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Lisa Gant and Alex Pelling Marry at Chat N Chill® on 12-12-12

Chat ‘N’ Chill® Pops The Question to Engaged British Couple Lisa Gant and Alex Pelling to Bring Their
‘Perfect Wedding Destination Search’ off The Beaten Aisle to Marry in The Exotic Exuma Islands of The Bahamas

Global marrying couple, Lisa and Alex of Manchester, England, say “yes” [to The Invite] and continue to their discovery of the world’s cultures and marriage traditions in The Bahamas while building their database of unique customs and unusual places to get married.


GEORGE TOWN, EXUMA, BAHAMAS (December, 2012) – Chat ‘N’ Chill®, Ltd., a Bahamian restaurant, beach bar and special event venue located in The Exumas, invites global marrying couple, Lisa Gant and Alex Pelling of Manchester, England, to marry on their 9 acre private island beach on Stocking Island. “I and thought ‘how cool is that!’ and wonder if they could come here to The Exumas to get married?”, says Kwanza Clay Bowe, co-owner of Chat ‘N’ Chill®.

Their journey began as a longtime desire to see and travel the world. After they saved up their money, sold everything they owned and planned their escape, they decided it might be nice to get married somewhere along the way. “While we both are very romantic, we also like to do things a little bit differently than most. We looked for ‘unique wedding locations,’ ‘wild weddings,’ ‘traveling weddings,’ we read wedding blogs, travel blogs, and love stories but we just couldn’t quite find what we wanted,” Alex said. So they set off to see what they could find on their own.… Read More

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Martha Stewart Features Chat 'N Chill®

Martha Stewart Goes “Off the Beaten Aisle™” and Features Exuma’s Chat ‘N’ Chill™ for Travel Cover Photo Shoot

America’s Most Trusted Guide to Weddings and Entertaining discovers a hidden jewel of The Caribbean and captures its unpretentious tropical island setting for the backdrop of its Special Travel Issue.


GEORGE TOWN, EXUMA, BAHAMAS (June, 2011) –Chat ‘N’ Chill®, Ltd., a Bahamian restaurant and beach bar and special event venue located in The Exuma Islands, was the location of choice for the wedding cover scene of Martha Stewart Weddings ® Destination & Dream Honeymoons Fall 2010,a special travel issue.  Wedding trendsetter and do-it-yourself entertaining queen, Martha Stewart, found refreshing backdrops at Chat ‘N’ Chill® for today’s brides and grooms seeking unique locations to host their destination wedding.

“Brides and grooms come to us looking to escape the typical big-box wedding experience,” says Kwanza Clay Bowe, owner of Chat ‘N’ Chill® and founder of A Wedding Breeze, Exuma’s premiere destination wedding and event planning company. “Our high achieving bride and groom clients are ‘always on’ and connected with their successful careers and businesses, professionally. Here, they relish in the rustic, laid back surroundings where they can enjoy an intimate ceremony and simply relax with their guests, totally uninterrupted.” In today’s glossy wedding market, where everything often looks the same, some engaged couples are seeking out settings that are not just like the last 5 weddings they recently attended. And no doubt, Martha Stewart is on top of the latest trend and has discovered a hidden jewel amongst The Exuma Islands in the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas.… Read More

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Big Thanks to our Facebook Friends!

KB and I sincerely thank you for answering our request for rating Chat ‘N’ Chill on Trip Advisor.  This week, you catapulted us into the #1 restaurant spot in Great Exuma!! Yippie!!!  We appreciate your business and your candid feedback.  Special thanks to Jan for getting it started back in May.  Thanks Nakul, Yvette, Mark, Mary-Sumpter, and Laura who all submitted reviews this past week.  You are the best!!!

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Sandals Emerald Bay featured in Golf Channel’s Big Break Show

Just wanted to let you know to check out Golf Channel’s Big Break Sandals show. The reality TV show airs on Mondays at 9:00 PM.  Now there was a visit to Chat ‘N’ Chill.  But we have not heard anything official from them about if we made the final cut.   You know how these filming and video projects go, you will just have to tune in to see if your fave Exuma spot, Chat ‘N’ Chill, made the final cut or not. We certainly hope so!

The production crew along with two of the golf pros actually came to feed the stingrays, but the weather was not favorable (a little wind and a little rain) and our little friends were hiding.  So they actually sought shelter inside and did a little footage at the bar.  Don’t worry, we didn’t get them smashed!  We will post some pics later, but we don’t want to mess up any story lines for the show since we were successful at keeping it a secret this long.  In fact I almost forgot about it until my golf-loving Dad mentioned that he saw Great Exuma’s Sandals Emerald Bay on the Golf Channel the other day!

Greg Norman designed course at Emerald Bay

The episode I saw had a surprise visit from the shark himself, Greg Norman, who designed the exquisite Emerald Bay course.  It seemed like a pretty cool show.  I am counting on all you golf lovers to check it out.  So tune in and leave a comment to let us know if you see Chat ‘N’ Chill on the Golf Channel!… Read More

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New Brand in Town

The name of the Beach Inn (previously Peace & Plenty Beach Inn and Beach Inn Exuma) has been changed to Augusta Bay Bahamas.  You can check out what they have to offer at the website.  I would post a photo, but their site is in flash (not good for sharing information with others at all), so you will just have to click on over to their site and see for yourself.… Read More

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