Catriona at Treasure Cay in the Bahamas.
Banyan Beach Club at Treasure Cay.
Catriona tries swimming with the sharks!
Thursday, July 13, 2000
The Bahamas have a reputation for being expensive but Getaway
has found places to suit everyone's budget and they're super impressive.
The one, two or three-bedroom cottages are fully equipped, with a kitchen. Most tourists rent a golf cart to get around in, to do shopping, banking and general poking about. Another popular thing to do is rent a boat and go island-hopping.
The place to meet some locals, particularly on Friday nights, is the Tipsy Seagull, the local bar. The people are friendly, the drinks are tropical and the calypso/salsa music gets people up and dancing.
Most of Treasure Cay's inhabitants live in quaint, pastel-coloured cottages. If you wander down the little streets you see lots of churches. We visited the Lighthouse Church of God on Harbour Island. Bishop Sweeting is well known for his enthusiastic sermons and the gospel music and singing is very moving. Visitors are welcome to join the service; it's almost impossible not to join in the clapping.
LocationTreasure Cay in the Bahamas.
CostBanyan Beach Club
Rooms start at around $230 per double per night.
Qantas flies daily to Los Angeles, with American Airlines connections to Miami, Florida. Return economy airfares start at $2521 from the east coast, $2841 from Adelaide and $3321 from Perth. Connections from Miami to Nassau can be organised through Qantas.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.
More informationBanyan Beach Club
Ph: 0011 242 365 8111
Fax: 0011 242 365 8112
Qantas: 13 13 13