November 29, 2014

1345 BAHAMAS - Nassau beaches

 

I wrote a few words about Nassau here, but besides the old town, the capital of Bahamas offers many beautiful hotels and resorts, all surrounded by tropical paradise and endless sunshine. It has a hotel district, named Cable Beach, recognizable by five enormous hotels - two of which are all-inclusive - located on this strip. The area is also known for its dining, the Crystal Palace Casino, and the golden sands of Cable Beach. Most of the area's restaurants are located either in the hotels or across the street. There is little to no nightlife. There is a bit of shopping, most of it located in the Wyndham. The commercial future of Cable Beach is being re-imagined with the development of Baha Mar, a resort and casino project that will bring more than 2,000 hotel rooms and the largest gaming and convention facility in the Caribbean to this section of New Providence Island in spring of 2015 (estimated opening date).

About the stamp
The stamp is part of a serie formed by 4 pairs of stamps (issued on 29 October 2013), each pair with a central vignette, all featuring underwater scenery of divers and underwater fauna - angelfish, turtle, grouper, dolphin and sharks - to mark the 20th anniversary of the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation, or BREEF in short. Founded by the late Sir Nicholas Nuttall in 1993, BREEF is a non-profit foundation that addresses ongoing concerns on the changing conditions of the Bahamian marine environment.The underwater images on the stamps were taken by BREEF, Stuart Cove Dive Bahamas, Sandy Voegeli, Grant Johnson, and Katie Grudecki. 

References
Nassau, Bahamas - Wikipedia

Sender: Niki
sent from Nassau (Bahamas), on 10.09.2014

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