NASSAU & PARADISE ISLAND 

Visitors flock to the capital city of Nassau and neighboring Paradise Island for nightlife, restaurants, beaches and watersports. Atlantis has been the gleaming gem of the area for 35 years, delighting visitors with an unending list of diversions for all ages. Downtown Nassau offers a variety of options for the history buff and culinary adventurer. It’s also a great jumping off point for day trips to the Out Islands by boat. Cable Beach is perfect for families who would like the ease of stepping off the plane and onto the beach within a matter of minutes. The quieter side of Western New Providence offers fantastic upscale ethnic dining options, boutique hotels and less crowded beaches.

The historic downtown Nassau is a great starting point to getting the real feel for the island. Tour museums, old forts and a wide range of dining options. This is where the cruise ships dock and the vibe is more of a vacation, party scene. The Straw Market is a great spot to pick up souviners to take home. Potters Cay can find freshly made conch salad and a cold Kalik while listening to local bantar, domino slapping and occassional rake and scrape music sessions.

Head out west to Cable Beach and the less bustling areas of the island. The further you venture west, the more far removed from the bustling action of cruise ship docks and tourists. The less visited Love Beach is home to the newly re-opened Nirvana bar and restaurant. One of the only establishments right on the beach. You’ll feel like you’re in the out islands when visiting.

Escape to Pearl Island, Bahamas

Looking for a quick escape from the big city of Nassau?
Pearl Island is the latest getaway with a true Out Island feel, welcoming guests for just over one year now. Located just a short boat ride from downtown Nassau, this charming barrier island is marked with a pastel and white lighthouse…

Craft Beer in The Bahamas

Anyone who knows me knows about my passion for beer and brewing. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest gave me access to craft beer from the start of my beer-drinking experiences. I was fortunate to live in one of the first areas in the USA to open the doors, loosen the...

Looking for Something Different? Try Paddleboarding with Dogs

I recently joined PappaSurf (a paddleboarding excursion company based in Nassau) for a morning of paddleboarding with my dog. The event was charmingly called PUP & SUP (SUP is an acronym for "stand up paddle," and I'm sure you get the "pup" part)....

New Hobby – Cruise Ship Spotting

My porch is the perfect place to delve into hobbies that I had no idea existed until now. In addition to being a "plane spotter" and keeping a watchful eye on the flights landing in Nassau, I'm now also slightly obsessed with my Marine Traffic app. For example, this...

Playing Tourist at Home

 Those that know me are probably well aware of my Parrothead past. I am a Jimmy Buffett fan. I've attended several of his concerts, in full Parrothead regalia I might add, and I always make a point to hit up Margaritaville whenever I find myself in the neighborhood....

A Crash Course in Island Driving

During my first visit to the Bahamas, long before living here was even a glimmer in my eye,  I spent 2 weeks in Nassau while waiting for a new propeller for my sailboat to arrive from the USA after ours had the misfortune of falling off. I spent week-one exploring the...