Posts tagged with “Paradise Island”

Top Chef Finale! Plus March Events in the Bahamas

Thursday, 10 March, 2011

This week on Bravo’s hit show “Top Chef” the finale was hosted in the beautiful Bahamas.  The show started out in the historic Fort Charlotte in Nassau.  This is a great spot to experience some of the naval history of the Bahamas.  The Chef’s cooked a meal for a “King” and served the king of our prized Junkanoo parade.  The Chefs are staying on Paradise Island, and you can catch glimpses of our backyard in the show. 

We are so proud to host Top Chef on our Island.  Part 2/4 of the finale premieres next Wednesday night March 16th at 9 CST on Bravo TV.  The 3rd and 4th installment will be on the subsequent Wednesdays after that!

Here are some more upcoming events around the Island!

Sharks on Bay Street

Description: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Hub. Shelley Cant, Bahamas National Trust education officer gives a talk on awareness of the economic and ecological value of The Bahamas shark population. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public. $5 donation. A photographic exhibition of sharks is on display at the Bahamas National Trust.
Location: The Hub, Nassau, The Bahamas
Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm EST

Annual Farmer’s Cay All-Age School Fair

Description: Saturday, March 12, 2011.  One day of fun for the whole family.  Feast on scrumptious Bahamian dishes or play games.  Contact: Mr. Terry Bain 355-4006/355-4017
Location: Farmer’s Cay, Exuma, The Bahamas
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm EST

BAARK Sunday Dog Walking

Description: At 4:00pm at the Bahamas Humane Society. The BAARK Sunday dog walking program a great success. It does not take up too much time and you don’t need to be super fit. The casual walks are around 20-30 minutes, but the more people that turn up, the more dogs we can walk each week.
Location: The Bahamas Humane Society, Nassau, The Bahamas
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm EST

Rugby

Description: Saturday, March 12, 2011. Cuckoos vs Touring Team at 2:00pm and Baillou vs. Touring Team at 4:00pm.
Location: Rugby Field, The Bahamas
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm EST

Bahamas Women’s Open Tennis Tournament

Description: Monday, March 14 to Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the National Tennis Centre. The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association presents the inaugural Bahamas Women’s Open tennis tournament featuring the top 22 highest-ranked players play in the main draw. Prizes include a total purse of $100,000 and a total of $15,200 along with 150 world ranking points for the winner of the tournament. Contact: 323-3933.
Location: National Tennis Centre, Nassau, The Bahamas
Date: Monday, March 14, 2011

Top Chef In The Bahamas

Description: Wednesday, March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2011 at 10:00pm on Bravo TV. Famed Top Chef show will be airing their final 4 episodes of season 8, all filmed on location in The Bahamas.
Location: Bravo TV
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Time: 10:00pm-11:00pm EST

What is Conch??

Monday, 26 April, 2010

No visit to the Bahamas is complete without a sampling of the local cuisine.  One of the oldest and most traditional Bahamian ingredients is a sea muscle known as “Conch”; pronounced “konk” not “kon-ch”.  Say it like the locals!

The Queen Conch shell above is what the majority of conch used in Bahamian cuisine looks like in the ocean.  If you find yourself snorkeling around the island and run across a shell like this, it is most likely home to a muscle inside.  While it can be surprising to see something moving when flipping over a shell, they are totally harmless and quite private.  They will hide from you inside their shell.
Just a short walk from us under the bridge that connects Nassau to Paradise island, you will find some of the most delicious conch on all of the island.  There are many ways to prepare conch: Conch Fritters, Conch Chowder, Scorched Conch, Seared Conch, and my favorite Conch Salad.

Conch salad is a Bahamian secret to a long youthful life.  Bright citric acidity, fresh vegetables, conch, and a hint of spice make this dish one of the most unforgettable meals ever made.  We suggest not leaving the island without trying some of our famous conch salad!  Make sure to ask whoever makes it for you about the “pistol”.
Enjoy your time in the Bahamas!!
-Sunrise Beach Villas Team

BIG News for SBV Bahamas Vacations

Monday, 7 December, 2009

We Have Some Big News!
Sunrise Has a New Look

First of all, we want you to know that we wholeheartedly believe that it is our wonderful guests that make Sunrise Beach Villas such an amazing resort on Paradise Island.
We have always thought of you as our extended family, and we want you to know that it is your extraordinary attitudes and experiences that makes us love coming to work everyday!
Sunrise Beach Villas has recently taken some exciting steps both internally and externally that we believe will make your experience with us even more rewarding than before:
1. Here at Sunrise, we recently completely redesigned our website. Not only does it better reflect who we are as a private Bahamian Island resort, but it also allows you as a guest to easily research and prepare your next vacation and hear from us candidly about things happening in Paradise Island through our blog.
2. We also have set up a Twitter account. Please follow us @sunrisebahamas to stay updated on our newest specials, vacation giveaways, and exciting news.
3. In 2006 and 2007 we took on the project of completely remodeling our front Bar, Viola’s. We also added a beach bar, Archie’s. We are very proud of Viola’s new look, modern bar/kitchen appliances, extended drink menu, and completely new breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Archie’s now allows our guests to grab a tropical drink without ever leaving the sand!
4. In addition to the Bar remodel, we also remodeled our front Bathrooms and Laundry facilities. We think that you will love both of those very convenient new amenities.
5. Our grounds crew took on a huge project of further “beautifying” our grounds in 2007 and 2008. We have added hundreds of new tropical flowers, trees, and bushes. We also introduced all new poolside furniture for your comfort. Finally, we added a brand new children’s play area and hammock “relaxation zone” behind Violas. It really looks great around here!
6. Finally, we just recently completely remodeled our front office. Also, in 2010 all of our one bedroom hotel villas will be given completely new furniture. It is an exciting time for Sunrise Beach Villas!
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about your next vacation!
SUNRISE BEACH CLUB AND VILLAS
Casino Drive Paradise Island
Nassau, Bahamas
1-800-451-6078
1-242-363-2234
rentals@sunrisebeachclub.com

Sunrise Beach Villas' Back Pool

Sunrise Beach Villas' Back Pool