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Old 02-03-2015, 18:22   #31
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Re: Going To The Bahamas, What to take?

So far extra paper products. Beer, wine, snacks crackers, beef and chicken are topping the list.

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Old 02-03-2015, 18:26   #32
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Re: Going To The Bahamas, What to take?

There are lots of happy hours so bring lots of munches smoked oysters, cheeses, cocktail sausages, salamis, olives etc., etc.

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Re: Going To The Bahamas, What to take?

Or do as we do and make your own hummus.

But do provision on the crackers or whatever other snack foods you might bring to a PLuck; that and paper supplies are incredibly expensive.

In Marsh Harbour, the old Maxwell's burned down, they moved into temporary quarters, and built a megastore, which is a good replica of any good supermarket in the US. So, while expensive, it's readily available, for the most part.

Fuel will be insanely more expensive, and of questionable quality; be sure you have fuel treatment aboard and use it, and use a Baja filter when fueling.
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Re: Going To The Bahamas, What to take?

Here's a good link. There are others

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Re: Going To The Bahamas, What to take?

Take wetsuits if you want to snorkel. The water is often a lot colder than you would expect. Especially this time of year in the northern part of the Bahamas.

As everyone has already noted, you have large grocery stores in Marsh Harbor and Nassau and a medium sized one in Georgetown. Plan on paying roughly double for everything (some things are a little less, some things are a little more).

Really telling was being in a hardware store in the Bahamas once, with a friend who owned a hardware store in the US and walking around and listening to him quote the US prices in his store of the exact items that were for sale in the Bahamas. Some items were priced as much as 4 or 5 times as much. But, every once in a while we would come across an item that he said was priced less than what he sold it for. Go figure.

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