For my girlfriend’s birthday next month I am taking her to the Bahamas for 5 days and 4 nights of relaxation and fun. I normally avoid tourist-laden locations and go places like Siberia and Malta but somehow I doubt my girlfriend would be happy if I told her we’re going to Tibet or Nepal in January — two places still on my to-do list.

Since I’ve never been to the Bahamas, but I know a lot of east coasters have, I’m taking recommendations for cheap or off-the-beaten path activities in the Bahamas. We’re staying at the Radisson Cable Beach Resort in Nassau on New Providence Island.

A tip: I learned a few years ago that the best time to travel is the two weeks in January after the Christmas and New Years holidays. Most Americans don’t like to travel again so soon, so airlines are typically half-full and you can find some amazing package deals. For instance, we’re staying in a four-star hotel/resort for 4 nights for $600 per person (including RT airfare!). The added bonus of traveling in early January is the hotels will be less full of annoying tourists and you’ll find better service because there are less guests to take care of.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at December 27, 2004 12:14 AM

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