Noelle Khalila Nicolls

Local Experts: Bahamas, Noelle Khalila Nicolls

Noelle Khalila Nicolls is a journalist, entrepreneur, and island explorer based in the Bahamas. After quitting her job as a newspaper editor, she set out to explore the 700 islands of her home country and document her experiences every step of the way. Her writing and photography have been featured in National Geographic, Caribbean Beat, Travel + Leisure, and on her own travel blog, The Domestic Tourist. In 2020, Noelle bought a bar, restaurant, and 7,000-square-foot athletics and entertainment facility in the Bahamas, which she has transformed into Four Walls, a squash and social club. For the first time in its 45-year history, the property is now fully Bahamian-owned.

• 5+ years of experience working as a writer and marketing consultant in the tourism industry
• Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Caribbean Beat, and Travel + Leisure
• Owner of Four Walls, a squash and social club in the Bahamas

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