West Central Long Island

Settlements: O'Neils, Simms, Doctors Creek, Bains, Wemyss, Sam McKennons, Millers, McKanns

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Updated: 3 April 2017

Explorer Chart: LI-1; LI-4

  • Stella Maris Airport; 23° 35'N - 75° 16'W
Air Service
Area Information / Tourism
Art Gallery / Art
  • Murleen's Bread. McKanns.
Bank & ATM
Beverage Store
Bike Rental
Boat Rental
/ Charter
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
  • 242-338-8041; Fax: 242-338-8044. ONeils.
  • 242-338-8000; Fax: 242-338-8012. Simms.
Car Rental
  • Adderley;s Automobile Renting & Leasing; 242-338-8989. Millers.
  • Stan's Car Rental; 242-338-8987; 142-357-1270 cell. Stanley Pinder. Millers.
  • Swift Car Rental; 243-338-8533. Doctors Creek.
Cell Phone Service

  • Anglican.
  • Baptist.
  • Church of God.
  • Gospel Chapel.
  • Union Baptist.
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
Customs & Immigration
  • 242-338-2012. Simms.
Dinghy Landing
  • Government basin at Simms.
  • Many sheltered beaches.
Fresh Fish

  • Jameson Service Station; 242-338-8359. Gas only. Simms.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Government / Administrator
  • 242-338-8517. Simms.
  • Long Island Tourist Office; 242-338-8668. Deals.
Groceries & Produce
  • Bunches Food Store; 242-338-8600. Bunches.
  • CM's Total Mart. Simms.
  • Doctor's Creek Mini Mart; 242-338-8776. Doctors Creek.
  • Hilda's Convenience Store. Sam McKennons.
  • Long Island Cooperative. Simms.
  • L&H Supermarket; 242-338-8900. Millers.
  • MGS Food Store; 242-338-8255. Simms.
  • Mini Mart. Doctors Creek.
  • Murleen's Bread. McKanns.
  • O&S Sodas & Beer. Simms.
  • Rose Have Food Fair & Flea Market. Bains.
  • Stanley Pinder; 242-338-8987; 142-357-1270 cell. Millers. Fresh vegetables.
  • S&R Fruit & Vegetable Market. Millers.
Hardware & Lumber
  • Adderley's Plumbing & Electrical Supply; 242-338-8925. Millers.
  • Alex's Building Supplies; 242-338-8989. Millers.
  • Forsythes Lumber & Hardware; 242-338-8775. Simms.
  • Roberts Hardware Plumbing & Electrical Supplies; 242-338-8438. Whymms.
Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi

  • K.B. Resort. McKanns.
  • Rico's Inn; 242-338-8989. Millers.
Marina & Dockage
  • Alligator Bay Marina; 242-338-8067; VHF Ch-16; conchman@direcwaycom. Located at Bains; 23.17N 75.14W; 25.5 nm SE of Georgetown. 42 slips; 13' at low tide; restaurant; lounge; gourmet shop. Nearby bank.
Marine Supplies & Parts
  • "Blue Chip"; VHF Ch-16. Electronics.
Marine Services & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Government clinic; 242-338-8488. Doctor and nurse on staff. Simms.



Packages & Shipping
  • DHL; Nekia Shearer; 242-357-1414. Nancy Knowles; 242-337-1555.
  • Lightspeed Shipping; 242-323-7767; 242-810-5976; info@lightspeedship.com. Contact: Nathalia Gibbs. A new operation serving Nassau, Eleuthera, and Long Island. Items sent to their shipping point in Pompano Beach FL will be transported by air to the local airport on the island. They will provide package tracking information and handle Customs. They will also provide personal shopping services from vendors in the Pompano Beach area. Use their website to set up an account to ship your package.

Personal Services

  • Nel's Unisex Beauty Salon. Sam McKennons.
  • 242-338-8555 / 8191. Simms.
Post Office / Mail
  • 242-338-8423. Simms.
  • Chez Pierre Bahamas; 242-338-8809. A French restaurant and bar on a beautiful Bahamian beach. Offers 4 beachfront cottages.
  • Ecoresorts International; 242-338-8945; seamckanns@hotmail.com. McKanns.
  • K.B. Resort. McKanns.
Restaurant & Bar
  • Anca's Away. Bains.
  • Blue Chip Restaurant & Bar; 242-338-8045. Simms.
  • Chez Pierre Bahamas; 242-338-8809. A French restaurant on a beautiful Bahamian beach. Chef Pierre presents a menu with variety and style featuring French, Italian, Continental & Caribbean dishes from fresh ingredients. A well-stocked mix-your-own bar adds to the enjoyment of the beachfront ambiance. Perhaps the best food you'll find in the Bahamas - don't miss the opportunity. Located on Millers Bay about 3 nm N of Salt Pond; 23º 24.1' N; 75º 11.2' W; N of the power plant. It is possible to anchor offshore and dinghy in.

  • Club Washington Restaurant & Bar; 242-338-0021. McKanns.
  • Crossroad Restaurant & Bar; 242-338-8052. Oneil's.
  • Deal's Beach Bar. Simms.
  • Dot's Takeaway. McKanns.
  • Jeraldine's Jerk Pit. Bains.
  • K.B. Resort. McKanns.
  • Rico's Inn 242-338-8989. Millers.
  • Vindell's Takeaway. Sam McKennons.

Retail Therapy - Shopping

  • Alecia Knowles straw work. Simms.
  • C&M Totalmart & Strawork. Simms.
  • Charlene's Family Fashions. Sam McKennons.
  • DNA Gift Shop; 242-338-8798. Simms.
  • Elsie's Quality & Authentic Crafts; 242-338-8881. Oneil's.
  • Oralees Fashions. Doctors Creek.
  • Quality Straw Factory. Simms.
  • Shoes City. Simms.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
  • Contact taxis on VHF Ch-16.
Things to See & Do
  • Deans Blue Hole. World's deepest blue hole at Turtle Bay N of Clarence Town.
  • Trash bins are available in settlements.
VHF Protocol
  • RO water may be purchased in 5-gal jugs in stores.
  • Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually on 4045 KHz USB Simplex at 0630 AST.
  • Bahamas Met Office website provides weather forecast for local areas throughout the Bahamas.

Topics: 19 Jan 12