Hi. I could sure use some help. I've looked at so many Caribbean Islands that I'm going cross-eyed. We've been to Grand Cayman and loved the beach there and the condo we rented, but we want to try another island, For various reasons, I've eliminated many places--the main reason being that we live in California, and the time it takes to get to some places is just too much. It doesn't always depend on distance, but on the number of stops and length of layovers.
Anyway, what we're looking for in the Bahamas are the following:
1) a beachfront 2-bedroom condo on a beautiful, clean beach with calm, warm waters. One must-have is being able to walk out our door and essentially be on the beach.
2) Safe, relatively quiet area, but still close enough to either walk to restaurants/grocery store or drive a short distance.
As you can see, our needs are specific but few. We don't need nightlife or resort amenities onsite (bar, water sports, etc.)--we don't mind having to seek them out.
If anyone has suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it. Oh, and in case you're wondering why we just don't go to Hawaii since it's so close: We fell in love with the Caribbean--the calm, warm water and the complete away-from-it-all feeling. I investigated beaches in Hawaii, but even the calmest ones can be very unpredictable.
Thank you so much!