The Bahamas Lifestyle

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Early November always marks the time we 'fall backward' and 'loose' an hour of daylight. What does that mean to us? As boaters, it means we have to plan ahead and leave early as darkness comes sooner than usual and we don't want to be caught out coming home from boating in the dusk! It usually works out though as the children in the household show no regard for the change of time and are up at the crack dawn! 

Bahamas Beaches rose island beach

This past time change, Sunday November 5th, was a perfect boating day, the water calm and warm, and still a nice temperature for a quick dip!rose island property

Spectacular up and down Rose Island offers one of the best beaches in the Bahamas. Twelve miles long, sandy and incredibly pretty, with reefs, shoals, and every color blue you can imagine. The

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Sandyport House

As soon as you start your home search in the Bahamas, you'll immediately notice a vibrant difference in the color palettes that are used. Bahamian homes are distinctly unique, and you won't find cookie-cutter houses here. Instead, you'll step into a landscape of colorful homes, surrounded by lush green foliage and bright tropical colors. Leave behind the washed out colors of vinyl siding, stucco and brick, and prepare yourself for the rich colors of the Bahamas!

Colorful Homes of The Bahamas: Exterior Palettes

The palettes of colorful homes of The Bahamas include exteriors of pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. From soft pastels to bright tones, similar to the rich tangerine of this Nassau property, Bahamian homes add another layer of vibrancy to

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Believe it or not, Nassau has probably the largest variety of dive sites in The Bahamas. This is because of our proximity to the Tongue of the Ocean, which can be best described as an underwater Grand Canyon, which merges with the Florida Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Ocean, providing a plethora or marine life and habitats for eager divers to discover. The Tongue of the Ocean offers great wall dives, which start somewhere around 60ft and drop off to thousands of feet! Along this wall hide lobsters, octopus, and lionfish; you will see turtles out in the deep cruising, massive tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi and at more times than not, a local Reef Shark cruising by in the distance.

 Lion Fish Nassau Bahamas Scuba

The great thing about the wall dives is that you don’t have to dive to great

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Snorkeling In The BahamasA favorite pastime for both residents and visitors to the islands is snorkeling in The Bahamas. The islands are surrounded by miles of vibrant coral reefs, lively sea creatures, and even historic shipwreck sites. The possibilities for ocean exploration are endless, and unlike scuba diving, where you need specific training and gear, all that's required for snorkeling is some flippers, goggles, and a sense of curiousity and adventure!

Whether you want to snorkel in the shallow areas just off-shore, or you're looking to take a boat out further into the water, you're sure to be enthralled by the colors and life below the surface. To help you find some of the best spots for snorkeling in The Bahamas, we've compiled a list of popular locations, each offering

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Summer is here and school is out. Baseball and soccer seasons are over, the weekends are free again. Summer is boating season for many families in The Bahamas. A typical Saturday, Sunday or evening jaunt would be to Rose Island, only minutes away. However, when the weather looks good, the wind is forecast to be calm, and the ocean is flat, we have what is known as an ‘Exuma Day!’.

Exuma Cays Bahamas

The Exumas form a chain of around 365 islands and cays (yes, one for every day of the year!), that lie scattered to the south east of Nassau, New Providence, and you can’t miss them if you head straight out of the Port New Providence canal and keep going.

 About 80 miles away, to the north of Staniel Cay, is Big Majors Spot, home of the swimming pigs, (and a couple of

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New Providence Poinciana Trees from BahamarAs pilot I used to love flying in from the south east, from maybe Exuma or Rock Sound Eleuthera around this time of year. We would hit the southern shoreline and traverse the island heading to towards the airport. We crossed the land with a birds eye view and were treated to a stunning display of the gorgeous and vibrant Poincianna trees that cover New Providence, a carpet of green with vivid red bursts giving the appearance that the island is on fire in a beautiful way.

The view from the atop the Baha Mar resort during our recent site tour!

 

Truly a wonderful sight, the almost breathtaking intensity of the colors and from the air you see just how much of the island is home to these trees that are so stunning when in bloom.

   

The Royal

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700 Bahamas Islands?

Which Island should I visit? Aren’t they all the same? A question often asked to me by buyers or vacation planners. My first answer is “Absolutley Not”. They are not all the same. Not even remotely. Each island offers it’s own totally unique experience to the visitor. The only thing that is the same is the temperature! And the SUNSHINE!

Never Run Out Of Things To Do On Nassau/Paradise Island

If you like to dine in a different 4 star restaurant every night before hopping out to a casino and local nightclubs and hotspots, then Nassau/Paradise Island is your best bet. Nassau is the capitol of the Bahamas and so has the most dense population of any island in our chain. There’s lots and lots to do but you’re going to be doing it

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For the third year in  a row I was fortunate to be  a walking scorer volunteer for the Official Pure Silk LPGA golf Classic held at the One & Only Ocean Club Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, a golf course surrounded by spectacular ocean vistas and some spectacular multi million dollar homes! As a real estate broker and an avid golfer (10 handicap) I was like a kid in a candy store!!     The event attracted and has attracted for the past three years the best professional lady golfers in the world such as, Michelle Wie (pictured) Lydia Ko, Lewis, Sandra Gal and many many more!       The event started on Thursday, February 5th and ended spectacularly with a three woman playoff on Sunday, February 8th.   Most of the ladies…
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