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Spanish Wells

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Below are some brief answers to some general questions about Spanish Wells.

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Where is Spanish Wells?

Spanish Wells is situated in the Bahamas. It is about 215 miles east of Miami, Florida and is located just off the tip of North Eleuthera, Bahamas. Spanish Wells is about 48 miles northeast of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.

How can I get to Spanish Wells?

There is a fast ferry that runs from the city of Nassau, Bahamas directly to Spanish Wells, and also airlines that fly from Nassau and the United States to North Eleuthera Airport (ELH), where you will need to take two short taxi rides (land-8 miles and water-1 mile) to Spanish Wells.

How many people live in Spanish Wells?

As of the latest census in 2010, the population stands at just over 1,500.

What is the main source of income for Spanish Wells?

The lobster industry is the main industry of Spanish Wells.

Does Spanish Wells have a hotel?

No, Adventurer's Hotel closed at the end of 2010, but there is a vacation inn and a wide selection of vacation homes to choose from. You can find out more on our accommodations page.

How about if I would like to rent on the beach?

Home rentals are available on the beach as well as elsewhere in Spanish Wells.

How can I get around on Spanish Wells?

You can get around Spanish Wells by walking or cycling, but most prefer using a golf cart. For your convenience, there are golf cart rentals available and also a taxi service.

What kind of food options do I have on Spanish Wells?

There are 3 well stocked food stores in Spanish Wells, offering staple food items and beyond. There are also several restaurants which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, allowing you to either dine-in or take-out. Be prepared for a late breakfast, however, as none of the restaurants open until 9 am. If you are an early bird, you should prepare to have breakfast at your living quarters, so get what you need from the food stores or bakery.

What islands or cays are neighboring or are a part of the Spanish Wells District?

They include St. George's Cay, Russell Island, Charles Island, Royal Island, Egg Island, and Meeks Patch.



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