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Upcoming Events in the Bahamas!

Monday, 15 November, 2010

Look At all These Great Upcoming Events in the Bahamas in November!

Alliance Francaise des Bahamas: Beaujolais Nouveau

Description: Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7:30pm at Poop Deck West. The Alliance Francaise des Bahamas officially launches the arrival of the traditional Beaujolais Nouveau wine in Nassau. Join them as they uncork this new wine from France which may not be drunk before the third Thursday of November. For details and reservations: 242-302-5141
Location: Poop Deck West, Nassau, The Bahamas
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Time: 7:30pm-10:30pm EST
Duration: 3 hours
   
   

Pottery Classes

Description: Every Tuesday from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Instructor Sue Bennett-Williams will be teaching pottery classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced potters. Contact: 242-322-1909.
Location: Nassau, The Bahamas
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
   
   

Upcoming Events in the Bahamas!

Tuesday, 26 October, 2010

Look At all These Great Upcoming Events in the Bahamas!

Halloween Weekend At Violas Bar!

Viola’s will be having a Halloween party on Karaoke night Friday Oct. 29th and again on the live band night Saturday Oct. 30th with prizes for best costumes. 

We hope to see you for a fun weekend at Sunrise Beach Villas!

13th Annual BahamArts Festival

Description:Friday, October 29 to Sunday October 31, 2010 from 10:00am – 11:00pm at Arawak Cay, Fish Fry site.

BAIC and the Ministry of Tourism sponsor Bahamas National Crafts Week with several events including the BahamArts Festival.
Location:Arawak Cay, Nassau, The Bahamas

Click Here for Some More History of This Festival

The 20th Annual Wine and Art Festival

This event will be help Saturday October 30, 2010 from noon to 6:00pm at the Retreat Gardens on Village Road.

Over 50 Bahamian artists will display their work in the beautiful gardens during the 20th annual Wine & Art Festival, featuring the fall wine selection by Bristol Wines and Spirits. 

Admission $20 for the general public and $15 for BNT members. Special Member’s Evening on Friday October 29, 2010 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Click Here for More Information

Authentically Bahamian Christmas Craft Show

December 3rd-December 5th at the Wyndahm Nassau Beach Resort

This event will showcase local Bahamian arts and crafts with a Holiday twist!

Click Here for More Information

If you have any questions about any of the above events, please don’t hesitate to inquire further at our Front Desk.

VRBO from Home Away’s Visit!

Monday, 16 August, 2010

The great folks at VRBO.Com decided that they wanted to visit us at Sunrise Beach Villas in the Bahamas, and we couldn’t have been more excited to host these guests!!

After their stay with us, they made the decision to write a review of our property and feature on their website www.vrbo.com.

We had so much fun having them with us, and by the looks of their review, they had trouble leaving!  We are very proud of the continued guest enjoyment, and love to hear feedback whenever possible.

From www.vrbo.com:

“Describe your perfect vacation and Sunrise Beach provides it all. Relax on a crystal clear blue beach and let the world go by, or seek out multitudes of fun. Take a swim in one of two pools, visit our onsite restaurant Viola’s Bar and Grill, or enjoy a cool refreshing drink from Archie’s beach front bar as you gaze out over the water…”

To read the full VRBO review: Click Here

-The Sunrise Beach Villas Team

Bahamian Independence Day!

Monday, 19 July, 2010

Saturday July 10th was the Bahamian Independence Day from Great Britian!

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We celebrated in style here at Sunrise Beach Villas, and had a blast with our guests and friends! 

Sunrise Beach Villas had local vendors come to our property and showcase their authentic crafts, culinary treasures, and Caribbean music.  It was a blast!  We even had a bouncy castle set up for the kids. 

I think if you look close enough in our pictures, you may even catch a Sunrise Beach Villas employee or two in the castle.  :)

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Thank you to our guests for celebrating our 37th Year of Independence.  We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with you!

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Sincerely,

The Sunrise Beach Villas Team

Become our Fan on Facebook!

Friday, 2 July, 2010

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We have created a Facebook page for our guests to share experiences, photos, and memories of their time with us at Sunrise Beach Villas!  It is also a great way to stay up to date on our current specials and exciting Sunrise Beach Villas Bahamas News.

Click HERE to see our Fan Page on Facebook!

Hands for Hunger

Wednesday, 19 May, 2010

 

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This summer we felt like was a great time to introduce an exciting new special that not only allows you to receive free nights with us, but also supports an incredible local charity here in the Bahamas.  We have decided to support Hands for Hunger in the Bahamas.  

We wanted to take some time to tell you a little more about Hands for Hunger here in our blog. 

From www.handsforhunger.org

Our Mission
Hands For Hunger is a humanitarian organization committed to the elimination of hunger and the reduction of food waste through the creation of meaningful and engaging partnerships formed amongst all sectors of the Bahamian community. We strive to inspire a shared sense of social and environmental responsibility amongst citizens, who, individually and collectively, come to realize the power of their own contributions. We do this by food rescue and distribution, education and other innovative solutions.
Our Vision
Our vision is a transformed Bahamas where everyone has access to three nutritious and fortifying meals each day. No one goes hungry. The quality of our environment is enhanced.”

Hands for Hunger is an amazing organization that hopes to eliminate people going hungry in the Bahamas.  They teach Bahamians about sustainable food practices and make sure that disadvantaged people on the island are not without 3 nutritious meals per day.  We couldn’t be happier to support such a great cause and partner with an organization that is making a real tangible difference on the island. 

For the months of June and July, if you book 3 or more nights with us you can receive up to 2 free nights for a donation to Hands for Hunger.  Each $40 donation to Hands for Hunger gets you one free night at Sunrise Beach Villas, up to 2 free nights. 

View the summer special here

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

Bahamas Referral Program For Past Guests!

Saturday, 27 March, 2010

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Sunrise Beach Villas Referral Program!

Exciting things are happening now on Paradise Island, and we want to check in with you, our past guests, and let you know how much we appreciate you!
Since we appreciated your company so much on your last stay, we want to offer you an incentive to come back and see us again.
Refer friends/family for $100 off both trips
Sunrise Beach Villas is proud to announce we are continuing our referral program for our past guests.  This program awards you and your booked guest when staying for 3 or more nights each $100 off of your stay with us.  The more booked referrals we get from you, the more money you receive off of your next stay! These referral coupons have no “cash” value, and cannot exceed the cost of your next stay. We just ask that you tell your friends/family to let our staff know that you referred them, and both of you will be credited the discount for your next stay.
**Referral coupon has no cash value and cannot be used in any other manner besides a credit toward future reservations.  Multiple referral coupons can be used during a single stay. The more referents you send to Sunrise Beach Villas, the more $100 credits you can receive. Per person room limit may not be exceeded
 

Tripadvisor.com and Sunrise Beach Villas’#1 Ranking!

Friday, 22 January, 2010

Here at Sunrise Beach Villas Bahamas, we wanted to check in and share some exciting news with you!  It seems as if our guests are loving the improvements we have made over the past several years, and we are proud to say that those feelings have translated into many positive reviews of our property on tripadvisor.com (click here to see our listing).  Tripadvisor has quickly become one of the top travel sites that experienced travelers are using to find honest and candid reviews of resorts, destinations, and restaurants.
We are proud to currently be ranked the #1 resort on Paradise Island.  We believe that our welcoming attitude, honest bahamian culture, and true care for our guests has allowed people to feel as if they are at home at Sunrise Beach Villas.  We hope our guests continue to review us, and also let us know what we can be doing better to allow you and your family to have the vacation of your dreams!
Sincerely,
Sunrise Beach Villas Team
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New Years at Sunrise Beach Villas Bahamas

Friday, 1 January, 2010

Well 2009 has come and gone, and we celebrated the New Year here at Sunrise Beach Villas with all of our guests.  We had a blast, and wanted to share some of the Bahamian memories with you!
We had a wonderful couple that was married here on our grounds during the evening, and they decided that they would stick around to celebrate their big day with us at Viola’s
Married on New Years Eve at Sunrise Beach Villas

Married on New Years Eve at Sunrise Beach Villas

The Meinerz Family has been coming down to Paradise Island for Nearly 30 years.  As the original “Kids” have grown up, they began bringing their children down, and now it is a hugely impressive family tradition.  We were so happy to have all of them down here to celebrate the big day with us.  We are proud that they call Sunrise Beach Villas their second home. We hope the tradition continues!
Meinerz Family Tradition at Sunrise Beach Villas

Meinerz Family Tradition at Sunrise Beach Villas

As the clock struck 12:00 Midnight, fireworks rang throughout Paradise Island.  We all sat back and watched the show from Viola’s.
Fireworks on Paradise Island

Fireworks on Paradise Island

The evening was full of incredible energy, and our guests really had an amazing time singing karaoke, playing games, and enjoying one another’s company.
New Year's Celebration at Viola's

New Year's Celebration at Viola's

Viola's Bar and Grill

Viola's Bar and Grill

After the celebration at Viola’s, many of our guests made the trip down to Nassau for the famous Junkanoo parade!  This Bahamian tradition brings guests from around the world to see the awe-inspiring costumes, dancing, and classic Bahamian Island music.
Junkanoo Costume at Rawson Square

Junkanoo Costume at Rawson Square

Junkanoo Parade, Nassau Bahamas

Junkanoo Parade, Nassau Bahamas

Very Impressive Junkanoo Costume we Saw

Very Impressive Junkanoo Costume we Saw

We are very happy to have brought in the New Year with you all at Sunrise Beach Villas, and wish you all the best in 2010!!
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Happy New Years!!!!!