Another exotic wedding in 2008. I got an assignment this time: shooting a remarkable wedding on the beach in Paradise Island. It was a perfect wed: clear blue sky, perfect sunset, a romantic wedding on the beach.
There is one ultimate reason why we should go to the Bahamas: the water. It is definitely one of the clearest I’ve ever seen. Even the harbor was clear.
The Bahamas is not cheap. Better bring a lot of cash guys.
WAITING is always part of the deal. I’m telling you guys, these Bahamians are slooow…. You can easily wait for 1-2 hours before your food lands on your table.
Prepare a lot of tips, because the locals don’t like to move their a**es without it, but they surely like the US$.
Taxi has no meter. So, bargain hard. Starting from $2 – $30, depends on where you’re going, and your luck. You might want to rent a scooter instead, which starts at $65.
You’ve got to love the sea to enjoy the islands: sailing, jet-skiing, parasailing, diving, kayaking. It’s the right place! Go sailing with Sail Nassau, to experience the race between two of the ex America’s Cup sailboats ($100)…..
….. , or dive with Carribean Reef Sharks with Stuart’s Cove (believe me, it’s worth it) for $145. Jetski is $60 per 1/2 hr, but you can bargain for $40.
The food is terrible! Sorry guys, but the Bahamas is just dissapointing in this department. Not mentioning that many places are overpriced too. Well, you can’t have everything, can you?
I liked the drinks. Try the Bahamian Coffee. It’s a mix of 3 different rums and a little part of coffee. They would burn the drink, pour it from one glass to another over and over, caramelizing the sugar. It’s served warm. I also tried coconut water with gin, called sky juice. The daiquiri, Bahama Mama.. so many tropical cocktails you wouldn’t want to miss!