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.
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.
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.
Review this table for details on firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.
|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|
|(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.
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.
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.
|Travel and Tour Operators||393-1981||Nassau|
|Bahamas Segway||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 376-9016||Downtown Nassau|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||364-0103||Nassau|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(242) 356-5063||Nassau|
|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.
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.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Meliá Nassau Beach||0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach||4|
|Breezes Bahamas||4.0 mi. Northwest of Central Nassau||3|
|Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa||0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cable Beach||2|
For instance, Meliá Nassau Beach has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.
Be sure to look at this table for information concerning other activities.
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||327-2685||Nassau|
|Movie Theater||(242) 393-9405||2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau|
|Massage Therapist||(242) 324-6516||Nassau|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||325-4111||Nassau|
|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|
|Horse and Carriage Service||--||Downtown Nassau|
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