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November 21, 2009

Bahamas Flight Special

Take Your Pick of Pink-Sand Beaches: Fly Round-Trip to the Bahamas from $210 on American Airlines! (Expires 12.15.09)

November 2, 2008

Guide to the top 10 beaches for power walkers

Orient Bay, St Martin - The Saint Tropez of the Caribbean. Beach bars and a nudist resort keep this mile long stretch from getting boring

Grand Cayman - Seven Mile Beach. Despite the name, the beach is only about 5.5 miles long, all of which is built up with hotels

Negril, Jamaica - Vendors and jerk chicken are the diversions on this 7 mile long Caribbean strand

Varadero, Cuba - 12 miles of sand along a peninsula, not even a mile wide at its widest point. Tips: Possible salsa band sightings

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Seemingly endless stretch of beach and coconut palms, at least 30 miles long fronted by enormous resorts

Grand Anse Beach, Grenada - 2 miles of fluffy, golden sand along a sheltered bay

Harbour Island, The Bahamas - Pink Sands Beach. Solitude, tranquility and quiet are the hallmarks of this four mile long beach

Eagle Beach, Aruba - Miles of gorgeous, blazingly white sand. Watch the windsurfers zoom by

Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda - pink sand, framed by rocky coastline punctuated by sandy coves. Not officially Caribbean, but still rates an official tip

Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico - Palm trees, hammocks, locals, snacks and miles of fine Caribbean sand and surf

October 20, 2008

Sidetrip: The Straw Market in Nassau, The Bahamas

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October 19, 2008

Nassau Public Library and Museum

nassau-library-1.jpgArchitecture fans take note! The octagonal former prison for 'criminals and public enemies' which dates from 1800, is currently occupied by the Public Library. Due to the unusual shape, the library houses their stacks in former cells that radiate out like the spokes of a wheel from the central reading room.

The library is located on Shirley Street in downtown Nassau, near the court buildings.

Tip: Guide yourself up a flight of stairs to the covered top floor, which offers a fine 360 degree panorama of the surrounding area.

Hours: 10am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm on Friday, 10am-4pm on Sunday. Admission is free.

October 9, 2008

Atlantis Resort's marine habitat in The Bahamas

September 30, 2008

A Pink Sand Paradise in The Bahamas

harbour-island-bahamas-1.jpgMy favorite Bahamian out island, Harbour Island or Briland as it is known to residents, is approximately 3.5 miles long by 1.5 miles wide. Quaint New England style architecture and miles of pink sand beach puts this out island firmly on the best tropical island list.

Dunmore Town, the main and only town on Harbour Island, is one of the oldest settlements in The Bahamas, with colorful wooden homes dating from the late 1700's. The island is located approximately 200 miles from Miami, 60 miles from Nassau/Paradise Island and two miles East of Eleuthera.
Tip: Roaming about the island by golf cart is de rigeur.

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September 16, 2008

Gargantuan wine cellar found in The Bahamas

graycliff-wine-cellar-.jpgThe Graycliff Hotel in Nassau, built in the 1740's, has some secrets buried in its basement. Although the Graycliff is currently a hotel and renowned restaurant, part of the original cellar in this 260 year old house was used as a garrison or jail in times past. It's usage now is for storage of their vast collection of wine.

Descending a flight of well-worn wooden stairs leading down to the basement, wine steward Denero Griffin pulled out his coveted cellar key to open an unprepossessing doorway that leads to a subterranean world, filled to the rafters with wine bottles. Keep your head down - watching for low beams is an occupational hazard here. The 6,000 square foot maze of small rooms and passageways is piled high with unopened cases and bottles big and small. The collection, valued at 20 million dollars, holds more than 275,000 bottles, incredibly, the third largest wine cellar in the world.

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March 25, 2008

Coral Sands Hotel, Harbour Island, The Bahamas

coral-sands-hotel.jpgThe Coral Sands Hotel is a charming property directly overlooking the exquisite Pink Sand Beach on quaint Harbour Island in The Bahamas. This is a 39 room gem that has what few other small hotels possess - property. There are tennis courts and enough room to roam to enjoy an evening walk and still be on site. Throughout the hotel the decor has been carefully designed to say: colonial meets Caribbean. With the juxtaposition of louvered windows, dark wood floors and cool pastel colored walls, the refined lobby harkens back to the days of the Caribbean Great House. Just outside the lobby, the open air - yet covered restaurant offers a view of the kidney-shaped pool which is flanked by parasol covered daybeds. Further on toward the beach is the 'Beach Bar and Lounge'. Perched on stilts, and jutting slightly over the pink sand beach, lunch and drinks are served here.

The only village on the island, Dunmore Town, is a short walk away, so there is no need for transportation while on the island. In fact if you arrive by ferry, although Coral Sands is on the other side of the island, it is only a short 10 minute walk. Taxi's are available to transport your luggage to the hotel.

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