Already eager to head back next year... or sooner
We had a wonderful week at Hibiscus House with our 2.5 yr old son. The house was pretty much perfect, with its well-equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, hot showers, laundry machines, and gorgeous views of Exuma Sound. We are already looking forward to going back for a longer visit. The owner (Jack) and the caretakers, including Ezera the builder/fisherman/jack-of-all-trades, did a great job of checking in on us but also giving us plenty of privacy. The village, the swift-moving "cut," and the local store and library (they have plenty of kids books) are all within biking or walking distance. The bikes were very useful, though if one of them had a seat for a young child that would've been perfect. We also would've liked it if the new kayaks were there, but they had not arrived yet—pretty much the only disappointment we experienced the entire time. The beach is lovely and clean, and the water is perfect for young kids. Ezera took us out for a half-day boat trip to dive for lobster, conch, and grouper, and we were happy to also see sea turtles, dolphins, barracudas, and healthy corals. We had the most delicious conch salad (a lot like ceviche) on the boat within 10 minutes of gathering the conch. The "north beach" area of Current is a lovely spot. We did not rent a car, and did not feel as though we needed one. Joseph stopped at the new grocery after picking us up from the airport, and we were able to get most of what we needed for the whole week in that one shopping trip. Current is a quiet town-- and we were looking for a relaxing week to get away from everything, which is exactly what we got. We did not explore other parts of the island, but heard that there are other towns that may have more going on, if that's what you're looking for. For us, Current and Hibiscus House were perfect. In some ways, it felt like we were much farther from home than we really were—like being in the South Pacific, but without 24 hours of travel.
The house is all set in terms of modern amenities—including satellite TV and high-speed wireless internet—so we were able to stay in touch with family, upload photos, and catch the Superbowl, too, without bringing all that much stuff. The house was also very kid-friendly, with ramps leading up to and down from the house at the beach and from the driveway.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: We are happy that you and family enjoyed your stay at the Hibiscus House, sorry the kayaks did not arrive in time they
are on their way now.
We hope to see you back in the quiet, quint town of Current the oldest settlement and the home of the first Prime Minister of the Bahamas.Come back and get some sand in your shoes.
Helpful votes: 9/10
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