Bahamas what is the best island??
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Aug 17, 2012 2:39 AM Last Post By: wenitta
Aug 13, 2012 9:57 AM
Bahamas what is the best island??Hello everyone,
My husband and I are planning a trip to the bahamas. We want an all inclusive hotel since the bahamas is not a cheap place. We will only stay 5 days/4nights. Which island would you recommend for a relaxing and a little of truism time to spend in the bahamas?? Also, very important information, I will be almost 7 months pregnant so do you think it is convenient or shall we choose other destination??
Thank you everyone in advance for any comment or suggestions!!!
Aug 14, 2012 11:28 AM
1Well it really depends on what you like. Being 7 months you probably want light activity and accessibility.
Islands like Exuma, Abaco, Eleuthera, Long Island are excellent if you want to do the relaxing thing. They are modern enough to get you around safely but the beaches, lodging activities, and accessibility will vary slightly. Areas in eleuthera such as harbour island are more upscale, lots of small boutique hotels and villas. The Abacos are big on boating and fishing and has the whole new england feel on places like Green turtle cay but travelling between its surrounding Keys means getting into and out of alot of boats and ferries. But for the all inclusive experience, Exuma is probably your best bet and Sandals Exuma is a great pick.
Edited by: nashy1
Aug 14, 2012 8:54 PM
Aug 16, 2012 9:43 AM
3I respectfully disagree. If you haven't been to the Bahamas before, Nassau/New Providence and Freeport (Grand Bahama) are really the only viable options for you. Do not, unless you are truly independent travelers (ie. willing to cook your own meals, be satisfied with walking on beaches and in the bush as 'tourism', and put up with the bugs), consider the Out Islands, as you'll probably be very disappointed with your trip. Look, I love Long Island and the southern Bahamas -- I grew up there! -- but I rarely recommend it as a destination to the casual vacationer anymore because these islands simply have too few amenities to appeal to most travelers' tastes (or budgets). I've yet to find a tourist who considers going to watch the Mail Boat come in or going to the grocery store to be an excellent Day Out.
The few hotels that offer 'all inclusive' vacations in the Out Islands are not budget affairs. You also don't have enough time for the Out Islands -- with few (Exuma; Eleuthera; Abaco; poss. San Sal and Andros) exceptions, you can't get a direct flight from the U.S. or Canada, which means you'll spend hours at the airport in Nassau waiting for your flight, and this will eat up alot of time. I've said it before, and will say it again: the point of going to the Out Islands is letting the outside world slide away, and you simply cannot do that in five days. Sorry.
You might be able to squeeze out a good vacation on Harbour Island or Abaco, but these aren't budget destinations either and the supply of properties are limited. If you're going to go there, do your homework and plan well in advance to take advantage of what deals there might be.
Yes, Nassau is not a choice destination, but I quite like it as a tourist city and you'll find plenty to do in four or five days. It'll also be one of the easiest places for you to travel (lots of air conditioning!) in your happy condition.
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