Nassau, Bahamas

For a taste of Europe with Caribbean flavor, look no farther than Nassau. The main city on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Nassau offers everything from British-influenced cricket games and bewigged judges to Riviera-style casinos. And its banking system, with its strict secrecy laws, rivals that of Switzerland. Situated less than 75 miles from the coast of Florida, the islands of the Bahamas lure visitors with their tropical landscapes and clear waters. More than 700 islands, covering some 100,000 square miles, make up this popular archipelago, although only 20 or so are inhabited. Most of the island nation's 330,000 inhabitants live on New Providence Island, centered around bustling Nassau with its colorful waterfront area and open-air markets.

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Points of Interest

  • Atlantis Resort
  • Paradise Island
  • Fort Charlotte
  • Ardastra Gardens & Zoo
  • Queen's Staircase/Fort Fincastle
  • Seaworld Explorer
  • Snorkeling
  • Beaches

More about Nassau, Bahamas Points of Interest

  • Atlantis Resort

    Envision an Atlantis-inspired resort rising from the sea in a swirl of fanciful architecture with everything from an art-filled casino to a nightclub, spa, dolphin habitat and Mayan Temple Waterslide.

  • Paradise Island

    This is the place to see and be seen - from the famed Vegas-style Atlantis resort to the Hog Island Lighthouse, a 14th-century French monastery and one casino, golf link or tennis court after another.

  • Fort Charlotte

    See the moat, draw-bridge, and dungeons and walk the ramparts overlooking beautiful Nassau Harbor. This impressive structure, built in 1789, bears the name of King George III's beloved queen.

  • Ardastra Gardens & Zoo

    Iguanas, monkeys, and jaguars - oh my! Encounter as many as 300 species, hand-feed endangered parrots and applaud the legendary marching flamingos while supporting Ardastra Garden's conservation program.

  • Queen's Staircase/Fort Fincastle

    These famous hand-carved limestone steps are the handiwork of 18th-century slaves. The 102-foot, 65-step staircase provides a challenging shortcut to the bulwarks of Fort Fincastle atop Bennet's Hill.

  • Seaworld Explorer

    Explore underwater without getting wet! You'll be mesmerized by the ever-changing scenery of the coral reef as your semi-submarine plies pristine waters brimming with a rainbow of tropical fish.

  • Snorkeling

    Take the plunge at a shallow reef like Nari Nari or Goulding Cay where the conditions are ideal for an afternoon of spectacular snorkeling. Look for fan coral, shipwrecks, angelfish, and stingrays.

  • Beaches

    The Bahamas are famous for their aquamarine waters, sugary beaches and dazzling seaside resorts. Enjoy a private beach day on Balmoral Island which offers activities like dolphin or stingray encounters.

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Balmoral Private Island Beach Day

4.5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 2 8 0
  • Beaches

Escape to your own private getaway to Balmoral Island, an idyllic destination for the whole family. Lounge on the beach, splash in the Bahamian water and soak up the sunshine. For sports enthusiasts and those seeking luxury can rent the proper gear to make their stay even more memorable.

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Top 10 Best of Nassau

4 hours | Nassau | N A S - 1 0 5
  • Atlantis Resort
  • Beaches

Spend a pleasant half-day getting acquainted with both Nassau and Paradise Island from the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach. See the top sights and sample free local rum and other treats along the way. Your knowledgeable tour guide offers informative and fun tidbits about the island along the way.

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Charm & Beauty Of Nassau & Paradise Island

3 hours | Nassau | N A S - 2 7 0
  • Paradise Island
  • Fort Charlotte

Enjoy a comprehensive narrated tour of the Bahamas' capital city, stop for photos at Fort Charlotte, take a self-guided tour of John Watlings Rum Distillery and watch John Watlings rums being bottled and sip a sample. Keep your camera handy as you pass many fascinating and historic points of interest.

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Three Reef Snorkel by Boat

4.5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 8 3 0
  • Snorkeling

Discover Nassau's underwater wonders on a PADI certified dive. Designed for both novice and experienced snorkelers, this adventure includes two reef sites which each boast clear blue water filled with forest-like coral reefs teeming with exotic fish, nurse sharks, and wild Atlantic spotted dolphins.

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Forts, Ardastra Gardens & Scenic City Drive

3 hours | Nassau | N A S - 1 0 0
  • Fort Charlotte

Make feathered friends at Ardastra Gardens Zoo & Conservation Center on this half-day family outing. Giggle as tiny parrots eat out of your hand, applaud flamingos who literally put on a show, and enjoy the monkey and lemur antics. And you'll see Nassau's iconic landmarks on a scenic city drive.

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Balmoral Island Stingray Encounter & Beach Day

4.5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 7 2 0
  • Beaches

Get up close with southern stingrays at Balmoral Island, your private getaway. The animal trainers will teach you interesting facts about the behavior of these friendly animals as you reach out to touch their soft wings. After your encounter, you can enjoy the rest of this incredible treasured island.

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Semi-Sub Adventure, Fort & Scenic City Drive

3 hours | Nassau | N A S - 6 5 5
  • Queen's Staircase/Fort Fincastle
  • Seaworld Explorer

Experience the best of land and sea. Visit historic Fort Fincastle that boasts spectacular 360-degree views and enjoy a city drive to see government buildings, squares, markets. Then, climb aboard the Seaworld Explorer semi-submarine and see a breathtaking ballet of undersea life as you cruise to a marine reserve.

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Discover Atlantis

2.5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 1 1 0
  • Atlantis Resort
  • Paradise Island

See the mythological Atlantis come to life at the Paradise Island Resort. Marvel at fantastic architecture inspired by the legendary lost city. Take a guided tour of its marine habitats featuring 50,000 sea creatures. Enjoy free time to explore the resort's fine restaurants, elegant boutiques and casino.

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Balmoral Island Private Deluxe Beach Day

4.5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 2 8 5
  • Beaches

Kick your Balmoral Island getaway up a notch with the "Deluxe" upgrade that includes the amenities of NAS-280 plus an entrée and non-alcoholic drink from the market. Experience tropical paradise with pristine beaches, a swimming pool overlooking the ocean, rental sports equipment, and four themed bars.

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Atlantis Beach Day & Discover Atlantis

4 hours | Nassau | N A S - 1 1 5
  • Atlantis Resort
  • Beaches

A gorgeous stretch of sand at the Atlantis Resort welcomes you for fun in the sun. Enjoy a reserved area on the beach with a chair and towel. Then, explore the resort's 141-acre waterscape, maze of archaeological ruins, and the Caribbean's largest casino. Shoppers will delight in the boutiques in the Marina Village.

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Blue Lagoon Island Segway Safari & Beach

4.45 hours | Nassau | N A S - 5 7 0
  • Beaches

Hop onto a Segway® and sightsee in style as you roll through the tropical beauty of Blue Lagoon Island. A scenic boat ride through Nassau's historic harbor begins the day, then tool around the island on your personal people mover. Enjoy free time for shopping and the spectacular sandy beach.

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VIP Beach Day at Blue Lagoon Island (Adults Only)

4.75 hours | Nassau | N A S - 2 9 0
  • Beaches

A relaxed, adult-only escape on Blue Lagoon Island awaits. Cruise through Nassau's harbor and to this spectacular island haven. You'll be escorted to the VIP adult-only private beach. Relax in a comfortable beach chair, stroll along the lagoon, visit the marine animal habitats or rent a variety of watersports (additional charge).

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Balmoral Island Dolphin Encounter & Beach Day

4.5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 7 0 0
  • Beaches

Enjoy a memorable close-up encounter with dolphins at Balmoral Island. There are so many amenities and activities on the beach to keep everyone happy and, with the regular afternoon ferry schedule; you can catch a ride back to downtown Nassau for sightseeing and shopping.

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SUB Underwater Adventure

5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 9 0 5
  • Snorkeling

Experience the underwater world without getting your face and head wet in a SUB, a personal, set-contained and self-propelled Scenic Underwater Submarine. Come face-to-face with brilliantly hued fish, gorgeous coral reefs and other exotic marine life as you glide effortlessly through the water.

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Two Tank Certified Scuba Dive

5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 9 3 0
  • Beaches

Take a dive into the crystal clear water of New Providence Island on a certified two-tank scuba expedition. Certified divers can thrill to the sight of a coral reef-covered wall, a 100-foot freighter, the famous James Bond plane wreck or the Cessna from the movie "Jaws IV."

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Balmoral Island Dolphin Swim & Beach Day

4.5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 7 1 0
  • Beaches

Escape to your own private getaway to Balmoral Island, an idyllic destination for the whole family. Lounge on the beach, splash in the Bahamian water and soak up the sunshine. For sports enthusiasts and those seeking luxury can rent the proper gear to make their stay even more memorable.

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Atlantis Dip 'N Discover Dolphin Interaction at Dolphin Cay

5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 7 0 5
  • Atlantis Resort
  • Paradise Island

Frolic with dolphins at the famed Atlantis Resort's Dolphin Cay. Following your enchanting encounter, enjoy free time to explore the resort on your own. Learn about dolphins at the interactive learning center. Or choose to enjoy Dolphin Cay's private man-made beach while sipping a refreshing beverage.

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Atlantis Dolphin Swim in Wonder at Dolphin Cay & Aquaventure

5 hours | Nassau | N A S - 7 1 5
  • Atlantis Resort
  • Paradise Island

Dive right into Dolphin Cay's deep water and meet bottlenose dolphins. Feel the rush of swimming, feeding, hugging, kissing and dancing with these playful animals above and below the water. Your full day includes lunch and full access to Aquaventure, watery wonderland boasting a life-size replica of a Mayan temple.

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