Nassau Travel Guide
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Work on the new international arrivals hall at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport is still underwaybut the departures areas are looking pretty nice and, as far as we could tell when flying out on Monday, functioning faster than they did in the past.
One improvement you may be interested in if you like a cigar or a stiff drink before waving goodbye to the Bahamas is the Graycliff Divan Airport Lounge.
This spinoff of the Graycliff hotel, restaurant and cigar company opened its double loungeone smoking, one non-smokinglast spring opposte Gate C41 in the US departures terminal.
You may not realize it's an airport lounge at first because it looks like a tschotske-filled boutiqueand in fact it is. To register for access to your lounge of choice, you must enter through the gift shop.
How dare Kim Kardashian touch, and then mess up, the holy grail of teenage popstardom? We of course are talking about Justin Bieber's hair, which took a short trip down to Nassau, Bahamas over the weekend for a "photoshoot."
What kind of photoshoot would involve the most buxom Kardashian and a 16-year-old frolicking on the beaches around the Atlantis Resort? We're guessing one for Rolling Stone or something, but we're just hoping that Atlantis Resort kept the screaming teens at bay and the googley-eyed guys too.
On the return trip, Kim tweeted that not only was the turbulence bad, but that the airline lost her bags (what, no private plane?) and she got locked out of her place. This is the curse that comes with messing up Bieber's hair in the Bahamas. Consider yourself warned.
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Is John Mayer's Mayercraft cruise not your type of scene on the high seas? Then you might be interested in the Pink Floyd Themed Cruise: Great Gig in the Sea traveling to the Bahamas featuring a Pink Floyd tribute band of course.
This one-of-a-kind voyage will feature the music of Think Floyd USA: The American Pink Floyd Show, and will celebrate material from Pink Floyd’s earliest days through the present. Think Floyd USA will take listeners on a musical and visual flight through the Pink Floyd galaxy performing all of Pink Floyd’s classic hits from legendary albums such as Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and the all time classic, The Wall.
The cruise sets sails on May 1 from the Port of Miami and lasts for three hazy days, disembarking in Nassau, Bahamas.
Pink Floyd fans will be sailing on Carnival Cruise's Imagination, which features a 24-hour pizzeria (for late night munchies), a late-night bistro, a full gambling casino, spa, nine-hole mini-golf course, water-spray park, pools and an adults-only retreat.
An inside cabin starts at $389; that includes all meals and non-alcoholic drinks. Go here for more pricing info and to make your reservations. Or hit up this dude who wants a roommate for the cruise. Don't forget to bring your copy of The Wizard of Oz.
Film buffs should slather on the sunblock for a trip next month to the Bahamas International Film Festival, taking place in and around Nassau December 4-11. In its 5th year, the festival celebrates both international films and Bahamian works. A nice perk in this economy? Tickets to individual showings are just $5.
This year Laurence Fishburne will receive the Career Achievement Award and Anna Faris will be honored with the festival's Rising Star Tribute. Films scheduled to be screened include "Appasionata," a German short made up of moments in which soldiers try to escape the demons of war, "Artists of the Bahamas," a documentary film that explores the lives and artistic works of eleven of the seminal visual artists of the Bahamas, and "The Deep," based on a poem written by Eric Best for his daughter while he was sailing alone from Hawaii to San Francisco.
Spring for the "Producer" package to the festival ($2,500) and you'll get passes for four to about everything including the Chopard VIP Opening Reception, Gala Celebration, Career Achievement Tribute Ceremony, backstage events and Closing Ceremony. Hotel options offering deals with the festival in Nassau abound at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau ($150 a night), Comfort Suites Paradise Island ($125 a night) or Bay View Suites ($135 a night).
[Photo of the 2007 fest: BIFF]
Love is patient, love is kind, love puts on a funny Halloween-themed hat just because you were asked to. Take someone to the Punkin Chunkin World Championship in two weeks by doing some dating in Delaware, home of possible vice president Joe Biden:
Z-Bar: Let the ghost with the Corona stalk your dreams. RR 13, in Dover
Smitty McGee's: Haunted by a long-ago wild night? Wait for the next full moon at this raw bar. 37234 Lighthouse Rd., in Selbyville
Timothy's: Talk about silly hats: Those Phillies caps look better with two. 100 Creek View Rd., in Newark
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[Photo of the 2006 Punkin Chunkin championship: bublynski]
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Any film festival sponsored in part by Donatella Versace is enticing enough, but add warm weather and beaches into the equation, and the Bahamas International Film Festival sounds like a can't-miss event. Running December 6-13, the island's fourth annual festival takes place in Nassau, and features films from both Bahamian and international filmmakers.
Though a trip to the island is usually pricey, the festival is a chance to jump on special offers from well-known Nassau resort Atlantis. Rates start at just $319 for four days and three nights. And with the bevy of airlines flying into Nassau International Airport, festival-goers can search out inexpensive fares from seven different airlines.
Currently, the most popular tour in the Bahamas is the Anna Nicole Tour.
This tour is loosely organized by Nassau cabbies, but it is only a matter of time before some enterprising folks formalize it.
The current Anna Nicole Smith Bahamas taxi tour includes:
· Doctors' Hospital in Nassau, where her son Daniel died last fall.
· Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mauseoleums where Anna will be buried today (her son was laid to rest there last September)
· Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Nassau, where Anna's funeral will take place today.
· Horizons the seaside home at the eastern end of the island that she shared with Howard K Stern, and which he now shares with Dannielynn, Smith's five-month-old heiress.
Horizons, is the highlight of the tour. All you have to do is ask any cabbie in Nassau for the "Anna Nicole Tour" and off you go--though prices will vary, everything is negotiable.
One cab company is even rumored to offer a limited number of a special Tribune newspaper. The issue being offered was plastered with photos of Anna and Immigration Minister Shame Gibson sharing a bed. In Nassau, the issue sold out immediately, but you can buy your very own for $20.00 at the airport and in certain cabs.
A taxi driver, who offers the Anna Nicole tour to his passengers had this to say:
It's sad that she died but we don't look at the negative. There are persons in the taxi industry who are making money because people come here asking to go to the house, the cemetery and the hospital
If you want to take the tour virtually, we have Google mapped Horizions here, after that, you are on your own (hint: just head west and take John F. Kennedy to the airport)
These days everyone is looking for one true go-to WiFi spot. Sure JiWire can give you an exhaustive list, but here at Jaunted we are starting a weekly search for go-to WiFi spots. The rules are simple. The signal has to be free, fast, and reliable, and the spot has to have at least one redeeming quality. Have a city or destination you want us to investigate? Let us know. And if you have a favorite WiFi spot you are willing to share, send it to tipsATjauntedDOTcom.
Nassau Airport :: Domestic Terminal
Sure no one goes to the Bahamas in search of free, four bar WiFi--at least we hope not--however, it was a bit of an Easter egg to discover that the spartan domestic terminal at Nassau Airport came equipped with strong, free, reliable WiFi, courtesy of Batelnet.
We have heard horror stories about telcom in the Caribbean, but this Batelnet hot spot had us thinking setting up shop in the Bahamas might not be a half baked idea after all. See, despite what you read on New York subway posters, the Bahamas won't kill you.
No one will bother you, and the lone terminal television will more than likely be showing "Who's The Boss".
· Bahamas Travel [Tourism Site]