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Apr 6th, 2000, 01:35 PM
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S. Connett
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Best place to stay in Nassau or Paradise Island, Bahamas

My husband and I, along with our 14-year-old son would like to visit someplace this summer with good snorkeling and nice beaches. We don't care to gamble or take in night life, but need activities to entertain a teenager.Any suggestions re: the bahamas? Anyone ever stayed at the Sunrise Beach Club on Paradise island?
 
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Apr 9th, 2000, 07:44 AM
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Hi. We stayed at Nassau Beach Hotel on Cable Beach last year with my sis-in-law and her 3 children 5 8 and 12. Being next door to the Marriot Crytal Palace, we found the hotel to be older but very friendly and hosptitable. The 13 was accompanied by her cousin and went next door to the BIG pool and met friends. There is some decent snorkelling around the breakwall between the two hotels and you can book a 1/2 hr snorkelling trip for about 30 U.S. about a 1/2 mile out from hotels on a reef. I got great pics with small waterproof camera of some great aquatic life. Lots to do and see around Cable Beach and a short rip into town. Any more questions please feel to email me.
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Jun 30th, 2000, 08:18 PM
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We stayed at Sunrise Beach Club & Villas a few years ago. It's down the beach from Atlantis and very charming - especially if you don't need casinos and night clubs. It has two pools, one with a little tunnel you can swim under, and another which is like a little grotto, with rocks and waterfalls. You don't get all the amenities and service of a resort like Atlantis, yet the owners and managers are very willing to please. The beach right in front of Sunrise is refreshingly quiet, yet a short walk away you have Atlantis, which is truly sensational, plus all the jetskiing and parasailing and banana boats and the like for your son. When we were there, there was an English couple with two young girls who were spending the entire summer there and they were never bored. If you stay at Sunrise, you can walk down the beach away from the other resorts to the end, which is a good place to snorkel. There's also an underwater park out in Nassau that your son will probably enjoy. Hope you have a great time and feel free to e-mail me if you have other questions. P.S. My sister's 2 teenaged kids loved eating at the Poop Deck right over the Paradise Island bridge.
 
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Jul 1st, 2000, 06:53 AM
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Another option is the Comfort Suites on PI. It's right across the street from the Atlantis, and you get all the recreation benefits from the Atlantis. Also, a complimentary Continental Breakfast is offered each morning. The pool is not elbow-to-elbow like the Atlantis pool. A suggestion! Give your teenager a chance to see something different and call Bahama Divers. They will pick you up and deliver you back to the Comfort Suites for free. He must see the real Bahamas...which lies underwater. Bahama Divers have been in business for over 30 years, and are a safe dive op. They have snorkeling expeditions to Cannonball Reef, the Fish Hotel, etc., which lie in shallow waters about 15-25 feet deep. They Dive Masters remain in the beautiful waters with you and your son. Beautiful corals and reef fish galore. Who knows, maybe you'll be luckey enough to see a Caribbean Reef Shark, so your son may learn that sharks aren't the bloodthirsty villains as portrayed on the Discovery Channel. E-mail me if you have any questions. Another suggestions, the old British Colonial Hotel, the "BC" as the islanders call her, is great and has soul. It lies within 45 seconds walk to the downtown Straw Market, on Bay Street. 9 acres of tropical, landscaped land and beach lie in the back of the BC. Snorkel around the rocks to the left of the beach. It's only 5 feet of water, and you will see many reef fish there. Robert
 
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