Travel Vacation help... Bahamas!

courtneyh

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Hubby and I were talking about going to Grand Caymen, now we are talking about going to the Bahamas....

Whos been? Where did you stay? What island?!!

We like all inclusive resorts (hes already been to atlantis)

Any help would be great.... were going to talk to our travel agent soon, but I like to hear personal stories first!!!

Thanks so much!
 

Beach Bum

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I just got back this week..Honestly,the only place id stay is ATlantis.u never have to leave the property....everything is there..great food,beach,alcohol and shopping(my necessities!LOL!)
 

courtneyh

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I just got back this week..Honestly,the only place id stay is ATlantis.u never have to leave the property....everything is there..great food,beach,alcohol and shopping(my necessities!LOL!)
thankss!!! i just saw your thread... it defiantly sounds like you had a blast!

ill have to check them out... my hubby went then when he was on a cruise but he didnt actually stay there, he was just there for the day..... so it would be fun to stay there! he said the place was huge and beautiful!
 

aklein

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Which island are you planning on going to? I've stayed at the Sheraton (I think that is what it is) right next to the Atlantis. It was cheaper and we could use all the Atlantis ammenities. Plus, we didn't have to deal with children running amok.
I actually liked the island of Grand Bahama better. I thought it was a nicer island and wasn't as commercial as Paradise Island. I stayed at the Our Lucaya resort complex not long after it opened. The resort was gorgeous and so were the beaches. I would go back there in a heartbeat. But I guess it really depends on what you are looking for in terms of a vacation.
If you want a relaxing getaway in a relatively hurricane-safe area, you should try the ABC islands -- Aruba, Bonaire or Curacao --- or my old home of St Kitts and Nevis.
 

Beach Bum

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^Another place i LOVE is the Renaissance Marina hotel in ARuba...its for adults only..OMG,The BEST time ever!
They have a boat that comes ONTO the lobby and takes u everyday to a PRIVATE island..its amazing...pink flamingos on the beach and in the water with u!and very good food too!i cant wait to go back!
 

finzup

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I have been to Nassau, Cat Island, and Andros Island.
I recommend Cat and Andros.. but I prefer a "slower paced" island vacatoin.

On Cat Island, I stayed at Fernandez Bay Village http://www.fernandezbayvillage.com/

On Andros I stayed at Small Hope Bay Lodge
http://www.smallhope.com/

I would 10000% recommend both places.


ETA: fernandez bay is not an all inclusive resort, but small hope bay lodge is all inclusive
 
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courtneyh

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ive been to aruba which was AMAZING!!!

we wanted to travel an island that was little closer for us so we could spend more time there!

we were also things the BVI islands, but we werent sure where to go there either!!!

We want something relaxing, with no children (preferably)

beach, eat and shop!!!
 

snibor

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I've also heard great things about Four Seasons on great Exuma Island in the Bahamas. It is a newer hotel with golf, I think spa, etc.
 

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I have been to Freeport in Grand Bahama Island. I have understood that it's not clearly as big as Nassau but it was quite OK. There is at least one casino, nice hotels and amaaazing beach (and, of course, you can do shopping there). But I think you can find more to do in Nassau.
 

4shopaholic

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ive been to aruba which was AMAZING!!!

we wanted to travel an island that was little closer for us so we could spend more time there!

we were also things the BVI islands, but we werent sure where to go there either!!!

We want something relaxing, with no children (preferably)

beach, eat and shop!!!
Don't stay at Atlantis if you don't want to see kids running around. I heard Sandals is good for Adults. I have 2 boys 5 and 7 years old, so staying at Atlantis was the best decision that I made.