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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008     Post subject: Bahamas hotel Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm going to the Bahamas for 4 nights with my boyfriend in a couple of weeks and need help with a hotel. We'd like a nice, boutiquey hotel if possible....not Atlantis type. A pool would be great, and a nice beach.

Also, I'm confused as to which islands can be reached easily (by car) if we fly into Nassau...my impression is only Nassau and Paradise Island. Is there any other?

Thanks
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Alex






PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008     Post subject: Bahamas hotels Reply with quote

If you fly into Nassau you are limited to that island (aka New Providence) and Paradise Island, if you want to travel by car. You have to fly or take a ferry/mail boat to reach any of the out islands.

The out-islands are, for the most part, very quiet and laid back. For me, and many others, they are what the Bahamas are all about - miles and miles of deserted beaches, small uncrowded resorts - they are the types of destinations you go to when you want to "get away from it all" and spend your time in total relaxation. Nassau, on the other hand is quite "built up".

You may have misunderstood my earlier response - although you can reach many of the various out-islands by ferry/mail boat that is not a practical means of travelling between the islands of the Bahamas unless you have oddles and oddles of time. The out-islands are fairly far apart and going by boat can take almost an entire day to reach the ones closest to Nassau (more for the ones that are further out) and the boats do go everyday nor are they often very reliable. You really have to fly to get to any of the out-islands.

With 4 nights you probably don't want to spend the bulk of your time getting to/from your intended destination. Your best bet is to go to an island you can reach in the shortest amount of time possible from your hometown airport.
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lhaydel






PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008     Post subject: Ocean Club Paradise Island Reply with quote

Not sure how much you are looking to spend. We have stayed at the One and Only Ocean Club Paradise Island and LOVE it. Have sent many couples there and they feel the same way when they get back. If you stay there you also have access to Atlantis if you are interested in their nightlife/casino. (A free shuttle will get you there.) The pool is quite and the beach is great. Awesome service on the beach!! I would go back there in a heartbeat!!
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StanKase






PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008     Post subject: Reply with quote

Harbour Island is tons quiter but the timimg of meeting a ferry after landing and then returning knowing that you should be at the Nassau airport 90+ minutes before departure (we also cut it close and never had a problem) you will waste a full day in travel. If you stretch it to 5 nights and fly to Ft. Lauderdale late one afternoon and stay near the airport for $125 then take an early morning flight to the Abaco Islands (a 30 min. flight) you can find a number of options that are quiet. But if it were Nassau or Aboaco realize the daytime high temp could be 68 or 78-80 in mid-Dec. Each year is different especially with global climate changes we have been experiencing.It basically is the same temps as Miami maybe plus 2-3 degrees.
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mymoosie






PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008     Post subject: A Stone's Throw Away Reply with quote

In Nassau we stayed at A Stone's Throw Away. It is a boutique hotel away from the hubub of downtown. It is not on a beach and you need a car to get around to restaurants for dinner, but it was so relaxing.

Compass Point has a small sliver of beach, depending on the tide, although it is next to a bigger beach so you could always go there.

There is also a new resort on Cable Beach called the Marley something. It looked really nice from the article that I saw in a magazine. It is owned by the widow of Bob Marley and the vibe is laidback.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008     Post subject: Reply with quote

mymoosie, I saw the Marley hotel in NY Mag also, but I think it's around $500/night. Compass point and Stone Throwaway look nice. I'm going to call and get rates. We're leaving in almost a week and still haven't picked a place! Thanks everyone for the info. If you think of any other places or tips, pls let me know.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009     Post subject: Re: Bahamas hotel Reply with quote

Bahamas wrote:
Hi,

I'm going to the Bahamas for 4 nights with my boyfriend in a couple of weeks and need help with a hotel. We'd like a nice, boutiquey hotel if possible....not Atlantis type. A pool would be great, and a nice beach.

Also, I'm confused as to which islands can be reached easily (by car) if we fly into Nassau...my impression is only Nassau and Paradise Island. Is there any other?

Thanks

The Landing lies a short distance off the northeast coast of Eleuthera and may be good for your stay. Bimini Bay Resort n Marina may also be a good option. If you want luxury treatment during your stay, either of One&Only Ocean Club and The Abaco Club etc will be a good choice. For getting your space booked online, http://www.brides.com/honeymoons/top_destinations/region/caribbean/subregion/bahamas_the_out_islands/# or http://travel.justluxe.com/luxury-hotels/Caribbean__Bahamas/index.html etc may be good source. Besides these two, there are many others.
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colbertk



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009     Post subject: Reply with quote

Im actually from the Nassau, Bahamas and I can say that Atlantis is a pretty good hotel. There are a lot of tourist attractions and activities that you can see and get involved in. There are alos many great restaurants and shopping areas there too. Im sure you'll enjoy it. Have a great trip!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009     Post subject: Reply with quote

Making a reservation to hotel in Bahamas is a simple process. Once you have selected the hotel of your choice you have the option of making the reservation online or making a telephone reservation.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010     Post subject: Re: Bahamas hotel Reply with quote

Bahamas wrote:
Hi,

I'm going to the Bahamas for 4 nights with my boyfriend in a couple of weeks and need help with a hotel. We'd like a nice, boutiquey hotel if possible....not Atlantis type. A pool would be great, and a nice beach.

Also, I'm confused as to which islands can be reached easily (by car) if we fly into Nassau...my impression is only Nassau and Paradise Island. Is there any other?

Thanks


It would be advisable to stay in Atlantis Hotel, but you are actually looking for a Hotel in which there is a nice beach. In fact, One&Only Ocean Club, a luxury hotel, is best to have vacation. Indeed, you want to have a relaxing stay in Harbour Island where there is, I guest, a resort and you can actually look for a beach. Wink
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jckangus






PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010     Post subject: Reply with quote

"Somerset,Palms or Grace Bay" are the hotels, I think you are looking for. You can select any I prefer palms, made out of coral limestone, has an aged look-gorgeous, but not that "new" look you crave.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010     Post subject: Reply with quote

Atlantis is good hotel. I have not experience about it. But I heard about it my friend. He was told me that so many tourist was liked to take rest in this hotel and enjoyed with it service.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011     Post subject: Reply with quote

As compared to New Providence, Paradise Island is notably smaller. Then again, the area is a sanctuary of magnificent resorts. Lots of tourists are attracted to the famous Cove Atlantis, considered as the biggest hotel and resort in the Caribbean. The place is also where the entertainment complex, water park, restaurants, and casino are located.


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Arlene



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have stayed at the Royal Palm Inn and although it is nothing fancy it is very affordable and convenient. If you can spend more I recommend the Coral Sands.
However, if you are in The Bahamas over New Year's you really must go to the Junkanoo parade in Nassau.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011     Post subject: Colbertk you're so right Reply with quote

colbertk wrote:
Im actually from the Nassau, Bahamas and I can say that Atlantis is a pretty good hotel. There are a lot of tourist attractions and activities that you can see and get involved in. There are alos many great restaurants and shopping areas there too. Im sure you'll enjoy it. Have a great trip!


Yeah, I've spent some time at the Atlantis. I enjoyed the Casino and the aquarium is fascinating.
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