The BEST location on Paradise Island!
My family and I had a great stay at Tranquility Sunrise. The Atlantis resort is literally a 5 minute walk, so if you want access to a "Vegas-style" resort, it's right there. However, the Sunrise Beach Villas provide a quiet escape -- it felt like we had a private pool and beach just for us! And what a beach! Crystal clear waters, soft white sand, and (unlike the beach in front of the Atlantis) NO ROCKS! Comfortable beach chairs were provided with the condo, and we bought a beach umbrella for a little shade (which we left for future guests -- enjoy! ;-)
The condo itself was clean and spacious enough for six adults, and the daily service provided by Barbara and Marjorie was outstanding. They provided plenty of suggestions for local eateries and activities, and even drove us to the grocery store when we arrived to help us get settled in. The big flat-screen TVs, X-Box, and wireless internet w/Vonage phone were a big hit with the 4 "young adults" in our family.
You won't want/need a car here. The best beach I've ever seen is right outside your door, a mega-resort is just a 5 minute walk away, and there is plenty of shopping/dining options nearby. Watersport rentals are easy to find on the beach, and if you want to take part in one of the many snorkeling, boating, fishing, sight-seeing excursions -- they will pick you up right at the villa. If you decide to venture off the island and explore Nassau, taxis are plentiful and cheap.
The ONLY downside to our trip was the quality/service of the local restaurants. (A 15% gratuity is automatically added at all restaurants in Bahamas, so I guess the staff doesn't feel that they have to work for their tips...) We tried a couple restaurants on Paradise Island (Anthony's) and in Nassau (Conch Fritters), and were very disappointed. However, the quality of food and the service in the Atlantis eateries we tried (Carmine's, Murray's deli) was exceptional. The cost was higher, but it was worth it! Also, Viola's Bar & Grill located at the Sunrise Beach Villas was better than most.
All in all, I couldn't imaging better accommodations or a better location for a family vacation! Thanks Bert, for sharing your little slice of Paradise with us!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers
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