Vacationing in Nassau

I mentioned yesterday that Dorothy and I won a trip for four days and three nights at the Rosewood Baha Mar in Nassau. I should have begun by showing some images of the immaculate grounds and the spectacular view from our ninth floor room. ( I might note that we were actually on the eighth floor, but since the hotel is owned by an Asian company, and the number four is similar to the word used for death, there was no fourth floor).

the view from our balcony
The view of the inner grounds of the hotel after exiting the lobby upon check-in.

We arrived to a welcome drink of a Bahama mama and suffered through lunch by the beach after leaving a cold spring in Chicago.

Enjoying a Bahama mama drink on arrival.
Dorothy Shapiro
Dorothy at lunch after we arrived … this was a welcome escape from Chicago.

Did I say the view from our room was spectacular? We looked out over the  turquoise-green waters of the Goodman Bay as it leads into the Atlantic Ocean. We could see the buildings of downtown Nassau and the four cruise ships that were docked.

Another view from our balcony.

The white sandy beaches provided a great place for a long morning walk though the Sargassum seaweed that washed ashore made for some challenging obstacles along the way.

Dorothy Shapiro on the beach in Nassau
Dorothy having no trouble adjusting to life on the beach.
Dorothy & Larry Shapiro on the beach in Nassau
You can’t believe the shit I got from our son about having a selfie stick for photos.

There was a pier down the beach that offered us a great view of our hotel, the sister properties, and breakwater.

The view from the pier looking back on the three Baha Mar hotels and the crystal clear water.
Goodman Bay Nassau breakwater
The large rocks creating a breakwater off the beaches near the hotel.
Cruise ship leaving Nassau
One of the cruise ships departing Nassau before the COVID-19 virus stopped all tourism.
gorgeous hotel room in Nassau
One quick shot showing part of our luxurious king studio suite.