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Do we really need to hire a car?

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Do we really need to hire a car?

Hi, we’re hoping to come to the Bahamas in early November for 5 nights. We’ll have spent time with a hire car in Florida, and we’d really rather not have the expense of hiring a car here too - plus, we enjoy a drink, and are looking forward to chilling with a few beers!

Could anyone recommend the best area to stay where we can get by without a car? I’ve looked at Eleuthera but lots of posts say you really need a car to make the most of a stay there.

We love beaches, wildlife, prettiness and maybe a little history, and although we’re not bothered about a huge amount of nightlife, a handful of bars and restaurants nearby would be perfect.

Do you think I would be best to stay somewhere like Nassau or Freeport if we don’t have a car? And if so, do these heavily built up towns still retain some of the Bahamas feel, or are they very very commercial?

Any advice would be wonderful!

Thanks, Amy

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2. Re: Do we really need to hire a car?

That sounds great, thank you! I’ll have a look - that’s exactly the kind of place we’re after!

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3. Re: Do we really need to hire a car?

Unless you just really want to drive you do not need a car for the Bahamas.

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6. Re: Do we really need to hire a car?

"Drinking and driving is legal in the Bahamas"????? No it is not!!!!

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8. Re: Do we really need to hire a car?

Ha haa even if drink driving WERE legal, I wouldn’t really fancy spending my holiday in hospital, or spending a fortune on a written off rental car!

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9. Re: Do we really need to hire a car?

We have reservations at Hope town lodge from October 11 to 16 but are discovering that many of the restaurants and shops may be closed. So now I’m thinking we’ll go at the end of November instead. Which month would you recommend for warm weather and places being open - October or November?

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