Activities in Nassau

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The capital and largest city in all of the Bahamas, if there is activity to be found in this island chain, it will most certainly be on Nassau.  Families enjoy time spent at the world's largest waterpark, couples find romance in spa treatments, and singles are treated to a nightlife that can only be described as electric.  

If you complain of being bored in Nassau, you aren't looking hard enough to find something to do.  Activities are plentiful and varied, from snorkeling and diving, to tennis and golf, and of course there are plenty of landmarks to see on sightseeing tours.  Shopping is a big one that everyone can enjoy, with the Straw Market selling locally handmade goods and upscale boutiques in the downtown area selling luxury goods at discount prices.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

As soon as you leave the cruise terminal, or step one foot on the main road, you will be met with plenty of tours and agnecies trying to convince you to rent a scooter or bicycle.  They are popular for a reason, and many tourist find it a great way to explore the city.

If you are considering exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will find a few businesses that can help make it happen. To reach our page about bike or scooter rentals, go to this page.


Nassau Diving

While you might not expect such a high-traffic area to be popular for diving, there are a number of sites in the area that are perfect for divers looking to explore colorful reefs and marine life.

You'll find several dive services and at least 6 good dive sites in the area. If you're interested, obtain more information concerning diving opportunities in this area, can do so here.


Nassau may be known as a cruise city, but there are plenty of fishing opportunities for those staying for more than a few hours. Guests will be able to charter a boat and head out for a day of deep sea and sport fishing, great for the fishermen hoping to catch marlin and other large fish.

If there are some fishing fanatics in your group, they're in luck -- 10 charter fishing services operate from this area. Click this link to check out our page concerning this topic.


If you're a golf fanatic you may already know that Nassau isn't quite a golfer's paradise. Nevertheless, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Royal Blue. To read more about golf throughout New Providence Island, read this page.

Sailing and Boating

Nassau Sailing and Boating

Additional information about firms that can help you spend some time on the open water can be seen here:

Boating Opportunities In Nassau
Name Phone Location
Barefoot Sailing Cruises (242) 393-0820 0.8 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Party Cat Cruises (954) 727-5339 1.9 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Seaworld Explorer (242) 356-2548 Downtown Nassau
Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas (800) 879-9832 Downtown Nassau
Sunshine Cruises (242) 327-5122 Downtown Nassau

If you'd like to read about local marinas and charter options see this page.


Shopping in Nassau

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they can check out a few of the 89 retail stores in the area. If you want detailed information on shopping in Nassau, you can do so by clicking on this link.


Pirates of Nassau

You really should set aside a day for exploring the culture, sights and sounds of Nassau. Among other sights, the area has 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Visitors who enjoy spending time outdoors typically enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Anyone who needs to find out more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking on this link.

Be sure to look at the table just below to read more about a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location
Aarow Travel & Tours Travel and Tour Operators 393-1981 Nassau
Bahamas Segway Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 376-9016 Downtown Nassau
Harrison Bus Service Charter & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service 364-0103 Nassau
Park Place Travel & Tour Travel and Tour Operators (242) 356-5063 Nassau
Tropical Travel Tours Travel and Tour Operators 322-4091 Nassau


If exploring a watery world sounds fun there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Nassau. Those interested can learn more about opportunities to go snorkeling by clicking here.


Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa

Going to a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 7 spas that operate in this area. To read more about this topic, read this guide, which discusses spas in this area.


Meliá Nassau Beach

If you want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on the names to learn more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Nassau
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Meliá Nassau Beach 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach 4 check
Breezes Bahamas 4.0 mi. Northwest of Central Nassau 3 check
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa 0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cable Beach 2 check

For instance, Meliá Nassau Beach has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.

Other Activities

Look through the following table to see other activities.

Other Activities In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location
Better Bodies Gym Gymnasium 394-5900 Nassau
Body Mind & Spirit Massage Massage Therapist 327-0476 Nassau
Body Zone Fitness Gymnasium -- Nassau
Galleria Cinemas Movie Theater (242) 393-9405 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Healing Hands (Massage Therapy) Massage Therapist (242) 324-6516 Nassau
Mystical Fitness & Health Spa Fitness Centers and Instructors 325-4111 Nassau
Nails & Massages By Ingrid Massage Therapist 324-2942 Nassau
Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Nassau
Surrey Tours Horse and Carriage Service -- Downtown Nassau
Women's Intuition Gymnasium 322-2847 Nassau

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