West End Travel Guide

  • RosalieAnn at the West End dock at Old Bahama Bay
    RosalieAnn at the West End dock at Old...
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  • CAROLINA and the entrance to the marina
    CAROLINA and the entrance to the marina
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  • Entrance to harbor from the channel
    Entrance to harbor from the channel
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West End Restaurants

  • Dockside Grille Old Bahama Bay

    The only game in town unless they open the hamburger bar on the beach. Very nice restaurant overlooking the marina with linen napkins. Very expensive - one of the most expensive meals we had on our trip. Cost $59.00 including tip for two of us, drinking water and iced tea and ordering cheaper things on the menu. I can't remember what we ate. Their...

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  • Fine Dining at West End Resort

    The only game in town unless they open the hamburger bar on the beach. Very nice restaurant overlooking the marina with linen napkins. Very expensive - one of the most expensive meals we had on our trip. Cost $59.00 including tip for two of us, drinking water and iced tea and ordering cheaper things on the menu. I can't remember what we ate. Their...

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West End Nightlife

  • by Arubasun. Written Oct 4, 2002

    There is no clubs or nightlife in West End. There is however a bar called 'Get Chicken' they billiard tables there and you can have some drinks while socializing with the natives. Mind you it is just an ordinary bar.
    Menging with natives and enjoying their typicall meals.

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West End Shopping

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    by grandmaR Updated Oct 1, 2004

    After we ate dinner at the Dockside Grille, we went into the small shop that adjoined it. I was looked for a CD with the song "If you Can't Find Your Friends In Nassau, They're In Freeport Or They're In Jail". There were some CDs there, even some Bahamian type songs, but not that one.

    (Incidentally if anyone finds this song PLEASE let me know - I really want to have a CD with it and/or other songs by that artist.)

    What to buy: If what you want isn't here, you'll have to take a bus or taxi (very expensive) into town.

    I didn't buy anything here, but I did have a long conversation with the lady behind the counter which was very interesting. She explained to us how Bahamians buy big ticket items like furniture by going to the US - even with paying for their trip and the import taxes and shipping, it is still cheaper than buying in the Bahamas.

    Foliage at Old Bahama Bay (West End)
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Spa and Resort
    • Eco-Tourism

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West End Warnings and Dangers

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    by grandmaR Updated Dec 20, 2002

    The entrance to the Old Bahama Bay marina is not like it is on the charts. It used to be that to get into the old Jack Tar marina, you had to go around the end, passing a commerical entrance. Now the old entrance is blocked off, and you come in the commercial entrance and make a right angle turn into the marina basin

    New entrance chart from OBB webpage

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West End Sports & Outdoors

  • Snorkeling and Hiking Trails

    While we were here, we were waiting on the weather to get back to the states - it was too cold and too windy to be really good for snorkeling. But the Old Bahama Bay folks gave us this map which seemed to indicate that there were snorkeling trails which could be accessed from the beach. The map also shows the marina, possible homesites with water...

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  • Old Bahama Bay - a new marina

    The old Jack Tar marina at West End had really become run down, and was very cheap. However, it has been extensively renovated, including changing the entrance channel so that it is no longer like what the charts show. Has 72 slips for vessels up to 120' with a controlling depth of 8 feet at MLW The new marina is called Old Bahama Bay and is now...

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