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 experiencing the wind in your face, there is a place that can help. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, use this link.


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.

There are 3 dive services and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area. Take advantage of this article which is all about scuba diving in this area if you'd like to find out additional information.


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.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as suggested by the existence of 6 charter fishing services located in this area. Use this link to read our page dedicated to this topic.


Hoping to spend some time on the greens? Nassau isn't quite a golfer's paradise, but there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Royal Blue. To see our detailed guide to golf courses throughout New Providence Island, follow this link.

Sailing and Boating

Nassau Sailing and Boating

Take a minute to read the chart below to find out more about local providers that can help you enjoy some time on the 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

If you'd like to read about charter operators and area marinas visit this page.



If you are traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they can browse a few of the area's 76 retail stores. Click to check out our extended discussion of shopping in Nassau.


Pirates of Nassau

You really should set aside a day for soaking in the culture, sounds and sights of Nassau. Sights in the area include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Nature enthusiasts will typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Click this link to visit our article about area sightseeing and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen in the chart below.

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 you like to go snokeling you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Nassau. To read our complete guide to local snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.


Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 7 spas in this area. You can get more information about this topic can do so here.


Meliá Nassau Beach

If you want to play some 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. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of 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

Take a minute to read the table below for information concerning other activities. for information concerning one other option. for information about 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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