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1. What is the weather like in January, February, March... Air and Water Temperatures?
As weather is very unpredictable, this is general weather throughout the year
Average Air: High 77.0°F, Low: 64.3°F, mostly sunny days. Average Water temperature 72°F-75°F.
Average Air: High 77.1°F, Low: 64.7°F, mostly sunny days. Average Water temperature 72°F-75°F.
Average Air: High 79.0°F, Low: 66.3°F, mostly sunny days. Average Water Temperature 73°F- 77°F.
Average Air: High 80.9°F, Low: 68.5°F, mostly sunny days. Average Water Temperature 75°F-79°F.
Average Air: High 84.0°F, Low: 72.2°F, sunny days with some afternoon showers. Average Water Temperature 77°F-80°F.
Average Air: High 87.1°F, Low: 75.6°F, sunny days with afternoon showers. Average Water Temperature 79°F-81°F.
Average Air: High 89.0°F, Low: 77.0°F, sunny days with afternoon showers. Average Water Temperature 83°F-87°F.
Average Air: High 89.2°F, Low: 77.1°F, sunny days with afternoon showers. Average Water Temperature 83°F-87°F.
Average Air: High 88.3°F, Low: 76.2°F, sunny days with afternoon showers. Average Water Temperature 83°F-87°F.
Average Air: High 85.2°F, Low: 74.0°F, sunny days with afternoon showers. Average Water Temperature 79°F-82°F.
Average Air: High 81.9°F, Low: 70.9°F, mostly sunny days. Average Water Temperature 77°F-80°F.
Average Air: High 78.3°F, Low: 66.4°F, mostly sunny days. Average Water Temperature 75°F-78°F.
Airports, Transfers and Transportation:
1. How do we get to Kamalame Cay by plane?
We recommend that you have a connection in either Ft. Lauderdale, Florida or Nassau, Bahamas.
From Ft. Lauderdale:
1. Watermakers Air operates an on-demand charter service between Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and Andros Town (ASD). Flights leave from Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), please call for further details.
Once you get to Andros Town you will be picked up by a taxi. It is approximately a 25 to 30 minute drive to the Kamalame Cay ferry dock. And the ferry ride is approximately 3 minutes
If coming by seaplane you will land directly on the beach at Kamalame Cay.
2. What is the biggest boat you can take? What is your Maximum draw? What can you supply if I dock? What is the daily rate?
The largest boat we can comfortably accommodate at the Kamalame Cay marina is 60ft. The maximum draw at low tide coming into the channel is 4ft and at the dock 8ft. The dock supplies minimal 50 amp power and water. The daily rate is $5 per foot and it includes water.
3. Are there boat transfers from Nassau?
There is a ferry that departs Nassau to Fresh Creek, Andros. The length of the trip is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. A one way ticket is $50 per person and a round trip ticket is $90 per person. As these schedules are subject to change without notice, we do not have their schedule here. However we do not recommend this method of transfer because if weather conditions are not perfect then the trip will be cancelled. The website is www.bahamasferries.com.
4. Do you pick us up from the airport?
We do arrange for taxi pickups for your arrivals and departures however we must know your flight details (airline, arrival time, number of passengers).
1. Can we go off premises to any local restaurants or any shopping?
You are able to take the Kamalame Cay ferry to the mainland. Once there you would need a taxi to go to any local restaurants or shops of interest.
2. How many restaurants are there?
There is one restaurant on the Kamalame Cay. However if you choose to eat off of the property, you can take the Kamalame Cay ferry to the mainland and have a taxi pick you up to take you to a restaurant of your choosing.
3. What requests can I make on guest of House?
With the Guest of House dining experience you would be able to receive all meals, house wines and premium alcohols included in the price of your trip. You can make any requests for things that you may need to improve your Kamalame Cay experience. We will do our best to have these items flown in for you, but it does help if the list is prioritized. We cannot guarantee that these items will be received in time for your trip so we do ask that once you have booked, that you do send us your Guest Information Form as soon as possible.
4. Do you have a room only option?
If you wish to pay for your meals separately and only pay for your room , you may. This is called our Standard Suite option and includes a continental breakfast basket delivered to your room daily.
5. What is the dress code? Can I wear sandals to dinner?
At Kamalame Cay we try to make it as comfortable as possible for you. We like to call it "island chic". So if you wish to wear sandals and shorts to dinner your are more than welcome. As well, if you would like to wear the latest fashions from the Paris runway, you are also, more than welcome.
6. What if we wanted to go eat elsewhere?
There are a few local restaurants to choose from. These include: Love at First Sight in Stafford Creek, the Lighthouse Club in Fresh Creek, Chickcharnie in Fresh Creek, Hanks in Fresh Creek, and Small Hope Bay Lodge in Small Hope. All of these restaurants serve traditional Bahamian food and are approximately a 20 minute drive from the Kamalame Cay arrival dock.
7. How much does lunch and dinner cost?
Lunch on Kamalame Cay will general run about $45 per person not including any wines or alcohols. Dinner will generally run $80 per person, not including any wines or alcohols.
8. What if we do not eat Gluten or have special diets?
We will do our best to meet special diets that our guests require. We ask that before arriving you fill out our Guest Information Form, which will ask you if you have any allergies or dietary requirements so we can cater our menu to you, or in some cases create a menu specifically for you. It is very important that these forms are filled out as specialty items generally require being brought in from Nassau or the US.
1. Is the two bedroom villa on the beach? When I walk out is the beach right there?
All of our rooms, except for our Angler's Nest room category, are located directly on the beach. You will be able to see the beach from the window and reach the beach in approximately 15 footsteps.
2. What do you have in the room? What amenities are in room?
In the rooms at Kamalame Cay we offer a mini bar filled with: coffee, tea, juices, crackers, cheese, fruits, sodas, wines and beers. If you have chosen to be on the Guest of House dining experience then these would be included in your price. For our Standard Suite guests, these would be an additional charge, just like a mini-bar at any other hotel. Upon request, a selection of spirits can be placed in the rooms, as well.
3. What kind of bedding do you have?
We can offer either a king size bed or two twin beds in each of the rooms. Additional twins can be placed in most rooms as well as cribs upon request.
1. Is there still hunting (of birds, ducks, boar etc) still offered?
Unfortunately we no longer offer hunting for birds, ducks or boar.
2. What activities are there?
Please see our Activities guide for all of the activities offered at Kamalame Cay
3. Should I book Spa, fishing or other activities in advance?
We do recommend that activities are booked in advanced as we would like to accommodate everyone, however, if available, you would be able to book activities on the island. Please note fishing bookings are non-refundable.
4. Do you have Golf?
We do not offer golf on Kamalame Cay, nor is there anywhere on the mainland that offers golf.
5. Can we go and explore Andros?
You can explore Andros Island. For a list of activities that we offer on Andros island, please see our Activities guide.
6. Is there off shore fishing?
At the present moment we do not offer off-shore or deep-sea fishing. However we will continue to update our FAQ page if this changes.
7. Do you supply Fishing Gear?
We do supply fly and spin rods for bonefishing, flies, tapered and leader materials (Some fees may apply).
8. If I bring my own tackle, what do you recommend?
For a week's fishing, you should consider taking 3 to 5 dozen of the flies listed below, which have proved effective throughout The Bahamas, though you needn't include all these. Most should be in size #4 and #6 with some #8 for finicky or spooky fish; include a handful each of eyeless and lead-eyed.
- Bonefish Clouser
- Mangrove Charlie
- Crazy Charlies
- Beck's Sili Legs
- Skinny Water Clouser
- Gotcha (pearl) (tan, chartreuse)
- Bunny Gotcha
- Mini Puff (pink)
- Peterson's Spawning Shrimp
- Bonefish Bitters
- Bonefish Scampi (tan, pink)
- Bonefish Special
9. Are your guides good with beginners?
Two of our guides in particular are great with beginners. When booking we would try to make one of these guides your guide if requested. Please let Reservations know.
10. Can my wife come fishing with me?
Wives can join their husbands when fishing. We would recommend bringing a book to read and relax while their husbands fish.
At the time of booking we take a 40% non-refundable deposit. 15 days prior to arrival we charge the remaining balance of 60%. Unfortunately we do not refund any of the money charged. But if you do decide to cancel, we will allow you to use the credit for up to 1 year after the original arrival date, with no additional charge for changing dates.
1. Do Cell Phones work there? Do you have Wi fi? Do you have tvs?
Currently, consistent cell coverage is with AT&T, T-Mobile, Orange UK, Vodafone UK. Sprint and Verizon do not work here. There is Wifi in and around the reception area. There are no televisions or cable service in the rooms, however if you would like to watch a DVD, we would be able to specially arrange for a television and a DVD player to be placed in your room.
1. What is Coconut Avenue?
Coconut Avenue is the main road on Kamalame Cay. This will take to your room and all of the amenities offered on the island.
2. Do you take Credit Cards on island?
We do require a credit card upon check-in at Kamalame Cay. We accept Mastercard and Visa. All billing is done through the office - as such, there is no need for cash and card during your day to day activities.
3. What currency do I use in the Bahamas?
The currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian dollar, which is the same rate as the US dollar. The US dollar is accepted everywhere in the Bahamas.
4. Do you allow pets?
We do allow dogs on the island. However this needs to be specially arranged with the sales office.