groups.What are some popular areas for shopping?
Shopping opportunities in George Town include the famed Straw Market, a treasure trove filled with all kinds of goods and souvenirs. There are beachfront gift shops selling unique authentic items and a stretch of quaint shops along the waterfront in George Town harbor.What is the language spoken in George Town?
The official language spoken in George Town is Bahamian Creole, many people speak English especially in the service industry at hotels and restaurants. Most of the island's inhabitants have a good comprehension of the English language. We recommend you get a good English-Bahamian Creole guidebook and learn the common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please, thank you, and numbers 1-10.
The official language spoken in George Town is Bahamian Creole, many people speak English especially in the service industry at hotels and restaurants. Most of the island's inhabitants have a good comprehension of the English language. We recommend you get a good English-Bahamian Creole guidebook and learn the common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please, thank you, and numbers 1-10.What is the best time to visit George Town?
There is never really a bad time to visit George Town unless there is a hurricane heading that way. Temperate tropical warm temperatures and sunshine are on display year-round in George Town. Being the Caribbean rain can be expected anytime, but usually in the form of afternoon thunderstorms which tend to cool things off after a steamy day. The rain season June through November which is also the hurricane season, cloudy days can happen during this time of year.What is the currency? Can I pay/tip in US dollars?
The currency in George Town is the Bahamian Dollar, US dollars are widely accepted and is equivalent to the Bahamian dollar. If you pay in US dollars, you will likely receive change in Bahamian dollars, not the US. There are currency exchange desks at the airport and at some banks on the island.What is the food like?
There is an extensive array of restaurants located in George Town, many situated around the harbor and scattered along the beaches. Beachside snack shacks, upscale dining, port pubs, and authentic local restaurants can all be found in Exuma. The menus are filled with local and international fare along with plenty of freshly caught fish and seafood. Santanna`s is one of the most popular restaurants on Exuma Island, situated in Williamstown serving up rich, delicious seafood such as fresh lobster.What is the nightlife like?
Nightlife in George Town and the Exumas can be found at hotels and resorts with evening entertainment options like live music, bars, and happy hours offered. Local hangouts include dining options, expansive menus, and drinks, live music, dancing, games, and karaoke. A local after-dark favorite is Club Peak and Plenty in George Town, with poolside parties and live bands on offer. Eddie`s Edgewater, Tropical Breeze, and Junkanoo Beach Party at Sandals are some other exciting options.What should I do if I need medical assistance or need to go to the hospital?
In case of an emergency dial 919 for an ambulance or fire, 911 for the police.
Exuma Community Mini-Hospital tel. 242-336-20883