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Bahamas & Key West

A March 2004 trip to Bahamas by panda2

801 Bourbon Street Photo, Bahamas, Caribbean More Photos
Quote: The Royal Caribbean excursion was good overall, but not enough for me to want to book with them on a future cruise.
Atlantic Shores Resort Photo, Key West, Florida
Quote:
Best Things Nearby: Best Things About the Resort: Resort Experience:Atlantic Shores Resort has a restaurant attached, art-deco accommodations, a mini drive-in where you actually sit in chairs in front of a smallish screen, and a bar in the back with a large swimming pool overlooking the ocean. We went there to check out the bar. The energy of the crowd there was fun and high-energy. Unit Type: Other Activities: Not Available Amenities: Not Available Unit Satisfaction...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 9, 2004

Atlantic Shores Resort
510 South St.
Key West, Florida 33040
(800) 547-3892

Gardi's

Restaurant

Gardi's Photo, Bahamas, Caribbean
Quote:
Gardi's is a cafe with high-speed Internet access. Light snacks and drinks are available. Several stations are available at $0.25/minute, with a $2 minimum.

Hours: 8am-8pm.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 9, 2004

Historical Sights of Nassau

Attraction | "Historial Nassau"

Historical Sights of Nassau Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
Quote:
We walked up to the Tourist Information Center for information about a tour after deboarding the ship. A person at the counter walked us over to a tour that already started. Our guide was nice, but I had some difficulty understanding her accent. We walked around the area of town where she pointed out the buildings and their significance, or in one instance, where a building once was and only a plague remains. he government buildings are distinctively painted with pink exterior walls and white trim back from the old British colonial times. We walked into a few buildings where laws are made or discussed, a court building, and an old library, and passed by the Government House from a dist...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 8, 2004

Historical Sights of Nassau
Throughout Nassau
Nassau, Bahamas

Custom House Museum

Attraction | "Key West Art and Historical Museum at Custom House"

Key West Art and Historical Museum at Custom House Photo, Key West, Florida
Quote:
Key West Art and Historical Museum at the Custom House, 281 Front St, is worth the admission price. Audio tour wands are included for the tour, though we ended up not using them, as they usually make the tour longer. The main exhibition is located on the second floor, along with some works on the first floor. Despite the glamour that Hollywood and Disney made of pirates, the life of a pirate was rather short-lived -- about three years -- and dangerous. A few managed to be well off, but most suffered loss of life and despair. What the pirates hated worse than a hanging was to have their bodies caged, strung up, and lef...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 8, 2004

Custom House Museum
281 Front St
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 295-6616

Mall at Marathon

Attraction | "The Mall at Marathon"

Mall at Marathon Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
Quote:
The Mall at Marathon is one of two malls the regular people go to shop. You can shop for shoes, books, sporting goods, electronics, and liquor. There's a food court, restrooms, and a cinema next to each other. We watched a movie at the cinema for $5 admission.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-9pm

Take bus van 21 to get there and return by bus van 19 to the cruise ship area for $1 each way (pay as you get out).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 9, 2004

Mall at Marathon
Post Office Box SS-19061
Nassau, Bahamas
+242 - 393-6255

801 Bourbon Street

Attraction

801 Bourbon Street Photo, Bahamas, Caribbean
Quote:
801 Bourbon Street/801 Duval St/Petronia St had some customers sitting in the daytime. Lesbian/gay clientele. Piano bar. The upstairs was closed off where there's a cabaret. Stools at a large bar counter and a woman bartender who is the salt of the earth.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 9, 2004

In Touch of Key West, Inc. Photo, Key West, Florida
Quote:
In Touch of Key West, Inc., 715 Duval St/Angela St, has some interesting t-shirt designs, including a Homo Depot t-shirt. The staff is friendly and gave me helpful information about other places to go to in the area.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 9, 2004

In Touch of Key West, Inc.
715 Duval Street.
Key West, Florida
(305) 292-7293

La Te Da

Attraction

La Te Da Photo, Key West, Florida
Quote:
La te da, 1125 Duval Street/Amelia St, besides being a bar, is a piano bar, a cabaret, a restaurant (Alice's), and a hotel with a swimming pool for guests. Gay friendly. We stayed long enough for one drink.


Phone: (877) 528-3320, (305) 296-6706

keywesthotel@lateda.com

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 9, 2004

La Te Da
1125 Duval St.
Key West, Florida 33040
(877) 528-3320

Croissants de France Photo, Key West, Florida
Quote:
Croissants de France, 816 Duval St/Petronia St, intrigued me enough to go in and try their croissant. There's covered outside seating to enjoy your food. My croissant was quite large and fluffy, but far too salty and a little chewy. I was somewhat disappointed, because the croissant was not as fresh as I had hoped, and it was too salty.

Phone: (305) 294-2624

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 18, 2004

Croissants de France
816 Duval St.
Key West, Florida
(305) 294-2624

Cococay, Bahamas

Story/Tip

Cococay, Bahamas Photo, Bahamas, Caribbean
Quote:
First, get clothing covering such as an oversized hat, or look for shade. Second, apply sunscreen protection; else, you may sunburn. Cococay is a privately owned island by Royal Caribbean. It has a small staff maintaining the facilities of the island. Crew staff from the cruise ship works the island during the excursion ashore in order to generate more profits for Royal Caribbean's coffers offering parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, jetski, floatation foam, trinkets, classes, volleyball, and hair braiding. Complimentary food consisted of salads, barbecued chicken, pork ribs, watered-down lemonade, iced tea, and punch from the melted ice. Other drinks incur charges, just...Read More

Old Town Wash

Story/Tip

Old Town Wash Photo, Bahamas, Caribbean
Quote:
Old Town Wash is a coin-operated laundry with wash-and-fold service from
Monday to Friday, from 8am to 3pm. Address is 517 Truman St/Duval St, Key West. There are plenty of front-load and top-load washers and dryers. Coin-dispensed laundry supplies.

Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-9pm
Phone: (305) 296-5169

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panda2

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California, California

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