Miscellaneous: You can use US$ on Bimini without exchanging them for Bahamian $. There are no ATMs on Bimini. The bank will not cash a personal check. You can get a cash advance with VISA, but not AMEX or Mastercard. Some businesses will allow MC charges. Sometimes there will be a 25 cent charge to cash a traveler;s check.
Luggage and bags: If you are flying over on a seaplane or other small engine aircraft, be sure to pack lightly. Since the planes are quite small the pilots must caluclate weight carefully, adjusting the load evenly throughout the plane. With too much weight in your bag, pilots may request that you lighten the load at the airport. Check with your air carrier for details and weigh your luggage beforehand.