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Bahamas Hotel Association Recognizes Sunrise Beach Villas!

Monday, 16 May, 2011

We are extremely proud to be recognized by the Bahamas Hotel Association for achieving the #1 ranking on www.TripAdvisor.com.  To our incredible guests: Thank you for the continued support!  You are the ones that have built up this ranking based off of your positive reviews of our property.  It makes us feel incredible to know that we have helped to make your Bahamas vacation memorable.  We are extremely grateful for all the feedback on how your stay at Sunrise Beach Villas Bahamas was and how we can continue to make it better!

Sunrise Beach Villas Listing on TripAdvisor.com

From www.BHAHotels.com:

On behalf of our President Stuart Bowe, congratulations on your outstanding showing on TripAdvisor….
 
BHA Commends Members Achieving #1 Ranking
The latest rankings on the popular consumer website TripAdvisor show five Bahamas Hotel Association member resorts holding the number one position in overall guest satisfaction on their islands.  BHA President Stuart Bowe commends these hotels for achieving high guest satisfaction ratings. 
 
Those BHA member hotels which have recently received top ratings by guests for hotels on their island are:  Small Hope Bay Lodge on Andros; Cape Eleuthera Resort and Yacht Club; Sunrise Resort and Marina; Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort in Nassau; Sunrise Beach Club and Villas on Paradise Island; and Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort on Long Island.
 
“Many of our members continue to show high levels of guest satisfaction according to reviews posted on TripAdvisor” states BHA President Stuart Bowe.  “Ultimately it is the voice of the visitor which determines how well we are doing.  Today, through consumer forums like TripAdvisor, our performance is transparent and open to all to see – the good and the not so good.   We commend these hotels for their achievements and all of our member hotels and their team members who strive to ensure that it is ‘Better in The Bahamas’. 
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site that assists customers in gathering travel information, posting reviews and opinions of travel related content and engaging in interactive travel forums.

-The Sunrise Beach Villas Team


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

All Inclusive vs. Authentic Bahamian Experiences

Tuesday, 21 December, 2010

In this current economy it seems like many people are more curious about “All-Inclusive” options for their next vacation.  This may be a for a few reasons.  One, people feel like they will save money, and two, it is convenient to be able to budget with all-inclusive vacations.  While all-inclusive options may be the best route for some people, we feel like that route can be extremely limiting and often times it does not allow guests to fully experience the culture which they are surrounded by. 



The Bahamas are rich with cultural history, and our experience has been that all-inclusive resorts cut visitors off from that abounding Bahamian way of life.  When you as a guest have paid for all of your food upfront in the Bahamas, you will be much less likely to walk over the bridge to indulge in delicious local conch salad, take a taxi to the “Fish Fry” to really experience how Bahamians eat and play, or have an amazing time visiting one of the hundreds of  incredible genuinely Bahamian bars on the island. 

That being said, here are some ways that our guests have effectively budgeted their trip without limiting themselves to all-inclusive resorts: 

1.  Bringing a Cooler and Packing Food. 

  • All of our units are equipped with full kitchens, and bringing food can help cut down costs.  Snacks by the pool and home cooked meals in are common at Sunrise Beach Villas. 
  • Also, there are several grocery stores on the island.  The food prices may be a bit higher than you are used to back home, so anything that can be brought and not spoil in transport is a good idea to bring yourself.  Ask your cab driver to stop at the grocery store on the way to us to grab anything you could not bring yourself.
  • Local fish markets are a walk from us at Sunrise Beach Villas, and grilling out on your patio is a fantastic way to experience the Bahamas.

2.  Planning Adventures With Our Front Desk

  • Our front desk is a wealth of knowledge for things to do in the Bahamas.  We have many partnering excursion companies that we work with on the island, and using our rates can help save money. 
  • There are so many amazing things to do in the Bahamas: Snorkeling, Dolphin Encounters, Deep Sea Fishing, Mopeds, Catamaran Day Trips, and the list goes on…

3.  Taking Advantage of Viola’s Drink Specials

  • Viola’s Bar and Grill on our property has a drink special for every day of the week!  Viola’s is a very popular spot on the island in part due to our low drink prices.  For those Bahamas guests that choose to stay at the big resort down the street, many end up coming down to Viola’s for drinks because of the outrageous price that big resort charges for a blue drink with a pineapple slice in it. 

We hope this helps you plan out your next vacation, whether that is with us in the Bahamas or somewhere else.  There are ways to save money while vacationing without sacrificing your experience in the local culture!

Best wishes,

The 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