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Seven Things to Bring on your South Abaco Trip

It’s official, you’ve booked your trip to South Abaco, heading to The Sandpiper Inn in Schooner Bay. Excitement is through the roof, but you’re not certain as to what to pack. Don’t worry, we are here to help! Here are the top seven things to pack for your vacation in paradise.

1. Swimsuits


South Abaco has some of the most amazing waters. The clear turquoise seas are breathtaking, and your trip would not be complete without going to the beach or even jumping into the blue holes.

2. Hats & Sunglasses

Hats and Sunglasses

Accessories are always helpful in adding a bit more flair to an outfit, however, it’s even more practical if they can be multipurposed. Hats and sunglasses will protect you from hot summer sun and add that extra va-va-voom to your style.

3. Camera / Great Camera Phone / Waterproof GoPro

Great Camera Phone

The beauty of the islands leaves people amazed all the time. It’s something about the undisturbed nature, simple but exquisite architecture, miles of blue waters, and warm friendly smiles of the Bahamian people that makes you want to take out your camera and keep snapping away.

4. Credit Card/Cash

Credit Card Cash

To some, this may be obvious, however it is best to make sure that you are fully prepared to enjoy your vacation. For check in, you would have to place a credit card on file for incidentals. Incidental charges for hotels will vary, nevertheless, you will need to buy items while you are away even if your trip is already prepaid. Most major credit cards are accepted – Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover. Despite this, some places may not have the facilities to accept credit cards so it’s important to have cash available. If travelling from the United States, there is no need to worry about exchanging currency because the U.S. dollar is accepted everywhere and is 1 to 1 to our Bahamian dollar.

5. Neutral Colored Clothing

Neutral Colored Clothing

Not only will your outfits compliment the beautiful background for your Instagram photos, but, mosquitoes will be less likely to attack you because they are attracted to bright and dark colored clothing.

6. Sunscreen


This may go without saying but The Bahamas has a tropical climate and it is usually HOT. During the summer months, temperatures are typically in the high 80s/90s in the day and 80s/70s at night. It’s important to protect yourself from harmful UV Rays and use sunscreen that specifies “broad spectrum” with a SPF of 30 or higher.

7. Bug Repellent

Bug Repellent

In the tropics, flying biting insects including mosquitoes, doctor flies and sand flies are always buzzing around waiting to prey on an unsuspecting person. This is no different in South Abaco. While you are getting the prefect shot of the sunrise or sunset on the beach, make sure you “bathe” in insect repellent and wear clothes covering your body.

Bonus #8

Remember, you’re on vacation! Pack a sense of adventure and strong desire to see one of the most beautiful places in the Bahamas. We look forward to welcoming you!

The Sandpiper Inn