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. 

Beaches

Western Esplanade Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. You can click on the beach names for detailed information about that beach.

Western Esplanade Beach: The beach itself is what you picture when you think "beach in the Bahamas" - spectacularly white, powdery sand, clear blue-green water, and tropical trees to sit under for a little respite from the hot sun.

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Another option to consider is Montagu Bay Beach. Gorgeous emerald green waters that hide offshore reefs lap against the soft, bright white sands at Montagu Bay.

Junkanoo Beach: The beach is right next to Western Esplanade Beach in the north of Nassau and is not as sprawling as some other nearby beaches you may find. Thus, it stays relatively quiet except for certain part of the year - Spring Break, for example.

These are merely a few of the available options. You can find out more by visiting this page.

Landmark Attractions

Pirates of Nassau

A landmark that often intrigues visitors 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is situated in 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 closed Monday. It is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Of course, the area offers plenty of other sites to visit. To learn more about other sites worth seeing in Nassau, click this link.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

Ardastra Gardens is one of the natural attractions you should consider visiting. Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre is a boutique zoo and conservation area dedicated to educating guests about its native and non-native animals. Guests can explore the habitats of many wild animals.

Harrold & Wilson Ponds National Park is a second attraction that needs mentioning. 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.

These examples are merely a few of the available options. For a more thorough discussion of this specific topic, visit this article.

Casinos

Vacationers do not usually stay in Nassau to find gambling, but there is one option nearby, Baha Mar Casino. <p>The Baha Mar Casino is a stunning building with an ocean view located right at the heart of excitement in Nassau. Comprised of over 100 tables, you are bound to have a fun-filled night.</p>

 

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