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If the smoky casinos and crowded beaches of Paradise Island are not to your taste, then maybe you should head down to the South Ocean Beach Resort on the other side of New Providence.

MSN Travel describes the resort as follows: "This 195-acre resort is located as far away from downtown Nassau's traffic jams and cruise-ship shopping crowds as it's possible to get on New Providence Island. Vacationing families and couples sunbathe, swim, and play golf in a lush, green tropical setting. A 1,000-foot beach of nearly white sand lapped by the turquoise Atlantic Ocean offers hammocks, wood sun shades, and a volleyball net. The resort's beach is much less crowded than those at bigger Nassau resorts".

Yes, MSN Travel is dead right about the beach being less crowded. You will have the whole mile-long beach to yourself - in fact you will have the whole resort to yourself because it is completely deserted (not even any security guards to keep out inquisitive visitors like myself).

South Ocean Beach Resort closed down last year but surprisingly it is still listed on many Internet booking sites like MSN Travel. I hope nobody is still booking through these sites and paying deposits in advance - they will get a shock when they arrive!

I spent an hour or so wandering through this abandoned resort taking photographs, and relaxing on the deserted beach. I didn’t see another person the whole time I was there. I enjoyed that more than jostling my way through the thousands of people that throng the Atlantis resort pictured in my last two posts.

There’s another shot taken in the middle of the resort in the Workshop here.

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