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A Hop, Skip and a Jump Away from Jupiter--- The Bahamas!

Posted by Brittany Bosher on Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 12:07pm.


Who new that adventures in a different country were closer than Disney World? For those of you who live in Jupiter, you may be surprised to learn that just over 55 nautical miles to the east is West End in the Bahamas. It is a popular trip for local Jupiter boaters and fisherman, since it only takes a couple of hours to get there.  

West End is located on the large island of Grand Bahama, an island in the Abacos of the Bahamas. Found on West End is a charming resort, Old Bahama Bay. Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbor resembles a beachfront village in Key West.  The resort is luxurious and offers a beachside pool, oceanfront café, fine dining restaurant and impeccable service. The large, 72-slip marina gets filled up quickly on the holidays.  

Memorial Day in the Bahamas

This upcoming Memorial Day is sure to be sold out in Old Bahama Bay with most of its guests from Jupiter and the rest of Palm Beach County. West End and Old Bahama Bay offer a fun vacation destination even if it just for the weekend. It is only a couple hours away and offers activities for any one who enjoys the sun and sand lifestyle. 

The Fun of Island Life

Some of the world’s best snorkeling, fishing and site seeing are at your fingertips when you live in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart. The great news it that you don’t have be an avid boater to enjoy it all either. There are countless things like paddle boarding, snorkeling, diving, exploring and more. You can even grab a cab ride into Port Lucaya, which is a fun place to hang out no matter your age! Lucaya offers a town square that is known for its live music and borders of bars and restaurants. For the kids there is a huge pool at the hotel that is steps from the beach with water slides. Jet-ski rentals are always a hit! There are local hair braiders, tropical drinks and great shopping. In the hotel there is a casino with bars and lounges perfect for a night with friends! Nothing is impossible on the island of Grand Bahama!

Old Bahama Bay and West End are even closer than Disney World and many of Florida’s other famous accolades. Discover more about West End in the Bahamas and Old Bahama Bay and how easy it is when you live in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter!  

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