One of the islands viewed from the plane
More Bahamian Islands
Approaching New Providence Island (home to Nassau)
After landing, we taxied through Nassau over to Paradise Island
Home for the weekend - The Paradise Island Harbour Resort
Shalan didn't waste any time getting into her suit and some rum
It was all inclusive... drink up!
Enjoying the sun on day one
This was our resort lagoon, with the bridge to main land in the distance
You're never too old for sandcastles!
This was ALL Shalan's doing :P
Out on the dock
Bahamian sunset on Friday evening
Shalan out on a paddle boat in the lagoon
Keep going, you'll make it through eventually!
My efforts were compromised when my boat sank, so I stuck to dry land
We walked over to the famous vegas-esque Atlantis resort
Inside the Atlantis
Back at our resort on the hammocks
Saturday we went on booze cruise around the islands
We did some snorkelling off the boat
Shalan's first time snorkelling...
She had some trouble with the breathing, but that didn't stop her
Some pics from the island we stopped at
That's Paradise Island on the right, New Providence in the distance
STRONG island drinks
The rest of the crew from the booze cruise
This rig didn't quite make it I guess
A couple cool pics through the wreckage
Shalan collecting snails on the sharp rocks
Supposedly if you hum to the snails, they come out
This little fella had some sweet cammo
This chunk of land on the tip of Paradise Island is owned by Michael Jordan
Due to replanting laws, he had to have these palm trees imported - for $10,000 each!
Some other cash-chucker homes along the inlet
We stopped at our dock let off early departures. Pictured at right is our buddy Bruce
Some big cruise ships at port near downtown Nassau
Atlantis from a different view
The big resorts on New Providence Island are along Cable Beach (above & below)
This sunken ship hasn't quite made it out yet
Senor Frogs of Nassau
Shalan with one of our friends from the Carolinas
"Action Jackson's" limbo fire show
Think he make it under this???
JUST KIDDING! Those wacky Bahamians
Here's the real deal - blindfolded under 2 flaming rods about 10" off the ground
(I got to hold one of the rods :)
The view from our hotel room
The fish go nuts for bread
Here they are swarming up a storm for the feeding
A few fish actually jumped out of the water for the food
Shalan enjoying the "jaqueezee"
It got windy as hell on Sunday, and some of the chairs even blew into the pool
Think these guys are hungry?
The answer - yes.
Some local waterfowl, aka cool looking ducks
Before we hit the road, we walked over to the ocean side of PI
The waves were pounding against this reef-type rock
CRAP - waves inbound
We packed light enough to carry our gear on our backs
Self-serve frozen drinks at the resort- with bottles of rum next to it add at will
Shalan spent plenty of time here
Enjoying a Kalik - the only Bahamian beer
Inside the cafe at the resort