Currency: The Bahamian dollar is equivalent to the US dollar, both are accepted throughout the islands. ATM, credit card and wire transfert subject to the bank fees. (no ATM and bank available in South Andros island)
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Airport: Nassau Intl Airport (NAS) and 15 mn flight to South andros, Mangrove Cay Airport (TZN) or Congo-town Intl Airport ( COX)
Power: Standard North American 120-volt/60-cycle AC electrical outlets
Climate: Summer 80-85F degrees, Fall/Winter/Spring 70-75F degrees. Hurricane season is officially 6/15-12/15 although peak threat is approx 8/15-9/15.
Driving: Following British rules, drive on the left side of the road.
Drinking/Gambling Age: 18 and over
Resort Local Phone: (242)-225 6878 From USA : (786)374 2442
Resort Address: Tiamo resort, Driggs Hill, South Andros Island, Open delivery box, The Bahamas( no zip code)
Non-stop flights to Nassau Intl Airport (NAS):
NYC JFK: Jet Blue
NYC Laguardia (LGA): Delta (Tue/Wed)
Newark (EWR): Continental
Boston (BOS): US Air (Sat/Sun)
PHL: US Air/Bahamasair
DC-Reagan (DCA): US Air/Bahamasair
Charlotte (CLT): US Air
Miami (MIA): AA/Bahamasair
Fort Lauderdale (FLL): Bahamasair/Continental/Jet Blue/US Air
Orlando (ORL): Bahamasair/Jet Blue/US Air/Airtran
Cleveland (CLE): Continental (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Detroit (DTW): NWA (exception Tue/Wed)
Atlanta (ATL): Delta/Airtran
Dallas/Ft Worth (DFW): AA (Sun)
Houston (IAH): Continental (Sat)
Toronto: Air Canada
Montreal: Air Canada
Non-stop flights to Congo Town Intl Airport in South Andros Island (COX):
Fort lauderdale excutive airport(FXE) : Watermakers air
Non-stop flights to Mangrove Cay Airport (TZN):
NAS airport(FXE) : LeAir ; Flamingo Air
Airport in South Andros Island / Hotel Transportation: Roundtrip airport transportation to and from the Tiamo Resort , $ 150 per person, complementary if stay 4 nights and more . Driving time from airport to the Tiamo Resort is approx 15 minutes., plus 10mn buy boat ( no Road access to Tiamo resort).
Day Passes: Available for visitors. Provides guest access to the pools, beaches, and non-non-motorised water activities for the day.
Is Tiamo Resort an all-inclusive resort? Yes all-inclusive resort. tree meals per day from first diner to last Breakfast / soft drinks, non-motorized activities .
What is on extra charge ? All Alcools, SPA treatments, Room-service and some activities with extra charge, premium soft drinks.
Off Property Excursions: Tiamo resort offer a variety of off-property excusions including scuba diving(PADI) off-shore fishing, bone fishing, nature walk, west site boat trip, and more.
Dinner Reservations: Tiamo restaurant not require advance reservations.
Cellular Phone Usage: Requires a Bahamas SIM Card to call locally, USA, or any other country. Prepaid SIM Card is significantly less expensive than using the resort phone only available at the reception, No outside line in rooms. Or ask to your cellphone line provider if work in the Bahamas.
Tiamo Resort Shuttle Boat Service: Complimentary Boat shuttle service is offered if used during Tiamo resort boat schedule to facilities around Tiamo Resort, other time of Tiamo boat schedule, we charge extra cost 150 $ round trip per person, not available buy night.
Passport Requirements: Effective January 23, 2007, passports are now required for persons of all ages, including U.S. citizens, returning to the U.S. from ALL international destinations. Birth certificates with photo ID are no longer acceptable in such cases as the Bahamas, Mexico, and Canada. The New passport regulations does not apply to U.S. citizens returning directly from U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Travel Insurance: not included on nights rates.
Drinking Water: The water is generally safe, but not to drinking. the Water smell sulfur sometime but is 100% naturel, but non-calcareous water , direct from the land However, quality bottled water is available for free and sale mineral water throughout the hotel bars – restaurant – mini-bar.
Tiamo Resort must be 18 years of age or be accompanied by at least one adult age 18 or older. Occupants under 18 are permitted to have their own room however the accompanying adult is required to reside in the same villa.
Tipping and Gratuities: Resort packages already include the 12% VAT which includes taxes, fees, not included gratuities for the hotel services, and the energy surcharge. Any extra services that you may purchase such as meals will have a 10% gratuity automatically included within the bill.
Internet Access: Wireless service is available in all villas, the lobbies, lounge areas, and pool decks. Rooms have both wired and wireless options. A flat fee of $50 will apply allowing you up to 24 hours of service. Complimentary internet access is available up to 15 minutes per day per person within the Bar area.
Business Center: Located within library, provides self-serve computer rentals, laser and ink jet printers, a laptop docking station, Internet connection.
Babysitting: In-room babysitting services are available. All babysitters are CPR-certified. A maximum of four children are allowed per sitter, there is a three hour minimum requirement and cancellations must be received at least three hours in advance. Guests calling in advance to book babysitting may do so one week prior to travel
Following rates subject to change. Rates per hour:
Up to 10pm – $25 per hour for 1 child, $10 per hour for each additional child
After 10pm – $30 per hour for 1 child, $10 per hour for each additional child
Cribs: Crib on requests at Tiamo resort .
Stroller Rentals: Not Available.
Handicap Accommodations: Not Available.
Wheelchair & Mobility Scooter Rentals: Not Available.
What are the dress requirements to eat at the various restaurants? restaurant are casual and jackets are not required.
What time open Restaurant ? : Tiamo resort served food and beverage service, included room service from 7.00 am to 9.30 pm.
When is the cheapest time to book the Tiamo Resort? Is there an off season? Tiamo Resort off-peak seasons are November – December before Christmas. January-April is peak season. May-August is semi-peak season. Holiday periods such as Christmas/New Years, Thanksgiving, Presidents week, Easter week, Spring break should be booked well in advance.
About casino and night life? Tiamo resort is a secret island in the heart of the Bahamas very secluded and private, faraway from all this type of distraction, in Tiamo resort the night show start from the sun-set just in front of the Resort fallow buy the star lights and agorgeous milky way without any pollution around you.
Kosher & Dietary Needs: Tiamo Resort offers dining options that cater to special dietary needs. Guests who require special attention to their diets should provide the Chef’s Office with full details for special requests at least two weeks prior to arrival. On arrival, a culinary executive will arrange the times and locations for requested meals. Meals will be carefully prepared concerning food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Check-in, check-out time ? Tiamo resort villas and room are available from 2.00 pm to 11.00 am, that include the meal plan.
Early arrival and late departure ? depend upon availability and on request only, extra charge per hours us$ 200 and meal no included. breakfast $ 45, Lunch $75 and dinner $115 per person without drinks.
Can I bring some shells ?we forbid to pick up all marine animals in live and highly recommend you do not touch them, included the star fish we have a lot in front of the resort on our private beaches. The dead shells are an essential part of the marine life, thank you to respect this delicate and unspoiled wilderness on our beaches.
About mosquitos and bugs ? The Bahamas is about 650 difference islands and Cays, Tiamo resort is located in south Andros the most authentic island in the Bahamas, all exotic destinations and islands included the Bahamas have this type of insects. We spray and protect at the maximum the Resort but mosquitos ans bugs arrived before you and for sure stay after you. In our villas some complementary bugs spray and skin protection at your disposal.
possible to cross shark when I swim ? Tiamo resort is located in 10 min from the third biggest reef of the world, so marine life is here, plenty colorfully fishes , shells, corals and shark. The shark is less dangerous to compare a dog, if you do not swim with fish in your swim, the shark will leave, they are fearful. we encourage you to go diving or snorkeling with our dive instructor to meet this beautiful animals.