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Old 04-15-2019, 07:52 AM   #1
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Any tips? Was looking for all inclusive over 18 but doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of options. Thought about doing the flights and then airbnb

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:52 AM   #2
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Not going to do sandals either. $3200 per person lol
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:56 AM   #3
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Sandals is not that expensive....we went to Sandals Exhuma with championship golf for $3200 / couple for 7 nights....

and it was incredible
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:29 AM   #4
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We looked for an all inclusive and ended up not going that route. We'll be staying at Atlantis. It was around $3200 for two adults and a 3 year old.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:33 AM   #5
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Sandals Nassau is legit!! 2 for 5 nights plus non-stop flight cost me around 3k. They run deals often, just gotta look. I would do it again in a heartbeat, well worth it
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:45 AM   #6
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As stated, Sandals has deals from time to time. Yes, it's expensive, but legit and all inclusive. If you like to eat and drink, this is the place to go.

Atlantis is nice as well. Don't be fooled though. On paper the accommodations may seem cheaper, but most people end up paying more at Atlantis than they would have at Sandals. Almost nothing is included and everything is expensive. I'm talking, $20 per person for just breakfast; it all adds up quick.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:53 AM   #7
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As stated, Sandals has deals from time to time. Yes, it's expensive, but legit and all inclusive. If you like to eat and drink, this is the place to go.

Atlantis is nice as well. Don't be fooled though. On paper the accommodations may seem cheaper, but most people end up paying more at Atlantis than they would have at Sandals. Almost nothing is included and everything is expensive. I'm talking, $20 per person for just breakfast; it all adds up quick.
Only reason we didn't do Sandals is because we're taking my daughter.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:18 AM   #8
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Sandals is the best way to go. May try RIO next to the Atlantas we stayed there once and liked it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:27 AM   #9
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We did an afternoon at atlantis, sandals bused us over, we hung out in the craziness, bought an expensive beer, sandals picked us up. it was worth it but didn't want to stay long
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:36 AM   #10
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Been to that Sandals 3 times. Great. Get what you pay for
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:47 AM   #11
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Not sure of your age but if you are young and enjoy parting then Breezes is a great place. The rooms are nothing special but they always have something going on. I have been there twice but now that I'm in my 50's is too young of a crowd and Sandals is more my speed.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:59 AM   #12
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Hit up the casino at Baja Mar.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:26 AM   #13
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Going to Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau soon. It was a little over $2k for 2 people for 3 nights. We opted for a more expensive room though.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:39 PM   #14
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Where or how did you guys find the deals on sandals? I would do it for comparable prices

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Old 04-15-2019, 08:41 PM   #15
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I’ll send you a flyer in the next few days. Send me your email and I’ll forward what I get
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:57 PM   #16
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We are doing the sandals there for 4 days. It was $4500 but that was including the butler suite which people recommended to us.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:00 PM   #17
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Conch fritters. Gotta try em!

.....and God Bless America.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:05 PM   #18
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We go the Airbnb route on all our island trips. We are not into the larger crowds and busy beaches that come with the all inclusive resorts. We book flights and then find somewhere off the beaten path, yet not too far away from the action. That way we get to enjoy relaxation out the back door, but we can get into the action with a 15 minute walk or cab if we feel like it. We go on vacation to get away from everyone and everything, not be right in the middle of it all. That’s just us though. It’s also usually cheaper.

We usually never spend more than $1200 for 7 nights anywhere we go by using Airbnb.

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:13 PM   #19
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Sandals is not that expensive....we went to Sandals Exhuma with championship golf for $3200 / couple for 7 nights....

and it was incredible
Love that place!
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:34 AM   #20
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I did Sandals in Nassau last year. Was F’ing awesome... did Hawaii two months later and felt like I was bent over..$8 a beer and $75 for two morning buffets.... the next month I did Sandals in St Lucia... I kept up with what I was drinking/eating versus Hawaii.. I saved $500 day per person going with Sandals... I’ll never go back to Hawaii and I’ll always stay at a Sandals resort in the Caribbean. I went to Atlantis when I was in Nassau just so my “friend” could gamble... F that place...oh and no kids and the piano bar was Amazing..
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:41 AM   #21
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FYI your waiters/waitresses/bartenders can get in trouble if you tip them openly... before a dinner tip then in a napkin or a nice handshake and they will take care of you... same goes with the housekeeper.. a little goes a long ways there... they made us feel like they hadn’t seen us in years.. Screw Hawaii!!
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:10 AM   #22
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Conch fritters. DONT try em!

.....and God Bless America.
fixed it for ya!

I heard the same from several people. couldn't wait to try em. i was not impressed. too many other things id rather eat.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:18 AM   #23
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Lots of good in guys. I appreciate it. We have been using airbnb instead of hotels in general and have been very happy so that is something to consider also. I’m open to all advice


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Old 04-16-2019, 07:34 AM   #24
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Where or how did you guys find the deals on sandals? I would do it for comparable prices

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I found my deal on their website
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:48 AM   #25
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We are doing the sandals there for 4 days. It was $4500 but that was including the butler suite which people recommended to us.
You'll love it! Took the wife there for anniversary several years ago. Well wort the extra money
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:31 AM   #26
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this thread has me planning my next trip to Nassau!
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:08 PM   #27
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I also have a contact for a guy with a small center console. Blue Hole I think. Nigel was his name. Chartered for full day. He took us to several areas to snorkel. We hand lined reef fish. Took us to an awesome beach. Took us on a tour for a few hours. Well worth it
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:13 PM   #28
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I used to do resorts but have found I enjoy booking the flight and doing an airbnb or something similar.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:22 PM   #29
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Staying in a house on a family trip. Sandals you go to be spoiled. When I leave everything is washed and packed in suitcase. I’m so lazy when I go someone else shaves my face. I enjoy it and if I lived close to one I’d go on overnighted there
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:27 PM   #30
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We stayed in Abaco. Southern most island, no crowds, great food, best beaches you'll see. The "Tipsy Seagull" is a little bar at the marina. Billy Currington was shooting the "People Are Crazy" video while we were there.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:06 PM   #31
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Sandals Nassau was very nice. I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:42 PM   #32
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The Bahamas is beautiful. We stayed here https://www.peaceandplenty.com/
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:16 AM   #33
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Did some more research. think we're going to go to Cabo
Instead. Just as nice. Much cheaper

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Old Yesterday, 08:47 AM   #34
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On our trip last summer we VRBO'd a condo on the beach about a 1/2 mile down the beach from Atlantis. We did have to get groceries at the local supermarket but it wasn't too bad. We also made a contact at Atlantis that provided access to the resort at a reasonable price. I think with flights, food, entertainment, a full day boat charter (fishing and swimming with pigs) and the condo, we spent<10K for a family of 7. PM me if you have any interest in discussing.
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