The Bahamas Travel Guide

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Nassau

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Grand Bahama Island

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Paradise Island

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Freeport City

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62,102,21

Coco Cay

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Little San Salvador

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Lucaya

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58,178,5

Eleuthera Island

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North Bimini

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Norman's Cay

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5,8,0

Alice Town

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Great Stirrup Cay

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8,28,0

Great Guana Cay

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Marsh Harbour

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7,7,6

Abaco Island

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Allen Cay

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4,6,0

West End

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7,11,0

Northern Eleuthera

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Little Exuma Island

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Harbour Island

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6,17,4

Pelican Point

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6,6,0

Mangrove Cay

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Long Island

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1,0,3

Little Inagua Island

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1,0,0

Gregory Town

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1,5,1

Dunmore Town

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Nassau

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  • Fort & Water Tower

    Nassau Things to Do

    Visit Fort Fincastle. It takes some climbing coming from the waterfront (the Queen’s Staircase is the way to go). Situated at Society Hill the view from the Fort is fantastic. The fortress was built around 1793 by Lord Dunmore and was armed with two 24 pounders, two 32 pounders and two 12 pounder cannons. It served as a lighthouse until...

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  • Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort &...

    Nassau Hotels

    We spent our honeymoon here in August 2006. This is an adult, couples-only, all-inclusive resort,...

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  • Bahamian Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Restaurants

    Out of all the restaurants we ate at, Twin Brothers was the best. We loved the conch fritters (Bahamian specialty) and the strawberry daiquiris (the best). The drinks (non-alcoholic) were made with fresh ingredients. You can mix and match your desired fruit i.e. mango/strawberry, pineapple/mango, etc … The first time we went the waitress was nice,...

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Grand Bahama Island

Paradise Island

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  • Atlantis

    Paradise Island Things to Do

    Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas - Buyer Beware I had booked through the Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas (AtlantisBahamas.com website) for 7 days for my daughter, her husband, and their daughter at the end of last September. When I got to the Checkout page, it showed the total cost and, on the right side of that page, it showed the itinerary...

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  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat

    Paradise Island Hotels

    PO Box N7550, Paradise Island, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Fathoms

    4 out of 5 stars

    Paradise Island Restaurants

    The food was ok. You mainly just eat there and pay the price for the surrounding underwater aquarium. They have a couple of dancing and fire shows while you eat. They might pick you out to do some dancing routine (just how i was pulled into it) Conch Salad. DO NOT get mango flan. I ordered it despite my husband's protest and it was awful...

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Freeport City

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  • Fat Man's Nephew

    3 out of 5 stars

    Freeport City Restaurants

    This is NOT in Freeport City. It is in Lucaya Marketplace. On our previous visit this restaurant was being remodeled. It is upstairs over another restaurant. This time, we ate here when we were both groggy from being up for 36 hours. We were early for dinner and could sit on the rail and look out at the harbor and marina. The service was a little...

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  • Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino...

    Freeport City Hotels

    1 Sea Horse Lane, F42500

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Don't over speed on rental cars

    Freeport City Warnings and Dangers

    When you rent a car here make sure you don't over speed as there are a numberof hidden cameras on the main roads to detect over speeding other than thepolice patrols that is monitoring the highways and chases tourists over speedingon rented cars and you could get a hefty on the spot fines.Some of the cameras you would even see them placed on the...

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Coco Cay

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  • Not a Boring Port

    Coco Cay Things to Do

    When we booked this cruise I thought this would be the least fun port, but it turned out to be my favorite! I do not sit on the beach and tan. I would rather be exploring local culture and having new experiences of all kinds and this didn't look like a good spot for that. However, it turned out I just needed an attitude adjustment. Once I decided...

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  • Snorkeling on Coco Cay

    Coco Cay Things to Do

    I first thought I would pay for the kayak and snorkel combo for $60 so I could snorkel when I wasn't kayaking, but my brother suggested we bring our own gear and pay just the $38 for the kayaking. Amazon has sets for around the $33 it would cost to rent gear on the island and would give us the option to snorkel at our other ports also, so we did...

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  • Kayak Adventure Shore Excursion

    Coco Cay Things to Do

    Sea Kayaking was on the top of my shore excursion wish list and Coco Cay was the ideal place do fulfill that wish on this cruise. The cost was a reasonable $38 for 1 1/2 hours. There are two tour times, 9 am and 11 am. We went at 11 and went on shore at 9 so we had time to snorkel for an hour before going to Barefoot Beach where the kayaks are. The...

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Little San Salvador

  • Shopping on the Island

    Little San Salvador Shopping

    We had a few spare minutes at the end of our time on the island so we wandered around the Fort San Salvador Welcome Center where there were a few places to have a look around. As Half Moon Cay is an uninhabited island which comes alive only when a cruise ship is in port, it stands to reason that the only shopping opportunities are those which are...

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  • The Best of the Rest

    Little San Salvador Restaurants

    As previously mentioned, there are several bars on Half Moon Cay, with Captain Morgan's On the Rocks Bar having the most structural concept. There other 3 permanent bars are casual, open-air structures with a definite beach appeal.The "I Wish I Could Stay Here Forever" Bar is certainly an apt name and expression not only for the bar itself, but for...

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  • Grog Served Here!

    Little San Salvador Restaurants

    After engaging in some or all of the activities available on Half Moon Cay, you might find that you've developed quite a thirst. You won't have to return to your cruise ship to find a cool drink because there are 4 bars on the island to quench your thirst if it's just more than water that you have on your mind."Captain Morgan's On the Rocks Bar" is...

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Lucaya

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  • Lucaya National Park

    Lucaya Things to Do

    We wanted to get away from the crowds and experience a more natural part of the islands. We found the cheapest way to do what we wanted was to rent a car and drive out. The drive is an hour from the cruise ship. We had to have the car back by three, but had plenty of time to see the caves, swim and walk the beach and had the advantage of getting to...

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  • Pelican Bay at Lucaya

    Lucaya Hotels

    Sea Horse Road at Port Lucaya, Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • The Pub at Lucaya

    3 out of 5 stars

    Lucaya Restaurants

    While roaming around the Market we got hungry and stopped in here. The food was pretty good, prices about average, the view was great, people were friendly but the service was OK at best, but all in all not a bad place to eat. This place was rather busy, we thought it kind of suprising for Christmas time. We would eat here again, the food range was...

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Eleuthera Island

  • Cruise port

    Eleuthera Island General

    Princess Cays is another of the growing number of cruise ship sponsored ports that are open only to cruise passengers. I don't believe there is ever more than one ship in port since it is Princess' own port and I think two ships would overwhelm the small space. This is a tender port so you have to take a smaller boat to get to and from the island....

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  • Snorkeling

    Eleuthera Island Things to Do

    There is an area where you can snorkel from the beach or Princess had a boat trip you could take. There is a place to rent snorkel gear which is an extra cost, or like us you can bring your own. The snorkeling was OK here, nothing out of the ordinary but I understand that there is no reason to pay for the ship's excursion

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  • Lounge on the beach

    Eleuthera Island Things to Do

    Most people get off the ship and head to the private beach, only cruise passengers have access to this beach. The lounge chairs are free to use and there is plenty of shade to plant your lounge chair under. If you just can't stand the idea of mingling with all the riff raff from the ship, Princess also provides, at an extra cost naturally, private...

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North Bimini

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  • The Anchorage at Bimini Blue Water

    North Bimini Restaurants

    Restaurant sits on the top of a the rise looking out over the Gulf Stream. There is a bar with a TV and also tables. Service is attentive, and thoughtful. I had a wonderful lobster special and Bob had the catch of the day. The bread was hot and they gave us a pitcher of iced tea. There was lemon cake for desert.

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  • Bimini in need of refurbishing

    North Bimini General

    The people are very nice and helpful. This was our first trip there. We went for the weekend. This island has great potential but it is currently very run down. So many places are abandoned. The beaches are spectacular until you look up and notice that everyone dumps garbage on them. We saw bicycles, air conditioners , etc. dumped. The other end of...

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  • Relax

    North Bimini Things to Do

    Alice Town has a small museum which is interesting. There are some restaurnants and a lot of bars. You can take the water taxi to South Bimini and look for the Fountain of Youth that is supposed to be over there. You can walk down to the point where there is a cemetery. You can buy Bimini bread and coconut candy or T-shirts at the Straw...

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Norman's Cay

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  • MacDuff's Bar & Grille

    Norman's Cay Restaurants

    The only place to eat on the island where someone else does the cooking is MacDuffs. We dinghied in one afternoon, and had drinks at the bar (didn't eat there). Bob had a sprite and I had a rum revenge without the rum. (Pineapple, orange & coconut). It was very good. During the super bowl, there was a super bowl party here, and the revelers tried...

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  • The Downfall of a Drug Dealer

    Norman's Cay General

    In 1977, a Columbian of German ancestory named Carlos Lehder, who was a part of the Medellin cocaine Cartel, bought a villa on Norman's Cay. Carlos was apparently a quite a forceful flamboyant character with big ideas. His idea was that drug running could be even more profitable if small planes were used to fly cocaine in to the States, rather than...

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  • MacDuff's is IT

    Norman's Cay Restaurants

    The only place to eat on the island where someone else does the cooking is MacDuffs. We dinghied in one afternoon, and had drinks at the bar (didn't eat there). Bob had a sprite and I had a rum revenge without the rum. (Pineapple, orange & coconut). It was very good.During the super bowl, there was a super bowl party here, and the revelers tried to...

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Alice Town

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  • Red Lion

    Alice Town Restaurants

    We heard about the Red Lion Pub from the local people. In those days it was in a house. Lots of locals ate there. The service was somewhat disconnected. The lady that took our order didn't bring it, and we asked someone else, and then both of them brought it so we had two. I had calamari and Bob had snapper. The food was good

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  • Family restaurant

    Alice Town Restaurants

    I have not been to this restaurant - I understand that they announce what they have and you order from that.Across from the Bimini Big Game Fishing Club and Hotel, this diminutive, 12-seat dining room delivers huge helpings of ribs and seafood and is noted for its green turtle steaks.

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  • Nicest restaurant in Bimini

    Alice Town Restaurants

    Restaurant sits on the top of a the rise looking out over the Gulf Stream. Service is attentive, and thoughtful. It is cool and has a nice viewI had a wonderful lobster special and Bob had the catch of the day. The bread was hot and they gave us a pitcher of iced tea. There was lemon cake for desert.

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Great Stirrup Cay

  • Simply lay in the sun or take a dip in...

    Great Stirrup Cay Things to Do

    NCL has a great private island experience. Once you tender over to the island from the ship they serve a beach lunch complete with live music. The beach is lovely. The water was cool the day we were there so we did not snorkel. There were other people snorkeling though.

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  • Do Not .........

    Great Stirrup Cay Warnings and Dangers

    Do not drink the tap water on the island. While there are signs posted all over people still do it and then they get sick. Shuck out a few bucks and buy the bottled water. In the long run it is a lot cheaper then the possible medical bills!

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  • Eat drink and be jolly!

    Great Stirrup Cay Things to Do

    While on the island you can take advantage of the BBQ that NCL puts on for the cruisers. This is included for no fee and is pretty darn good. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, and assorted sides and deserts. There are picnic tables scattered all over so we snagged one in the shade. At least it started out in the shade. There is also a nice little band...

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Great Guana Cay

  • Albury's Ferry Service

    Great Guana Cay Transportation

    Unless you decide to rent a boat, or arrive by one, there’s only 1 way to get around from Cay to Cay. Albury'’s Ferry. From their ‘hub’ in Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco island (where the airport is located), they travel to and from the various cays several times each day. The company was founded in 1959, and is still owned and operated by the Albury...

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  • Guana Seaside Village

    Great Guana Cay Hotels

    Great Guana Cay, , Great Abaco Island, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Best Place to Watch the Sunset

    Great Guana Cay Restaurants

    We never had the opportunity to eat at Guana Sunset, but I can tell you, their house rum drink, the Guana Grabber, is aptly named! A yummy concoction of Rum (of course!) and various fruit juices, they are delicious, and deadly.Another special feature about Guana Sunset is their weekly Pot Luck. Each Wednesday evening, all you need to do is bring a...

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Marsh Harbour

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  • Cracker P's Bar & Gril

    Marsh Harbour Restaurants

    You can only get here by boat it sit's on 7 acres sea to sea with beaches on both sides beautifully landscaped with extensive lawns and a nature trail to take you to the other side. The restaurant sits 16' in the air with spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic ocean and the surounding Cays. The food is all grilled in thier open...

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  • Abaco Club on Winding Bay

    Marsh Harbour Hotels

    PO Box AB20571, Marsh Harbour, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Ice Cream and More

    Marsh Harbour Restaurants

    Jamies place is a very quiet and clean place not 3 minutes from my apartment. The people working there are very friendly and they allow you to order and take away your food. The dishes are a mix of American and Bahamian including eggs and pancakes, fish dishes, salads, fruit dishes and veggie omelettes. The place is a great place to unwind and...

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Abaco Island

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    Oct 26, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Due to Hurricane Sandy, travel is not advised to the Bahamas at this time. There is good news to report though. Lynden Pindling International Airport has re-opened. Check with your carriers directly about any reservations you have.

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