Paradise Island, The Bahamas




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


Da Beach


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





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