FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
1,962.43(Starting price per person)
- Tour Code : #10
- 6 Nights / 7 Days
- Mar 28 2019 - Aug 12 2020
- Holiday Type : Cultural Holidays, Discover the Bahamas, Family Flyaway, General, Honeymoon Package, Island Hopping
- Country: Bahamas
- Cities: Cat Island, Long Island -Bahamas, Long Island
- Cultural Holidays
- Discover the Bahamas
- Family Flyaway
- Honeymoon Package
- Island Hopping
Life's Philosophy: May you always have sand between your toes and a Dollar in your pocket! Come and experience this philosophy first hand. Fernandez Bay Village in Cat Island offers a very relaxing home away from home, with an honour bar system. The few guests become one big family. The private beach lends itself to long strolls and conversations. Cape Santa Maria Resort in Long Island, is the best kept secret in the Bahamas! Intimate, deluxe un-spoiled beach resort. No TV or phones in the rooms to remind you of everyday life! Just leave your footprints in our sand!
- Cat Island - Father Jerome's Hermitage, Cave at Dumfries, unspoiled beaches
- Long Island - Deans Blue Hole, Columbus Monument
- Long Island - Adderly Plantation, Simms Jail, Long Island Museum, Clarencetown
Arrival in Nassau by 1.30pm at the latest. (For later arrivals an overnight in Nassau would be required) 3.45pm connecting flight on Sky Bahamas to The Bight, Cat Island. 4.30pm arrival and short taxi ride to the Fernandez Bay Village Hotel ($5.00 p. person, payable locally). Overnights in a beachfront cottage. After the sunset enjoy a delicious meal cooked with love by the local chef and play some old time favorite board games or nurture the art of conversation.
Leisure time. We suggest you take a kayak and venture out to the nearby mangroves, go snorkeling, or catch up on your reading while working on that tan on the beach. In the afternoon rent a bicylce and enjoy the fresh breeze while riding through the empty roads and paths.
Rent a car and tour the Cat Island. A must see is Father Jerome's one man Hermitage on Mt. Alvernia. A short inspirational hike will take you to the top of the hill (the highest elevation in the entire Bahamas). The 360 degree panoramic view from here is breathtaking as you can see the Atlantic Ocean on the Eastern side of Cat island and the Caribbean Sea on the Western side. Take a few moments to reflect on the life, architect , builder and occupant of this scaled down replica of a hermitage in Europe.
Check out and short transfer to the airport at a time to be advised during your stay at Fernandez Bay. Short 25 minute flight on a twin engine, 5 passenger plane to Stella Maris, Long Island (operated by Island Wings) Transfer to Cape Santa Maria (not included, approx. $32.00) and check in to a 1-bedroom beachside bungalow.
The 2-mile long beach invites you to stroll along, swim in the calm bay, soak up the sun and listen to the waves rolling in on the beach. Divers and snorkelers will see a variety of sea life, reefs and corals, evenings are spent socializing with other guests under starry skies, in the TV room, library or fitness center. Bone fish guides are available to take you to the bone fish flats.
Take a Tour of Long Island: Bookable through the hotel. This 4-5 hour tour takes you to historic monuments, island highlights and beautiful natural attractions. Some of the highlights of the tour are listed below. Columbus Monument Constructed by the Long Islanders Association as a tribute to the arrival of Christopher Columbus on October 17th, 1492. Adderly Plantation One of the original Loyalist settlements on Long Island. The Adderleys fled the American Revolution and settled on Long Island, bringing with them large number of slaves. Learn about their lives and the lives of the people left behind as you explore the ruins of the original plantation. Simms Jail This historical building is still used today and dates back to the early 1900s. Take your photo next to the original sign over the Simms Jail door. Although Long Island is virtually crime free, this building still houses offenders as they await their day in court. Cheryl’s Creations Watch as Cheryl works her magic creating beautiful hand bags, baskets, purses from Palm Frond leaves. Cheryl has been recognized around the world for her work including the Smithsonian Institute in the U.S.A. Max’s Conch Bar This open air Conch Bar is simply fabulous, a must visit for both the quality of the food and the great atmosphere. Gary and Liz will keep you entertained and make sure you leave feeling full and content with at least a couple of great Long Island stories. Lunch is not included in tour price. Long Island Museum The Bahamas Historical Society established the Long Island Museum housing artifacts dating back to the early settlers of the Island. The museum curator will lead you on a guided tour explaining the history, culture, and customs of Long Island. Dean’s Blue Hole Dean’s Blue Hole is the world deepest blue hole. Plunging 663 feet (200 meters) to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, the blue hole is oval at its surface, with a diameter ranging from 80 to 120 feet (25 to 37 meters). A popular destination for divers and visitors from all over the world, the hole was the location of the recent free diving world record of 274 ft. (83 meters). Clarencetown The island’s capital has one of the prettiest and safest harbors in the Family Islands. It is well known for its beautiful twin churches situated on two of the highest hilltops on Long Island.
Check out and transfer to the airport (not included, $30.00). Return flight to Nassau as booked and end of tour.
Optional MAP (Breakfast & Dinner) for 6 nights , includes 15% gratuity.
- Meet and Greet in Nassau
- Airfare from Nassau to Cat Island on Sky Bahamas
- 6 nights accommodation in beach front units as described
- Private flight in a 5 passenger plane from Cat Island to Long Island with Island Wings
- Return flight from Long Island to Nassau on Southern Air
- Continental breakfast at Fernandez Bay
- All taxes/gratuities and other mandatory fees
- Emergency cell phone number is provided on your itinerary
- Airport transfers on each island
- Meals/drinks and other personal items
If you depend on daily medication, please be sure to bring enough in your hand luggage to suffice for the entire stay, as
you may not be able to fill your prescription in these islands. Banks are not readily available, so bring enough cash, Traveler’s
checks. Major credit cards are accepted in all hotels. Local restaurants and rental car companies may only accept cash. Luggage allowance is 44 lbs per person. Travel light and bring soft bags, rather than large, hard suitcases. Extra luggage will be at additional cost. Additional nights available in either or both islands at extra cost
Cancellations: received anytime after booking are subject to cancellation penalties to cover the airline penalties levied.
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