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Want the hotel experience, but not the price tag? Ask about a day or evening pass. All inclusive hotels such as Breezes and Sandals provide both day and evening passes, and Atlantis does a day pass for use of ‘the biggest water park in the Caribbean’. All inclusive day passes mean you can lounge around the pool, enjoy a beverage or four, eat lunch from one of several restaurants or cafes on property, use the (non motorized) water sports and game rooms. The evening pass for these resorts caters to dining, cocktails, piano bars, pool rooms, adult games and dancing! Atlantis welcomes non-guests to use the bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, and to attend concerts in the evening. At family friendly Atlantis the day pass gives access to the vast array of

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So you have never been to a quiet Bahamian “Out Island?” Get the ‘out island experience’ right here on the island of New Providence! (Nassau is the old town, not the name of the island in case you did not know.) Take a leisurely drive past the airport to Coral Harbour, a lovely little residential fishing village on the south west coast. Along the ‘beach road’ you will find the Sand Bar (shhh, it’s a well-kept secret). Drinks are cheap like the plastic patio furniture, and the food is strictly “island style”. A Bahamian breakfast favorite is stew fish (savory tomato gravy that smothers fried fish, onion and a few pieces of potato) served with grits or ‘Johnny cake’. If you are calorie conscious try the Boil Fish instead. Once you try that you’re hooked

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Need a quick fix for a growling tummy? Don’t worry, there is always a Peanut Man! And he is usually riding a bike and wearing a tam (a cloth wrapped around their head, or a crocheted hat, to protect their dreadlocks). Whether it’s in the car park, at the fundraiser, outside a bar, in the bar, at the Fish Fry, the cricket, at the hairdresser or by the stop light, he’s there! Peeeeanuts! Irie nuts, they shout out loud, and a quick nod gets you a brown paper bag of roasted peanuts for only $1! They are fresh roasted in the shell by Rastas, and so a cheap healthy snack with a blessing from Jah!

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Sometimes you just want to go back to your youth and cruise the beach road with the radio blaring and all the windows down. Take your dog, take your friend or sing along to the radio alone and uninhibited! West Bay St is the “cruising” road for you. West Bay St curves around the north west coast of Nassau, seldom interrupted by buildings, it literally “hugs” the coast. Most of this coast is beautiful beach. Whether you stop for a walk, a stretch, or to meditate to the music of the waves, you will enjoy this time to recalibrate. Stop for a conch salad at Gambier Village, a beer by Nesbitt’s Bar (and pool hall), or a fresh fruit daiquiri with Andy at The Daiquiri Shack, located in front of the Caves. West is also the place to witness beautiful sunsets

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Never say you are bored! Feel like you really do live in the tropics by experiencing Blue Lagoon Island! This is a fun day trip by boat, only 20 minutes away from Paradise Island. Blue Lagoon Island, has just that, a blue lagoon! The lagoon has a sheltered beach and shallow areas perfect for children, or you can wander across to the ocean side to enjoy the spacious surf beach. Activities include kayaks, snorkeling, water bikes, and an old lookout tower with an interesting history! Don’t feel like spending energy? Take a book, grab a hammock and chill out. Don’t feel like kids? Hang out at the beach bar with a tropical beverage while listening to the island’s band! A simple lunch is included. Ask for the “locals” rate when you book, you will need to

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Cinco de Mayo We like to celebrate other cultures on our diverse little island, and this week it’s all about Mexican! Cinco de Mayo gives us a reason to celebrate all week. Most Restaurants around town including Senor Frogs are promoting Mexican culture with food and drink specials, and this weekend the Bahamas National Trust are hosting the annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the beautiful gardens at ”The Retreat” on Village Rd. This is a family friendly event with food, music and activities celebrating the Mexican way of life. There will be pinatas and educational activities for the children. Adults will enjoy perusing the unique art and crafts, while sipping a cold cerveza or a margarita while listening to Mariachis. Ole! (May 10-11. Adults $10,…
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Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas Newest Restaurant opens in Palm Cay. Billfish Grill is now open for dinner 5:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. This Island inspired restaurant offers a signature mojito with mint and cucumber. Relax and sip a few while enjoying the view. For Reservations call (242) 698-0234. For more information about Palm Cay Sales contact one of our Bahamas Real Estate agents at (242)322-7979 or visit our website www.islandlivingrealestate.com

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Cristobal Gomez of Island Living Real Estate receives a certificate of recognition for his service on the MLS committee. The MLS committee is one of many committees under the arm of the Bahamas Real Estate Association. The MLS committee is responsible for the regulation and management of the Bahamas MLS. Cristobal can be reached at (242)322-7979 or by email at cristobal@islandlivingrealestate.com
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With most real estate buyers searching the internet for Bahamas real estate deals. There are a lot of online listings for a buyer to view. Pictures can make your listing stand out and set you apart from the competition. There are some pictures that are must have’s when taking a listing:

Amenities:

Don’t just showcase the house, showcase the amenities too. The selling point of many homes are what they have to offer in the community. Make sure to take photos of the amenities in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. If a beach is close by photograph it so the buyer knows.

Kitchen:

The focal point of any home is the kitchen, buyers want to see updated appliances, solid surface countertops and family style islands. A buyer would rule out a

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Here in the Islands we are lucky to have mild winters, there are still things that you should do to prepare your home for the winter season. By using proactive maintenance steps your home will looks its best and hold its value.

Pools: Back wash filters and clean pool drains

Yard: Cut shrubs and trim palms. Clean up leaves and debris about your yard as less sunlight can lead to molds.

Gutters: It a good time to flush out your gutters and repair any cracks.

Air Condition: As you will not be using air conditioning as much, it’s a good time to have your units serviced and replace air filters. Also check duct work in the attic to ensure that it doesn’t need re-taping.

Door and windows: Check your weather stripping and cleaning doors and

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