Daily deal: Bahamas island fun
Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino.
Hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail on this week's escape for two to the Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino.
Stay three nights for $402 or four nights for $536 and receive daily breakfasts for two. A pair of baby buccaneers under 15 can stay and eat breakfast for free, as well.
You and your first mate will dock in a stylish room, where you can scan the high seas for swashbuckling adventures from your private balcony. In addition to a 42in flat-screen TV, your abode includes a safe to store precious booty.
Gratefully, you won't have to walk the plank to swim with the fishes on your included excursions for two. With a dolphin encounter, you will get an up-close and personal meeting with your new bottlenose bud via a waist-deep submerged platform. You will become savvy about the dolphin's natural habitat with an unforgettable and hands-on experience.
You don't have to pillage or plunder in search of buried treasure; simply head to Stuart Coves with Snorkel Bahamas. Armed with fish food, you will stop at a reef teeming with fish, followed by a visit to one of two shipwrecks (one is a 200ft tanker with the tip of its mast reaching just eight feet below surface level; the other made famous appearances in 007 films For Your Eyes Only and Never Say Never Again).
An optional third visit — for those braver than Barbarossa — is to shark-infested waters, where you can watch in awe as the creatures circle the bait box below.
Or, hop on deck a high-speed trip to Exuma with Powerboat Adventures, where you will snorkel among crystal reefs and feed marine life while surrounded by the breathtaking views of a private island. (Escapees staying three nights can choose one of the excursions above; escapees staying four nights can choose two.)
The resort's amenities will delight landlubbers and seadogs alike. Slip down the spiral slide into the lagoon-style pool. Beyond the pool deck lies 1,000ft of Cable Beach's soft sand. Pirates in need of a pampering can invade the on-site Hollis Cosmetics and Day Spa for facials and massages, or to wax their Blackbeards.
When hunger takes you prisoner, surrender at any of the resort's nine restaurants and bars. Savour juicy prime rib and lobster tail with hot Creole sauce at the Black Angus Grille, or swim up to the Tiki Hut for a burger and cocktail.
"X" marks the spot for buried treasure at the resort's Crystal Palace Casino. Nearly 400 slot machines, as well as traditional table games, provide plenty of ways to bring home the doubloons.
You do not have to be Barnacle Bill to fly the pirate flag. Screw on your peg leg and strap on your eye-patch — this escape will shiver ye timbers.
- A three-night stay for two with choice of one off-site excursion ($402)
- Or, a four-night stay for two with choice of two off-site excursions ($536)
- Two children ages 15 and under stay and eat breakfast for free
- Daily breakfast for two
- Resort fee included
- Excursions include: powerboat adventure, snorkelling and dolphin encounters
- Purchase by 18 October
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