The Bahamas Off The Beaten Path

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The Bahamas Off The Beaten Path

  • outside Nassau

    Nassau Off The Beaten Path

    This place isn't recommended for cruise passengers just making a quick stop in Nassau, but for those who are staying for some time and/or happen to come to the area west of Cable Beach, The Caves are a small oddity worth seeing: they won't set you back more than five minutes... unless you stop to have a fruit smoothie at the stand just outside....

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  • Grand Bahama

    The Bahamas Off The Beaten Path

    We were on our way to the east end and came upon this Lagoon. On the drive to the east end if you look down the little side streets you can see the ocean at the end. Venture down them, you won't regret it. Some very beautiful beaches and lagoons are at the end of these roads.

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  • Nassau Town

    Nassau Off The Beaten Path

    This area is alongside the water on the Nassau end of the bridge to Paradise Island. There are smaller versions of some of the island eateries, like Two Brothers, and some that look like maybe one of a kind as well. further on down this street are produce stalls and around the corner at the end of the street the boats are tied up and fishermen have...

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  • Out Islands

    The Bahamas Off The Beaten Path

    Green Turtle Cay- it is my favorite island in the Bahamas and probably the world. You can catch a flight to Treasure Cay from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, and then take a short taxi to the docks, where you can get a 15 minute boat ride for around $5. GTC is only 3 x 1 miles in dimension, so you can basically conquer the island in your rented golf...

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  • Paradise Is.

    Nassau Off The Beaten Path

    IMHO the most beautiful spot on Paradise Island is the Versailles Gardens, just east of the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island Drive. On the north side of Paradise Island Drive, the Versailles Gardens form a set of tiered lawns with hedges, flowers, ponds and statues. Aside from a couple of gardeners and maybe 2-3 other tourists, we had the...

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  • Nassau

    The Bahamas Off The Beaten Path

    After reviewing the pictures that I took while our plane was landing in Nassau I wanted to get a closer look at these homes. They are at the east end of the island not to far from the airport. Any hotel worker or local can tell you where the rich and famous live

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  • Boats & Water Sports

    Nassau Off The Beaten Path

    Moored in the harbour I spotted this patrol boat. Its a shame you can't go aboard. I don't supppose its of much interest to anyone but ex-sailors, but I felt the need to snap a pic. For those who don't know, the Bahamas has assisted in international operations before. Their single largest loss of military life occurred in an engineroom fire on...

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  • Culture

    The Bahamas Off The Beaten Path

    I only could do some vinyl hunting on saturday morning, but all I found was a tape and a CD. Some old local pointed me to a store that was impossible to locate. What a surprise that I found this Bahamas record Caribbean Folk Music Ltd - CARIB B.I.T.O.-LP-1) in my Dutch hometown.

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  • Sports

    The Bahamas Off The Beaten Path

    Enjoy the bountiful waters of The Bahamas aboard Brown's Fishing Charters and benefit from Captain Brown's 45 years of fishing success. Specializing in twenty four hour shark fishing, reef fishing and deep sea. P.O. Box N-31 Nassau, Bahamas Phone: (242) 324-2061Fax: (242) 324-1215

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  • Misc Photos

    The Bahamas Off The Beaten Path

    It was the day before we left and we decided to walk around the neighborhood...I'm not exactly sure where it is, all I know it is somwhere in Paradise Island, we were wandering around and I saw this beautiful place, I'm not even sure if it was private hehehe but it was too beautiful to resist and not explore!

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  • Lake Killarney

    Most travelers to the Bahamas go there to shop or relax on the beach. However, I like a little adventure when I travel, so I hired a canoe to paddle through mangrove swamps. Lake Killarney is a shallow, three-foot-deep (one-meter-deep) brackish lake near the airport, where a company rents out canoes and kayaks by the hour. However, the company does...

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  • Incredible abaco island!

    Green Turtle Cay- it is my favorite island in the Bahamas and probably the world. You can catch a flight to Treasure Cay from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, and then take a short taxi to the docks, where you can get a 15 minute boat ride for around $5. GTC is only 3 x 1 miles in dimension, so you can basically conquer the island in your rented golf cart...

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  • Exuma, a Hidden Treasure

    The Exuma islands are a more secluded string of over a hundred miles of natural harbors and secluded beaches. This is a vacation spot for those who want a little privacy and want to enjoy the Bahamas in a more peaceful atmosphere.Renting a villa in the Exuma's or Out Islands instead of a hotel room can really add to the experience of "getting...

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  • Romantic Bahamas is in out islands

    I would go to one of the out islands like Eluthera or Cat. You might even consider Turks and Caicos which is gorgeous and not too far off from Bahamas.I think Freeport and Nassua are more cruise ship/party destinations and less romantic and secluded than the out islands.

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  • Beautiful Lagoon

    We were on our way to the east end and came upon this Lagoon. On the drive to the east end if you look down the little side streets you can see the ocean at the end. Venture down them, you won't regret it. Some very beautiful beaches and lagoons are at the end of these roads.

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  • Barbury Beach

    We were exploring the island and came upon a sign for Barbury Beach. We lost the signs but finally found the beach. It was beautiful, we were the only ones there. It was so relaxing and worth the drive to find it!

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  • Go to the End of the World

    On Bimini, there is a little bar down a dirt road that is called "The End of the World". It is known for it's conk salad and it's lively decor of used under garments. It's a wonderful place to get *** faced with the locals and lose your under wear. It has beautiful views of the water out the back door. That is also where they throw all of the dis...

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  • Go in search of the rich and famous

    After reviewing the pictures that I took while our plane was landing in Nassau I wanted to get a closer look at these homes. They are at the east end of the island not to far from the airport. Any hotel worker or local can tell you where the rich and famous live

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  • The Docks

    The Docks is a bunch of colorful wooden shacks that reside underneath the Potter's Cay Bridge which goes from Nassau, over to Paradise Island. I found Donnie at The Scorched Conch shack in The Docks one afternoon. Asked him to make me a scorched conch bowl while I sat and sipped on an ice cold Bahamian beer. He yanked the conch out of it's shell...

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  • Wonderful Snorkling

    It is worth the drive. Escape from the tourist zone of Freeport/Lucaya. Head to Paradise Cove, for clean, beautiful beach and water. After swimming through a shallow saegrass lagoon, you arrive at a pretty reef, 12-20 ft deep. Many tropical fish, also turtles, large spotted eagle rays, and nice corals. There are large rafts to rest on.

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  • Scenes

    of Harbour Island, take your time and expirience Village life with these small and colorful buildings, chickens running freeall is well and the laid back atmosphere soon grows on you

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  • Long Island... Ice Tea? ;-)

    Long Island is not only long (60 miles), it is also narrow--no more than 4 miles at its widest point.One of the most scenic hideaways in The Bahamas, it is divided by the Tropic of Cancer and bordered by two very different coasts, one with soft-white, broad beaches and the other rocky headlands that descend suddenly into the roiling sea.Its...

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  • What a PLACE!!! LOVE IT!

    Bahama Island - one word - STAY! I loved the beaches and the fun I had there. I didn't want to leave, but while I was there it was hot, fun and lots to do and see.

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  • Beautiful Ruins...

    It was the day before we left and we decided to walk around the neighborhood...I'm not exactly sure where it is, all I know it is somwhere in Paradise Island, we were wandering around and I saw this beautiful place, I'm not even sure if it was private hehehe but it was too beautiful to resist and not explore!

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  • Bahamas on Vinyl

    I only could do some vinyl hunting on saturday morning, but all I found was a tape and a CD. Some old local pointed me to a store that was impossible to locate.What a surprise that I found this Bahamas record Caribbean Folk Music Ltd - CARIB B.I.T.O.-LP-1) in my Dutch hometown.

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  • Cuban Hospitality

    When the regime changed on Cuba Bacardi left the country and moved to the Bahamas. At paradise Island they produce several rums which you can taste for free at the bacardi hospitality center.The bar tender makes all the cocktails you can drink for free and you can send free postcards to friends.

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  • my first trip with my sailboat...

    my first trip with my sailboat to the bahamas ended, when I got caught in a big storm near the Berry Islands and lost the boat

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  • Visit these natural Crevaces...

    Visit these natural Crevices or caves.Here with my friend Bill who was a professional piano player by trade before joining the RAF. He use to play up a storm of songs on the terrace of the Royal Victoria Hotel and we would all gather around and sing songs( like Drinking rum and coca cola) as we sipped our drinks or ate our meals.The Royal Vic had...

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  • Good Kayak spot

    We found this mangrove estruary about a mile past the Lucayan National Park entrance. We found it too late in the day to play there and never found time to get back, but it looked like a great place to start a kayak tour. Heading east, take a right after a sign about the US Astronauts picked up nearby. Follow the road all the way to the end.

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  • I wish I could remember the...

    I wish I could remember the exact name of this wonderful wonderful inn/restaurant in Nassau.. I'm sure a good concierge will know it.. It's an old plantation home right in the town, you walk up the front porch and the maitre d' greets you with 'welcome home' as he shakes your hand warmly. You enter the parlor and turn left into a great sitting room...

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  • Parasailing. Watch for...

    Parasailing. Watch for sunburn. I was waiting my turn for over 1 hour. My bald head got real burnedI can Fly, I can fly!

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  • We missed the tour bus whe we...

    We missed the tour bus whe we were done with seeing the gardens. The next tour bus gave us a ride back. Its not enough time to see everything, take pictures and relax when taking the tour buses. If you can rent a car, so it.

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  • YOU MISS A LOT OF THE ACTUAL...

    YOU MISS A LOT OF THE ACTUAL LIFE THEIR, BECAUSE MOST TRAVELLING IS DESIGNATED FOR TOURIST. ALTHOUGH...I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE DISTANT FAMILY FROM THEIR AND THEY HAVE GIVEN ME A REAL TASTE FOR THE CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE THEIR...JUST HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE POPULAR AREAS

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  • We swam with a wild dolphin...

    We swam with a wild dolphin while snorkeling off Conception Island! It came right up to us and swam with us for about a half an hour. It had a rope caught on it and we tried to get it off, but the dolphin wouldn't hold still long enough for us to pull it off over it's head. There weren't any other boats there and the island is completely deserted...

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  • Miles of glistening pink...

    Miles of glistening pink and white sand beaches, serene colonial villages and rolling acres of pineapple plantations make Eleuthera Island an island of the most casual sophistication. The cool laziness of Eleutheran life and dusty-yet-drenched colours of the island give it the feel of a giant illusion. Much of the island’s architecture and way of...

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  • The Nassau Zoo Ok so its not...

    The Nassau Zoo Ok so its not so far off the beaten track, but most travellers don't even notice its there. Actually the zoo is pretty small and the animals' little cages are a bit depressing, but it is home to the self proclaimed 'World Famous Marching Flamingos'. The show is worth the hike if you like oddities. These birds actually respond en mass...

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  • Check out the haunts of the...

    Check out the haunts of the pirates and buccaneers of 'ole. You may be lucky to find some treasure left over by the famous Blackbeard, the pirate.Divers off the coasts of Bimini and Grand Bahama Island can also view the wrecks of numerous galleons and pirate ships. Check Cat Island, San Salvador and even Exuma while in The Bahamas.

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  • The beaches most all tourists...

    The beaches most all tourists miss because the cost of a cab to get to or dont know they are there!!One close to Lucya is Barbery beach,wow nice and great to snorkle at and eat lunch!Lucayan national park and beach way out but a must see!also way out is the beach at Bishops place bar/resort and great food!and way out is Pelican Point on the east...

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  • Well, for starters, the resort...

    Well, for starters, the resort that I looked at was way off the beaten path. It was on Guana Cay, which basically, you have to fly to Grand Bahamas, get a small plane to Marsh Harbor airport, then take a taxi to the marina where you can either take a ferry or rent your own boat (I did the ladder). Interestingly, the 'test' in order to get the keys...

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  • The Red Scooter Mon!The Red...

    The Red Scooter Mon!The Red Scooter Mon will follow you all around Freeport trying to get you to buy pot from him. Rumor has it he has the best stuff (he started the rumor) but it is safer to avoid in general. This is off the beaten path because that's where he is lurking!

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  • Enjoy the bountiful waters of...

    Enjoy the bountiful waters of The Bahamas aboard Brown's Fishing Charters and benefit from Captain Brown's 45 years of fishing success. Specializing in twenty four hour shark fishing, reef fishing and deep sea. P.O. Box N-31Nassau, BahamasPhone: (242) 324-2061Fax: (242) 324-1215

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  • THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE...

    THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE BAHAMAS IS MT. ALVERNIA, LOCATED ON CAT ISLAND. IT RISES 63 METERS. HERE IS SOME INFO ON IT FROM THE WEB PAGE OF A LOCAL HOTEL: Mount Alvernia, the Bahamas' highest elevation at 206 feet, lies 15 miles north of the hotel, about twenty minutes by car. Don't forget to bring your camera! The Hermitage atop Mount Alvernia is...

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  • If you are on your own boat...

    If you are on your own boat you can find a local to take you out to dive for conch. Here is Spiderman from Bimini

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  • Be careful not to stray to far...

    Be careful not to stray to far from the more touristy type of attractions, some of the area is very 'seedy'

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  • This 1 Beach called Gold Rock...

    This 1 Beach called Gold Rock was the best i was ever at, it has a wondefull low tide & the sunset well its just beautiful,plus if go down a littel further the Lucayan Caverns are there,and these aint like the ones you see in the states like Mammoth cave ..all i can say you just have to experience it for your self..

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