Nassau Journals

Fun, Sun, Drinking, and Dancing! Part 1

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An August 2006 trip to Nassau by lashr1999

cable beach Photo, Nassau, Bahamas More Photos
Quote: When we headed for Nassau we thought it would be like other Caribbean islands where the only thing to do is lay in the sun. However, we found a whole lot more to do than what we expected.

Fun, Sun, Drinking, and Dancing! Part 1

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Overview

cable beach Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
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Nassau is a good place to relax and enjoy the hot and humid climate of the Caribbean. The crystal clear waters and bright red sunset will captivate you. Nassau has been the center of color and culture in the islands. Just look at the islands history of piracy, rum-smuggling, and colonialism. When here, the best excursion to do is the powerboat adventure which takes you to the private Exumas Islands. The tour is a bit expensive but worth every penny. You get to experience wildlife, participate in different activities or just lie on the beach. Take a trip to visit Atlantis and see the aquatic exhibits such as the dig. Go around 7pm to avoid the entrance fee. The site is not too B...Read More
Feeding the Iguana Photo, Exuma, Bahamas
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Warning, this journal has spoilers, don't view it if you are going to do it!Exhausted from the previous night, we reluctantly woke up the next morning to go to the powerboat adventure. The bus was a bit late coming to the hotel to pick us up. It picked up people from other hotels then dropped us off to a shop near Nassau Harbor. Here, we were given a disclaimer to sign. Basically, if you get hurt, they are not responsible. My friend Jessie read the part about a possibility that a shark could bite and was apprehensive about signing the papers. Getting on board some groups were given a pink ticket and some were given a yellow tickets. We were then split to go into ...Read More

Fish Fry at Arawak Cay

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Restaurant

Fish Fry at Arawak Cay Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
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At Arawak Cay there are a group of restaurants that the locals refer to as the Fish Fry. For appetizers we had the fried conch fritter. They were pretty good and my friends were eating it. That was until she started trying to find out what it was made from. At first my friend thought is was cod fish or bacalo in Spanish. Then, I pointed to the picture on the wall and pointed to the seashell and told here the inside is what she was eating. At that point she stopped eating it and said I can’t believe I made her eat that. This is from a girl who eats raw clams.Anyway, the rest of the food was pretty good. I ate the ribs and rice which was delicious. My friend ordered some seafood dished which ...Read More

Fish Fry at Arawak Cay
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Nassau, Bahamas

British Colonial Hilton

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Story/Tip

packing after our last night in Nassau Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
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The Hilton is a reasonably priced hotel in the downtown Nassau area. The hotel staff members were pretty pleasant during our stay and always answered our question. The only problem we had is that they forgot to ring us for a wake-up call we requested. They apologized the next day for this. The hotel itself is about 100 years old. It has been undergoing renovations, and some of the décor is a bit dated. I think it adds to character of the place and makes for some nice photos. The weekend we were there, two brides were taking their wedding pictures in the hotel on the staircase. The rooms are quite comfortable, with all the essentials you will need. The bathroom is quite large and has bo...Read More

Senor Frogs

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Senor Frogs Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
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Senor Frog's is probably the most well known party place in Nassau. It is a Mexican chain restaurant which can be loaded with tourists looking for a good time depending on the time of day. On one side is the restaurant area with tables and silverware. It was here we ate one night. This area is very beautiful and scenic since it overlooks the harbor and you can see ships in the distance. We ate chicken fajitas with rice which was pretty good. They give nice portions for prices which ranges from $12 to $25. I would call these dishes more Tex-Mex rather than authentic Mexican fare. There is a bar and dance area where they play some good music at times. Here there is music and dancing...Read More