Getting to the Ashram on Paradise Island
We are located on Paradise Island, just across the bay from Nassau, Bahamas. Wherever you travel from, for the last leg of your trip, we will ferry you across the bay.
Please see Planning & Pre-Arrival Information to find all the practical details about a stay at the ashram in one place, including What to Bring, Internet Access, etc.
From the Airport
Fly directly to Nassau International Airport. Please note: the Bahamas is an independent country and you will need a passport to travel here. Most citizens from the US, Canada, and European countries do not need a visa to visit the Bahamas (you can verify whether you require a visa to enter the Bahamas at Bahamas.com or by contacting your local Bahamian Consulate).
Please note Visitors from some countries are required to have vaccinations before they can enter the Bahamas. Please check with your travel agent or local consulate to find out if you are required to have any vaccinations before your trip.
After collecting your luggage and passing through customs, call us at +1-242-363-2902 or use WhatsApp (+1-242-426-6780), with the airport’s free wi-fi, to let us know you are on your way and we will send our boat to meet you at our dock in Nassau. Then take a taxi to our dock at Elizabeth on Bay Marketplace and Marina (on the corner of Bay Street and Elizabeth Ave) in downtown Nassau. You can pay for the taxi with American or Bahamian dollars (you can use either currency throughout the Bahamas and at the ashram). The cost of the taxi will be approximately $45 (plus a surcharge for more than two people and extra luggage).
Our boat will pick you up from our dock at Elizabeth on Bay Marketplace and Marina and take you to the ashram, a five-minute boat ride across the bay from the dock in Nassau. While there is a regular boat schedule, we will do our best to ensure that our boat meets you at the dock in a timely manner so you do not have to wait long.
*Please note – the boat is only running for airport arrivals and departures. It is not recommended that guests go into Nassau during their stay*
We look forward to greeting you at the ashram!
Arrival and Departure
Room check-in time: 3:00 pm
Room check-out time: 11:00 am
Yoga Vacationers choose their arrival and departure dates and are welcome to stay with us for the entire duration of any Yoga Vacation Program, as well as for a longer or shorter stay.
If you registered for course, including the Yoga Teacher Training Courses, please plan to arrive at least one day before the start of the course and to leave at least one day after the graduation.
Whenever possible, we recommended you spend a few days in the Yoga Vacation Program before the start of any course to allow your body and mind time to rest, energize and be nourished by the ashram environment; you can then begin your studies refreshed and rejuvenated. You may also wish to integrate a few extra days into your stay after the completion of your course to allow the teachings to absorb.
What to Bring
As the ashram is a spiritual community and study center, we ask that clothing be respectable and modest. Guests are invited to dress in casual, comfortable clothes suitable for warm days and cool evenings.
Around the ashram, summer attire is completely appropriate, including shorts, skirts, and summer tops (although halter tops, low necklines, and short shorts and mini-skirts are not).
Of course, bathing suits are worn on the beach; we simply ask that you wear a cover-up on the way to and from the beach.
In satsang and the temples, knees and shoulders should be covered; we recommend bringing a shawl or wrap.
Other useful items to bring for your stay at the ashram include:
- Yoga mat
- Meditation cushion (optional)
- Meditation shawl (for satsangs)
- Slip-on sandals
- Beach towel (they are not provided)
- Snorkeling equipment
- Rain gear
- Toiletries, including soap
- Alarm clock and watch
- Insect repellent
- Travel mug or tumbler
- Water bottle
- Dry snack foods (nuts, energy bars)
For tent space only: bring your own tent, bedding, and towels.
Please note that there are laundry facilities onsite. Tokens for the washer and dryer, as well as laundry soap, are available for purchase at the Boutique (Reception during the summer).
The Bahamas is a year-round destination, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Average temperatures in the summer run 80 to 90 degrees (27 to 32 Celsius) and 70 to 90 (21 to 27 Celsius) in the winter.
Current weather from The Weather Channel.
Bahamas Weather and When to Go from TripAdvisor.
Weather in the Bahamas from Climate and Weather.
If you live in the area or you’re just passing through, consider joining us for the day. We are happy to welcome people who would like to participate in the ashram’s educational activities and share a meal with us!
The cost of a Day Pass is $45 per day (plus a 10% Bahamian tax). This price includes two meals, two Yoga classes, Yoga Vacation workshops, and two satsangs.
Join us for a Yoga class, or Yoga followed by a meal. $20 (plus tax) for one activity (yoga class or a meal) or $30 (plus tax) for two activities (yoga class and a meal).
Planning to come for yoga class a few days in a row, or do you live in The Bahamas and you’re looking for a Saturday morning getaway? Consider purchasing an activity pass. Passes cost $60 (plus tax) for 5 activities or $120 (plus tax) for 10 activities. They are valid for one year from the purchase date and can be used to pay for Yoga classes, meals, and workshops.
Here’s what you need to know:
In regards to COVID protocols, please see what to expect at the Ashram HERE.
All visitors must take a COVID test upon arrival.
Please bring a nasal swab rapid test with you to take at reception.
If you don’t have a nasal swab rapid test to bring with you, then we’re happy to provide you with a test upon arrival for $14 + tax.
Residents of The Bahamas do not need to take a COVID test.
Please ensure you speak with Reception on the phone the day before to notify us of your visit: 1-242-426-6780.
Reservation emails ([email protected]) and phone calls are not closely monitored after Friday at 12pm.
The notice ensures that our kitchen prepares sufficient servings to accommodate you at meal times.
Check out the Ashram’s Daily Schedule to see what activities you would like to attend.
To arrange boat pick up from Nassau:
Please call or WhatsApp the front desk at least 30 minutes before your required pick-up time on the day of the visit.
Local phone: 363-2902
Except for the 7:40 AM staff boat, boats are not running unless they are pre-coordinated.
The boat times for Nassau pick-up and drop-off are:
7:40 AM* *Must come on time because this is also the staff boat
The front desk can arrange the boat to take you back to Nassau according to the schedule once you’re onsite.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch!