Nassau is gritty along with a vivacious charm that adds to the otherwise relaxed character of the Bahamas. The country’s only city teeming with rum-happy locals, bawling streets and endless waves of cruise ship passengers. Whether you come to shop, party or sightsee, Nassau is the place for a dose of urban excitement. If you haven’t been there in a while or you find yourself a newbie to this exciting journey to the Bahamas, then have a look at the best things to do in Nassau:
Relax among tropical fauna at Ardastra Gardens
Head to the heart of Nassau for a unique visit to the lush tropical gardens inhabited by a dazzling array of animal species- including the national bird of the Bahamas, the Caribbean flamingo. Opt for a free educational lecture on wildlife conservation and make sure to watch the world-famous marching flamingos in action.
Wrecks, Walls, Reefs and Sharks!
All you thrill seeking divers, Stuart Cove’s Shark Adventure could quite possibly be the most exciting underwater adventures in the Bahamas. Get a chance to witness Caribbean Reef Sharks as they are fed throughout your dive.
World’s coolest pirate attraction
Located in the heart of downtown Nassau is the Pirates of Nassau Museum. Board the pirate ship for an educational and entertaining history of pirates. Aye, this will be a great adventure for lads and lassies of all ages!
No journey into the Exuma Cays is complete without a visit to this legendary bunch of swimming pigs. This is one thing you can’t miss while you’re here.
Scale the walls of Fort Charlotte
No Caribbean jaunt is complete without a ramble through this historic fort. Constructed in 1788, it offers a sprawling 100 acres of dungeons and underground tunnels, sure to make for an intriguing excursion.
Explore the caves at Lucayan National Park
Certainly one of the most distinct experiences you can have in Nassau. The park is known for its underwater cave system, which is one of the longest in the world. You can easily check out two of the caves – Ben’s Cave and Burial Mound Cave – via a short footpath.
Between downtown Nassau and Araway Cay, Junkanoo is popular with locals and visitors alike, with beach-shack bars, volleyball nets, sky-juice vendors and friendly Bahamians to get you through the evenings.