Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Paradise Island

Just north of Nassau is Paradise Island. You know, the one with the Atlantis...the hotel that has the bridge room that has a staggering nightly rate of $20,000!

From Nassau, you can take a little 'ferry' (term used loosely) ride for 20 minutes to Paradise Island. Note: The 'ferry' is supposed to leave on the half hour; however if the boat is not full...and I mean full, they will not leave. Once the 'ferry' is full, then they leave...and you get the pleasure of hearing a little schpiel about this celebrity lives here and this one there, blah, blah, blah. The expectation is a tip when they are done...and they push hard for a tip. The 'ferry' ride is $3 each way per person.

Paradise Island has a few nice sights, aside from Atlantis, which seems to be the main attraction. Near the One and Only resort are the Cloisters and Versailles garden. It's worth the 20 minute walk and chances are you'll have the whole place to yourself...even with no admission fees!

A few pictures of my favorite flowers at Versailles.

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