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 feeling the wind on your face as you move along, there are a few places that can help you. Anyone who needs to obtain more information about this topic can do so here.

Diving

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 4 dive services and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from. To navigate to our complete guide to scuba diving in this area, read this page.

Fishing

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 fishing fanatics in your group, they'll be pleased to know they can go fishing with one of the 10 charter operators in this area. To reach our full guide to deep sea fishing, see this page.

Golf

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? Nassau isn't exactly overrun with golf greens, but there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Royal Blue. To visit our complete page about golf courses throughout New Providence Island, click this link.

Sailing and Boating

Nassau Sailing and Boating

The table below summarizes a few details concerning local providers that can 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'd like to read about nearby marinas and charter operators visit this page.

Shopping

Shopping in Nassau

If there are some avid shoppers traveling with you, they'll be interested to know that there are at least 81 retailers in this area. If you want to find out about shopping in and around Nassau, you can do so by visiting this page.

Sightseeing

Pirates of Nassau

You should plan on spending at least a day enjoying the culture, sounds and sights of Nassau. Interesting sights include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Nature enthusiasts typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Those wanting to find out more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

The chart right below provides some key facts regarding a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location
Aarow Travel & Tours Travel and Tour Operators 393-1981 Nassau
Cheryl's Bahamas Taxi & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 423-4982 Downtown Nassau
Majestic Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 322-2606 Downtown Nassau
Park Place Travel & Tour Travel and Tour Operators (242) 356-5063 Nassau
Tropical Travel Tours Travel and Tour Operators 322-4091 Nassau

Snorkeling

Nassau Snorkeling

If exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Nassau. Anyone who needs to get more details concerning opportunities to go snorkeling by going to this page.

Spas

Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 7 different spas in this area. To read about other the options, visit this page.

Tennis

Meliá Nassau Beach

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 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 tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name 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

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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
Women's Intuition Gymnasium 322-2847 Nassau
 

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