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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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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