"We booked a much needed last minute getaway. Booked Tuesday, flew out Wednesday morning. We found Henry's place on Flipkey & VRBO. We didn't know what to expect. Flew into Nassau, knew we were going to miss Flamingo flight out of Nassau to Blackpoint, Henry organized a flight with his friend John ($150 each, one way). Before heading to BP, Henry picked us up from the airport and brought us to the liquor store & grocery store. He mentioned it's best to get groceries in Nassau. When he dropped us off at the charter airport he expected cash for the rental of his boat and golf cart. This wasn't made clear to us. We brought plenty of cash, yet it wasn't enough to pay him for the rentals and dinners etc on the island. He was nice to let us pay him later. When we first arrived on Blackpoint we weren't sure what to expected. It ended up being a beautiful place, with extremely friendly people and delicious fish. We ate dinner at Deshemons every night. Simon & Diane are lovely, accommodating my gluten allergy. Rambo, the bartender was so nice as well. The view from the cottage is amazing, Atlantic Ocean on one side, Carribean Sea on the other. The cottage was cozy, had all the needed necessities, although it could use a little up keeping. Marco is helpful and will bring anything you need. There's laundry, which we didn't use. You have a gazebo & chairs on the beach, sharing with the other cottage next door. We met the family that has been 3 times in one year (read their reviews). Lovely people. Plain Bay is a beautiful beach, we were the only ones there when we went. They were shooting an Angry Birds commercial, one day on the beach, which was interesting. We took Henry's boat out with Marco one day. Compass Cay, pet the Sharks. Pig Island, amazing, bring food! Staniel Cay, beautiful yacht club, eat there, we went for July 4th party. Foodie took us on his boat, for a fee. Locals are so friendly. We rented a Sea-Doo from Bread Boy & visited the pigs again & did some more exploring. Check out Sandy Cay- amazing!!! There are locals that can help you explore the exumas, for a cost. Must know: no ATM on island. We had to take cash out on credit card, they have 15% surge charge. (Everything is cash) Minimal food on island, there's a mail boat you can ship groceries on, but that's something you need to arrange early, we were too last minute. You can buy beer at scorpions, again for a cost. If you can, load up your suitcase w/ groceries, alcohol etc. we would go again!"
Guest: Toronto couple
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 17, 2015