My experience with new residents to the Bahamas is that they immediately fall in love with their new home and community.  There’s the miles of white powder beaches and turquoise waters, the visits to the “out islands”, fabulous golf courses and nightlife, and the ever popular swimming pigs.  These are, of course, the obvious joys that come with living in the Bahamas.  So, what else?

The beauty of owning a fabulous home is to share experiences with friends and family.  This little island nation has some wonderful shops where one can find all those special accoutrements for entertaining in style. There will be a Solomon’s Fresh Market close by where you’ll find that the products rival the big city stores in America. In the western end of the island, you will find Mahogany House, most typically known as a restaurant but also on site is a charming little shop featuring imported specialties and wines.  I suspect that many new residents will often prefer to experience some real local fare and Potters Cay and the Arawak Cay are always open and offering fresh seafood and other ready-made Bahamian delicacies like conch salad.

Conch Salad is a traditional Bahamian dish that is as much a comfort food as it is a sublime delicacy.

New Providence is known for its nightlife and abundance of fun activities, but sometimes we crave some local culture.  “Junkanoo” is the Bahamas’ biggest cultural event and never disappoints with its vibrant costumes and engaging rhythms. Unfortunately, the real Junkanoo parade can only be experienced at Christmas and New Year, but that leaves a lot of time to explore other adventures such as the world of art.  Artistic talent in the Bahamas knows no bounds and you will find amazing work throughout the islands.  Some places to check out are Doongalik Studios, The Current at Baha Mar, and the fabulous National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) located in a central, historical part of downtown Nassau.

Elaborate costumes at Junkanoo

I can’t close without mentioning that a trip to one of our “out islands” must be on top of every To Do list.  If you reside in the Bahamas, you must meet some of your island neighbors.  If you’re thinking of investing in a boat, I would highly recommend it.  For a more relaxing adventure, I would suggest a custom charter.  I can help you find the correct fit for your experience of a lifetime.

What I love most about being a Real Estate Agent is helping new home owners find the “What Else”.  Answers to your questions will be with your Real Estate professional. 

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