1. RESPECT THE LOCALS
The Abacos are known for their spectacular beaches and crystal blue waters, but it’s the locals who truly make this an extraordinary place to visit. A friendly smile goes a long way here and kindness is king; you’ll be treated like one if you show respect to the culture of this little island paradise and it’s inhabitants…including the wildlife!
2. THERE ARE SIGNS EVERYWHERE
Please, don’t add your own. Leaving branded stickers or affixing wooden signs is considered a form of graffiti, and defacing public property is a punishable offense which can result in hefty fines. If you must leave something behind, consider leaving a donation – the local fire and rescue departments, educational institutions and BASRA (Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association) all rely on the generosity and support of the community and it’s guests.
3. OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND (AND THE SEA)
We know that when you’re on vacation it feels good to relax the rules, but kindly limit that carefree spirit to things like skipping a workout or enjoying an extra piece of Mr. Vernon’s famous key lime pie! Follow the rules of the road (and the water). Underage driving, overfishing and other unlawful offenses will be reported to the proper authorities and fines (or termination of rental) may be imposed.
4. DON’T BE TRASHY
There are clearly marked signs indicating where and how trash is to be disposed of so please do not leave your household (or boat) waste in unauthorized locations, as it will not be picked up. When visiting our beaches, please leave only footprints and take only memories.
5. SAFETY FIRST
Stay hydrated, use a reef-safe sunscreen and be alert when engaging in water sports and other activities….we want to see you back again next year!