Looking for a true getaway to the Bahamas. Intimate is the word. No large crowds competing for the good lounge chairs around the pool. No crowded beaches. Come to Nassau and unwind with a real vacation in paradise.
In my travels I have come to realise that a diversity of activities on a vacation are important. I’m not sure if it’s the rebel in me, or just the need to see what a country or state is really about. The thing that bothers me most about travel today is the drive of resorts to keep us on their properties. They can be at times remote, or at other times made to seem remote thus causing us to stay in the boundaries of the resort.
I am always looking for the local experience, or the history of a location, or local specialities. The challenge in finding these things is two fold. 1. actually getting the information about them. 2. Getting to them.
To see the best of Nassau, the British Colonial Hilton in my opinion is the best of the hotel/resorts to do this from. It is located on historical Bay Street. It actually stands on the location of what was Nassau’s largest fort, Fort Nassau. Fort Nassau being long gone, the BC Hilton has risen in it’s place.
The amenities of the hotel include a private beach a pool and a few restaurants and bars. The real treat though is it’s location. When one needs a break from beaching, simply step out the from door of the Hilton and you’ll be standing on Bay St. Just a few steps from the Hilton’s front door are most of the attractions of Nassau, including, shopping, site seeing, great restaurants, even a Rum Distillery.