Living in Luxury
07 January 2009 | Nassau, bahamas
sunny and 78F
I'm sitting on my king size bed at the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort just west of Nassau.
Two days ago we took a short water taxi directly from the boat to Treasure Cay, then a 35 minute flight to Nassau where we'll spend three days enjoying the three enormous pools, two hot tubs, mile long white sand beach and multiple restaurants and bars. Marc-Andre is enjoying the beach scene complete with shapely playmates.
After an interval of 32 years since we were last in Nassau, the changes have been dramatic and not for the better.
The lovely, clean British colonial town has evolved into a ugly collection of derelict buildings shuttered and abandoned, lots of garbage on the streets, more T-shirt sales outlets than I have ever seen, and thousands and thousands of cruise ship passengers wandering about looking at Chinese manufactured novelties.
A real disappointment after the quiet beauty and elegance of Green Turtle Cay today and a sad development for a former clean and well maintained city of Nassau. Everything changes.... not always for the better. I recommend no more than 1-2 nights in Nassau at the most.
We return tomorrow to GTC by plane after we try to buy some "exotic" groceries here in the big city. It will be great to get back to the "OUT" islands and away from here.
Our son, Marc-Andre flies home today so he's spending the morning in the ocean, then catching a 3 hour direct flight to Ottawa. It should be an interesting contrast!
I hope the weather is mild, the snowskiing wonderful, and all of your driveways clean and dry!