Nassau Attractions

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Nassau is perhaps the busiest destination in the Bahamas, and there are so many attractions located within this town that it can be hard to keep them straight.  Forgetting the beaches, which are a given in the Bahamas, there are several museums which touch on the history and culture on the islands, a national park and several other natural sites for those who like to explore outdoors, and a casino for visitors who want to blow off a little steam and play the slots. 


Western Esplanade Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Just click on each beach name to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Western Esplanade Beach: A tremendously popular beach mainly due to its close proximity to and easy access from Nassau's busy downtown, this has become a favorite stop for many spring breakers. With snack bars and restaurants close by, and reggae music booming from the speakers, this can be a fun place to hang out for a few hours, particularly if you're already in the area.

A second option that beach-goers can consider is Montagu Bay Beach. Montagu Bay Beach is accessible off East Bay Street just before it turns into Eastern Road.

Junkanoo Beach: The waters in between downtown Nassau and Paradise Island - upon which Junkanoo Beach look out onto - are constantly busy, often ushering cruise ships in and out. And with downtown Nassau to the rear, it may not be the quietest beach in the Bahamas, but it's nevertheless a quiet, relaxing place to spend an afternoon, particularly when you've tired of shopping and sight-seeing.

These are only a few of your options. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, visit this article.

Landmark Attractions

Pirates of Nassau

A common landmark for vacationers is Pirates of Nassau. It is located in downtown Nassau. Learn what made Nassau a perfect pirate hangout during the early 1700's and gain a new perspective on the city.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is located within downtown Nassau. As the main museum of the Bahamas Historical Society, this building maintains a large collection of artifacts and documents that span more than five hundred years of Bahamas history.

National Art Galley of The Bahamas: The Gallery is open to the public on Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

These examples are just some of what you can find. Click here to check out our discussion of other interesting places to visit in Nassau.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

One of the more frequently visited natural attractions is Ardastra Gardens. Despite its name, Ardastra Gardens is actually a full-fledged zoo and conservation area. Guests can explore the jungle habitats of many wild animals, and are even encouraged to bring quarters for the feed stations.

A second local attraction that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors is Harrold & Wilson Ponds National Park. This National Park is the perfect spot for bird lovers vacationing on the Bahamas. Not only does the site feature a glorious abundance of bird life, but it also provides some outstanding educational offerings.

Needless to say, you'll find plenty of additional natural attractions. Navigate here to visit our discussion of natural attractions in Nassau.


Vacationers don't generally stay in Nassau to gamble, but there is one such place nearby, Crystal Palace Casino. Try your luck at Crystal Palace Casino where there are games to fit everyone's gambling budget. There are slot machines that range as low as a penny bet all the way up to $25. The virtual games are state of the art and coin free, making it easier than ever to place a bet. While there are table games always available, the casino rotates them, so check ahead to make sure your favorite game is being played.


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