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 thinking about exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will find 4 businesses that can help you. Anyone who needs to find more details about this topic can do so by clicking on this link.


Stuart Cove's 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 3 dive services and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from. To learn more about diving opportunities in this area visit this page.


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 avid anglers in your group, they're in luck -- 10 charter fishing services operate from this area. To visit our full guide to deep sea fishing, go to this article.

Sailing and Boating

Review this table for details on firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

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 want to read about nearby marinas and charter operators read this page.


Shopping in Nassau

If you are traveling with some folks who enjoy shopping they might enjoy exploring a few of the 89 retail shops in the area. If you want to discover more about shopping in Nassau, you can do so by following this link.


Pirates of Nassau

Another great option is spending a day experiencing the sights and sounds of Nassau. Sights in the area include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Tourists who enjoy being outside will frequently have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Click here to see our discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.

Be sure to look through the following table for a list of a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.

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 you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Nassau. Navigate to this article concerning snorkeling if you're interested in learning better specifics.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be the highlight of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 7 different spas in this area. To find out about other the options, visit this page.


Meliá Nassau Beach

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning 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

Be sure to look at this table for information concerning 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
Club One Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors 327-2685 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
Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (800) 879-9832 Downtown Nassau
Surrey Tours Horse and Carriage Service -- Downtown Nassau
Women's Intuition Gymnasium 322-2847 Nassau

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