Water & Beach, The Bahamas
For Fernanda and the kids this was the first tropical experience, with strong marks.
The clear blue waters, the white sands, the bending coconuts, all was there to make this brief experience something to remember. After that we have been in Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Red Sea, Jamaica, but... Bahamas WAS the place.
Well, why not?
Visiting only for hours, we were allowed to use Sheraton's facilities just as guests. A nice and useful decision that we could only pay back eating something in the pool.
If you’re looking for a pristine white-sand beach, bordered by gorgeous, crystal-clear, turquoise waters that stretch for miles, you’ve come to the right place. Grand Bahama Island’s sprawling, reef-protected shoreline and cays are filled with numerous picture-perfect beaches that will simply take your breath away.
Lucaya Beach is located across from the Port Lucaya hotels (The Radisson Our Lucaya Resort and Our Lucaya Reef Village). This popular tourist beach has watersports and activities galore.
Coral Beach west of Lucaya beach, a short distance away and is less crowded. Billy Joe's snack shack is also nearby, here you can sample some of our island's famous "roast conch."
Mather Town Beach is about three miles from Port Lucaya. There are limited water activities at this beach, but it is a great place for swimming, eating, drinking and hanging out with the locals. Club Caribe restaurant and Margaritavilla Sand Bar are located here.
Taino Beach is located in the Lucaya area and is ideal for families with children. During holidays, the beach is the site of many "cook-outs." Several restaurants are on-site, including The Stoned Crab and Kaptain Kenny's Bay Watch. There is limited water activity available; however, hair braiding, straw goods and other souvenirs are sold at Kaptain Kennys.
We walked across the bridge to Paradise Island ( about 2 miles from downtown Nassau cruise docks). Once on the island, you can walk around the parking garage to the other side, where there is a path to the beach. Cabbage beach is a nice beach, but no facilities. You can rent chairs, and there is a small bar, that sells very good but expensive drinks. On the day we went the waves were huge and the water cold ( end of November) but my son and myself still went in the water.
You can take a taxi to and from there if you don't want to walk. We took one back ( see taxi tip)
The water in the Bahamas is very blue and clear compared to the Atlantic cost in Florida.
All the beaches look nice, don't think you could find a bad one.
The first time I visited Nassau, I went on the party boat. There was a wonderful mix of people, the music was varied, and I had a super time. (Not something I would do each time). However for you "real" drinkers, they usually only serve Bahama mama's or papa's and maybe one other type of drink. So, if you're looking for top shelf liquor or a special mix drink, "forgetaboutit", but people manage to get sloppy drunk just the same.
The jet ski was a lot of fun, the guys are helpful with instructions.
sand, surf and sun the main drawcard of the Bahamas like here in St. Vincent. life could not be better. and lunch not fresher then here, fresh seafood, realy fresh.
I was very impressed by all this beautiful palm-trees. There is nothing more relaxing than to lie under the palms and hear the wind wispering in the leaves.
The beaches are very beautiful. White sand and the deep blue Caribbean Sea! This is me with friends at the beach. It was in the 80s and I have curls!!!