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It's hard to tell what effect the oil spill is actually having on beach tourism. Part of the problem is that Florida tourism officials blow things out of proportion too soon. Another problem is that government officials are inclined to bluster in general, like the New Jersey politicians who demanded to know what their environmental chief was doing to prepare for the oil slick (answer: not much).
But the real issue is that nobody knows how the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States is going to play out. One of the things about being the worst ever is that we don't really have any basis for comparison. The slick could very well reach the Bahamas in the near future. And when you're talking about the Bahamas and tourism, the immediate issue becomes the Caribbean's billion-dollar cruise industry.
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush are back in their pirate garb.
In the third installment, out today, Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate all sorts of unseemly pirate troubles, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle, unless they all get enough money to do a fourth movie that is.
Parts of the movie were once again filmed in the Bahamas and Dominica.
America's favorite man in waterproof eyeliner is back! Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to theatres today in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
In the film, Jack sets out to settle a blood debt with legendary captain Davy Jones, who's stuck beneath the sea and has threatened Jack with a life of servitude without a makeup budget. Of course stage furniture/eye candy Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley get mixed up in the whole affair, giving Keira the chance to prance around in next to nothing. Hoorary for flimsy plots and flimsier dresses!
As much of the film was shot in and around the Bahamas, we offer you some cool things to do in the islands in between swordfights:
Where To Stay:
One & Only Ocean Club
Head over to this luxurious paradise and hide. It won't be hard in your private residence, where you can email your family for a hefty ransom from the complimentary laptop computers while laying on the private beach as your personal butler refills your afternoon champagne and brings you strawberries. Who wants to be rescued from here?
Where To Eat:
Be sure to stop at this favorite local lunch spot. Masquerading as an Italian restaurant, this cafe has one of the best selections of daily freshly caught fish on the island, the lobster salad and mahi mahi with juniper berries are perfect for an afternoon meal. The menu changes every three months.
Where To Sneak Away:
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
Charter or rent a boat and head to this out island gem. A part of the Nature Conservancy, this protected park features some of the most amazing aquatic wildlife in the world, and an elaborate maze of mangrove paths perfect for exploring. Arrr!