Sunday, March 22, 2009

Port Lucaya

Port Lucaya

There's always a spot in every city or town that sparkles, that attracts tourists & locals alike. Somewhere that has live entertainment, stores, restaurants, bars and various activities. In Freeport this spot is Port Lucaya.
Port Lucaya is just a short half-day trip from South Florida for most motor-cruisers. A mere 70 miles from the Florida coast. For others that are visting via air or Cruise ship, Port Lucaya is located in the Lucaya area which is South East of Freeport. There is a Marina there for docking vessels.
During the day you can lounge at numerous bars like Rum Runners, The Corner Bar & Sparky's or head to Sabor Restaurant & Bar (which is a favorite of mine) for cool cocktails whilst listening to House music- Very South beach!
East Asian Restaurant is on the 1st floor of the Pusser building & serves up delicious Asian inspired treats like sushi, sashimi & other mouthwatering dishes.
Agave Latin restaurant & Shennanigans Irish Pub are on the western side of buildings & give vistors a wide range of culinary choices.
Look out for individual reviews of the restaurants in the following weeks.

Real Estate is Like Gold When Inflation Hits

Article By James Sarles

When the housing market is strong worldwide, property in the Bahamas naturally gets stronger as well. The unique advantage we have in the Bahamas is that we have never experienced the huge rise and fall of prices. We have had solid modest gains over time and based on the desirability of wonderful climate and our tax free environment our prices have held well.

Its Better in The Bahamas in case you have not seen the new Ministry of Tourism new ad campaign and its true! But even in The Bahamas we are influenced by world economics an many economists however predict that these very aggressive stimulus packages will jump start the economy but the result will be inflation. In economics, inflation is the rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over time. Inflation is the decline in the real value of money because there is a loss of purchasing power. So the dollar you have today will not buy as much as tomorrow.

So to hedge against inflation and protect your wealth a smart investor will buy gold or real estate which is a tangible asset. Cars and eggs lose their value but Real Estate is an investment that will INCREASE in VALUE over time. So Real Estate is like Gold. Real estate is a long-term investment and so it is the best bet for investment when inflation is high because property will keep increasing in value. It is a historical fact that property has and will always be a great investment over the long term. Read the Original Article

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Taste of Paradise

Living on this small island of Grand Bahama, in the City of Freeport never ceases to amaze me.
I never imagined I'd be living on an Island of approximately 40,000 people!
But I'm not alone as I've grown to discover, there are quite a few of us here. We who have chosen to make Grand Bahama our home. We come from all the world: Europe, Africa, America, Asia. There is something very magical about GB and this makes itself slowly apparent to you the more times you visit.
Whether you fall in love with Grand Bahama at first sight, or quietly grow to love it after a few vacation dates, there is a certain magnetic quality about this island that keeps people coming back again and again. A big part of the attraction is that Grand Bahama represents the best of both worlds. It has all the basic ingredients of a tropical paradise: year-round sun, 25 miles of sandy white beaches, swaying palms, championship golf courses, and some of the prettiest crystal clear aqua waters in the world. The island is also ideally located just off Florida's fast paced fun-coast, only about 70 miles from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Finding everything you want in a relaxed, charming, get-away-from-it-all island, so close to the United States, is a combination that's hard to beat. And a combination that has lots of well-traveled people from all over the world choosing Grand Bahama Island as their second home.

Freeport/Lucaya is unique in the entire Caribbean. In Grand Bahama, the enjoyment of relaxed island living is reliably supported by a clean, well-planned, up-to-date infrastructure that lets you truly relax, knowing the basics are already taken care of. It is also remarkable in this day and age to find an unspoiled place with no pollution or traffic congestion, only a 30 minute plane ride from South Florida.

Grand Bahama offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and the chance to get in on the ground floor of some tremendous growth. The island is just beginning to be discovered—it often reminds people of the opportunities they saw 40 years ago in Florida.