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 sightseeing at your own pace, there are 4 places that can help make it happen. Anyone needing to obtain more information about this topic can do so by clicking here.


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 interesting dive sites to choose from. To read a more detailed discussion of diving in this area read 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.

Fishing is a popular activity here, as indicated by the presence of 10 charter fishing services located in this area. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, see this article concerning deep sea fishing in this area.


If you enjoy playing golf you probably realize Nassau isn't necessarily a golfing paradise. Nevertheless, there is one golf course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Royal Blue. To learn about more golf throughout New Providence Island, go to this article.

Sailing and Boating

Nassau Sailing and Boating

The table just below lists some details concerning area firms that will enable you to get 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'd like to learn about area marinas and charter operators see this page.


Shopping in Nassau

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they'll be interested to know that there are more than 89 retail stores to browse in this area. Follow this link to view our guide to shopping in Nassau.


Pirates of Nassau

You should plan on spending a day soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Nassau. The area features 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Nature enthusiasts frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To learn more about area sightseeing attractions, use this link.

The chart just below lists information on a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

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 you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation in Nassau. To find out more about snorkeling opportunities, read this article.


Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 7 different spas in this area. To visit our complete guide to spas, use this link.


Meliá Nassau Beach

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

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other 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 instance, Meliá Nassau Beach has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.

Other Activities

Look through the following chart for more options. 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 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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