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We are headed to Nassau in late February mid week and are in port from 7am to 2pm. We are looking for a beach to hang out at with cheap beer and some shade for the older folks, or even a bar for them to sit at on the beach while us youngins get some sun. We are not picky but would like to get off the boat and be in the sun drinkin by 9am. I looked into the BC Hilton, but I think it might be just too quiet for our rowdy group of 10. Any suggestions from you would be greaty appreciated. Thank you
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#2
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Originally posted by Irishgal27
Scuba girl-

We are headed to Nassau in late February mid week and are in port from 7am to 2pm. We are looking for a beach to hang out at with cheap beer and some shade for the older folks, or even a bar for them to sit at on the beach while us youngins get some sun. We are not picky but would like to get off the boat and be in the sun drinkin by 9am. I looked into the BC Hilton, but I think it might be just too quiet for our rowdy group of 10. Any suggestions from you would be greaty appreciated. Thank you
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BCH bar is closed during the week. so that's probably not where you want to go.

the only place I can suggest is cable Beach.. Either the All inclusive Breezes [$55) (adults Only) or the Wyndham. ($40 with lunch).

Only places you'll find a bar AND a beach.

Of course the other option is to bring a folding cooler, fill it with beer from the local liguor store.. and head to the free beach just outside of town. (1/3 mile west of the port).
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Originally posted by scubagirrl
BCH bar is closed during the week. so that's probably not where you want to go.

the only place I can suggest is cable Beach.. Either the All inclusive Breezes [$55) (adults Only) or the Wyndham. ($40 with lunch).

Only places you'll find a bar AND a beach.

Of course the other option is to bring a folding cooler, fill it with beer from the local liguor store.. and head to the free beach just outside of town. (1/3 mile west of the port).
My DH and I are going on a B2B cruise on the Majesty this April. We will be in Nassau two days, once day during the week and the other day is Sun (Easter SUN). Since I have read the bar is open on the weekends only, we thought we would go to BCH on SUN and walk around town etc. during the week.

Do you know if they will not have the bar and food open on Easter Sunday? We are leaning toward the Island Marketing deal.
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Originally posted by CruisersfromMD
My DH and I are going on a B2B cruise on the Majesty this April. We will be in Nassau two days, once day during the week and the other day is Sun (Easter SUN). Since I have read the bar is open on the weekends only, we thought we would go to BCH on SUN and walk around town etc. during the week.

Do you know if they will not have the bar and food open on Easter Sunday? We are leaning toward the Island Marketing deal.
Sorry, I have no idea. I would assume that bar would be open, but I don't know if any one really knows for sure at this point. There's alot of construction going on at the hotel itself (not the beach/pool) and I dont know how this will affect the Patio Grille.. or even the amount of visitors.

I've been told the beach and pool will remain open.. but the rest is up in the air.

Things change on a regular basis these days.. and all hotels base their day on their occupancy rates and bookings.
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Originally posted by scubagirrl
Sorry, I have no idea. I would assume that bar would be open, but I don't know if any one really knows for sure at this point. There's alot of construction going on at the hotel itself (not the beach/pool) and I dont know how this will affect the Patio Grille.. or even the amount of visitors.

I've been told the beach and pool will remain open.. but the rest is up in the air.

Things change on a regular basis these days.. and all hotels base their day on their occupancy rates and bookings.
From the people we talked to last weekend it is a scary time. A hotel may be opened or may close at any time. If the Sheraton SHUTS down completely til spring break anything can happen.
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Originally posted by bobsfamily
From the people we talked to last weekend it is a scary time. A hotel may be opened or may close at any time. If the Sheraton SHUTS down completely til spring break anything can happen.
The sheraton is not shut down.
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Originally posted by scubagirrl
BCH bar is closed during the week. so that's probably not where you want to go.

the only place I can suggest is cable Beach.. Either the All inclusive Breezes [$55) (adults Only) or the Wyndham. ($40 with lunch).

Only places you'll find a bar AND a beach.

Of course the other option is to bring a folding cooler, fill it with beer from the local liguor store.. and head to the free beach just outside of town. (1/3 mile west of the port).
Scuba Girl.....what's the name of the free beach? My daughter & her husband are coming in October on a 3 day cruise & cannot afford the all inclusive prices. Thanks in advance
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Originally posted by scubagirrl
The sheraton is not shut down.
I'm sorry that is the one on GBI... we were told 3 towers were closed at Wyndham/Sheraton complex and that the hotel next door was closed.... So sorry for the incorrect info about the Nassau Sheraton.
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Originally posted by bobsfamily
I'm sorry that is the one on GBI... we were told 3 towers were closed at Wyndham/Sheraton complex and that the hotel next door was closed.... So sorry for the incorrect info about the Nassau Sheraton.
Yes, Our Lucaya's Westin/Sheraton complex is the one you are talkng about in Freeport. Westin is getting all guests at this time.
This should change as of Presidents week.
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Are there random bars on Cable Beach or only breezes and the Wyndham??? We were hesitant to go to breezes because we heard it isn't open until 10am?? Would we just take a taxi to the free beach and how are the people around it??
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Originally posted by Irishgal27
Are there random bars on Cable Beach or only breezes and the Wyndham??? We were hesitant to go to breezes because we heard it isn't open until 10am?? Would we just take a taxi to the free beach and how are the people around it??
We were are Wyndham 2 Saturday's ago and other than the complex did not see any "random" bars.... Breezes is open earlier but they may have 10am as to when they allow "day trippers" I would really advise not going to the "Free" beach. Pay a little and be safe.
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Originally posted by Irishgal27
Are there random bars on Cable Beach or only breezes and the Wyndham??? We were hesitant to go to breezes because we heard it isn't open until 10am?? Would we just take a taxi to the free beach and how are the people around it??
No.. no public beach bar. Just those that are part of the cable beach resorts or Breezes.

THe public beaches east of breezes are unsafe. Stick with those with life guards.
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Originally posted by GTO-Girl
Scuba Girl.....what's the name of the free beach? My daughter & her husband are coming in October on a 3 day cruise & cannot afford the all inclusive prices. Thanks in advance
The free beach just outside of town is Lighthouse beach.. It's just around the corner from the Hilton at the edge of town.

No bar or grill, so you should bring your own. There's sometimes a hot dog vendor cart with soda.. but he's not always around.
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Originally posted by SusieCruisie
What do you get for the $20 pp at BCH? Is it just beach, or pool also? Any rentals like tubes or floats? Thanks
Beach and Pool, chaise and towels. They have kayaks for your use.
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Originally posted by SusieCruisie
I just checked my itinerary, will be there on a Thurs, so I guess no bar huh???
You walk by Senor Frogs... get a couple to go.
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Originally posted by SusieCruisie
I just checked my itinerary, will be there on a Thurs, so I guess no bar huh???

There is beach and pool service for drinks and food.. just no bar open.

Who knows.. they may reopen it if they get enough guests to make it worthwhile.
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Originally posted by scubagirrl
Who knows.. they may reopen it if they get enough guests to make it worthwhile.
Let's pray it changes EVERYWHERE... more money in the US means more vacations and more money in the Bahamas.
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I'm looking for the same answer. Two adults wanting a relaxing beach day in Nassau. Sunning on a nice sandy beach, swimming, possible snorkeling and some cold beer would be ideal.

It looks like our choices are:

An all inclusive such as Breezes that charges per person for beach and pool access. Are food and all drinks included in the price? Any other amenities.

A public beach like Cabbage Beach with a stop at a local store for some cold beer on the way. Any other public beaches worth recommending? Best way to get there? Taxi?

The Hilton with a quiet beach and pool, bar on weekends only (not Friday).