Monday, January 18, 2010

Paradise Island

Conches
Big shells $10
Small ones $5
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Took the ferry boat from
Nassau to Paradise Island ($6 return)
on Saturday
Ferry to Paradise Island
(use to be Hog Island)
Our guide Theo
on board
Half of the island is not open for public
- it’s the place where rich & famous, like
Mick Jagger, Tiger Woods, Tom Cruise etc, have their holiday houses.
There’re no roads there so one must have boat to access there.
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Atlantis on Paradise Island
Michael Jackson had a suite here
-$25.000/night, minimum stay 4 nights regarded
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At yhe harbour of Paradise Island
- somebody had thrown a plastic bottle to the sea
& somebody had to go and pick it up
- no littering in Bahamas!
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Walked trough the Atlantis to Cabbage Beach
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Lots of small shops
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Huge private boats
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A shopping mall inside the Atlantis
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Cabbage Beach
at the end of the Atlantis area
Stayed there for sun bathing for some time
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On the way back walked through Atlantis again
- there's not only a shopping mall,
but Aqvarium & a huge casino as well
- everything very Las Vegas-style!
- nice to see once,
but not for staying there a week or so
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Had a snack, but didn't feed the birds
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Once again big boats there
Outside shopping area
- touristic stuff
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Waiting for the ferry back to Nassau port
- last ferry goes at 6pm
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Back in Nassau around 6pm
and ready for dinner
- very nice day!

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