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  Cave point
by dlandt
 
 

Make room for an absolutely hideous day if you go on this. They bill themselves as having an early pickup from your hotel with a long leisurely day on their private island. They show up an hour late, then leave you on a pier, baking in the sun and inhaling the odor of rotting garbage while one by one you pay. Hours later, after you finally get out of the broiling heat and underway, you ask for 8 oz of water DING! That will be $2 please. They say they offer all you can eat and all you can drink, but the only drink they offer is some kind of chemical-derived fruit punch that is so sweet its undrinkable. Lunch comes in two flavors, exta-salty, and extra-spicy DING! "Something more to drink, Sir?" They play like one song on the boatride, over and over and over again. Once you finally get to their stupid island, hours overdue, everyone likes to pretend they are the only ones there. Its hot DING! Water! Snorkel and want to rinse your mouth out? Ding! Water! They even have the nerve to ask for tips.

Unique Suggestions: On the windward side of the island, away from the crowded beach, is a place called Cave Point. Its a short walk though the shrubs and there you can have some peace in a nice hammock. Its not as hot and its kind of shady even, more what you want from the Bahamas and, if you go there, you can be what everyone else on the island is pretending to be, alone and in peace.

Fun Alternatives: Pay someone twice what this company asks for ($60) NOT to have to go. You'll come out ahead with the dings. If someone forces you to go, at least bring several liters of water. DING!

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 14, 2005
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