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Westwind II Resort Continued!

Westwind 2 Bath Photo, Nassau, Bahamas

westwindII Westwind II Resort            Highly Recommended

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Westwind II. The staff is extremely friendly and the resort is small which we liked. Valencia and Donita are in the office and Wanda and Lovely run the cafe. Everything is "No, problem". You are definitely on vacation at Westwind II.

The Resort

Westwind II has two pools, a clubhouse, tennis courts and a nice beach. The grounds are nicely landscaped and well maintained.
The resort has 50 units, 25 lower units with 2 bedrooms and 25 upper villas with 1 bedroom and a loft.

The Villas

We had an upper villa with loft. The villa was nicely furnished with wicker. The living area had a sofa, 2 sitting chairs, 2 snack tables, 2 end tables, a dinnette with 4 chairs, a shelf unit with a 20" color TV and a phone.

The kitchen had all the necessary cooking and dining utensils. The appliances included a full size stove, microwave, refridgerator but no dishwasher. The resort provides plenty of bath towels and you can exchange them for fresh ones each morning.

The master bedroom had a queen size bed, two night stands, a dresser and a large closet with lots of hangars! We had plenty of room for all our clothes. The loft had two twin beds, a dresser, a night stand and a closet.
The villa had two bathrooms, each with tub and shower.

The villas were air-conditioned and also had a ceiling fan.

They also included a patio with table and 4 chairs. We ate dinner on the patio one night but mostly it was good place to leave snorkeling gear and beach towels to dry.

Location

Westwind II is located toward the west end of Cable Beach on West Bay street.  The resorts next door are the Radisson, The Marriot Crystal Palace and the Nassau Beach Hotel. They are all within walking distance to visit the casino or their restaurants.

Getting Around

The #10 bus runs down West Bay street and stops in front of the resort. It also seems to stop for anyone by the side of the road. Check the time for the last bus, I think it about 6:00PM, after that you'll need to take a taxi. We rented a car but you could get by without one. There are scooters for rent in the are but personally, I wouldn't bother with them. A car is less expensive and safer, too.

The Beach
Westwind II has a small beach but it's more than big enough for the size of the resort. The water is warm, calm and clean. We wandered next door to the Radisson to snorkel at the coral reef. The reef appears to be manmade but still was home to numerous fish. We were told that a barracuda and small octopus have made their home by the reef but we didn't see either of them.

Internet Access
The resort has a computer with internet access in the lobby for guests use. The charge was $5 per 1/2 hour. We didn't check email but did use it to access the Geocaching website!

Laundry

The resort has a laundry facility for guests use. There were 4 standard size washers and 4 standard size dryers. There was also one super size washer and dryer. You purchase tokens at the office for the machines. You can also purchase detergent. The package was entirely in spanish, I think it may have been Wisk. I did recognize it was made by Lever Bros in the Dominican Republic.

Drinking Water

It's generally not recommended to drink the tap water. The resort sells bottled water in 1 gallon and 5 gallon sizes. Order a 5 gallon bottle and they'll deliver it to your room. The water costs about $6 for 5 gallons. We used 7 1/2 gallons during the week.

Clubhouse and Cafe

The clubhouse is more of a covered pavilion. It has the cafe, a pool table, ping pong table and a few patio tables and chairs.
The cafe serves lunch and dinner, drinks and snacks. It cashless so you charge to your suite. Wanda and Lovely run the cafe and they are very nice. As soon as you walk up its "Hi Baby, What are ya havin?" I recommend trying the conch (pronounced conk) fritters and a Fanta or Pina Colada.



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