Nassau Journals

Working the "Day Shift" on Cable Beach

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A travel journal to Nassau by Jose Kevo

Winter Wonderland Photo, Nassau, Bahamas More Photos
Quote: If a long, cold winter has gotten you down, read this journal to find how you can spend "A Day" at the beach in sunny Nassau with unpublished deals too good to pass up! The Free Form details my bonuses from such frequent budget travels. VUELVERE - I will return!

Working the "Day Shift" on Cable Beach

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Overview

Winter Wonderland Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
Quote:
There's nothing like getting up early in my chilly NYC apartment and within a few hours being stretched out on a deck chair in Nassau to enjoy a day at the beach before returning to the airport and my apartment by 10:30 p.m. the same day. Nassau's sugary-white sand beaches and tranquil blue waters make for a relaxing day whether enjoying the views or snorkeling in the clear, shallow "bathwaters". Once you've "parked" for the day, the rest of Nassau comes to you whether it's hotel staff with food/drinks, beach excursion vendors with jet skis, parasailing and other popular activities, or locals selling their handicrafts and services. After taking an undisclosed personal day from work...Read More

One Day Trips

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Attraction | "Booking the One Day Trip"

One Day Trips Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
Quote:
Charter airline companies, who shuttle Package Tourists back and forth between the Bahamas, will fly one load down in the morning and return that same day with another group whose vacations have just ended. When the numbers don't match up coming/going, vacant seats are often available for anyone looking to spend the day on the island! These opportunities are rarely published and when they are listed in newspaper Travel Sections, such as the NYTimes, you know there's more vacancies than they would care to admit. Information in this journal is based on flights leaving JFK or Newark, though I would have to assume that any East Coast airport with charter and smaller airlines serving the islands woul...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 5, 2001

One Day Trips
Advertised in newspaper Travel Sections
Nassau, Bahamas

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

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Attraction | "Where to Head for the Day"

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
Quote:
I must confess that for my three trips to New Providence, I've never seen the town of Nassau or Paradise Island! On my first "solo" trip there, I asked the cab driver where would be a great place to spend a day on the beach? He pulled up into the spacious drop-off point for the Radisson Cable Beach Hotel and, with his thick accent, indicated this beach strip was the best and closest to the airport. I was somewhat confused but with beach bag thrown over my shoulder, I was greeted like any other guest when entering the lobby and from there made my way through the main floor complex to the outer courtyard with terraced gardens, multi-swimming pools, outdoor bars/cafes, and a pristine strip of beach...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 5, 2001

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

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Attraction | "Water Sports & Excursions"

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
Quote:
Independent water excursion companies heavily ply the beaches looking for tourists to potentially "take advantage of" while "taking advantage of" their recreation services. These opportunities can be a blessing if you're interested; a curse if you're not looking to be bothered. Water activities include wave runners, rides on water wienees, parasailing, snorkeling or fishing runs and glass-bottomed boat rides. As you might expect, prices vary based on the rep you're dealing with and you're willingness to play the bargaining game. Sales pitches I heard included 30-minute wave runner rentals for $30 up to $125 larger-scale boating trips which also included lunch and drinks. On the trip whe...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 5, 2001

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

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Attraction | "The Beach Shopping Network"

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
Quote:
"If you lay there, they will come" and so goes the scenario for locals trying to hawk goods and services to the resort tourists to make a quick buck. You'll see all types selling all kinds of things, but you'll definitely want to meet "George"; a local who's been working the Cable Beach area for years. You'll notice him coming down the beach with a sizeable bucket of coconuts balanced on his head. For $3.00, he'll whack off one of their tops, pour the milk into another potent concoction for mixing before refilling the shell including ice and a straw. A couple or three of these things will be MORE than enough - enough said! Other walking vendors sell all kinds of hand-crafted items, weed, and t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 5, 2001

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Extremes & Excesses of a BUDGET Traveler

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Story/Tip

Travel & Inspiration Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
Quote:
My IgoUgo passport information details how frequent travel became my escape to/for sanity from working full-time and "on call" in the inner-city. Whatever the reasons, for those of us who've caught the Travel Bug and got it bad, it's not about trying to be part of the "jet set" - even for a ghetto boy transplant like myself who's given the term "Harlem Globetrotter" a whole new meaning! But I'll be the first one to admit - it's all but uppity and obnoxious to say you spent the day on a tropical beach in the middle of winter...no matter which circles of people you might associate with. Over time, I've gotten less cocked eyebrows and loaded questions from my staff and students when disclosing I'd ...Read More