Kathie Lee and Hoda in The Bahamas
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb took a special trip to the Bahamas on The Today Show and gave us a look into their time on the island, including their stay at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in Nassau, the Junkanoo, kissing dolphins and the Bahama’s Men’s National Beach Volleyball Team.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Welcomed to the Bahamas By The Junkanoo
The ladies come out in spirit of the Junkanoo, which is much like Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Kathie Lee said you haven’t lived until you have gotten lost in a Junkanoo.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: The Bahamas
Kathie Lee and Hoda said many people are surprised to find out the Bahamas are more than just one island. They said there are 700 islands in the Bahamas and 50 international airports!
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Water Activities
The ladies said, of course, there are a lot of water activities to take part in in the Bahamas. During their stay, Kathie Lee and Hoda kissed a girl. A girl dolphin named Sasha. Neither of them have done it before and they swam with the dolphins as well.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: A Warm Welcome From Atlantis Resort
Staff from Atlantis Resorts came to their suites and they were very sneaky. They closed the blinds and said they were cleaning. The put up candles outside that took them three hours to do and it said “The Cove Loves Kathie Lee & Hoda.”
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Great Audience
They had 300 tickets available for the audience and they weren’t sure if they would go or how fast they would go. They filled it up and are up to 400 tickets with the holding list.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Rake and Scrape Performance
They are called Rake and Scrape because they kind of just cobbled together. Kathie Lee said they pick up whatever is around and just start playing music and that is what they do in the Bahamas. Hoda said you really feel like they are in a great mood.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: iHoda’s Playlist
Since they are in the Bahamas, Hoda said this is an island song and it puts her in a great mood when she starts hearing it. her pick this week is “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett. Kathie Lee said it was a good one Hoda.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: They Eat Aphrodisiacs!
A part of the conch is called the pistol. This part is an aphrodisiac and the ladies both ate it, well Hoda did and Kathie Lee pretended she did. It looks like a worm and Hoda said it is like sushi.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: National Beach Volleyball Team
Kathie Lee and Hoda played with the Bahamas Men’s National Beach Volleyball Team, which has very high hopes of going to the London Olympics 2012. Devince Smith is their coach and said this would be the first time the Bahamas would make it to the Olympics. They will play the Central American countries next week, so they have to get through that round to make it to the Olympics. Trinidad is their biggest competition in the Caribbean. Unlike indoor, it is only two men in beach volleyball, so they have more to execute in order to be competitive.