Frommer's Portable Bahamas

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Frommer's Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer's Complete Guide—but in a concise, pocket-sized format.

Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories and takes you straight to the top ...
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Overview

Frommer's Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer's Complete Guide—but in a concise, pocket-sized format.

Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories and takes you straight to the top sights. Get the latest on hotels, restaurants, sightseeing, sports, shopping, and nightlife in a nutshell in these lightweight, inexpensive guides.

Lots of folks like to make a quick escape to The Bahamas for a few days of sun and surf, and Frommer's Portable Bahamas is a handy, concise guide that's perfect for those short getaways. It focuses on the highlights of most popular destinations: Nassau, Cable Beach, Paradise Island, and Grand Bahama. You'll find the best places to stay at a glance, from lavish resorts to family-friendly condos, plus great island dining, shopping, sizzling nightlife, glorious beaches, and water sports galore. Frommer's makes it a snap to plan the perfect quick getaway! This guide contains 1-color interior maps.

For a more in-depth guide that includes all the Out Islands, plus the Turks and Caicos, check out Frommer's Bahamas (ISBN: 0764564404). You'll learn about cruises to The Bahamas in Frommer's Caribbean Cruises & Ports of Call (ISBN: 076456417X).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470165461
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/24/2007
  • Series: Frommer's Portable Series , #156
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Veteran travel writers Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have written many popular guides in the Frommer’s series, including books on the Caribbean, France, England, Germany, and Italy. This travel team wrote the first-ever Frommer’s guide to The Bahamas, and also a number of other Frommer’s guides to island destinations such as Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominican Republic, and the Cayman Islands. Porter is also a Hollywood biographer, film critic, broadcaster, and columnist. Prince was formerly employed in the Paris bureau of the New York Times and is the president of Blood Moon Productions.
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Table of Contents


List of Maps     vi
The Best of The Bahamas     1
The Best Beaches     1
The Best Honeymoon Resorts     2
The Best Family Vacations     2
The Best Restaurants     4
Planning Your Trip to The Bahamas     6
The Islands in Brief     6
Visitor Information     8
Entry Requirements     9
When to Go     11
Getting There     12
Getting Through the Airport     13
Money & Costs     14
Travel Insurance     16
Health & Safety     18
Specialized Travel Resources     21
Frommers.com: The Complete Travel Resource     25
Sustainable Tourism/Ecotourism     26
Staying Connected     27
Packages for the Independent Traveler     29
Getting Around The Bahamas     30
Tips on Accommodations     32
Fast Facts: The Bahamas     36
New Providence (Nassau/Cable Beach)     43
Orientation     44
Getting Around     48
Fast Facts: New Providence     50
Where to Stay     52
Junkanoo Festivals     61
Where to Dine     66
Beaches, Watersports & Other Outdoor Pursuits     78
Seeing the Sights     85
Hanging Out at Potter's Cay     88
Shopping     90
New Providence After Dark     95
Paradise Island     98
Orientation     99
Getting Around     99
Where to Stay     100
Where to Dine     112
Beaches, Watersports & Other Outdoor Pursuits     120
Seeing the Sights     122
Shopping     123
Paradise Island After Dark     124
Grand Bahama (Freeport/Lucaya)     127
Orientation     128
Getting Around     132
Fast Facts: Grand Bahama     134
Where to Stay     135
Where to Dine     149
Beaches, Watersports & Other Outdoor Pursuits     160
Seeing the Sights     156
Shopping     158
Grand Bahama After Dark     172
Index     175
General Index     175
Accommodations Index     179
Restaurant Index     179
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