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I received a lot of help on this forum for previous travels. I am planning a honeymoon to Caribian. Initial thought was to start at Bahamas, 7 days, then go to Central America, visit as much as possible in 7 days, backpacker style. Finally spend 4 days on Jamaica.
We both fancy experience travel (rent cars, talk to people, see locals, remote places) rather then the "all inclusive beach resort"....
I know this time of the year could be bad for weather, should we consider to go somewhere else?
Are there any remote Islands in the Caribian which are easy to reach by boad or flight, worht seeing?
In which Central America country should we spend most of our time?
Anything else around there in September we have to see / to do?
Eating out in Nassau/Paradise Island is expensive for most places and the quality is not always that good for the money. There is a little gem of a place that has very fresh fish, conch, crab (one of the few places that has dungeness crab) and produce. It is called MIDNIGHT SPOT and run by a wonderful and vibrant woman, Anastasia (also a Jazz singer).
The Midnight Spot is located under the southbound bridge on the Nassau side (the Exit Bridge from Paradise Island) on Potters Cay.
There are a lot of places there that look like shacks, but don't be scared. Most are locally owned and get the freshest seafood from their local fisherman friends. My sister and i went and we were so welcomed by the locals there.
For good, fresh, local and inexpensive food, the Midnight Spot is the place to go!!
Tell Anastasia the sisters from North Carolina said hello!!! more »
36' Sailboat: need crew.. Hollywood, Florida to Grand Bahama and on to the remote Berry Islands returning to Grand Bahama leaving around April 2nd 2013, depending on weather.
I can do it alone but it would be more fun having a few people / crew. Max 4 .. Share expenses.
I'll even teach you how to sail.
36ft center cockpit blue water sloop, very experienced skipper.
Boat pics: http://www.bermuda-montreal.info/ant
Next winter would like to do the above. I guess the island is about 100 miles long. If one takes a powerboat from Nassau Yacht Harbor to Eleuthera can one rent a car from The North part of the island? Then drive to the southern part or is there not a road that goes all the way down? Do the towns along the way have hotels? How about gas stations? guess there are no campgrounds. Thanks in advance
I am looking to sail to the Bahamas by July 2013, and use as a base to sail the local islands.
Does anyone have Info for mooring a liveaboard sailboat in the area?
Hello. This question is posed to anyone who has taken a cruise to the Bahamas, and specifically relates to what best to do in Nassau and Little Stirrup Cay (Or Coco Cay) during the limited time allowed for the shore excursions.
PLEASE HELP: I have always been an independent traveller, preferring to take a less trodden path while finding all the nice goodies a new place has to offer. After decades of international backpacking, I find myself about to embark on my first ever cruise, where the shore excursions offered by the Line are very limited, and internet searches have't answered all of my questions. I get the idea that one can have a better experience and/or save funds by eschewing the Cruise Ship organized excursions and exploring independently. I have never been to the Bahamas (not even been to the Caribbean) so I am really clueless here.
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For some reason my previous attempt didn't work, so I try again. I'm soon flying into Nassau in the evening for a one night stay before I catch the morning flight onward to Cuba. Therefore I'd like to stay close to the airport and I wonder if anyone knows about a cheap place to stay close to the airport? I can't find it online, but there is always someone who has been there and I hope you can help me out. I know Bahamas is expensive, but after traveling to 8 countries and numerous islands in Caribbean lately I know there is always some DECENT budget options even though it can't be found in LP or online. I usually try to stay within 50/55 usd, but 70 will also be okay for that night.
On the way back I also have one night in Nassau and was thinking about staying downtown as I have some time to spend. LP list one or two budget places there, but I wonder if anyone of you know o... more »
I'm looking at tickets to Nassau, meeting family in Marsh Harbor on a Wednesday, Oct 2013
I'm wondering how much to plan for the public transportation trip for two of us from Nassau to Marsh Harbor. I realize that today's rates for ferry and taxi may not be October's rates...but I'm looking to get an idea. Also, I can't really tell what day of the week the ferry goes from Nassau to Sandy Point...as I try to get there to meet fam on Tues or Wed.
If you have any insight, please let me know.
Accept. Visa plus cards? Thanks
Interested in a long charter through bahamas. Hope to do it in feb. am single. Anyone ever do it? Any recommendations for agency's? Thanks
Hey planning out a trip to the bahamas in a couple weeks when my brother comes to visit and trying to budget effectively and have some adventures. Love to dive but don't have the mullah for it right now...
What do you guys think is the cheapest way out to the islands?
My plan as of now is to take the ferry that leaves from Ft lauderdale to G. bahamas. I was daydreaming about bringing some bicycles and camping gear. Have any of you been on the this ferry, any idea if there is a fee to bring bikes?
I only have a couple days off from work but I am interested in going adventuring to some of the "off the beaten track" islands from the G bahamas. Any suggestions? Lonely planet makes Andros island and cat island sound pretty appealing for some treking and snorkeling. Any one done any camping on the islands?
I was looking at traveling via the mailboats but it seems like the ... more »
I've booked a last minute flight to Nassau with my girlfriend from 12/24 to 1/4.
I'm really confused.. how do we get to from island to island? I see some flights from Nassau to other islands (i.e. Grand Bahama), but there are no flights at all to some other islands (i.e. Bimini). I've looked at the ferry website (http://www.bahamasferries.com/) but the site looks very confusing and schedule seems to end on 12/20.
So I guess my questions are:
1) What's the best island to stay on? We'd like for it to be warmer, and more of a "get away from it all" kind of vacation, rather than nightlife
2) How can we easily get there, if we arrive and leave from Nassau?
Thank you so much!
My cruise anchored for a day in Nassau. I don't want to do the excursion with the rest of the cruise goers.I was wondering if it's worth to rent a scooter to tour around the island, and also for those who have had the experience, any recommendation? How much does it cost?
We are landing in Nassau in november; we were hoping to see a lot of Bahamas. What is the best way travel from island to island: boat of flying?
Is it better to rent a car to see the island or public transportation?
What is that proof of sufficient funds? I couldn’t find any example of what to bring.
we booked out of the blue a ticket to the Bahamas some time ago. And now, on Sunday we are supposed to take off. For once I just wanted to make a great beach holiday... like the boring people do. Then I found out, oh... hurricane season. I dont mind the wind... but I just want sun, the beach and all of that.
All the weather forcasts I found show different suff. Like clear sky the next few days to light clouds all up to rain all day. Where is the best place to look for the weather on the Bahamas? I mean like the most reliable. And is there any great stuff to do when its rainy? I'm close to rebook the flight to I DONT KNOW WHERE just to get my boring beach holiday...
Thanks for any help!!
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