What part of the Bahamas are you considering?
Nassau I guess, we're still trying to decide.
Clueless on the Bahamas.
I can't really compare, because we only stopped at Nassau on a cruise ship and we only had 6 hours there. I wanted to tell you though...if you were looking at the likes of Atlantis on Paradise Islands, you can actually stay in the Comfort Suites opposite YET STILL being able to use all the Paradise facilities...ie. the waterslides etc....obviously this would save a great deal of money.
We headed straight to the Atlantis, looked around the aquarium (best I've seen), then onto the main public beach, we found this disappointing as the surf was too strong for the kids to go in swimming, it wasn't calm waters that we expected. Their "fake" Caribbean beach in the resort looked gorgeous but as we had to be back on the ship by 1.30 it wasn't worth paying hundreds of dollars for the day use wristbands. If you like big resorts, casino's and chance to swim with dolphins then this would be for you, as there are no casinos in Barbados. I would say Bahamas' would be more expensive to eat out compared to Barbados.
Whilst driving around in the mini bus it had the look of Barbados...ie the Straw Markets, hair braids at port etc. Like I said though we only had a few hours...I just wanted to really pass on the the tip about the comfort suites...
The Bahamas is overrated and most Americans go there because it is virtually next door to Florida.
I'd go with Barbados.
I'd recommend the Hilton to you as you are American.
GeneticSniper...You recommend the Hilton or ABV to EVERYONE!!!!!
Well it all depends on what you want to do and where in the Bahamas you're talking about.
There are dozens of places in the Bahamas to go, and all are vastly different.
you're going to have to provide more info about what you want to do on your vacation to get a useful answer.
Well thanks alot everyone. We're looking to have an "Island life" kind of vacation.We like to check out historic and other interesting sites. Also eating local food and catching some of the nightlife. Also relax on a nice beach. Thank you all for your help we appreciate it very much.
Thanks genetic. I don't really like the location of the Hilton, but the beach is nice there.
Thanks gillybean7,that seems to be selling point, and the main difference between the two. I'd much rather the tropical Island, than feeling like I'm still in the states.