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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!
Sunrise Beach Villas Team

Sunrise Beach Villas Front Pool


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!!
Happy New Years!!!!!

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!
Casino Drive Paradise Island
Nassau, Bahamas

Sunrise Beach Villas' Back Pool

Sunrise Beach Villas' Back Pool

Sunrise Beach Bahamas Vacations

Sunday, 25 October, 2009

We believe that now is the time people need travel most. According to the World Tourism Organization, Americans take the fewest vacation days of any nation in its report — just 13 paid days. Compare that to 42 days for Italian, 37 for French, 35 for German, and 25 for both Korean and Japanese workers.

We think you deserve a break! In the end, you will be more productive and happier than simply putting your head down and digging through the neverending long days.

Harvard Business Has Outlined 5 Key Things We Can Do to Make Ourselves Happier:

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