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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Slated to open in December, 2014, the new 1,000-acre Baha Mar will be the biggest resort in the Caribbean.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Renderings of the new Baha Mar resort, which will increase the number of hotel rooms on New Paradise Island by 25%, and the real thing in the background.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    This will eventually be a new oceanfront Mondrian resort. There are (naturally) plans for a rooftop bar.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    A model of the new Baha Mar resort, which will include four resorts, casino and convention space, and more.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    The lounge at the Graycliff Hotel, which is housed in a historic mansion.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Cigar makers at work at the Graycliff Hotel. The AAA 4-Diamond property sells the cigars on site, and exports them.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    The pool at the Graycliff Hotel in Nassau is surrounded by the property's lush gardens.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Colorful stucco buildings at the Watling's Distillery, which opened just a few weeks ago and is housed in one of the island's oldest mansions.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    A seagull takes it all in on Cable Beach on a windy day.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Plane on the tarmac with the Bahamas' new international airport terminal in the background.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Local artists were commissioned to create work for Nassau's new terminal, which was built in part to manage a new influx of tourists heading to Baha Mar.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Canopy architecture at Nassau's new international terminal at Lyden Pindling International Airport.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Covered walkway at the new international terminal at Lyden Pindling International Airport in Nassau

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    The Bahamas offers "people-to-people" programs that allow travelers to experience local life. This was the remnants of dinner at local air traffic controller Kwame Russell's home -- and the remnants of a local beer.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    Beach chairs on a blustery day on Cable Beach.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    The view out to sea from the Sheraton Bahamas resort, which will eventually be connected to the Baha Mar complex.

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    New Frontiers in the Bahamas

    And sometimes the Bahamas really does look like this.

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