At the Bahamas’ Deep Water Cay, the Art of Conch Cracking

November 15, 2014 | 6:41 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Conch cracking master Shervin Tate (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor DEEP WATER CAY — I’ve eaten a lot of conch in my time. But this is the first time I’ve had to crack one. And it turns out that cracking conch (extracting the live mollusc from the shell using a knife and a chisel) is quite a skill. Just ask my more...

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Hotel Highlight: The Lobby at Nassau’s British Colonial Hilton

November 15, 2014 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the lobby at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton NASSAU — A good hotel lobby should communicate personality, feeling and vibe. First impressions set the stage, create an impression and initiate the experience. A well-done arrival experience can make hours of travel, anticipation and expectation melt away the instant the more...

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Bahamas Breaks Ground on National Baseball Stadium

November 12, 2014 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the groundbreaking last week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially broken ground on a national baseball stadium. The Andre Rodgers National Baseball stadium, named for the first Bahamian to make the Major Leagues, will be completed in 2015. The stadium, designed by architect Michael Foster, will "support the nation’s more...

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Private Jet Carrying Nine Passengers Crashes in Grand Bahama

November 9, 2014 | 7:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a Learjet 36 By the Caribbean Journal staff A private jet crashed while making an approach for landing at Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday, authorities said. The Lear 36 Executive Jet was carrying nine passengers; the plane was destroyed and there were no survivors, according to an update from the Bahamian government. According to new more...

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Suite Spot: The Grand Lucayan Resort

October 31, 2014 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment


By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — The motto here is “what you want, whenever you want it.” Whether you desire hot chocolate sauce on your conch fritters, swim-up frozen cocktails, or a wedding with a few hundred people with an indoor backup, you can find it at this luxury beachfront resort. Grand Bahama's Grand Lucayan is situated on a seven more...

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These Will Be the First Four Restaurants at the Baha Mar Resort

October 28, 2014 | 9:42 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Katsuya's South Beach location By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean's largest resort project, the Baha Mar, is set to open next spring, and the project has announced its first slate of culinary offerings. The property will include Deuce, Katsuya, Brasserie des Arts and Shuang Ba, all located at hte heart of the resort near its 100,000 square foot more...

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Nassau’s British Colonial Hilton Sold

October 27, 2014 | 12:11 am | 0 Comment


Above: the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The landmark British Colonial Hilton hotel in Nassau has been sold to the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, the Bahamian government announced. The deal was signed in an official ceremony at the hotel on Friday. The state-owned firm is also building the largest resort more...

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Eating Through Nassau in 8 Bites

October 24, 2014 | 3:11 pm | 0 Comment


By Guy Britton NASSAU – For such a well-known destination, there are still secret spots and new places to dine off the beaten path in Nassau.  Few destinations have  a better  range o f culinary experiences. We had just three days and a mission to find Nassau's best food — in 8 bites.  Join us as we explore Nassau's culinary spectrum, from local and more...

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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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