SEASCAPE INN.....outdoor adventure or peace and solitude...it's your vacation, you decide.
Things You Should Know
All United States citizens require a passport for travel to and from The Bahamas.
If you are flying back to the United States or through the U.S, you will clear U.S. Customs and Immigration in Nassau. The Nassau Airport Authority suggests you get to the airport 2 - 3 hours prior to your departure time.
Upon arrival in The Bahamas you will clear Bahamian Customs and Immigration. This too can take time depending upon the number of arrivals.
THINGS TO BRING:
Booties/Water ShoesYou should bring aqua shoes, booties or other water shoes. .
Fishing Gear Bonefishing guides have limited gear so plan on bringing what you need.
Mask, Fins and Snorkel There is nowhere on the island to purchase or rent these items so bring them with you.
Flashlight If you are planning to walk to a local restaurant, conch stand or bar at night you may want to bring a flashlight. (if you prefer we can always call a taxi for you)
Other ItemsThere are a few small stores for snacks and things.These stores may not always have what you are looking for so it is best to bring your own film, batteries, cigarettes, sunscreen, insect repellant, etc.
Because of the remote nature of Mangrove Cay if you think you'll need it bring it
THINGS TO DO:
Bone Fishing:There is great fishing on the flats in front of the Inn.We have a tide chart available so you can check what time is best to hit the flats.We can also provide you with names of independent bonefishing guides who can take you out bonefishing for the day.
Snorkeling:There are blue holes and patch reefs just off shore that are great for snorkeling. You can swim or walk to some & others you can reach by kayak. We can also put you in contact with someone who can take you out in a boat. Hiking:There is an in-land blue hole that you can get to on your own or you can hire someone local to lead the way. Guests have seen several different varieties of in-land birds as well as the elusive iguana. The terrain is quite rough so it is important to bring good walking/hiking shoes or sneakers, lightweight long pants and lightweight long sleeved shirts.
Bird watching: You will find several varieties of beautiful birds.The Bahamas National Trust Ornithological Club stayed with us and noted over 50 different varieties of birds just walkingthe island so bring your binoculars.
Bikes & Kayaks & Floats:The Inn offers complimentary shared use of our coaster bikes & kayaks.Bikes can only be used in daylight hoursand must be returned before sundown.Kayaks must be returned one hour before sundown.There are 6 bikes, 6 single person sit on top kayaks and 1 inflatable 2 person kayak.
Meals:Our complimentary breakfast consisting of fresh baked breads, muffins, pastries, etc., as well as juice, coffee and tea is served daily at 8:00 AM. If you are scheduled to bonefish with a guide the fishing day is from 8:00 until 4:00 so early breakfast will be provided at 7:15 & a lunch can be packed and ready to go by 7:45.
As for lunch and dinner at our restaurant, we serve great food prepared to order. The menu in the restaurant changes daily, so check with us to see what's cooking for lunch and/or dinner. We ask that you let us know at breakfast if you will be having lunch or dinner here.Lunch is served between 12:30 and 2, dinner between 6:30 and 8:00. There are also a few native restaurants as well as a few conch stands a short walk, bike ride or taxi ride away that serve good Bahamian food.
Tips and Gratuities:The Seascape Inndoes notadd a gratuity/service charge to your hotel or restaurant bill.Tipping is at your discretion and greatly appreciated. Money:The Bahamian dollar is on par with the US dollar.The Seascape Inn acceptsMaster Card, Visa or Cash (U.S or Bahamian dollars). We do not accept personal checks for anything other than your deposit. At this time no one else on the island accepts credit cards and there are no ATM's on the island. If you are planning on dinning out, bonefishing, etc. you will need cash. The only bank in Mangrove Cay is Bank of the Bahamas. They will give cash advances on Master Card and Visa, however, this branch of the bank does not cash Travelers Checks.The bank is open only two days per week, Thursday and Monday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM excluding Bahamian holidays.
Car Rental:There are rental cars available on the Island for $65 - $75 per day. Credit cards are not accepted.
Cabanas: Each cabana accommodates a maximum of two people regardless of age. The cabanas have ceiling fans, private bath and deck. There is no air conditioning and the cabanas are not equipped with kitchenettes or refrigerators.The Seascape Inn is not a self catering facility.Please note, we cannot keep outside food or beverages in the restaurant refrigerators, cooler or freezers.
Wireless Internet Service: Wi-fi is free of charge for our hotel guests. This service is available from 7 AM until 10 PM. We have range extenders which enable you to use the wi-fi in your cabana and a number of areas throughout the property. Please note that the service does go down from time to time due to problems with the provider.The bar/restaurant area is an internet, cell phone and electronic device free zone.