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 intrigued by the idea of riding in the open air, there is a place that can help. To find out more about bike and scooter rentals, visit 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 different dive sites in the area. To get more information on scuba diving, visit this article.


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 you have some experienced anglers vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know 6 charter fishing services operate from this area. To see our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, visit this page.


Want to play some golf on vacation? Nassau isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end, but the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Royal Blue. To learn about more golf throughout New Providence Island, click here.

Sailing and Boating

Nassau Sailing and Boating

Additional details for local providers that can enable you to get out on the open water can be found in the following chart:

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

If you'd like to learn about area marinas and charter operators go to this page.



If you have some shopping aficionados vacationing with you, they might want to know that the area has more than 76 retail stores just waiting to be explored. Go to this extended discussion if you'd like to read more about shopping in Nassau.


Pirates of Nassau

You really should set aside a day for exploring the sights and culture of Nassau. Interesting sights include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Travelers who like being outside will frequently have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Navigate to this page about area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find out additional details.

Details concerning a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found in the following table:

Sightseeing Services In Nassau
Name Phone Location
Cheryl's Bahamas Taxi & Tours (242) 423-4982 Downtown Nassau
Majestic Tours (242) 322-2606 Downtown Nassau


Nassau Snorkeling

If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Nassau. You can find more details about opportunities to go snorkeling on this page.


Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa

Enjoying a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 7 spas located in this area. For more information on the options, see this page.


Meliá Nassau Beach

If you enjoy 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 table can help clarify your options. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to read 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 example, Meliá Nassau Beach has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.

Other Activities

Check out the following table to see other activities.

Other Activities In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location
Better Bodies Gym Gymnasium 394-5900 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
Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Nassau

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