19 April 2009

Super Club Breezes, Paradise Island, BAHAMAS

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We were here for a brief stay only, April 20 - 23.

It's always difficult to get a truly realistic feel for anywhere, with such a brief stay, but, in general, we found this region of New Providence & Paradise Islands to be clean, well-cared for, expensive, quiet and safe. Locals are friendly and polite and ther isn't the presence of obnoxious panhandlers and street vendors that are so often encountered in other Caribbean countries. We did notice a couple of timeshare salespeople along the beach and in Nassau but they were mostly 'soft selling'. There appears to be a lot of new residential, commercial and tourist development and also some renovations of older resorts and properties. 

The Super Club Breezes Resort where we stayed, is apparently, the World's First ' All Inclusive Resort '. It's about 30 years old now and could do with some modernization.Areas were mostly clean, but in need of general repair or updating. We wouldn't return here, but only because the resort caters to a mostly younger crowd, who like 'to party' so the atmosphere is not as quiet and friendly as you'd find at a small, adults-only resort. Our room was clean, fairly quiet and featured TV, A/C and a newly renovated bathroom.

The food and drink was some of the best we've had at any resort. Wine throughout all bars and restaurants was Argentinian and pleasant, with several different reds and whites offered. Two 'A La Carte' restaurants are located here. We weren't able to get into The Garden of Eden but did manage to have 2 dinners at Pastafilas. Both meals were a notch above ' Good ' - a bottle of wine was always left on the table, very good Italian antipasti's, grilled Mahi-mahi, exceptional tortellini and some good deserts. I can't imagine what anyone could find missing from the breakfast menu - all the standard, egg and cereal dishes, fresh fruits, hot and cold entrees, pastries and breads were available. In addition, a couple of items I've never seen at a breakfast buffet before - vodka & tomato juice, smoked salmon with capers and cream cheese and lochs. Lunches and dinners featured a great selection of salads, more hot and cold entrees, pastas, fishes, meats etc.

We spent most of our time walking, only stayed at the pool for a few hours and took bus, ferry and jitney rides ... oh!, and Helen gambled at the Atlantis. We had a good time!

Crusty ...

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