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Old 10-24-2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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Atlantis Bahamas - Gay friendly?

My partner just mentioned somethine about going to the Bahamas sometime ealry next year. He specifically mentioned Atlantis. Has any gay couples been there?

I was wondering how gay friendly they are there. I tried Google and couldn't
find any trip reports.

ANY information, recommendations, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
I'm just thrilled it's only a 3 hour flight from me.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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The Bahamas are not known to be overy friendly to our folks. Just google Rosie O'Donnell - Bahamas to read a little.

That said, personally I have never really had a problem.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
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My partner just mentioned somethine about going to the Bahamas sometime ealry next year. He specifically mentioned Atlantis. Has any gay couples been there?

I was wondering how gay friendly they are there. I tried Google and couldn't
find any trip reports.

ANY information, recommendations, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
I'm just thrilled it's only a 3 hour flight from me.
Actually, Nassau/Paradise Island is known for being very gay UNfriendly. The locals there protested at the port when Rosie's R Family cruise stopped there. Apparently the protestors were very hateful to people coming off the boat and into town.

In terms of personal experience, we didn't really run into any problems in Nassau when we were on the Disney cruise last year (we spent less than an hour in Nassau, though) We also took a cab over to Atlantis and walked around. We spent about $25 in the casino, went through the aquarium, and strolled around the resort. It's nice enough, I guess, though VERY expensive.

Here's the recap of our Nassau day http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...postcount=1857
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:15 AM   #4
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You could come to Boston!

It's Just like the Bahamas - and VERY gay friendly-
especially at my house.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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We didn't get off the ship when it made port at Nassau. Partly because of the experience Rob mentioned, and partly because of the experiences of other friends of ours. They were not engaging in any overtly sexual behavior (none at all) and still ran into some trouble and won't return.

The islands in general can be unfriendly, some more so than others. St. Kitt's is one of the worst.

So no, can't say as I'd deliberately go to the Bahamas for a gay friendly holiday. Go to the Keys.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:54 AM   #6
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If you are looking for an island that is very gay friendly - go to Aruba. We have been going every year for 15 years and have NEVER had a problem. In fact, you will see many other gay couples.

It is "one happy" island !
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:32 AM   #7
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If you are looking for an island that is very gay friendly - go to Aruba. We have been going every year for 15 years and have NEVER had a problem. In fact, you will see many other gay couples.

It is "one happy" island !
Any other island suggestions - specifically ones that are popular cruise destinations. I've read Jamaica and Bermuda are not gay friendly.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:26 PM   #8
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You could come to Boston!

It's Just like the Bahamas - and VERY gay friendly-
especially at my house.
Oh Wally, what am I going to do with you?
I'm sure you have a list, LOL
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:12 PM   #9
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Oh Wally, what am I going to do with you?
I'm sure you have a list, LOL
Yes!
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #10
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But if his legs go there where is he supposed to put his . . . . . . oh, nevermind.
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Any other island suggestions - specifically ones that are popular cruise destinations. I've read Jamaica and Bermuda are not gay friendly.
I found the people we interacted with in Belize and Isla Roatan (both cruise destinations) were very appropriate and made us very comfortable. This was really evident when we were SCUBA diving in Belize and our Dive Masters made us very comfortable, which is a good thing considering how dangerous SCUBA could be if you're in unfamiliar waters and have a person that is not being conscious of you as a person.
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We've been to Nassau twice for the day from cruise ship and weren't really thrilled with the experience. The first time we went snorkeling on a tour and had a good time, but, the second we thought we could find something ourselves and somehow ended up at Atlantis. I think if we dock in Nassau again we'll stay on ship.
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We had booked at room at the Comfort Suites (that we never saw) when we visited on the Wonder just to use the Atlantis pools. We had a great time, nothing bad at all. Afterwards they gladly took our money in the casino for a about 30 minutes before we cabbed back to the port area.
Have never stayed there. It is beautiful, but very expensive. I'm sure you'd be fine while on Atlantis grounds. They seem to like the dollar more then anything else. However, as above posters have said, the rest of the island probably isn't a great place.

The port area was a waste unless you like to shop. If I ever went back, I'd stay on the empty ship. If I was on Disney again, the most I might do is cab over to the casino for an hour since the boat doesn't have one.
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The port area was a waste unless you like to shop. If I ever went back, I'd stay on the empty ship. If I was on Disney again, the most I might do is cab over to the casino for an hour since the boat doesn't have one.
If you're going to stay on the ship in Nassau, it's not going to be empty! Head on over to the DCL forum where most experienced people say they stay on the boat and recommend that others not bother with Nassau either.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:36 PM   #15
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Thanks for all of the replies.

My partner and I don't put on any major PDA.
I'm sure we will do just fine as always. I just
wanted to get some feedback. I'm sure we won't
leave Atlantis, being that there's the waterpark, pools,
casino, and great food.
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