We just got back from an awesome vacation in Nassau, Bahamas.
And while we had been to the Bahamas before and stayed in Paradise Island, Nassau was definitely my favorite of the two.
Paradise Island and Atlantis was of course beautiful and everyone must go once. The casino, the underground aquarium, the water park and the hotel itself are just beautiful inside and out. However, it is overpriced and so it draws a very high-end crowd, which is not a bad thing, just exclusive.
Nassau was much more laid back, friendly, diverse and Cable Beach was just gorgeous.
We stayed right on Cable Beach.
The views and water are breath-taking. You cant help but fall in love with the place. The people are polite and respectful.
The food is amazing.
Just a short cab ride away you can go to Arawak Cay, also known as the fish fry. The local delicacy is conch. Conch salad, conch fritters, conch burgers and cracked conch! All amazing and worth trying.
This is one of the restaurants preparing conch salad right outside so you can watch them make it fresh. I overdosed on Conch.
The drinks are also very yummy. While you have the option of frozen drinks like pina coladas and miami vices, the local rum punch really delivers a kick.
Right on the beach, they sell drinks out of a coconut, they crack it right there and let you drink the coconut water before filling it with your choice of beverage, seriously refreshing!
We went on a booze cruise, and while the name might put off some people, it was a great deal as you get to snorkel, go to another island, includes lunch and drinks for a very cheap $60. And you get to cruise around Nassau and Paradise Island and take in the view and the water, priceless.
This is the Island we stopped off at, small and deserted, I didn’t want to leave!
But most of the time I was on the beach, the ocean just calls to me and I cant get enough. Building sand castles and swimming in the water was all I wanted to do.
I even went night swimming a couple of nights when the ocean was warm from the days sun. It was like my own little hot tub in the ocean.
Nassau will always have a special place in my heart, as my boyfriend has family there and they visit often. His mother and sister also came with us on this trip.
It runs a close second to my own beautiful island, Puerto Rico.
It is a perfect place to lay back, relax, and take it all in.