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Old 28-09-2010, 16:45   #1
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Cost of Alcohol in Bahamas

Greetings Cruisers.

We are finally heading out to the Bahamas next week and are quite ready for it! What I have heard around here (Palm Beach, FL) is that EVERYTHING is more expensive in the Bahamas. As a rule of thumb I accept this, a case of beer is ~$40 or more.

So I went out and stocked up on hard liquor anticipating that the same rule would apply. After some quick internet searching I am beginning to believe that the opposite it true for hard liquor.

So, sailors; what is the TRUTH?! Would I be better off buying hard liquor once in the Bahamas?

Muchas gracias in advance.
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Old 28-09-2010, 16:48   #2
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Now that I think about it I should also ask if the same applies to cigars.
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Depends on what you like to drink. Big brands like Captain Morgan are more expensive.........local spirits are very reasonable.........some good, some not so good. Hope this helps.
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I guess I don't really care what brand it is, as long as it is reasonably good (read as 'middle-shelf' ie: equal or greater in quality compared to Captain Morgan).

I would assume that local varieties of rum would be relatively abundant; how about vodka & gin?
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Definitely less expensive

All hard liquor is less expensive. Period!
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Old 28-09-2010, 17:37   #6
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All hard liquor is less expensive. Period!
I'll second that.
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Cigars are very expensive in the bahamas. I don't understand why, they just are. You can find real cubans, but they are not cheap but $ 14-20 @.I guess it is relative to what you smoke and the price.
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It's been more than a decade since I was last there, but Bacardi has a distillery in Nassau, and it used to be cheaper, ounce for ounce, to buy Bacardi than beer.

(Which was the only motivation I needed to develop a taste for rum.)
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Staniel cay 6 years ago 72.00 US for a case of beer.
Not.
I'll drink rum.
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i was there a few months ago. beer is really expensive, but rum was really cheap. we just didn't bother with beer until the DR where it was affordable.

but they have good cheap rum there, real cheap!
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Ladies and gentlemen: THANK YOU KINDLY!

I will return to the store tomorrow and either exchange the liquor for beer OR keep the money and buy yall a few rounds.... if you meet me down there )

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Cigars are very expensive in the bahamas. I don't understand why, they just are. You can find real cubans, but they are not cheap but $ 14-20 @.I guess it is relative to what you smoke and the price.
$14 - $20?!?!? I wish, I've been paying around $45 - $70 per stick, that's why I like to get the box and save a bit, especially duty free!! As for alcohol, don't like beer much unless it's guinness or darker/heavier, but the rum and other hard stuff, tons for really cheap!!
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OR keep the money and buy yall a few rounds....
I vote for the later option.
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w....t....f....?! $45 for a cigar?

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$14 - $20?!?!? I wish, I've been paying around $45 - $70 per stick, that's why I like to get the box and save a bit, especially duty free!!

That is one of the more ridiculous things I've read in awhile. It's a takeoff on the "most interesting man in the world" commercials I guess.

Attention: Those of you with this kind of discretionary income AND CHOOSE TO TELL ALL ABOUT IT: please keep it to youselves. It's not impressing the great unwashed. Beyond that, what's the point?

Where's the normal folk's forum?
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$45.00 for a wad of tobacco....grown by Cuban Slaves......

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