The World’s Largest Underwater Sculpture Debuts in the Bahamas

October 21, 2014 | 5:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Ocean Atlas (All photos by Jason deCaires Taylor) By the Caribbean Journal staff It's the largest underwater sculpture in the world, and it's now just below Nassau in the Bahamas. The 18-foot-tall, 60-ton female sculpture is located off Nassau's west coast. It's called Ocean Atlas, and it's the latest work by underwater sculpture pioneer Jason deCaires more...

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Beach Collector: Swimming Beach, Deep Water Cay, Bahamas

October 17, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor They call it swimming beach. But they really should call heaven on earth. Because that’s what it feels like on this Monday morning as I sit on a deck chair facing the sea, listening to the rhythmic sound of waves lapping against the shores of Deep Water Cay, a two-square-mile private-island resort just east of Grand more...

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The Bahamian Bronx Bomber

September 25, 2014 | 4:46 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Antoan Richardson By the Caribbean Journal staff Nassau, Bahamas-born outfielder Antoan Richardson is back in Major League Baseball, and this time for the league's preeminent franchise: the New York Yankees, aka the Bronx Bombers. Richardson made news when he was first called up by the Atlanta Braves in 2011, as the sixth-ever Bahamian to play in the Major more...

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Caribbean Room With A View: Bimini Sands Resort and Marina

September 24, 2014 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment


Above: the view from the Bimini Sands By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Call it Bimini blue: the ombre hue of the waters that wash this Bahamian out island, morphing from crystalline turquoise near the shore to the deepest navy in the gulfstream waters that stretch to the horizon. For years travelers have come to the sandy outpost of South Bimini for more...

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Baha Mar’s Coral Reef Project

September 23, 2014 | 3:15 pm | 0 Comment


Above: coral antlers at the property's artificial reef By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean's largest resort project is expanding — into the ocean. But now how you might think. The Nassau project has an ongoing initiative in the shores of Cable Beach, aiming to create the optimal conditions for coral and marine life. The "eco-reef" project has more...

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Island Bites: Stuart’s Conch Stand, Bimini

September 22, 2014 | 4:38 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Stuart's Conch Stand in Bimini (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor BIMINI — It is no secret that Bimini’s waters are abundant with seafood, delighting local sport fishermen and foodies alike. Fabian Stuart, owner of Stuart’s Conch Stand, realized this over 30 years ago and continues to serve up some of the freshest conch and lobster more...

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Bimini’s New Cruise Ship Pier Opens

September 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new cruise pier in Bimini (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor BIMINI — There's a new gateway to the Bahamian island of Bimini. Resorts World Bimini’s Superfast cruise ship service made its first official visit to its newly-constructed cruise pier on the island on a sailing from Port Everglades, Florida. A packed house of more...

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Six Fun Things to Do in Grand Bahama

September 13, 2014 | 6:51 pm | 0 Comment


By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — The island of Grand Bahama offers beautiful scenery, beautiful beaches and ideal settings for good, old-fashioned Caribbean relaxation. But if you’re feeling adventurous and want to get out and explore the island, make sure you check off these six things on your trip. Port Lucaya Marketplace Despite the more...

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Rum Journal: Is This the Best Bahama Mama in the Bahamas?

September 11, 2014 | 5:56 pm | 0 Comment


By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — It's the signature Bahamian cocktail: the Bahama Mama. While you can find this drink in just about any bar across the 700 islands of the Bahamas, we happened upon the Garden of the Groves, a botanical garden on Grand Bahama that just might be home to the country's best. Julia Ryan owns the café in the Garden of more...

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Visiting the Bahamian Brewery

September 11, 2014 | 12:40 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Bahamian Brewery in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor FREEPORT — No trip to Grand Bahama Island would be complete without a tour of Freeport’s own Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company, the maker of Sands Beer. Opened in December of 2007 by Jimmy Sands, the 100 percent-Bahamian-owned business sits atop 20 acres and more...

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