It's been quite a week in the Bahamas. First the FIFA Beach World Cup kicked off in Nassau. Exuma itself was buzzing with activity as well. The annual regatta is under way, an Exuma island tradition. Also the music festival Fyre began and ended all in one day. It was a debacle as festival goers posted all over social media. Hopefully some at least got to enjoy the unspoiled, pure beauty of the Exumas as it's meant to be enjoyed.
Speaking of beauty, Sand Nickels exterior paint is complete. It's the "beachy" feel we were hoping to capture.
The interior walls are done. The "slips" (air conditioning) are installed and electrical work is complete. We went back and forth on whether to use "slips", single unit air conditioning that is installed in rooms, or central air. We have stayed at several houses in the Caribbean and the slips seem to work best. They save energy and cool quickly.
We are using a lot of wood for the upstairs ceiling and balcony ceilings. When complete, they will have an washed wood look (pickling). All balconies will have lights and ceiling fans. Should be a nice place to relax and enjoy the view.
Although the balconies will be a great place to relax, we wanted to add a little more outdoor living space. So a deck was necessary.
We are now awaiting a boat to bring our tiles, fixtures, etc. for the interior. We decided on having a local carpenter custom make our kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Hopefully progress will commence shortly. We can't wait!