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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Beach Collector: This Just Might Be the Perfect Bahamian Beach

September 9, 2014 | 12:15 am | 0 Comment


Above: Gold Rock Beach in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor The “welcome mat” of Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach spans for what seems like a quarter mile into the ocean at low tide, the recommended time to visit this beach. The ebb and flow of the crystal-clear Bahamian water etches mesmerizing ripples in the sand that draw more...

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Caribbean Cigar: A Secret Cigar Lounge in Grand Bahama

September 8, 2014 | 6:02 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Havana Cay cigar bar and lounge at the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama (All photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — Nestled in a quiet back corner of the resort’s Manor House, the Grand Lucayan’s Havana Cay cigar bar and lounge offers guests an ideal setting to enjoy an evening cigar or after-dinner drink. Havana Cay features more...

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Rum Journal: A Memorable Cocktail From the Island of Abaco

September 7, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Don’t be concerned if after slugging this fruity cocktail from Abaco Beach Resort you can’t quite remember it’s name. Save the worry for when you can’t remember yours! (But drink responsibly, folks!) Ingredients 1 ounce pineapple rum 1 ounce mango rum ½ ounce blackberry brandy 2 ounces iced tea 1 more...

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The Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Dock

September 4, 2014 | 6:17 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bimini (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new cruise pier has been completed on the island of Bimini in the Bahamas, Resorts World Bimini announced Thursday. The pier represents the first phase of the company's three-phase project on the island. Subsequent phases include permanent facilities for customs and immigration and a new "beach more...

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Rum Journal: The Graycliff Special

September 4, 2014 | 5:42 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Graycliff (CJ Photo) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Nassau’s Graycliff has many claims to fame: it’s the city’s oldest hotel and boasts a 175,000-bottle wine cellar that’s the third largest in the Western Hemisphere. But they’re no slouches when it comes to rum-related matters either, offering a rum-and-cigar tour that combines rolling more...

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Island Bites: Finding Grand Bahama’s Best Conch Salad

September 1, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If you’re a conch salad craver, you’ll want to add Grand Bahama’s Billy Joe’s to your must-eat list. This rustic, decades-old seaside set-up next to Freeport’s Grand Lucayan serves one of the best conch salads I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. Because the conch is fresh-caught it is always tender, never more...

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Grand Bahama’s Grand Lucayan Resort Names New Sales Manager

August 27, 2014 | 1:11 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan Bahamas has named Patricia Bradley its new national sales manager. Bradley, who will be based in Florida, will work to "develop effective strategies with a focus on the U.S. market and manage sales initiatives for both group and leisure business," the resort more...

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