Paradise Island Journals

Paradise on a Budget

A March 2002 trip to Paradise Island by Blea

Quote: We came to Paradise Island with a budget in mind but also intent on having a fantastic time. We accomplished both goals with the following.

Paradise on a Budget

Overview

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The Atlantis Resort is a MUST to visit. The water park is beautiful with lots of photo opportunities. There are waterslides for all comfort levels. The beaches are pristine. The casino and disco were hopping every night. Be sure to visit The Dig, the hotels version of the lost city of Atlantis. The variety of marine life is astounding.Quick Tips: Restaurants, especially at the hotels, can be pricey. A 15% gratuity is added to everything. Try to visit some of the restaurants serving local cuisine. You can get a complete meal for .00 or less. Also, buy snacks and drinks to keep in your room. If you can, bring them from home. In fact, buy your toiletries, suntan lotion camera, etc. b...Read More

Comfort Suites Paradise Island

Hotel | "Comfort Suites"

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You can get the Atlantis Resort experience without the Atlantis price. We stayed at the adjoining Comfort Suites for half the price of a room at Atlantis and had more room for the three of us. The bonus was that all guests at the Comfort Suites had access to all of the Atlantis' amenities (pools, waterslides, beaches, attractions) and signing privileges at all restaurants and lounges. Our suite consisted of two double beds and a sofabed so everyone had a place to sleep. The rooms have a refrigerator for goodies we bought from the market in the shopping center across the street. A complimentary continental breakfast was served every morning, which offset some of the cost of the expensi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2002

Comfort Suites Paradise Island
PARADISE ISLAND DR
Paradise Island, Bahamas
242-363-3680

FIsh Fry

Restaurant

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We wanted to try some of the local flavor so we were told by many of the locals to go to "Fish Fry" which is sort of a Bahamian Bourbon Street that happens every Sunday night outside of downtown Nassau. It is a series of restaurants and bars lined up on a long strip by the water. We had fresh fried snapper, peas and rice and coleslaw for $9.00 at a restaurant called Twin Brothers located on the strip. The best meal we had during our stay!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2002

FIsh Fry
Downtown Nassau
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Bahamian Club

Restaurant | "Bahamian Kitchen"

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The Bahamiamn Kitchen is tucked away from the bustle of Bay Street in downtown Nassau. Ask your taxi driver or a local for the address. It's a homey restaurant where the cook comes out to ask how your dinner was. The food is delicious. We has the broiled grouper and two sides for under $10.00. Tends to be crowded at between 12:00pm and 4:00pm and 6:00pn to close.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2002

Bahamian Club
Atlantis Resort, Coral Towers
Paradise Island, Bahamas
+1 242 363 3000 x 29

Shopping

Story/Tip

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The items I recommend to buy while in Nassau/Paradise Island are jewelry, liquor, perfume and cigars. You can save up to 30% on these items. You may be able to find a perfume that is not sold in the U.S. The Straw Market on Bay Street in downtown Nassau is always a good bet. Just stay away from the t-shirts; they last about 1 washing. You can find some nice wood carvings, purses and baskets there. I have also found some beautiful colorful sarongs for about $15.00. A lot of the booths at the Straw Market sell some of the same things so use a discerning eye to seek out the best items.