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Things to Do:
-Shark Slide
-Swin with Dolphins (NOT onsite)
-Marine Habitat (Aquarium & Scheduled Events like feeding sharks or petting stingrays etc.)
-Comedy Show (Jokers Wild)
-Movie Theatre
-Golf, Tennis
-Casino
-Boat Rental
-Water Sports
-Snorkel or Scuba
-Spa

Hotels:
Atlantis:
-Harbor Side Resort
-Beach Tower
-Coral Towers
-Royal Towers
-The Reef
-The Cove

Other:
-Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
-One & Only Ocean Club
-Sandals Royal Bahamian
-SLS Baha Mar (Opening Fall 2017)
-Rosewood Baha Mar (Opening Spring 2018)

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Notes:
Hyatt Baha Mar will store and heat kosher meals. Prices as follows (July 2019):
Breakfast: $15 per meal, plus tax and gratuity
Lunch: $25 per meal, plus tax and gratuity
Dinner: $25 per meal , plus tax and gratuity

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: November 21, 2013, 07:49:00 PM »
Good idea! I like the way you think. I complained. Lets see what they offer. I am hoping for Platinum status and bonus points.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: December 07, 2013, 09:48:18 PM »
Going to Nassau in January
Any recommendations on the best hotel/value?
So annoying that there are no SPG hotels there
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: December 18, 2013, 01:52:31 PM »
Going to Nassau in January
Any recommendations on the best hotel/value?
So annoying that there are no SPG hotels there
Bump?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: January 29, 2014, 02:21:39 PM »
Doesn't seem like this is a popular destination but i'll post some info here just in case this will ever be useful to someone.

- they use American dollars as their currency which is super convenient
- no need to rent a car if you're going with a group of people- Taxi's are not too expensive (especially if splitting with a few others) and public transportation is cheap as well ($1.75 from hotel to downtown)
- I see why people have issues with the Melia hotel (formerly Sheraton) it really does look run down and there is no wifi in the rooms (only lobby, which is free). the nice thing about this hotel is the beach in the backyard and the starbucks located within :)
- the atlantis waterpark is cool and you can get day passes even if you're not staying there.
- there is a guy with a boat that will take a group (we were 5 ppl but i think the boat can fit 8 ppl) to some really cool private islands/snorkeling/fishing for exotic fish/and dolphin watching for 4 hours at a rate of $320. Was definitely a cool experience and i recommend.
- it's nothing like Hawaii but easier to get to especially for east coast people. You don't need more than 3 days there IMHO

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: February 08, 2014, 10:55:02 PM »
http://www.atlantis.com/casino/acpromotion.aspx

I did this promotion not to long ago. All I needed to do was have a players from a different casino. In Miami its simple to get. gulf stream casino has free bronze cards you can get and will work with this promotion.

The catch is that you have to play at least 6 hours during your stay in Atlantis. If your a gambler 6 hours is really nothing. You do have to pay a bit of taxes on the room  (per person) so for the four nights it I think it was like 10 bucks a night  or something, still dirt cheap. You get full access to everything in Atlantis in particular the water park. It is a great Water park as well as plenty of pools etc etc. All the rooms in the resort have a balcony which was great, as well as a fridge for any kosher food. It is hard to bring kosher food, your not really allowed to bring any meat etc but i think chicken with a usda sticker you can. It just depends if you  get stopped by customs or not. We did not :). Also it was a 30 dollar taxi to and from the resort. Defiantly can spend 4 days there without blinking. great place to go for a short cheap easy vacation. And to top it all off it cost just 4,500 avious points each way  to fly there from Miami.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2014, 03:45:04 AM »

http://www.atlantis.com/casino/acpromotion.aspx

I did this promotion not to long ago. All I needed to do was have a players from a different casino. In Miami its simple to get. gulf stream casino has free bronze cards you can get and will work with this promotion.

The catch is that you have to play at least 6 hours during your stay in Atlantis. If your a gambler 6 hours is really nothing. You do have to pay a bit of taxes on the room  (per person) so for the four nights it I think it was like 10 bucks a night  or something, still dirt cheap. You get full access to everything in Atlantis in particular the water park. It is a great Water park as well as plenty of pools etc etc. All the rooms in the resort have a balcony which was great, as well as a fridge for any kosher food. It is hard to bring kosher food, your not really allowed to bring any meat etc but i think chicken with a usda sticker you can. It just depends if you  get stopped by customs or not. We did not :). Also it was a 30 dollar taxi to and from the resort. Defiantly can spend 4 days there without blinking. great place to go for a short cheap easy vacation. And to top it all off it cost just 4,500 avious points each way  to fly there from Miami.
the 4 free nights are for the coral towers that is old and stinks. The best for the kosher traveler is the "Reef" that's very nice.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: February 09, 2014, 03:55:13 AM »
the 4 free nights are for the coral towers that is old and stinks. The best for the kosher traveler is the "Reef" that's very nice.

its 4 basically free nights in atlantis.. i guess im not as picky as which tower i stay in, the coral towers werent bad at all.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: February 16, 2014, 01:20:06 PM »
looking to stay in atlantis april 10 to 13, i would need a few rooms, any leads on good rates?

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« Reply #88 on: February 16, 2014, 03:04:32 PM »

looking to stay in atlantis april 10 to 13, i would need a few rooms, any leads on good rates?
best rates I found were thru jet blue getaways or priceline vacations

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« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2014, 10:05:57 AM »
best rates I found were thru jet blue getaways or priceline vacations
i see i can fly AA for 35K plus $96 (at least that was a sample date)
what other good options are there?
also, how do i make a layover in miami to spend a day or 2 there?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2014, 10:14:38 AM »
i see i can fly AA for 35K plus $96 (at least that was a sample date)
what other good options are there?
also, how do i make a layover in miami to spend a day or 2 there?
just played around and i can do nyc-mia on AA for 25k plus 5 bucks, and then for 9k avios round trip on to the bahamas
is that the best way?
problem is nyc-mia on american is very tough to find

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« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2014, 11:21:31 AM »
just played around and i can do nyc-mia on AA for 25k plus 5 bucks, and then for 9k avios round trip on to the bahamas
is that the best way?
problem is nyc-mia on american is very tough to find
Search on BA. Usually have plenty of flights.
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« Reply #92 on: March 12, 2014, 11:25:25 AM »
Search on BA. Usually have plenty of flights.
can i use AA points?

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« Reply #93 on: March 12, 2014, 11:28:49 AM »
can i use AA points?
If it is available on BA, it should be available on AA. May be easier to search there for you.
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« Reply #94 on: March 12, 2014, 11:32:05 AM »
If it is available on BA, it should be available on AA. May be easier to search there for you.
im trying to search from nyc and its only giving me destinations in europe

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« Reply #95 on: March 12, 2014, 11:39:47 AM »
i found the flights on american

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« Reply #96 on: March 12, 2014, 12:24:28 PM »
any places in bahamas to stay on points?
or any cheap places to stay with dollars?

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« Reply #97 on: May 28, 2014, 06:29:26 PM »
Anybody know if there's a way to ship food there?

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« Reply #98 on: June 10, 2014, 03:20:49 PM »
http://www.atlantis.com/casino/acpromotion.aspx

I did this promotion not to long ago. All I needed to do was have a players from a different casino. In Miami its simple to get. gulf stream casino has free bronze cards you can get and will work with this promotion.

The catch is that you have to play at least 6 hours during your stay in Atlantis. If your a gambler 6 hours is really nothing. You do have to pay a bit of taxes on the room  (per person) so for the four nights it I think it was like 10 bucks a night  or something, still dirt cheap. You get full access to everything in Atlantis in particular the water park. It is a great Water park as well as plenty of pools etc etc. All the rooms in the resort have a balcony which was great, as well as a fridge for any kosher food. It is hard to bring kosher food, your not really allowed to bring any meat etc but i think chicken with a usda sticker you can. It just depends if you  get stopped by customs or not. We did not :). Also it was a 30 dollar taxi to and from the resort. Defiantly can spend 4 days there without blinking. great place to go for a short cheap easy vacation. And to top it all off it cost just 4,500 avious points each way  to fly there from Miami.
Just called to do it they said $285 with all taxes and fees???

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: November 13, 2014, 03:19:30 PM »
I'm going from 11/30-12/4. Staying in the Reef.

1) any minyan possibilities?
2) Anyone know anything about food?
      a) bringing food: maybe pomegranate meals which are ready made and flash frozen? do any of the monsey super-supermarkets do the same thing as pomegranate?
      b) in the bahamas: Is there a kosher place there? is there a delivery service for fruits & veggies? dry foods?
      c) any other food topics that I missed.