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Phones

If you bring along an unlocked GSM cell phone (3 G or 4 G), you can buy a SIM card for $15 and then buy prepaid minutes. You may also purchase a cell phone from BTC (Cable and Wireless) for around $50.

Of course, whatever phone service you have should roam with BTC but the roaming charges may be steep.

Local calls from a land line are free.

 

About the Bus System

One can easily reach downtown Nassau by bus (locally called jitneys). From the Cable Beach Sheraton, walk to the nearby traffic circle and pick up an eastbound #10 jitney. The fare is $1.25, which is generally paid upon exit of the bus. Most downtown destinations are within walking distance from the endpoint of the #10 route, right across from the Nassau Straw Market. To get your driver to stop elsewhere along the route, shout “Bus stop!” Note that jitneys across the island quit working at 7 pm.

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What to Do While in The Bahamas

 

Bahamas Experience City Tour
(organised by the SCL Conference LOC)

DATE: Saturday, August 4
TIME: tbd
COST: $22.00 US per person
STIPULATIONS: 8 persons minimum
Bookings should be made at the Conference Secretariat before Thursday, August 2
.

 

Nassau Attractions
http://www.thebahamasguide.com/islands/nassau/attractions.htm

Things to Do in Nassau
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g147416-Activities-Nassau_New_Providence_Island_Bahamas.html

Top 10 Things to Do in Nassau, Bahamas
http://www.essortment.com/top-10-things-nassau-bahamas-32114.html
http://www.theworldswaiting.com/2011/01/top-10-things-to-do-in-nassau-bahamas.html

Nassau Town Activities

  • Fort Charlotte
  • Houses of Parliament/Rawson Square
  • National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB)
    http://www.nagb.org.bs
  • Queen’s Staircase/Fort Fincastle
  • Straw Market
  • Bahamas Historical Society Museum http://www.bahamashistoricalsociety.com
  • Ardastra Gardens Zoo http://www.ardastra.com/
  • Atlantis Aquarium (free to get in after 7 pm)
  • Wandering around the stores, historical buildings, and straw market downtown (the price of a taxi or jitney)

Water Excursions

Powerboat Adventures (Exuma Cays)
http://www.powerboatadventures.com/

Sandy Toes, Rose Island (beach excursion by boat)
http://www.sandytoesroseisland.com/content/bahamas+%231+day+excursion+and
+thing+to+ do+in+nassau's+port!+come+to+rose+island../20963

Blue Lagoon (boat excursion to beach or dolphin encounter)
http://www.bahamasbluelagoon.com/

Stuart Cove's (diving, snorkelling or even swimming with the sharks)
http://www.stuartcove.com/

Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park
http://www.atlantis.com/thingstodo/waterpark.aspx

A Little Further Out

Clifton Heritage Park (west end New Providence)
http://www.bahamascliftonheritagepark.org/

Day or overnight trip to Harbour Island
Harbour Island Guide
http://www.harbourislandguide.com/

Bahamas Ferries
http://www.bahamasferries.com/

Barretta’s Seashell Inn (reasonably priced place to stay on Harbour Island)
http://barettasseashellinn.com/

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Places to Eat


Here’s a list of some of our favourite places to eat. They range in price from inexpensive to very expensive and vary in ambience from informal to somewhat formal. So, visit their websites to find more information and read the many reviews you’ll find online. You will note that most of these receive high praise from the New York Times, Frommer’s, Trip Advisor and other reviewers.

Cable Beach

Café Milano Bistro (Italian) Capriccio Ristorante (Italian) http://www.bahamas.com/vendor/capriccio-ristorante

Curly's Indigo
http://www.bahamas.com/vendor/8317/indigo-restaurant

Olives Meze Grill
http://www.olivesgrill.com/
 

Out West

Beach Club Café
http://www.beachclubcafebahamas.com/

Compass Point http://www.compasspointbeachresort.com/index.html

Nesbitt's
http://nassauonaplate.blogspot.com/2011/02/nesbitts-delaporte-west-bay-st-nassau.html

Poop Deck West
http://www.thepoopdeck.com/

Spritz (Italian)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spritz-Restaurant-Bar/213647985352612

Traveller's Rest (Bahamian)
http://www.bahamastravellersrest.com/
 

Arawak Cay Fish Fry (Bahamian)
http://www.bahamas.com/vendor/1168/da-fish-fry

Frankie Goes Bananas Goldie's
http://www.goldiesconchhousenassau.com/

Oh Andros!
http://chefbrianaaron.blogspot.com/2010/05/highlights-from-bahamas.html

Twin Brothers http://www.twinbrothersbahamas.com/dynamicdata/default.asp


Downtown Nassau

Athena Café (Greek)
http://www.bahamas.com/vendor/athena-cafe

Blu (Greek) http://www.facebook.com/blu.restaurant.bar.lounge

Brussels Bistro (Belgian) http://brusselsbistro.biz/

Café Matisse (Italian) http://www.cafe-matisse.com/

Cricket Club (Fort Charlotte) http://bahamascricket.com/

Olives Mediterranean Café Taj Mahal (Indian) http://www.bahamas.com/vendor/9261/taj-mahal

Van Breugel's http://www.vanbreugels.com/

Via Caffe (Italian) http://www.facebook.com/via.caffe  

 

East of Downtown

East Villa (Chinese) http://eastvillabahamas.com/

Green Parrot http://greenparrotbar.com/harbour-front/ Lucianos (Italian) http://www.lucianosnassau.com/

Poop Deck http://www.thepoopdeck.com/

Seafront (sushi) http://www.seafrontsushibahamas.com/  

Paradise Island Green Parrot (Hurricane Hole) http://greenparrotbar.com/hurricane-hole/

Mesa Grill
http://www.mesagrill.com/bahamas-restaurant/

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Secretary-Treasurer,
Society for Caribbean Linguistics:

Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira,
The University of the West Indies,
St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
E-mail: secretary@scl-online.net

Local Organising Committee:
Chanti Seymour
Janet Donnelly
College of the Bahamas
Oakes Field, P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Email: cseemore@hotmail.com
janetldonnelly@ gmail.com