BAHAMAS BEST OUT ISLANDS

Old Jan 8th, 2001, 07:10 PM
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BAHAMAS BEST OUT ISLANDS

I'm traveling to the bahamas and staying at nassau. Is there anyone out there who has traveled to all the out islands. Which are the best(prettiest) to see and the best to snorkel. Thanks.
 
Old Jan 9th, 2001, 04:48 AM
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It's more a matter of logistics. Some of the islands are more difficult and time consuming to reach, unless you are chartering a private plane. <BR> <BR>Exuma might be the easiest one for you to get to from Nassau.
 
Old Jan 9th, 2001, 05:37 PM
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My wife and I stayed at the British Colonial for several days before flying to the out islands of Abaco, Eleuthera, San Sanvador, and Exuma. All have their own unique charm. When you're even in Nassau, call Bahama Divers and go on a snorkel/dive trip with them. My wife and I scuba'd into the Lost Blue Hole, and met 48 caribean reef sharks, and hundreds of other reef fish. Great shallow snorkeling trips, too, with Bahama Divers. Try the Fish Hotel and Cannonball Reef. At any rate, call Bahamasair to get their flight schedules to the out islands. I would recommend the dive op at the Hotel Peace & Plenty in Georgetown, Exuma. The northern Exumas, which are Bahama National Trust Park areas, offer great shallow snorkeling spots. Robert
 
Old Feb 12th, 2001, 02:19 AM
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Eleuthera Island is one of the best out islands to visit, over 100miles of lush green hillsides to explore as well as great hidden beaches, A must see for any island hopper. Stay at Carwright's Ocean Front Cottages while in Eleuthera. Great service and hospitality/[email protected].
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 03:00 AM
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Eleuthera is a Great Escape from the world. I had a wonderful time there with my boyfriend who was a little skeptical about the vacation as he didn't know what to expect. A big thumbs UP to the folks at Cartwright's Cottages in Tarpum Bay who made us feel right at home on the island. They were very generous with their time and services.We were given a native fruit basket, fresh flowers and a sightseeing tour along witha map of the island to name a few.I highly recommend them and will return to Eleuthera one day soon. THis is a place to relax so if you are looking for the touristy crowd, it's far away.....Terry
 
Old Feb 19th, 2001, 11:51 PM
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Probably the easiest island to get to from Nassau these days is Harbour Island. There is now a fast ferry that goes twice a day and the price is just about the same as Bahamas Air, and alot more reliable, lol. <BR> <BR>There are some great snorkle spots and with 2 dive/snorkle shops on island as well as lots of water taxis you can go with a "tour" or just have someone take you to a deserted island for a day to relax and snorkle to your hearts content. <BR> <BR>There are severa nice places to stay on island and several good restaurants and even a couple of fastish food, (well, nothing is really fast in the carribean) <BR> <BR>You might try the www.where2stay.com board for more info on islands and hotels. There are pictures of several hotels and rates for high and low season. <BR> <BR>If you need more info on Harbour Island, let me know [email protected]
 
Old Feb 20th, 2001, 05:55 AM
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If you want a place that still feels like 50 years ago, then go to the Abacos and jump on a ferry to Elbow Cay. We chartered a sailboat and visited many of the Cays and were amazed at the lack of development and beautiful beaches. Check out Guana Cay and Man 'O War Cay as well.
 
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 03:34 PM
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Diary Log: We arrived on Great Guana Cay, and our golf cart lady was waiting for us on the dock. Stayed at the Lofty Fig in Marsh Harbor the night before, on mainland Abaco Island. A wild boar startled me on my morning walk, and a coconut fell from 30 feet, missing my head by 2 inches at the Lofty Figs plush grounds. Glad to be on GGC. Road over rough limestone and sand roads to the Great Guana Seaside Village Resort on the northern tip of GGC. Glenn the manager, also the local political figure, managed the Resort quite well. No hustle, no bustle, no touristry types there. Snorkeled off the beach and got two large conchs, which Glenn showed me how to clean. My Gad!! 9 hours before I was in rush hour traffic in Cleveland, now I'm learning the art of conch cleansing!! Wow! a half dozen southern stingrays are making their daily tour in the shallow turtle grass flats off the beach. Must go! bye for now! (notes from my diary on first day on Great Guana Cay) I have 23 pages more. Robert
 
Old Feb 25th, 2001, 04:48 AM
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I would recommend Eleuthera Bahamas for a great vacation destination. While most islands offer a variety of activites to venture into, Eleuthera offers peace and quiet with great beaches to explore without major crowds around them. A special note that Tarpum Bay has a great place to stay. Cartwight's Cottages makes you feel right at home with friendly service and hospitality. If you need anymore info, feel free to email me or email them at [email protected]
 
Old Feb 26th, 2001, 05:10 AM
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If you really want to see beautiful water and fantastic snorkeling....Go to Staniel Cay in the Exumas. Snorkle in Thunderball Grotto where scences from the James Bond "thunderball" were filmed. Great resturants on the cay and beautiful cottages to rent. We have been all over bahamas, boating, and this is by far the best spot!
 
Old Feb 27th, 2001, 12:50 PM
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I just tried to book a vacation to Nassau for 3 days in March and practically everywhere is booked. Eleuthera is the next place to visit now seeing as I have been there recently. THe beaches and the native food are what makes this island one of the BEST. Cartwrights Cottages in Tarpum Bay still has a few places left if you are interested. Terry
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 07:21 AM
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Hotel Peace & Plenty on Great Exuma, in Georgetown is nice. They have access to boat rentals where you can go off snorkeling yourself. Also, free ferry boat to Stocking Island daily, with nice snorkeling beaches. Also, I believe you can take a three-outer island snorkeling tour via airplane with Jacque Costeau's son!! I believe Long Island, Great Exuma, and possibly Eleuthera are flown to, and boat snorkeling is included. Let me know and I can get you the details; I have them somewhere in my travel diaries. Robert
 
Old Feb 28th, 2001, 09:54 PM
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To "Ask" -- What you say must be true since The Four Seasons is building a new resort on Great Exuma. And, I must admit, after seeing a segment there on "Entertainment Tonight" quite awhile back, I still have NEVER forgotten how beautiful the water looked there during that particular segment! It sort of reminded me of the water on Bora-Bora -- crystal clear and quite beautiful!!
 
Old Apr 6th, 2001, 03:58 PM
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http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/2477/index.html<BR>Please visit this website to cast your favorite Island in the Bahamas. So far, Eleuthera is leading the vote.
 

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