Baha Beach Villa is a beautiful property and couldn't be better situated in Nassau. This home is steps away from the beach on Goodman Bay. The water was was so enticing - clear, carribean blue and warm - that we spent much of our time simply hanging out in the water. There is at least one resident sea turtle that made it presence known each day in the water in front of the villa. The villa came appointed with two inflatable sea kayaks that we regularly used to explore the bay. The weather was perfect. It was fabulous waking up to that ocean view every morning! (Three bedrooms directly face the water with views from all the rest but one bunk room). Whenever we needed anything or had questions, the local property manager, Tenecia, was a phone call away and always reponsive and friendly.
The house is beautful and had everything that we (17 of us) needed. It was clean and nicely furnished, especially the cozy nook off the kitchen. The dining room table was able to easily accomodate all of us. The kitchen was well appointed. We made blended drinks every night and cooked in much of the time. We took the Number 10 bus for $1.25 to shop uptown at the City Market for groceries. My brother and his family stayed in the guest house which they loved.
Getting around was super easy. There is a bus stop across the street to go uptown and buses would stop right in the drive if they saw us standing there to go downtown. Number 10 buses would actually turn around to come get us if we were going in the opposite direction. Some bus drivers gave us their phone numbers to call them after bus hours for transportation for a few dollars per person. (buses are privately owned). Father Jungle of bus 12b will pick up right at the house and deliver to the airport for $2.50 per person. Best deal on the island.
In Nassau, we went to the Art Museum, Pirate Museum, Graycliff Hotel, and Straw Market, and just walked around checking out the architecture, shops and local color. We ate at the Fish Market but the better food and deals were in the "street" restaurants beneath the bridge to Paradise Island. Excellent conch at Doc Sam's.
Other activities we did were snorkeling with Stuart Cove's (including a shark snrorkel), and Aqua Adventure Water Park Day Pass at the Atlantis Resort. We all loved both of these.
I would definitely recommend Baha Beach Villa - perfect for a family reunion - and would love to return in the future. Thank you, Samantha!!