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  1. Tiffany Humphrey
    12 Oct 2021
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    I’ve been to the Bahamas 3 times and all by way of cruise. The island is very beautiful. We only got to stop and see a private island (Great Stirrup Cay) on day 2 and then on day 3 went to Nassau. I will say the Bahamas is pretty pricey when purchasing goods. I do understand that their cargo comes from the United States to they have to make a profit where they can. As soon as you step foot off the boat, make sure you have some cash handy because babbbby they are true hustlers. They will get that coin by any means necessary lol. I love the culture there and the beaches are so relaxing. The second time I went to Bimini Bahamas. There was a fee to enter that beach I believe it was $10 and they did have free activities for you to do like paddle boarding. Overall the food was great and the people are very nice.

  2. Partnerships Test
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    30 Sep 2021
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    Going to Bahamas in a few months. I can’t wait

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    29 Aug 2021
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    Bahamas is my go to for relaxation! The water is clear as the sky and the people are so friendly,
    I love it here!

  4. ADUKE
    23 Apr 2021
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    A Young Black professionals Week-end!
    Cruise experience, 3 days 2 nights
    Royal Caribbean cruise from Miami to Cococay to Nassau
    An Amazing experience !!!! The boat is like a luxury hôtel, with a pool, spa, basketball court, gym, activities for kids and adults, five stars services.

    Food is free onboard during your journey
    You can purchase drinks or food packages for bars and specific restaurants.

    Day 1
    A day on a private island “Perfect day Cococay” only for Royal Caribbean cruise clients
    So pool party on Perfect day Cococay? Private island?

    Day 2
    Nassau visit
    -Island tour by bus
    -local kraft market
    -Food market
    -beach

    There are endless possible activities you can participate in and the nightlife is booming!

    Enjoy the vibe and book a cruise as soon as possible.
    It worth it! I will book one again for sure.

  5. KimKay
    18 Apr 2021
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    I have done several local city tours of Nassau with several different local tour guides. It seems that they all show you only the poorer parts of the city. I’ve never seen any of the more prosperous sides of the city, except for the tour of the Paradise Island Resort. If you stay near the cruise port, you can find some good deals on merchandise. It is a good place to get designer items for a cheaper price.

  6. guygarb
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    31 Dec 2020
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    Nothing like getting the joy of talking about my home country. The good thing about the Bahamas is that you are not limited to or have to feel restricted by a lack of place to visit. Being such an extensive country with over 700 islands and keys for you to soak in and create your own adventure.

    There’s so much to do starting by visiting the capital city of New Providence located on Nassau. Now if you are a person that likes the standard tourist activities I think Nassau would be fantastic for you. But there’s stuff you can do that’s just as fun on the other islands. Like if you were to visit my island Eleuthera you can visit the pink sand beaches of Harbour Island, ride wild horses, go out for some amazing eats at our local spots. A personal favourite of mine is going to Light House Beach in South Eleuthera almost to the very end of the island and feeling like I have a beach fully designed for me with complete remote access and privacy. Plus there’s the opportunity to hike old ruins, enjoy a community of people that look like you and that welcome you as if you were a traveling cousin.

    You will certainly get this sort of feeling visiting any of our islands with the Flamingos, Iguanas, the lush tropical vegetation. Really, depending on what your mood calls for you can feel like you’re in your own alternate reality or at the centre of the Caribbean universe. There’s a reason why people buy homes and come back every year. Being so close to America you get to use the same currency and benefit from having access to the same amenities while feeling like your’e removed from the hustle and bustle of North America.

    Go on a random trail on your atv, so deep water fishing, lounge on the beach for your best instagram shot, party at the clubs in the capital city and feel like a local celeb. Just go, you won’t regret it.

  7. Heather_Shoats
    29 Dec 2020
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    The Bahamas!!! Paradise Island was beautiful!

    In light of the restrictions and curfew is at 10 pm all was well.

    I booked a trip with RIU resorts my flight and hotel (all inclusive was right at $750 I was here for 4 days 3 nights)
    When I landed I took a taxi to the resort straight from the airport, very safe and easy the Bahamas does not have rideshare so a taxi is the safest route.

    When arriving at RIU on paradise island I was treated with the utmost respect, everything was explained to me in great detail and I was taken to my room. The hotel sits right on the water so my views were nothing shy of amazing. Most nights I slept with my window open to have the warm breeze fill my area. I loved it.

    In the resort, we were accommodated with music at the pool during the day, in the evening inside music and a DJ, bar open 24/7, beach volleyball, and yoga. You couldn’t beat it the food also was amazing!

    I did leave the resort a few times to immerse myself in the culture, plaza and malls were open since everyone was shopping for the holiday. Our currency ratio with the Bahamas is 1 to 1 so nothing felt like a discount in that manner.

    You must see and go to “the fish fry” it is a strip of restaurants for local food make sure to eat conch salad, the baked macaroni, snapper, lobster ALL OF IT. I will definitely miss the food.

    My taxi driver Scorpio is a well-known driver on the island so ask around if you can for him he will be sure to take you around the city, show you a bit of history, stop by the KFC (taste way better than in the US) and rum cake factory lol.

    For excursions due to COVID, many were on pause because the island was opening right back up but I would say don’t plan your excursions ahead of time, have an idea but when you land ask the people around and your taxi driver. They usually have better insight on who to trust and way better deals than the preset excursions you’ll see online.

    I will be uploading a vlog to youtube on this trip soon.

    RIU: https://www.riu.com/en/hotel/bahamas/paradise-island/hotel-riu-palace-paradise-island/index.jsp

  8. _DjElroy
    20 Oct 2020
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    Dec 2017 I traveled to the Bahamas on a New Year’s Eve Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas! Didn’t get a chance to do much since I was with my family of 10+ with kids & babies so as a family we went to a beach & hung out at the beach all day until it was time to head back to the boat!

  9. Ariana Fiorello-Omotosho
    18 Oct 2020
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    I love the Bahamas! The first time I went, was during a cruise with my aunt. We went to Atlantis, and the best part, was when the Miss Universe contestants strutted down the hall of the hotel and I was able to meet/high five almost every country!

  10. Ashley_J_Jackson
    14 Oct 2020
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    Bahamas was my first trip booked after completing undergrad in 2014. I chose a cruise and got a passport card instead of an official passport at the time. The nagive Bahamian people were very friendly and the food and drinks at all the stops were on point. If I visit again I would define fly in instead of a cruise to be able to see and do more but a cruise is a great introduction to travel for those who don’t have a passport or aren’t comfortable flying yet.

  11. M.e.k
    25 Aug 2020
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    There’s so much to do in Nassau. I stayed at the Hilton Colonnial and it’s right in the centre of town. Everywhere you want to be is only a short walk away! There’s a really cool gamers store next door to the hotel where you can play arcade games and they also offer Virtual reality experiences. We payed for 2 VR games and they gave us an extra one for free! If you would like something a bit more cultural, please visit the Slavery Museum in town. It was only $3 to get in and it was worth every single penny!! It was an eye opening experience and a really good way to learn about the history of Nassau and open your eyes to its Slavery history. The actual building of the slavery museum used to be a slave auction house. Junkanoo beach is also a really nice beach if you want to relax on the beach. There’s sooo many huts selling food and there’s so much choice of different dishes. I sat on the beach with some amazing authentic Jerk chicken and mac n cheese with reggae blasting in the background- it was perfect. A little further up from Junkanoo beach is the fish fry. Again, loads of restaurants there and they all specialise in seafood. The Conch salad there will blow you away! During my stay in the Bahamas we also headed up to Paradise beach (next to Atlantis) the sand on that beach is absolutely beautiful. We hired beach chairs for $10 apiece and the guys on the beach really looked after us. They sell coconuts for $20 with unlimited rum punch all day….and trust me, your coconut is never empty. They are so good with coming over to refill your drink. We spent the whole day there and struggled to walk afterwards haha! My favourite thing to do in Nassau was the boat trip, which was such a highlight for us! It’s organised by Nassau Boat tours. The boat picked us up from the dock at 10am and returned us at 6pm. Again there was unlimited rum punch allllll day (tip: make sure you eat breakfast prior). Captain Angelo really looked after us well. There was music blasting all day and we even let us connect so we could play our own music also. He took us on a tour of all the celebrity mansions around the Bahamas, we went snorkelling and we also swam with turtles. Finally he took us to Rose island. That island is completely STUNNING and there was no one else on the beach, we had the whole place to ourselves. The water was crystal clear and it was literally pure paradise.
    I’ve been to the Bahamas quite a few times and it still remains one of my favourite places in the world, I can’t wait to go back!

  12. Tambari
    29 Jul 2020
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    Whenever I visit Nassau, I always make sure to make time to visit under the bridge to Paradise Island. If you want delicious local food, that is THE spot! Especially if you’re into seafood. I recommend going in the day time. Caution: The last time I visited, there was a mad homeless man roaming the area. Unfortunately, having grown up in Nigeria, I wasn’t too bothered by him. I usually order the food to go. I’m telling you, you won’t regret it…that is if you like seafood!

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    29 Jun 2020
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    I booked so many things on TripAdvisor lol (I got excited). I booked a party tour boat that took us from Cable Beach to Balmoral Island (so beautiful). So much fun, drinks & music were included on the boat. Went swimming with the dolphins on Balmoral Island! But they didn’t let us take pics on our phone because they had a photographer on site that you could pay to get your photos. Booked a catamaran for a day at the Bahamar for I think $30 or $40 per person. It was really relaxing just to be sprawled out on a boat in the middle of the clear blue ocean. Nightlife was great too! Everyone knows black people can party lol. Police presence was there too in the tourist areas at night so it felt safe. However, I will say we were out pretty late and the amount of taxis were reduced to almost zero in the area we were in (keep that in mind). A kind police officer gave us a ride back to our hotel since it was late & we couldn’t find a taxi.

  14. chauncey06
    14 May 2020
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    Well relaxed, lovely beaches and access to natural animals.

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    15 Apr 2020
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    I went there with a cruise so I only spend the day.
    It’s was very beautiful, people are so nice.
    I went to the beach, the water was crystal clear.
    You can do a lot of activities like motorcycle, quad.
    You can go on a beach with pigs.
    €€

  16. muhammaamrlegend
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    03 Mar 2020
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    Atlantis was absolutely the best vacation! Definitely paradise ? The resort was the Cove at Atlantis and it was amazing. The water park was epic! It was actually included with the resort. The Atlantis aquarium had so many beautiful fish, sharks , dolphins , and turtles. The food and restaurants were delicious. From the beach bars to the five star restaurants. Only bad thing about the vacation is that we had to leave. Can’t wait to go back! The total cost for two for 4 nights and 5 days was about 2800.

  17. Willianaashley
    24 Jan 2020
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    I absolutely love the Bahamas! Not sure if its the drinks, clear waters, or friendly people I love the best. I’ve been to the Bahamas 3 times and each time I say “I am living my best life”. My first and last time to the Bahamas was on a Royal Carribbean cruise and we stopped in Nassau and Royal Carribbean’s private island ‘Cococay’. If you’ve never been to the Bahamas and just want a little taste…the best way to do it is on a cruise ship…it will leave you wanting more! My favorite spots to hit up is Señor Frogs, Atlantis, and Jankanoo beach. One thing people may not know is that you don’t need to say at Atlantis to enter. There are day passes so you can enjoy it just as much as a guest. 10/10 overall!

  18. Deshante32
    07 Jan 2020
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    The bahamas was a beautiful trip! This was the first trip that we took our children on, so we stayed at Atlantis. It was the perfect hotel for children. They had a ball at the water park and so did we. My mother, sister and my sister’s family and children also joined us, so it was a very memorable. We all had a blast! The food was delicious and the Bahamians were so welcoming and nice. The food and items were a bit pricier than we were used too while traveling. It was like being in America because their currency is equal to ours which was nice seeing them have pride in the value of their money.

  19. BeezyB_A
    31 Dec 2019
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    Love. We went for the pig excursion to Exuma and got so much more. we went to the port where the cruise ships docked for lunch …good but overpriced. definitely go on the side streets to get food. The KFC chicken was BOMB..way different from the states!!!!! we ventured to get food by walking to FISH FRY… a place where lots of restaurants are. do it ! the local bars are bomb too…basically any bar where the port is jumps!. What i can remember..Senor Frogs was popping..and anywhere on that street.

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    06 Dec 2019
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    Nassau, you owe me nothing! My husband and I spent our honeymoon here. We stayed at the BahaMar hotel. The beaches are beautiful, local food is fresh and tasty and the conch stands are plentiful-if you’re a seafood lover then you wont be disappointed with the food selection! Staying at the Hotel, we ate exclusively at the 3 Tides restaurant only because the food was so good and the hospitality was great. The fishfry is a great place to find local food in the downtown area- I recommend Twin Brothers, Drifters and Oh Andros.

  21. ce3.travels
    06 Dec 2019
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    Feels so comfortable being there. The people are welcoming and you just feel positive vibes the entire visit. Would Recommend for all couples to visit!

  22. Tracilex
    15 Nov 2019
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    The Bahamas completely stole my heart. There are a lot of stuff to do but for sure check out the exuma islands that’s where you get to swim with the pigs and sharks. We did a atv tour of the island which was just spectacular, learned about the history and got a feel for the local culture. The only five star restaurant on the island is called the greycliff and the food there is ahmazing! The prices aren’t too high either. We stayed at an all inclusive hotel(the riu)so we did not spend much on food outside of that. A great spot for lunch is the poop deck and make sure to check out the fish fry if u want to get away from touristy stuff and mingle with the locals.

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    07 Nov 2019
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    For my 25th Birthday, I decided to travel to the Bahamas for the 2nd time. This time, I stayed at the Grand Lucayan which was a beautiful resort hotel located on the beach. My stay was breath-taking. I was able to relax on the beach, attend a fun carnival parade (that was walking distance I might add) and swim with pigs! I was also able to find a Haitian restaurant that turns into a night club at night! (As you probably, suspected, those are my people lol). The entire experience of the Bahamas truly made my 25th birthday a trip to remember.

  24. CorrinaLovesToTravel
    04 Nov 2019
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    My fav hands down! Everything about this place I love! Beautiful beaches, fresh seafood, wonderful live music, plenty of bars and shops. The overall culture is amazing! You can rent 4 wheelers to ride around the city! The company I used was J & S Scooter ATV’s Chasing Charters. They charge $210 for a 4 hour rental. You can book it directly through TripAdvisor. Very easy! Atlantis is like a city of its own with a beautiful casino! And don’t forget Junkanoo if you love live instruments and dancing! Custom made costumes that will blow your mind! You don’t want to miss!

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    08 Oct 2019
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    Ive been to the Bahamas on a cruise and was upset because I wanted to stay, so I decided to plan a vacations for the experience and I must say I was not disappointed. We strayed away from nassau and did Freeport instead which is more relaxing with your significant other and very cultural. This trip was very affordable and worth it! We were able to experience the culture as well as enjoy the beauty of it all. We attended one of their festivals called Goombay festival which was free to enter, but food was available for purchase. This festival was amazing. We experienced their food, their bands, their cultural dance, and was able to see how they crack a snail! We did a bunch of tours which was less than $100 and one was to their crystal beach! When I say the water was crystal clear i mean it, also included was The under ground bat cave w/ live bats which was amazing as well… Whatever resort you stay in they will have a tourist station to schedule any tour you desire​

    Freeport Bahamas is a must visit

  26. Tracey_Bostic
    10 Sep 2019
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    I took a family vacation cruise with my children to Nassau Bahamas. We were so tired of the ship’s food and wanted real Bahamian cuisine. We asked a man walking by the dock where we could get something good to eat. Turns out he worked at a local radio station. He told us to take a dollar cab to Arawak Cay. We went in the cab with entire Louis Vuitton lining including visors to Arawak Cay. There was a strip of restaurants so we hopped around. We had conch fritters outside at one place. Amazing! We sat down for shrimp, cassava and rice. It was the best meal I ever had. Everything was so fresh. Eating in Arawak Cay was more than food it was an experience.
    The Bahamas was the first country I had ever been to. The people were warm and welcoming. I pray for the people of the Bahamas and they they rebuild even stronger.

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    29 Aug 2019
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    Nassau seems to get the most hype, however, if you’re looking for a more relaxing vacation then I would suggest visiting the Exumas instead. The Exumas are a set of tiny islands further south of Nassau, and you can travel there by plane or ferry depending whether you fly straight in or island hop. I flew straight into the Exumas airport and spent a few days at the all-inclusive Sandals Emerald Bay. The couples only resort is very laid back and and known for its exquisite seaside golf course, also home to the PGA Web.com Tour. As an all-inclusive the costs are pricey but you get a nice variety of included water sports and food/drinks at their 11 restaurants and 6 bars. Again, this resort is more on the quiet side so I would recommend it to couples looking for a romantic getaway rather than a spring break destination.

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    20 Aug 2019
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    Welcome to Paradise baby- Home of Sun, Sand & Sea!

    The Bahamas is my birth country, consisting on 700 islands and cays. I’ve traveled to a few islands including Andros, Nassau, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Cay, Bimini and Harbour island.

    Here in The Bahamas you will meet some of the nicest people in the world, enjoy great food and activities such as snorkeling, swimming with the pigs, jet ski riding, bonefishing etc.

    Be sure to checkout some of our popular dishes, such as peas n rice, cracked Conch, conch salad which out native beer
    We are waiting to serve you!
    Please feel free to visit my IG page @Dachae.Ells for pics and vids of my hometown.

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    22 Jul 2019
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    Bahamas FOOD is amazing!!!! I know Bahamas was under a travel advisory especially in areas of Fish Fry. But as long as you travel in a group and go in day time, you’ll be alright. This is usually when I went.I was in Nassau Bahamas ?? and at the time we went there was a travel advisory of potential robbery in those areas, Fish Fry. The advisory was also to be aware of certain water crafts activities making sure that the place was authorized before you booked. Fish fry is truly amazing. True authentic food. I have been to Twin brothers, las ondras and the little shop right next door that has sold conch salad. The BEST conch salad. The food was delicious and it’s something you can not find in the states. I truly like twin brothers when I first visited before the renovations. I believe it has changed since then and has become over hyped. Next time I go I do plan on visiting a brand new restaurant. My favorite thing to look forward to in going to bahamas is the food. And the crystal blue waters.

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    15 Jul 2019
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    i’m an island girl but I have yet to come across an island as beautiful and relaxing as Exuma, The Bahamas. The place is truly a gem. There are endless places around Great Exuma to go for a swim but the true beauty lies in visiting the Exuma Cays. The place is perfect for taking a small boat out with family or a significant other. If you want to enjoy a little bit more activity I suggest taking a full or half day tour with Exuma Water Sports Company. I took a half day tour with the company and was able to Swim with the Pigs, visit Iguana Island and swim at Batchelor Island all within a few hours. The crew was great and they provided unlimited Sands beers during the trip. Exuma is a must go!!!

  31. selinarachelmendez
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    I stayed in Nassau, Bahamas with a girlfriend. While we had an amazing time, it was very strange to be in a black country and still experience racial discrimination. We’re both medium or lighter in tone, so I don’t think that it was colourism, but purely just the fact that we were obviously black. We stayed at an adults only (Warwick Paradise Island) and the other black women who worked there were constantly giving us dirty looks, trying to prevent us from eating in the dining room, and generally making life miserable for us. It was super disappointing because we were looking forward to being around our people in the islands.

    There were a lot of good points and we experienced some really wonderful treatment by some folks, but of course mistreatment like that stands out the most.

  32. Shenicquia
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    While Exumas is beautiful it is very expensive so be prepared to open that wallet. I stayed in Exuma for 3 nights and Nassau for 1 night. The flights between the two islands are about 30 minutes long and cost anywhere from $60-$120 depending on when you book them, you can also take a speedboat. I stayed at Club Peace N Plenty in Georgetown which was about $179 per night and booked all of my excursions through the hotel. We did a full day tour with Aquaquest and I would definitely recommend them. The tour consisted of swimming with the pigs, swimming with nurse sharks on compass cay, visiting iguana beach, having lunch on a sandbar, snorkeling at Pablo Escobar’s sunken drug plane, snorkeling with turtles, and Bahamian lunch buffet at a restaurant on the water. The tour cost $250 per person, and each company has different price packages for their tours and they range from $180-$379 per person so it depends on your budget. Exuma is very quiet and laid back so I wouldn’t recommend going there to party, moreso to relax and enjoy the island. While in Nassau we stayed at the SLS Baha Mar and the cost ranges from $250-$500/night very pricey but worth it. Everything that you need and want while on vacation is avaible at the resort, so you definitely get what you pay for. They have tons of restaurants and shops, food trucks, 7 pools, a nightclub, a flamingo pond with a flamingo parade daily, and private beach access. All in all a great place to visit, getting there is cheap but once you’re there, not so much.

  33. kat.theo
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    I loved every single thing. You must go to long island if you love to be secluded. I loved the people and the food and the tours. We went to Exuma to swim with the pigs and it was great. We also recommend you go paddle boarding and swimming with the sharks. The water is so clear, calm and warm. I loved every second. Check out Cape Santa Maria

  34. Nerrissa
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    I’ve been to the Bahamas twice and I will definitely go back for a third, fourth or let me just say I’ll go back whenever I have the chance ?

    In Nassau we did the Blue Lagoon Beach Break. A tender takes you to Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of beach going along with a free grilled lunch. The weather was perfect. We also did parasailing at Paradise Island. The crew was so nice they even invited us to stay on the boat. We had the chance to visit and swim ta private beach just at the corner of Atlantis. Afterwards we visited a local food restaurant named Frankie gone Bananas. They have the best rice and peas and fried fish!!! Be aware , they serving big plates/ dish, meaning a lot of food. I was in shock when I saw how big my fish was and the amount of plantains that get served next to your dish.

    What I love about Bahamas is the crystal clear Beaches it offers. Perfect for relaxation

  35. Travelanista
    21 May 2019
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    Overall, the Bahamas was a cool trip. The flight to get there was super affordable. I found a deal around 300 dollars, round trip from DCA. However, that’s where the affordability stopped for me. Lol. The cost of my room at an all inclusive resort (breezes) was 300 per night and 400 per night for non-inclusive resort (Baha mar SLS) . The food inside of Baha mar ran me 80 dollars for a flat bread pizza, wings and fries. In short, prepare to spend money when in the Bahamas. It was easy to bargain on excursion prices on the beach and local food was pretty affordable. I’d recommend taking the bus as taxis run about 20 bucks for a 10 min ride which can certainly add up! I hope this helps -Travelanista

  36. dwyane_wave
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    I’ve been to the Bahamas quite of few times and every single time I get my “breathe of fresh air.” Nassau is where my family has stayed twice and also visited on a cruise. Whether spending a week or a day there is lovely. I personally enjoyed all the beaches and most importantly the fruit. We always traveled in July and the weather was warm every single day. So if you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to sit back and relax… book that Bahamas trip immediately!

  37. Ashlarn
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    Nassau is always the same every time I go. Amazing! Weather is always sunny and hot, good vibes from the locals, delicious food etc. make sure to go to the “Fish Fry” preferably at night around 7/8 for the best local food and they have live music etc. a lot of celebrities stay at the Atlantis but the new Bahamar is taking all of the business now. The new resort is super nice and much more modern compared to Atlantis. Both resorts are expensive.

  38. KeyshiaKior
    27 Feb 2019
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    Such a beautiful place to stay ! Warm weather, gorgeous water, white sand and surrounded by happy people ! What’s better than that ?

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    The islands are everyone favorite place to visit, and Bahamas is definitely mine. The minute you step onto the warm, breezy soil, you feel the majestic, relaxing vibes. It is insane. It is beautiful, peaceful, and the best place to reset. Depending on what island you go to, you can experience many different things. For fun, city, yet ocean, music life, go to Nassau. The people are warm and happy, there are many local spots that have both local and american food with amazing mixed drinks. If you want different excursions, you can also do that there, or you can go out to the Exuma islands. There you can swim with the pigs, sharks, and iguanas, all while drinking, listening to island music and eating amazing food at the yacht club. I used coastline adventures, and they fly you from Nassau to Exuma (40mins), then a boat captain will pick you up and you’ll be in the boat all day, stopping at different islands and sandbars, and seeing the pigs/sharks. The fish and lobster as as fresh as they can be. It is an experience of a lifetime in the Bahamas!

  40. DEEONUH
    20 Feb 2019
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    The review is going to be tailored to my stay at The Atlantis Resort.

    Resort it self is BIG, well kept, but overrated. My mother had to stay here so we made it happen (Family Vacation). Now I prefer to stay at a location that is walkable and easy to access sights. But due to her choice, I didn’t get to see much of the island.

    This resort has a decent sized water park. Which is the main attraction (included in your stay). You can purchase a day pass if you are staying off site. Also heavy traffic when the cruises dock into Nassau. Closes at 6pm.

    Food Very expensive! Expect to pay a 20% tax on all of your meals at the resort. We ate at Jimmy Buffets down the road a lot.

    You can take a boat from Atlantis into downtown Nassau. Its about 4 dollars each way. But limited hours.

    Taxi’s are pricey. Usually cost you about 8 to 10 dollars a person. Especially at night. There is also a bridge toll you will have to pay when coming into Paradise Island.

    Resort is about 40 mins from the airport. Try to arrange transportation to and from ahead of time.

    I would love to go back and explore the island more. In my opinion, visit Atlantis for one day. Then enjoy the island.

  41. Cocoa517
    08 Feb 2019
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    I’ve been to Nassau and Exuma. In Nassau, I rode the jet skis and it was absolutely amazing! There is not cut off as to how far you can go out. I do not know how to swim and I am afraid of the ocean but with the help of the guys out there and my friends, I was able to face my fears. If you visit Exuma, make sure you go check out the wild bores, the sting rays and the iguanas. Both cities were relaxing but Nassau is the party city and Exuma is more laid back and relaxing. Good food too! Get some conch.

  42. 2stepglobal
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    I stayed at the Beaches resort in Bahamas. The resort had alot to do, water sports, a trapeze, a climbing wall, kept me busy. The beach was lovely, not choppy and ofcourse very blue, very relaxing. The food at the resort was sufficient. There were times I felt like the entertainment was for an older crowd but there were other nights the entertainment was quite entertaining. I went downtown Nassau for a little but didn’t stay long, wish I got to try more local food, next time I guess. Perhaps the resort now has more local dishes…

  43. Sthele
    28 Dec 2018
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    I went to Freeport, Nassau on a cruise ( Royal Caribbean) I had so much fun !!! The cruise was about $250 from Riviera Beach,FL to The Bahamas. The entire trip was affordable . It was three days and two nights. I enjoyed myself on the boat. When I got to the island, I had the opportunity to go on a boat ride to see where the wealthy people lives. Their houses was so beautiful i was also able to purchase souvenirs from local vendors and taste their food . The beach was also beautiful.

  44. Remstar
    28 Dec 2018
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    I stayed at the Atlantis for a weekend getaway with ex bae and some friends.. there are lots of things you can do when you stay on the resort especially being so close to the beach,we did nothing but parasail,rent jet skis that we didn’t want to return and try to get blacker than we already were. The inside of the Atlantis is beautiful so there’s always something amazing to look at . Food was good but I would have like it a little spicier. Lol. All in all it’s a great spot to get away for a quick trip.

  45. Ajackson219
    15 Dec 2018
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    You can’t go wrong in paradise island. The Atlantis is so big with so many activities to do, you basically don’t want to leave the resort to do anything else. This is definitely a place to bring the entire family to have a ball. Will be planning a trip to come back here real soon.

  46. Crecia
    28 Nov 2018
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    I absolutely fell in LOVE with The Bahamas! While visiting we stayed at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, which has only been open for a year, and it’s absolutely AMAZING!! The staff was so friendly and there to meet our every need!! We took a day trip with s tour company called Hidden Beaches, which took us to Allen’s Cay to feed the Bohemian Rock Iguanas, Compass Cay to swim with the sharks, Big Major Cay to swim with the pigs, lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club, and to the Sand Bar! Everything was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! We also visited Clifton Heritage Park (must go) and Queens Staircase, both rich in history!! I must warn you though, when visiting The Bahamas be prepared to spend $$ lol!! But it’s definitely worth it!!!

  47. Jesstravel
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    Whether you are a beach bum or looking for some ocean adventure. The Bahamas is a great place to start. The people are super friendly. And the food is awesome! Great spring break trip or couples vacations

  48. Amber.doll
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    I love the Bahamas. I’ve been four times. It’s a great place to visit by cruise. If you have children it’s the best option. The downside is the locals all have some type of hustle so sometimes it’s hard to relax. The food is amazing. The water sports are great and they will bargain with you. Parasailing is a must! The drinks are strong sip slow lol

  49. brittwat14
    05 Nov 2018
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    Bahamas is a great weekend trip , me and my husband went to Nassau and exuma AKA pig beach . If you stay at the Comfort suites paradise island its right next to Atlantis you will receive the same benefits . Access to the water park for a cheaper rate also there a aquarmen in the Atlantis i think during the day time you have to pay . I know after 5pm its free and if you stay at the comfort suites it will be free before or after 5pm . Pig beach (exuma)you would have to fly there from Nassau / ( flamingo air) about a 35-40 min flight . I booked everything thru staniel rentals.com the cost is $300 per person for pig beach /swimming with nurse sharks at compass cay , iguana beach , sand bar . This will be for 8hr so allay .This is not an island to really stay for more then a day . 1 day is enough .

  50. Jalecia
    25 Oct 2018
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    Bahamas is a vacation meant for relaxation and romance. You will experience some the best breathtaking views that a beach can offer. Majority of the excursions revolve around the beach (horseback riding on the beach, parasailing, jet skis, watching the sunset). I also went to the Aquaventure Waterpark in the Bahamas, it’s very overpriced. If you have Waterparks near you, it’s not worth paying $160-$175 per person. The positive about the Waterpark is the infamous Leap of Faith slide and riding through a shark tank. I’m from Florida, so beaches and waterparks surround me soooo not exactly new and exciting for me. However, if you’re looking for a relaxing weekend get-away to get away from life, then come here!!!

  51. Ayesha
    23 Oct 2018
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    Went to Freeport and Nassau as a cruise trip in August 2012. Went snorkeling with tropical fishes and sharks, enjoyed the day at Junkanoo beach, shopping, and eating conch fritters. The locals were friendly.

  52. BoogieAbroad
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    Bahamas is definitely Worthy of a visit, I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures & videos and want to pet the pigs too by now. If you haven’t heard of Exuma google it

    I have visited 2 islands in the group of populated islands (Nassau and Freeport) and I must say it’s enjoyable but not my personal fan favorite.

    I’m huge into the water activites such as scuba diving, free diving, boat tours. So that is worth the visit for that part, the daytime activities are either around water or going into the jungles with guides I suggest and finding waterfalls . So both still around water.

    From what I experienced living wise, it can be pricey to do stuff versus other islands and places I have been compared to so a tight budget experience this might not be the best place to turn up.

    Do a cruise here tho, that’s a good enough time

  53. saboagye
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    14 Aug 2018
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    This is the perfect location for a quick getaway! I stayed in Nassau and did a day trip to Exuma which was the highlight of our trip. I would definetly recommended it! We booked the excursion through Coast Line Adventures. The flight was booked seperately. It was quick, about 30 min or so. We arrived around 9:30am and left around 7pm. The excursion included visiting a sand bar, Pig Beach, Compass Cay to swim with nurse sharks, and Thunder Grotto. Pig Beach was great! The tour guides gave us bread to feed the pigs and it was fun to watch how well they swim. Swimming with the nurse sharks was also exciting. It wasn’t as scary as I thought. They were not aggressive and did not bite (unless you put your hand in their mouth!). Thunder Grotto was absolutely beautiful! The water was an incredible aqua that glowed, illuminating the cave. If you’re visiting the Bahamas a day trip to Exuma is well worth it!

  54. Mako316
    12 Aug 2018
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    In the Bahamas I stayed at the Atlantis resort. Very nice resort, a little to crowded with children but would be great if I have kids. The resort is very nice with plenty of things to do. They have a casino downstairs and a fantastic aquarium nearby. You can also swim with dolphins or just relax at the beach. Its a nice location especially if you have children. They have tons of stuff for kids there. The food is good and the service is good as well. Lots of shops to get souvenirs or items to remember your trip. The Bahamas is always a good idea.

  55. Princess_Toya
    11 Aug 2018
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    Bahamas was the perfect place to chill and do such fun activities ❤️

  56. Nburro2
    07 Aug 2018
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    I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to Bahamas quite a few times, all via Carnival Cruises. I recently went last month on a family vacation and enjoyed it even more than usual. We were fortunate enough to not only stop at one Bahamas city but two. We stopped at Half Moon Cay as well as Freeport. I believe Half Moon Cay may be a private Bahamas island only open to people traveling there through the cruise. Upon arriving there the cruise goers had not only the entire beach to ourselves but there was also a tropical bar close by as well as a picnic area where we were able to indulge in an amazing buffet. The second destination we stopped at was Freeport Bahamas which is a pretty popular city in Bahamas. While here not only did I enjoy the beach, but I also had the opportunity to swim with dolphins which was by far one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I personally always advise that if you’re going to visit Bahamas then be sure to do so on a cruise, it’s deifirley a place that you can get a feel for in a few hours, I fear that if I were to ever visit Bahamas separately that I may run out of things to do.

  57. Kiss04
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    04 Aug 2018
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    I seriously fell IN LOVE with The Bahamas. My friends and I stayed at the Warwick All Inclusive Resort (Adults only) and the service was beyond great. The resort was located in Paradise Island and it was a few minutes away from Margaritaville and Atlantis which was a PLUS. My friends and I went jet skiing and we also rode on a banana boat at Cabbage Beach (which is known to be one of the most beautiful beach on the Caribbean). We also went snorkeling with a company called Bahama Divers. The captain of the boat was very pleasant. We road on a boat close to a different island and fed the fishes while snorkeling. On Friday night we went to Señor Frogs..and we had a BLAST. The food and the drinks were good! Excursions can be a bit pricey compared to other islands throughout the Caribbean but it is definitely worth it! I hope to go back soon!

  58. Ccferg23
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    My Boyfriend and I traveled to the Bahamas recently for a wedding. we were blow away but the scenery of course. The water is just gorgeous. We stayed at Atlantis and Almost didn’t want to leave. As apart of the wedding festivities we went to the Local fish fry and has a blast! bar hopping was awesome. The locals are warm and inviting and LAWD the food!! There are places to eat everywhere! All great. While in one restaurant a man struck up a conversation with my BF. He flat out said here we don’t do that racism mess y’all deal with in the states. Its unfortunate but we don’t tolerate it here. As a black man, I want to succeed and see as many others as I can succeed with me. You come to vacation I want you to enjoy my home to the highest degree and see all we have to offer. That alone made us both want to come back. I love when we can speak success upon one another. We bought him drinks , he bought us some and we laughed and talked half the night.

    Will definitely be returning!

  59. Veneisha_Peterson
    01 Aug 2018
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    My friends and I did a 3 day Carnival cruise to Nassau Bahamas. By it being a 3 day cruise, we were limited to exploring the city, however we managed to come across a local night club. This place was a hole in the wall and very local! Although the space was cramped and HOT we managed to hear some authentic island music and also see some of those baby making dance moves! The local crowd was younger but the music made up for it. If you get the chance to explore the nightlife do so but remember Americans aren’t favored there so be modest!

  60. keshashenea85
    31 Jul 2018
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    We stayed in Nassau for 5 days and four nights at the Grand Hyatt. It was decent, over priced but nice. There was a lot to do and the natives are very friendly. We did jet skiing at the resort and there was a lot of authentic food places surrounding the area. Shopping is really not that good but I was able to score a few cute pieces of jewelry. The beaches are like other Caribbean beach; I’d definitely choose Jamaica over Bahamas because of the food lol. I love to eat! Bahamas is a beautiful island and place for the family.I’d say the natives are very friendly and at no time did we feel unsafe as black women. Girls trips can be interesting and fun but you definitely wanna make sure your safe, especially as black women traveling. Bahamas is definitely a safe environment for that.

  61. JuaLee
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    I loved the Bahamas, but I did find it hard to leave the Atlantis Resort. The WiFi worked even at the beach!! We(my family) got lucky and found a cool taxi driver(who was a sorta famous boxer) that took us on a tour of the hot spots & the hood. He charged us a decent price. Atlantis, however, had NO decent prices!! I remember paying $45 for a personal pizza and vodka tonic…I’m still happy we went but I agree with the other review about NOT staying 7 days…I also found that it was quite boring and pricey. 4 days would’ve been better for me and my money set up!!

    Just an update: I’m back in the Bahamas during Covid-19…mostly because it’s 1 of the only places that opened. You have to present a negative test to travel.gov.bs They take a while to respond so we called to get the process sped up. We made it on the flight just in time. I tried 2 restaurants at the Fish Fry that I didn’t try back in 2017. Sky Juice King knows how to spice up the jerk chicken, shrimp, & lobster!! And the Salty Crab at the very tip of Junkanoo Beach( not sure if its still considered the Fish Fry) had good snapper. Just a lil too salty for my taste but I grabbed a big ass bottle of water. The drinks at this spot where large and cheap. We also found a driver who I plan to keep in contact with just in case any of us want to go back. He showed us the WHOLE island for the low!! The tour we took 3 years ago has NOTHING on him!! His name is Torino and his contact is 242-829-6869. I highly recommend if you’re headed to the bahamas!!

  62. lifeofmiro
    08 Jul 2018
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    Bahamas is an amazing place to relax, but don’t stay more than five days you will get bored.

  63. Jazzpirtle
    06 Jul 2018
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    If you’re looking for an adventure off the shore, Exuma Powerboat adventure. What this includes: 100 Miles off shore to feed the iguanas, pigs and you can swim with the sharks! Feeding the iguanas was quite easy. You put bread on a stick and you reach your hang out and the iguanas will walk/run to you and grab it. That’s when someone takes a picture for you. Feeding the pigs are a similar situation. However, you have to remember to NEVER turn your back on a pic or else a pig will bite your butt (it happen to me). Even though it happened, it was a great time. You get to pick up the baby pigs for pictures. After the pig excursion, we had lunch at the best restaurant 10 minutes off the island called Staniel Cay Yacht Club. After lunch, we then took a 50min ride to an island to swim with the sharks. They were nursing sharks, but wild. We were able to take a ton of pics as well. Along each stop, we saw Tyler Perry island he owns, Johnny Depp island, Louis Vuitton island and Pablo Escobar island. It was a great experience, overall and I would do it all again!

  64. Greg
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    I took a cruise to the Bahamas from Baltimore. The cruise ride was horrible. One of the worst experiences ever. When I got there we ended up going to Nassau and Freeport. Both was beautiful. The downtown area of Nassau was pretty cool with my favorite designer stores. The beach in Freeport was amazing.

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    Bahamas is a great place to bring in the New Year. We counted down at the Atlantis resort which was
    amazing. They had a great firework show overlooking the marina . After the fire work show, the entertainment choices were endless is was convenient. We went to the clubs and bar hopping right on the resort. Not mention we tried our luck at the casino. It was cool because everything was right there so we were not stuck in one spot the whole night . The next day we chilled on our resort’s private beach . Do not go to the public beaches because the panhandlers will try to sell you everything from pictures , necklaces ,weed and the kitchen sink. It’s a bit annoying when you are trying to just relax so stay on the private beach at the hotel, unless your in the market for any of these items. We took a day trip with a black owned travel Compnay , http://www.bahamastoursandtravel.com. The owner Charmaine Moss hosted our private tour and it was out standing. We went swimming with sting rays, and swimming with pigs on the private Exuma island. Then we docked at a private yacht club and had lunch. During our stay we also visited the strip with Resturant a for lunch . Cleary conch is what the island was known for. The restaurants had conch anyway you can think of. Soup, salad , sandwich , with rice , oscar , filad smoothed etc. I don’t think they will let you off of the island if you don’t try it lol. Nassau Bahamas is definitely a great getaway. I will be back to visit and explore more of there smaller islands.

  66. Christian-Nicole_Griffin
    05 Jun 2018
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    I went on a 3 day cruise in July with 2 of my friends to the Bahamas from Miami. Because it was so short we only had 24 hours on the island and until this day this has been the best vacation I have been on. We spent half the day on the beach where we rode jet skis/relaxed and had drinks. The drinks were super cheap and were really good. On the way back from the beach there was a festival/carnival going on so we brought food from one of the stands and then watched the parade. We stayed and watched for a couple hours and then got ready for the night. At nigh we met up with some of the locals we met earlier in the day and they took us to a bar/lounge close to the port. I don’t remember the name but you had to go upstairs to get in. The music was great and we partied until 5 in the morning. This trip was perfect, 24 hours of greatness!

  67. luthexplorer
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    04 Jun 2018
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    I love the Bahamas! I took a Ferry from Ft.lauderdale Florida a short two and half hour ride. The price for the round trip ticket was under $100 USD Plenty of entertainment on board the boat. While visiting the Bahamas’s I stayed in Freeport at the Wyndham beach resort. My first impression of the Bahamas was the people. Starting from the ferry terminal. The Bahamians were all super friendly and kind. The local food outside the resort was super fresh and tasty. I highly recommend the Bahamas to everyone and anyone that doesn’t want to break the bank but go on a tropical beach vacation.

  68. Sbobb12
    02 Jun 2018
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    Beautiful islands! This time it was a solo trip. I made friend’s right off the plane and had an amazing time relaxing and enjoying the sun. I have stayed at beachfront resorts on Cable and Paradise Island beach. Both white sand and crystal blue water calm waves. Just beautiful. Had an amazing time both times I visited this island. Excursions are price but the Exuma Day trip is a must. You will swim with the pigs and sharks, and see some of the most beautiful Cays that are just breath taking. Food was great both times all you can eat. Unlimited drinks if that’s your thing. Ultimate relaxation island. Nightlife was average at Rui and turnt at Breezes.

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    21 May 2018
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    Fish fry! An outside “block party” type of vibe. Great food, drinks, & live music. Great event to feel the vibe of the island & have fun with the local Bahamians. I dance all night everytime!

  70. Sherika_Portuondo
    20 May 2018
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    PARADISE is what I am going to call the Bahamas, almost every shade of blue is what awaits you on the beaches and the sand is powdery white and soft. There are so much activities to do, swim with the sharks, dolphins, or pigs, or jump on a boat and Island Hop across the myriad of Islands that make up the Bahamas. And be sure to check out The Atlantis once your Paradise Island.

  71. Whitney
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    NASSAU, Bahamas is a vacation that will not disappoint! What I loved most was the atmosphere catered to every kind of traveler; the solo adventurer, couples, girls trip, bro trip you name it, there is something for everyone.
    NOW, lets talk about the MOOLAH (MONEY) . I have visited quite a few places in the caribbean and the Bahamas is by far the most expensive. The Bahamian dollar is equivalent to the US dollar unlike other caribbean islands. My friends and I chose the AIR BNB route, we had a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom townhouse for 5 days for $1,200 total we went for New Years and it was the most reasonable accommodation as the resorts were about $3,000 for 5 days. The townhome sat 1 mile from the beaches and local markets so we were able to walk into town and rent bikes to get around, They do have a bus system which can take you up and down the island for as low as $2-$5, They are operated by locals! people just hop in and hand the driver change it is WILD! Meals averaged $15-$60 depending on what you decide to eat. The local food is “CONCH” which is found in conch shells and they use this in EVERYTHING! As for activity they offer it all jet-ski, scuba-diving, snuba-diving, waterslide options (resorts) speed boats and snorkeling. These activities average $100-200 each and are usually hourly rates, SO Get comfortable bargaining! Also, you can visit other islands either by plane or boat! These so-called quick trips average $200-400 per person. The popular stop is Exuma beach where the swimming pigs have gained world attention! This attraction alone will run you $200-$300 depending on the day you go and company you use to take you to the island! This vacation adds up very quickly! I recommend regardless! Like any vacation PLAN & SAVE!

  72. AngelMarie36
    10 May 2018
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    The Bahamas has some of the best food. Known for its conch, which can be prepared so many different ways. My favorite is stew conch and cracked conch. If you like trying alcoholic beverages, be sure to order a Sky Juice at the bar.

  73. Pvisor
    30 Apr 2018
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    We visited Nassau and Freeport Bahamas while on a cruise. We did the Coastal Segways in Freeport which was so much fun. The beach is absolutely beautiful and the water is so clear. After riding the segways, they take you to a restautant where the conch fritters, crab cakes, and Bahama Mamas are delicious. Nassau was great! We took a tour of the city (Atlantis Resort, Bahamar Resort, The Rum Cake Factory, The Queens Staircase, etc.,) with a tour guide. These places were all nice but the Bahamar Resort is a must! We will be booking a trip there very soon. It’s brand new and it is gorgeous. After the tour the guide took us to this restaurant called Franky’s and the food was amazing. Fried conch, grouper, calamari, shrimp, baked mac-n-cheese, plantains, and French fries! Um um good!! I’m glad we took a cruise first to see both cities. Great scenery, great food, beautiful beaches, and the people are so nice.

  74. MonaLesaDiamond
    30 Apr 2018
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    I stayed at Wyndham Lucaya. Aside from a short tour, I did not venture off of the resort.
    I did the all inclusive package. Which included, food, drinks, and non motor water sports.

    There is a bar inside of the hotel and another on the beach. If you want to relax get your drinks from inside. If you want to become immediately drunk…. go see the guys at the bar on the beach lol.

  75. Benni
    28 Apr 2018
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    My time in Bahamas was amazing. There are plenty of gorgeous white sand beaches and friendly island natives. Not only is it a beautiful vacation destination, but it’s also very affordable. It’s not far from the states so airline fares are usually pretty reasonable. There are tons of lovely resorts that aren’t super expensive and dining and nightlife is affordable as well.
    We spent most of our time on the beach where you can purchase unlimited drinks for about $25. And there were plenty of food vendors nearby.
    I definitely recommend checking out Atlantis water park as well.

  76. Kendria J.
    25 Apr 2018
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    Nassau was so fun! Junkanoo beach was so beautiful. We had the best food at Da Fish Fry, with the freshest conch salad, they make it right in front of you! For a night out we went to Bamboo and senor frog. The people are very welcoming.

  77. Hysterickal__
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    When I first arrived to the Bahamas the people were so welcoming. The hospitality was on a completely different level, as soon as you get there they want to make sure that you have the best time possible. The first day I went I went to the Junkanoo Beach. I don’t think I’ve been to a much more beautiful place for relaxation. The water was so clear and blue I never thought that I would see something with my own eyes that was so naturally beautiful. They bring drinks to you and you can also get a massage on the beach. They have spa treatments, and water sports, as well as lazy pools that will make you feel like you’re in heaven. Boss!! The skies are usually as blue as the water and the sunsets over the ocean is a site like no other. Swimming with the pigs is also an experience that I never thought I would do. They are very friendly though.

    I got my flight through Norwegian and it cost me around 330 dollars to go from Louisville, KY to Miami and then to the Nassau. My best deal ever!! You just have to be a little flexible with your dates which i was and allowed me to find this great deal on Skyscanner. It cost about $270 for my 4 day stay there for transportation around the city, food, and doing different things. I was able stay with a friend so that helped me save on accommodations. A very economical trip. I would definitely recommend a trip here!!!

  78. Danipooh09
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    Overall Nassau is a great place to visit. There are adult only resorts if not looking to interact with kids and the Atlantis is by far the largest property there. You can certainly grab local food and do activities if you’d like but we had a great time relaxing at the beach and on the water. Not a ton to the island like others but beautiful place to visit.

  79. Stephan0101
    31 Mar 2018
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    You can not go wrong naking this a vacation spot. I stay at Atlantis and realky enjoyed my stay. The resort food was kinda expensive but there were many places in walking distance to get great local and affordable food.

  80. Kimberly_Anderson
    24 Mar 2018
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    If you’re looking to step into paradise for the weekend, look no further than . The Bimini Islands, a haven for beachgoers and water sports enthusiasts, are a mere 50 miles from Miami Beach. Bimini is actually the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States!

    The Basics

    Bimini is pronounced “bim-uh-nee”

    Language: The official language is Bahamian English, so it is quite easy to converse and talk with locals!

    Currency: Bahamian dollar– same value as the USD!

    Credit Cards and Banks: The majority of retailers and restaurants accept debit card as payment, but it’s always a good idea to carry some cash with you.

    Climate: Bimini has a warm and tropical climate– averaging 70 degrees in the winter and 80 degrees in the summer months. The rainy season in the Bahamas runs from May to October, and October and June are the wettest two months.

    Where to Stay in Bimini

    On my visit, I stayed at and had a fabulous time!

    is a new addition to the Resort World Bimini property. With 305 rooms, including 18 luxury suites, you’ll be able to find your own private oasis. Each room features stylish, sophisticated, and modern accommodations. If you’re facing the marina, make sure to wake up early and catch the sunrise from your balcony.

    The hotel features two beautiful pools: A rooftop infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and a lazy-river pool right by the marina with a swim-up bar. There are also two additional pools located on the Resorts World grounds: an infinity pool that features one of the best views of the sunset on the island, and a pool perfect for families.

    Getting there

    You can get to Bimini Island by seaplane, regular plane or boat. If you choose to travel by seaplane, you’ll fly with , from either or . The views from the plane are amazing and you’ll arrive right at with this option. Alternatively, you can fly out of Fort Lauderdale with , who operate one flight per day except Tuesday, and land at South Bimini airport, the only airport on the island.

    If staying closer to “ground” is more your style, you can charter a boat. Private and commercial options are available out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas to marinas and docks on both North Bimini and South Bimini. The short trip takes about 2 ½ hours. Note: be sure to have your U.S passport on you if going by sea to the Bahamas!

    Resorts World Bimini has recently partnered with FRS Caribbean to launch a ferry service between Miami and Bimini. The trip takes about two hours and is scheduled to depart at 8 a.m. from Terminal H at Port of Miami. Returning, the ferry leaves Bimini at 6 p.m. One-way promotional fares start at $69.98, plus taxes, according to .

    Getting Around Bimini

    The best way to get around the beautiful 7-mile North Bimini is with a golf cart or bicycle. Shuttles are usually on “island-time” and not the best option for cruising down King’s Highway for some snacks or souvenir-shopping.

    For maximum mobility, pick up a golf cart ($75-90 per day) first thing in the morning before they sell out.

    Where to Eat in Bimini

    Stuart’s Conch Stand: If there’s one specialty the Bahamas is known for, and rightfully so, it’s conch salad, a blend of tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and raw conch splashed with ample fresh orange and lime juice and spiced to your liking with atomically hot Scotch Bonnet peppers. And if there’s one place on Bimini to try this treat, it’s Stuart’s, a ramshackle wooden hut on the waterfront on your way from Bimini Big Game Club to the island’s north end. Join the locals to watch the news or whatever game is on while downing cold Sands beers and feasting on conch salad. The beautiful pink shells litter the water and small beach in front of the restaurant, where they’re harvested, and it’s no problem if you want to take one home for a souvenir (just soak the shell in bleach before packing to avoid serious odors wafting from your luggage).

    Hemingway Gourmet Sports Bar: The Resorts World Bimini restaurant offers casual dining steps away from the excitement of the Casino. Their selection includes delicious gourmet burgers and wings. The environment allows you to watch sports games on the numerous tv’s and there is entertainment on the weekends.

    What to Do in Bimini

    If you love art and literature: Explore the Dolphin House and Museum dedicated to Ernest Hemingway.

    Remember the classics The Old Man and the Sea and A Farewell to Arms? Hemingway moved to Bimini to write and to live. You can drive past his home or read his work in real-life.

    If you love adventure: Dive with Sharks

    One of the only destinations that offers open-water hammerhead shark encounters, we took a tour with Important, note — I learned that you should never touch the sharks, not just because of your own safety, but because it endangers their scales.

    Snorkel at the Sapona Wreck:

    Dive down to the floating Prohibition-era liquor cargoship, which ran aground in a 1926 hurricane. The tip of the boat is visible above water, making it perfect for snorkeling. You’ll find every form of coral, sponges and lobsters here!

  81. Rbarneslee
    23 Mar 2018
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    freeport is very small but also very relaxing . We stayed at the all-inclusive Memories Grand Bahama beach resort ,unfortunately a hurricane destroyed this resort shortly after our trip. the food a was amazing on and off the resort the staff was very friendly and they even had a little coffee /pastry /ice cream shop. We did ATV riding and snorkeling , but for the most part we were laid out on the beach .the night life can be fun if you make friends with the staff they will tell you where to go.

  82. Mhudzick
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    16 Mar 2018
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    Nassau has some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. I could lay out on the beaches all day. So relaxing!! Their locals are very kind and welcoming. They also have tons of water sports and you can negotiate the price so it’s very affordable.

  83. rgood
    09 Mar 2018
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    Atlantis resort!

  84. MoWilliams
    06 Mar 2018
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    The Bahamas is a serene dream, with some of the whitest sands to very beautiful water waves. Staying on a resort is recommended and if you get a chance to explore the city the gifts shops are very nice and affordable!

  85. 1sentel
    16 Feb 2018
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    The Bahamas is a great getaway! I’ve been a few times and I’ve enjoyed each visit. I spent most of my time at the beach laying in the sun and enjoying the beautiful water. It’s also a great place for food and souvenirs. I bought most of my souvenirs from locals trying to make a living. I had a ball playing beach volleyball as well and meet some cool people that i still talk to now.

  86. Jojo1621
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    20 Dec 2017
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    Bahamas is definitely one of those quick getaways for a nice enjoyable weekend. I’ve been multiple times and every time I go I am never disappointed. From the food to the beach. Nice and relaxing. There is so much to do from parasailing, snorkeling , touring the islands, swimming at the beach. Always my go too when I just need a quick getaway.

  87. chantelle
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    Visiting the Bahamas was a cool experience, I have been 3 times! the beach has clear water, and they offer water sports immediately once you get to the island. I have not ventured far because I cruised to the island. But if you are good at negotiating, food, souvenirs, and tours…this is the place to do it! Never take no for an answer, until the price is right!!

  88. samwelsh1
    19 Dec 2017
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    For my birthday in 2016, we had the opportunity to stay at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. The hotel was located in the town Nassau and close to so much activities, food or just about anything your looking for. The hotel was amazing, staff was great. The big plus was the private beach. Would love to return there.

  89. Kelly_Rosalis
    21 Nov 2017
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    A lot of beautiful beaches and amazing things to do. White sandy beaches and blue waters! One of my absolute favorite destinations and definitely can’t wait to go back

  90. Tramayne
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    I also went to this destination on a cruise. The time Inspent docked was amazing. I was able to jet ski, parasail and lay out on a quiet beach listening to the waves crash!! A mix of fun and relaxation!!!

  91. Selena_Burrell
    10 Nov 2017
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    Beautiful place!! I went in a cruise and visited Half Moon Cay. The beach was one of the prettiest beaches I’ve been to yet. I stayed on the beach the entire time, The water was crystal clear and it was very relaxing. There’s also many bars and resturaunts on site.

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