Frommer's Portable Bahamas

Frommer's Portable Bahamas

by Danforth Prince, Porter
     
 

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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

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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 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).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470497388
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Series:
Frommer's Portable Series , #230
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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1 The Best Beaches

Cable Beach (New Providence Island): The glittering shoreline of Cable Beach has easy access to shops, casinos, restaurants, water sports, and bars. It's a sandy 4-mile-long strip, with a great array of facilities and activities. See chapter 3.

Old Fort Beach (New Providence Island): With pristine white sands and turquoise water, this is the least developed major beach on New Providence Island, near the relatively unpopulated western tip of The Bahamas's most crowded island. Many of its biggest fans are homeowners from nearby Lyford Cay, whose homes are among the priciest in The Bahamas. The beach is least crowded on weekdays, and windiest throughout the winter. There's great water-skiing in summer, when waters are the calmest. See chapter 3.

Cabbage Beach (Paradise Island): Think Vegas in the tropics. It seems as if most of the sunbathers dozing on the sands here are recovering from the previous evening's partying. It's likely to be crowded near the megahotels, but you can find a bit more solitude on the beach's isolated northwestern extension (Paradise Beach), which is accessible only by boat or on foot. Lined with palms, sea grapes, and casuarinas, the sands are broad and stretch for at least 2 miles. See chapter 4.

Xanadu Beach (Grand Bahama Island): Grand Bahama has 60 miles of sandy shoreline, but Xanadu Beach is most convenient to Freeport's resort hotels, several of which offer shuttle service to Xanadu. There's more than a mile of white sand and (usually) gentle surf. Don't expect to have Xanadu to yourself, but if you want more quiet and privacy, try any of the beaches that stretch from Xanadu for many miles in either direction. See chapter 5.


Meet the Author

As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer’s, including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. Porter, a former bureau chief of The Miami Herald, is also a Hollywood biographer, and his most recent release is Howard Hughes: Hell’s Angel. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of the New York Times, and is today the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.

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