Feb142012

Dispatch from Cable Beach Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamian Brewery and smiles made my day on my first trip to the Bahamas. It’s really a lot like the gulf coast of the U.S. with more expensive beer.

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Large wall poster in the hallways of NAS airport, Nassau.

Kalik is the beer of Nassau. A store in the shopping wing connecting Sheraton Nassau and Wyndham Nassau hotels sells the basic Kalik 6-pack for $16.50 USD.  Half a mile down the street I found a store selling Kalik extra strong gold for $6.75 for 3 bottles.

I was looking for some local food. This neighborhood near the Cable Beach hotel resorts has Burger King and Subway and a pizza place.

I came across another store selling High Rock premium lager from Bahamian Brewery, Freeport at 3 bottles for $5 or a case of 24 for $35.

The guys at the store let me sample a free High Rock beer. I knew I wasn’t in the U.S. with this little alteration of drinking beer with the workers in the store while sharing stories for about 15 minutes.

I left with a smile on my face and three bottles of beer in my hand.

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All the Bahamian people I met today have been quite friendly to this tourist.

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I’ll be writing dispatches from Nassau this week as I attend the Carlson Hotels global conference at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island with a few days of my own to see other resorts around Nassau. 

Major development is happening here in the Cable Beach area of Nassau with Baha Mar resort complex bringing a new convention center and casino surrounded by a Grand Hyatt, Morgans Group and the luxury Rosewood brand hotel.

Look for it in 2014.

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The internet connection keeps going in and out. Hopefully I will have better luck with that the rest of this week.

 

 

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. The Chinese government is building this resort. It took a while to get Bahamian Government approval but the Chinese know how to grease the wheel. They built them the new Thomas Robinson National Stadium and miraculously the resort was green lighted. Similar to what they did in Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad.

  2. what’s wrong with chinese company helping building the resort? I feel sick when people mix politics with travel hobby.

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