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Post Mexico disaster need some help

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Post Mexico disaster need some help

Hi,

My wife and I have just had to cancel our 8 day visit to Mexico due to doctors orders today re the Zika virus. Our overall trip is ten weeks and we fly out tomorrow. We would be looking to spend around a week in the Bahamas now flying from New Orleans.

My wife and I are 31. We love beaches, relaxing but also want a decent array of restaurants. My wife has a weak immune system due to a kidney transplant so we don’t want something really undeveloped.

We aren’t after partying, gambling or big nights out.

We are having a lot of trouble working out which Bahamas island would suit us best?

Look forward to hearing from you TA people! We are in a bind post the Mexico disaster and would love some help!

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1. Re: Post Mexico disaster need some help

Why not consider a place like Abaco's Elbow Cay? Laid back, lots of beaches, enough restaurants to keep interesting, no big developments, nightlife, or casinos. Just relaxing with friendly people in a laid back atmosphere. Fly in to Marsh Harbour, Abaco. (MHH) from Florida, Freeport or Nassau.

Or maybe even Sandals on Great Exuma. Lots of beaches to choose from, a few restaurants (rental car probably a good idea) No big developments, casinos or shopping malls. Direct flights from the US (Florida, Atlanta, Charlotte, and from Nassau)

If you are thinking about Nassau, then maybe have a look at one of the smaller hotels so as not to get caught up in all the fuss (and crowds) - have a look at Island House (only drawback is no beach, but they can arrange for transport to beaches for you. Otherwise, a lovely upscale but laid back resort with yoga, several restaurants, pool and activities), Compass Point (smaller resort with its own beach, restaurant and lounge onsite, but also several more within walking distance), One and Only (on Paradise Island, very upscale, owned by Atlantis, so guests have use of all the facilities there, but a lovely oasis of calm on the edge of it all)

Hope that helps!

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2. Re: Post Mexico disaster need some help

Dusty always has great advice! I want to chime in on her first suggestion of Elbow Cay. I think you would both love it. My daughter is your age and she and her husband loved the Abacos when they went with us a couple of years ago.

I would look at the Hopetown Harbor Lodge or Abaco Inn for accommodations. You can get around the island in a golf cart which is also fun and easy. If you can drive a boat then you might want to rent one for a couple of days and see more of the cays or get someone to take you out- snorkeling, fishing or just sightseeing.

If you stay in the settlement at somewhere like HHL then you can walk to restaurants, shops, bars, etc.

So sorry you had to change plans but I love the Bahamas out islands. I would choose that over Nassau any day though personally. Sorry dusty- don't mean to insult your home!

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3. Re: Post Mexico disaster need some help

for an overview:

http://www.visithopetown.com/

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DnA, no insult taken. No question the out islands are a blissful haven over Nassau! I live on New Providence, and nowhere near the city of Nassau. (or even in the tourist areas) I travel to the out islands as often as possible.

I only mentioned Nassau/New Providence/Paradise Island to the OP, as for some, it's an easier travel destination logistically, than getting to some of the out islands. Each to their own, and the smaller resorts may well suit them, though I'm quite partial to Abaco!

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Do you have set dates or are you flexible? If you can be flexible then I put in hypothetical dates out of MSY to MHH on Delta and Saturdays are exorbitant in the short range but a Tues to Tues, for example, Aug 21-28 gets a really decent rate (for Abaco) of $529 pp so play around with it. Also check American...

Hope you find something great !

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6. Re: Post Mexico disaster need some help

Hi everyone,

Thank you for your generosity with advice and apologies for the delay as I got side tracked by much less exciting things which needed to be completed prior to leaving.

I’ve decided on Exuma post doing some more travel and will have to leave the Abaco islands to next time unfortunately.

I’m still trying to work out Exuma but will hopefully get some things locked in within the week!

Thanks again everyone!

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