We spent about 10 days there last spring. Great diving
, though it helps to be self contained with scuba
. Man of War Bay is a good anchorage in the prevailing winds but gets a bit sporty in westerlies. The anchorage off of Matthew town is an open roadstead, but not bad in the prevailing wnds. The people are extremely firendly. Henry Nixon is the park warden and will give you a 2-3 hour tour of the park for $50. We shared the trip with another couple so it was only 12.50 per person which is a good deal. Groceries are limited unless you are there the day the boat arrives. There is free wifi
at the library with your own laptop
or $2.00/hr on their computers
. There's also an ecotourism resort on the south side of the island that does guided snorkeling trips. A number of the guide books
blow this place off, but it was one of the most enjoyable places we have been in the Bahamas
. Maybe they just wanted to save it for themselves.