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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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Anywhere not overrun by kids?

My husband and I are planning a get-away. We'd like to consider bahamas since it's not too far from the kids, but don't want to plan a get-away only to find that we're surrounded by kids. Are there any nice places to stay in the bahamas (around $400/night) with great service and great food that's good for couples (but not a chain like sandals or couples)? Also, How is the food in the bahamas? Thank you!
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 12:07 PM
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The "Bahamas" consists of almost 800 islands and cays and there are literally hundreds of resorts so it's difficult to make generalizations on food quality. To answer your question "How's the food in the Bahamas" I can truthfully say its like anyplace else - on some islands it's very good and on others it's just OK.

If you want to avoid children consider going to a resort on one of the out-islands. They tend to be much less crowded but are a little difficult to get to vs. the major islands such as Nassau or Grand Bahamas which can be reached non-stop from many US gateway cities.

For instance, Cat Island is about 50 miles in length (figure about 75 to 80 miles of beaches) and if every hotel room on the island was fully booked there would probably be less than 400 tourists on the island. Go hear if you are seeking peace & quite and miles upon miles of deserted white sand beaches. If you are interested in this type of destination check out the Fernandez Bay Resort.

Another relatively quiet and out of the way place is Cape Santa Maria on Long Island. This small resort is located on a quiet 7 mile long beach with talcum powerdery soft white sand and bright torquoise blue waters. The staff is friendly and the food is good (while some of the best on the island I wouldn't classify it as great). The island is similar in size to Cat island but has a slightly lager population and perhaps 2 or 3 times the number of hotel roomes. Still, even in high season you can have miles of beach all to yourselves.

If you really want top notch service and above average food consider the Four Seasons Resort on Exuma. It will, however, more than likely be more than $400/night. You don't say when you are travelling but most resorts have different room rates for high and low season. You can definitely save a bundle if you travel in low season and you should have no trouble finding very nice accomodations for $400/night.

Hope this gives you a place to start.
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Old Jan 16th, 2007, 01:15 PM
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Consider Rock House in Harbour island. Upscale, stylish botique hotel, great restaurants nearby and no kids policy.
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Old Jan 16th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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On Harbour Island The Rock House (www.rockhousebahamas.com) and Runaway Hill are no kids resorts, also both are on the small side around 10 rooms and excellent restaurants on site. There are also several other very good restaurants on island and everything is walkable.

Also you might want to try this website www.myharbourisland.com.

Hope this helps, have a GREAT trip.
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You might want to consider Orient beach in St Martin. It is more adult oriented and it is a short drive away from Grand Case which is known for its excellent cuisine.
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St. Maarten in general is not a huge destination for families....
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