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Christmas/new years

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Christmas/new years

Hello

A mate and myself are looking at spending New Years maybe Christmas in the Bahamas.

Will be a stop in from our road trip from LA to New York.

Just wondering recommendations on places to stay, wanting to stay somewhere where meet more travellers. Both of us are in early 30's. and must to do while in the Bahamas especially around that time of year, thanks for any info

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What island?

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No island in particular yet, still looking, reading this, …yahoo.com/… do think it is still relevant?

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Will add looking for some nightlife being New Years at the same time love the beach and all things to do with water

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You might consider Hope Town - it's a beautiful place (spend a little while on images w/ google, you'll see what I mean!) and they have fun NYE goings on, with fireworks & a small Junkanoo parade! Am very partial LOL to the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, but there are more affordable places to stay...

E.G. If you contact Elbow Cay Properties there is a property called Little Star also Daisys Place and Conch Shell Cottage. Vernon Malone also has Sanctuary which is very reasonable.

Don't the names just make you want to go there?!? :)

Edited: 10 September 2013, 01:57
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Or, Nassau will be where the action is...!!! Big time Junkanoo, lots of parties, 3 BIG sets of fireworks... There have been a few recent threads on NYE if you look through these forums...

So, if it's Nassau you're thinking of, check out Breezes or (deep breath) another AI on Paradise Island called Paradise Harbour Club (run down but probs a lot cheaper!). I'd say either one will be party central...

Happy Planning!

Oh, and couldn't get your link to work, post it again? Thnx :)

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Once again.. wrong info. Parradise Harbour Club is a timeshare - not an all inclusive.

Paradise Island Harbour Resort is the low end (2 star) all-inclusive on Paradise Island.

Most hotels will have some form of celebration, usually at an exaggerated price - as most places do for the holiday.

In Nassau - Junkanoo Parade takes place in the early morning hours on Boxing Day (the day after xmas) and New Years day. It's a fun celebration. Tickets are available online, or you can see the parade from the crowded streets for free.

Smaller celebrations on Freeport and the out islands.

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Austravelers - if you decide to purchase tickets for Junkanoo there are the ones online, for the bleachers at street level along the parade route. Or, you can also buy tickets for some of the balconies, e.g. at the restaurant, Athena Cafe. Last I checked, these were $200pp.

Thanks, scuba for catching that my "Paradise" and "Harbour" mistake with the names of the hotels :) Paradise Harbour Club is where the Columbus Tavern Restaurant is, and Paradise Island Harbour Resort is the all-inclusive.

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