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About Crooked Island

If you’re looking for a vacation packed with activity in a busy city, Crooked Island is not the place for you. If you’d like to kick back on one of the best beaches in The Bahamas or reel in more fish than you thought possible, then, welcome to a little piece of heaven! Whether you’re savoring French toast at Gibson’s or enjoying a down home Fish Fry meal of cracked conch and guava duff, this island is a serene destination with crisp, clean air and friendly islanders eager to speak of their heritage.

As a neighbor to Acklins Island, Crooked Island borders the eastern end of the Crooked Island Passage, the dividing point between the Caribbean Sea and The Bahamas. When Columbus landed at what is now Pittstown Point, he called it Fragrant Island because of the aroma of its many herbs. One scent was cascarilla bark, used to flavor Campari liquor which is exported.

Interestingly, Crooked Island was home to the first Post Office in The Bahamas. It was also a key location for the export and import of goods, some time ago, from the Caribbean to Florida. While sightseeing on the northern end of the island, ask for the Marine Farms Fortress, an abandoned British fortification from the War of 1812. The Bird Rock Lighthouse is also an impressive landmark, standing 112 feet tall, it serves as a beacon at the northern entrance of the Crooked Island passage and began operating in 1876.

Colonel Hill is the capital of Crooked Island. It offers fabulous views. Stuck in time, True Blue, French Wells, Gun Point and Cripple Hill resemble plantations of the 1700’s— when these islands were used as cotton and salt-producing areas. Most activities are in Pittstown and Winding Bay. Landrail Point is also a delightful place to visit where farming and fishing are the way of life. Just an hour flight from Nassau, you are worlds away. Crooked Island…visits to fish, sail or just do nothing at all. Now doesn’t that sound like your kind of vacation?

Travel

By Air

Bahamasair
Crooked Island Airport: (242) 344-2321
1 hr. flight to Crooked Island every Wednesday & Saturday

Pineapple Air
Crooked Island: (242) 464-8093
1 hr & 10 mins to Acklins every Monday & Friday

By Boat

Mail Boat Service
M/V KCT or Dianais
Takes freight on Mondays & Tuesdays from Nassau and arrives in Acklins on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Important Contact Information

General
Area Code 242
Long Distance Operator 0
Directory Assistance 916
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC)
Acklins (SP) (242) 344-3536
Crooked Island (242) 344-2590
Long Cay (242) 344-3021
Administrative Offices
Acklins (242) 344-3250
Crooked Island (242) 344-2599
Police Department
Acklins (242) 344-3666
Crooked Island (242) 344-2599
Bahamas Customs
Acklins (242) 344-0000
Crooked Island (242) 344-0000
Bahamas Electrical Company (BEC)
Acklins (242) 344-3182
Crooked Island (242) 344-3040
National Insurance
Acklins (SP) (242) 344-3140
Crooked Island (242) 344-2149
Water & Sewerage
Acklins (242) 344-0000
Crooked Island (242) 344-0000
Clinics
Acklins (242) 344-0000
Spring Point (242) 344-3172
Mason Bay (242) 344-3539
Crooked Island (242) 344-0000
Post Office
Acklins (MB) (242) 344-3250
Crooked Island (CoH) (242) 344-2536

**Please note: There are no banks on either island so you need to bring CASH or CREDIT CARD