The Bahamas Things to Do

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The Bahamas Things to Do

  • Atlantis at Paradise Island

    Nassau Things to Do

    We had understood from past reviews that we would be able to go into the lobby of the Atlantis resort, but were told by our tour guide that the pressure of cruise ship and other tourists in the place was so great that they had decided to close off most areas of the resort to outsiders. We were able to go in through the casino, and down the hallway...

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  • Atlantis

    Paradise Island Things to Do

    Atlantis is one of the most impressive resorts in the world. It was modeled after the famous lost city of Atlantis, and is a vacationer's paradise. Complete with casino, beach, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and more, just walking through the resort is worth a visit in itself. The resort took only 11 months to build using thousands of...

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  • Beaches

    Grand Bahama Island Things to Do

    Beaches on the south side of the island are the prettiest, Coral beach which is accessible by Coral road is amazing, that's where Sheraton and Westin are located, Taino beach is kind of like a public beach with parking and little beach restaurants, not crowded though. Fortuna beach is gorgeous especially the part where Viva Wyndham is, they...

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  • Lucaya National Park

    Lucaya Things to Do

    We wanted to get away from the crowds and experience a more natural part of the islands. We found the cheapest way to do what we wanted was to rent a car and drive out. The drive is an hour from the cruise ship. We had to have the car back by three, but had plenty of time to see the caves, swim and walk the beach and had the advantage of getting to...

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  • Dive, Snorkel

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Snorkeling and beach party.Went out with Capt.A.J on Exotic Adventures.WOW what an AWESOME time.He took us to some of the most beautiful reefs.He took underwater pictures of me and my family so we would have something to remember our trip.My kids are using the pictures as screen savers.He keep us away from the regular places most of the boats go.We...

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  • Straw Market

    3 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    After our little historical loop we make our way back down the hill to the Straw Market. This is not the old Straw Market we remember as the original burned some years before. This one is a warehouse type building. It's true what we've read much of the goods are imported from Asia , with a sprinkling of local crafts. I was please to buy some local...

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  • Swim/Scuba/snorkel

    Grand Bahama Island Things to Do

    Dolphin Experience is a center that is located on a nine and a half acre lagoon called Sanctuary Bay. The facility offers people the opportunity for several different kinds of experiences with the dolphins. The Dolphin Experience (so says its literature) is a "leader in the marine mammal field of education, research, health, and maintenance of...

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  • Grand Bahama

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Guava Duff is the traditional dessert. It is very sweet and it takes a long time to prepare. Not all the restaurants have it, but if you happen to see one that offers it, stop by and try it. I did not care for it too much (too sweet for my liking) but I am glad I tried it.

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  • Fort & Water Tower

    Nassau Things to Do

    Like a lot of people, we went to Fort Fincastle. We liked it. It was only a dollar, is the highest point on the island, so great photos, and it's right next to the Queen's Staircase, so a two-fer...Plus, there's a reasonably clean public bathroom there, which we took advantage of.

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  • Port Lucaya

    Grand Bahama Island Things to Do

    Port Lucaya is the more vibrant part of Grand Bahama Island for tourists. This is where you'll find restaurants, bars, and shops that tend to stay open later. There are also at least 5-6 hotels right in the proximity of one another, shops, a marina, and a casino. We found ourselves watching small striped fish as we enjoyed the warm breezes by the...

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  • Nassau

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Me and my 4 year old son enjoyed walking around Nassau and taking pictures of the historic buildings. HOWEVER, it took up about an hour of our time. So, we were glad that we went to Atlantis afterward.

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  • Pirate Museum

    Nassau Things to Do

    We didn't book a tour and opted take the 10 minute walk from the ship and explore on our own. Our first stop was the pirate museum .We read about this online and thought it would be interesting. It is $11.00each and we thought worth it. It has a replica of a pirate ship that you walk through with life like scenes and video depicting life as it was...

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  • The International Bazaar

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Grand Bahama Island Things to Do

    As of June 2009 The International Bazaar is pretty much dead, just a handful of stores is open, nobody is there, walking around the place is depressing but perhaps somewhat educational as to what damage a hurricane (I think it was Wilma) can do. Structures are damaged, broken, looked quite dangerous. Do not waste your time, not until they re-build...

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  • Blue Lagoon

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    We took a day excursion to Blue Lagoon Island. The islands main attraction is the dolphin and sea lion encounters. We did not partake in that activity. We went there for a beach day. The lagoon was very comfortable with chairs, palm trees, hammocks, and beautiful water. I was a bit disappointed that you couldn't see the wide open water in the main...

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  • Blue Lagoon Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    Tons of fun. PJ ("our" sealion) hugged, kissed us; shook "hands", blew bubbles, stuck out her tongue. We got to "pet" her. Great experience. The "Touch Tank" is cool...conches, etc to touch. The lagoon/beach is pretty. Wanted to swim with dolphins, but our cruise did not give us enough time to do both.

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  • Water & Beach

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    For Fernanda and the kids this was the first tropical experience, with strong marks. The clear blue waters, the white sands, the bending coconuts, all was there to make this brief experience something to remember. After that we have been in Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Red Sea, Jamaica, but... Bahamas WAS the place. Well, why not? Visiting only...

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  • Paradise Island

    Nassau Things to Do

    If you're headed to the Atlantis Hotel Resort for the Casino, to eat at Murray's Delicatessen or Jimmie's Soda Fountain, and arrive there by water taxi, you will have to walk past the Marina at the Atlantis Resort. If you love the ocean and boating you will be seriously jealous of the yachts here. These yachts obviously are owned by the fabulously...

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  • Paradise Is.

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Twice in my life I saw a clear frontier between the people and the investment made in tropical paradises for dollar hunting - in Cancun, and Bahamas. In Cancun I saw watching towers and the end of the touristy stripe where no Mexican lives (I think!), but circulation was free. Here is different. A bridge, with toll, separates the city for locals...

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  • Queen's Staircase

    Nassau Things to Do

    The Queen's staircase is named after Queen Victoria who is revered in the Bahamas. The canyon there was created as stone was quarried for things like the fort that was built up the hill from it. The staircase was hand carved by the slaves that quarried the stone to get it up the hill to the fort as it was constructed. The stairs are now faced with...

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  • Out Islands

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    I would definitely recommend water shoes due to the rocks in the water. The water slide there is huge and even as an adult I was scared of it. My four year old went down it, but it goes so fast that I was terrified for him to go down. Unfortunately I went first and he came down before I could tell him not to. I would say at least age 8 for the...

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  • Cable Beach

    Nassau Things to Do

    Cable beach was an unnamed beach until 1907 when it became the landing point for the Trans-Atlantic cable. The cable connected The Bahamas to mainland America in Florida. Today, a myriad of upscale resorts line it. The Nassau Beach Hotel, Radisson Cable Beach Resort, Breezes, Sandals, Nassau Marriott and the Crystal Palace are located here. It's...

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  • Fish, Boat

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Bonefishing is one of the most esteemed forms of sport fishing in the world. The fish average between 4 to 6 pounds but can get as big as about 20 pounds. Fishing in groups is best because it requires going into the water and following a school of fish to make the catch. It's a great experience and activity when you are vacationing in the Bahamas....

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  • Parliament Square

    Nassau Things to Do

    If you take a tour taxi from the cruise ship docks, you will likely go through or by Parliament Square. The buildings in Parliament Square were constructed in 1815 by the Loyalists and are excellent examples of the colonial architecture of old Nassau. This is where most of the government buildings can be found. They are pink. The building to the...

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  • Cruise Ships

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    3 day cruise with one formal night. Everything including exept alcohol. Casino, restaurants, bars, night club, shoppinjg (tax free), good service, good meal, spa, pool, yoga, rock climing on board, photos, etc.

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  • Ardastra Gardens

    Nassau Things to Do

    We had a wonderful time at Ardastra during our shore excursion! The Gardens are lovely, but the highlights for us were being able to hand-feed the lorikeets, and being able to interact with the flamingos! There are flamingo shows several times a day, where you can watch the flamingos follow a "drill sergeant" orders. Then, one person from each...

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  • Misc. Photos

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Since we stayed at comfort suites we were allowed free access to Atlantis all the time and we would explore day and night (night time exploration was fun especially when we went into the viewing tunnels!) Every where you go in Atlantis there is an aquarium and fish and sea animals to see! This is me sitting at the tank of the Predator Lagoon...

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  • Rawson Square

    Nassau Things to Do

    The lure of the Bahamas natural attractions & duty-free shopping is so great in Nassau that historically important figures & places in the Bahamas past are often overlooked. Only a couple of blocks from the cruise ship piers you will find at least 2 statues of persons important in the history of the Bahamas. The first square you will come to is...

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  • Prince George Wharf

    Nassau Things to Do

    Prince George Wharf is where all the HUGE cruise ships dock into Nassau. They simply drawf everything around them and can be seen from miles away. The wharf is also where you can catch ferries to Paradise Island from.

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  • Hog Island Lighthouse

    Nassau Things to Do

    Hog Island Lighthouse is the first landmark you see as you enter the port besides the Atlantis towers. The lighthouse itself fits in with the simply beauty of the island. It is more of a representation of the people and the everyday life than the larger than life Atlantis resort.

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  • Government House

    Nassau Things to Do

    Around the corner and just up from the Straw market is Government House .We had a look just from across the street at beautiful pink and white Government House with elegant and steep steps leading up to it.

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  • Shopping

    Nassau Things to Do

    The new Marina Village at Atlantis is finally open. This is part of the hotel complex and is a wonderful place to shop or eat. There's a great ice-cream shop that offers more flavors than I can count. You can sit and hear live music while having a tropical drink or go to one of the many restaurants. This is a fun place to go at night and a great...

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  • Queen Victoria Statue

    Nassau Things to Do

    The statue in front of the Senate building in Parliament Square is that of the British Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837-1901. It was unveiled shortly after her death in 1905 but shows her as a young woman.

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  • Garden of Remembrance

    Nassau Things to Do

    Directly behind Parliament Square is a small garden area which also has a few nice colonial buildings. The area also features a small Garden of Remembrance with a cenotaph honoring Bahamian soldiers who died in the two world wars.

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  • Our Lady of Fatima

    It was curious, for a Portuguese, to find in Bahamas a church consagrated to the "Portuguese" Fatima. A common temple, with colonial look, and a few simple stained-glasses.

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  • Historic buildings in Nassau

    Me and my 4 year old son enjoyed walking around Nassau and taking pictures of the historic buildings. HOWEVER, it took up about an hour of our time. So, we were glad that we went to Atlantis afterward.

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  • Great Strirrup Cay

    I would definitely recommend water shoes due to the rocks in the water. The water slide there is huge and even as an adult I was scared of it. My four year old went down it, but it goes so fast that I was terrified for him to go down. Unfortunately I went first and he came down before I could tell him not to. I would say at least age 8 for the...

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  • Dollar guetto

    Twice in my life I saw a clear frontier between the people and the investment made in tropical paradises for dollar hunting - in Cancun, and Bahamas. In Cancun I saw watching towers and the end of the touristy stripe where no Mexican lives (I think!), but circulation was free. Here is different.A bridge, with toll, separates the city for locals...

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  • Atlantis

    The current at Atlantis is unique and so much fun. We rode it all day. It is a lazy river with waves, caves, and currents. My 4 year old loved it too. We just had a day pass and I would definitely pay to go again, but there is so much to do there that you can't possibly see the whole resort in one day.

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  • White sand

    For Fernanda and the kids this was the first tropical experience, with strong marks. The clear blue waters, the white sands, the bending coconuts, all was there to make this brief experience something to remember. After that we have been in Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Red Sea, Jamaica, but... Bahamas WAS the place.Well, why not? Visiting only for...

    more
  • Blue Lagoon Island- discover the...

    We took a day excursion to Blue Lagoon Island. The islands main attraction is the dolphin and sea lion encounters. We did not partake in that activity. We went there for a beach day. The lagoon was very comfortable with chairs, palm trees, hammocks, and beautiful water. I was a bit disappointed that you couldn't see the wide open water in the main...

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  • Swim with the Dolphins

    If you want to swim with the dolphins or to scuba dive, then UNEXSO is the place to go to. We did not do any of their activities, but we heard good things about them.

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  • Guava Duff

    Guava Duff is the traditional dessert. It is very sweet and it takes a long time to prepare. Not all the restaurants have it, but if you happen to see one that offers it, stop by and try it. I did not care for it too much (too sweet for my liking) but I am glad I tried it.

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  • Exotic Drinks

    One of the best drinks you can have while visiting an island is a Guilty Wash (a drink inside a coconut). They can make it with or without alcohol. It is refreshing and fun. Enjoy one while sitting under a palm tree, on the beach or at a nice and simple table.

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  • Try the local beer

    They have 2 local beers in The Bahamas: Sands and Kalik.Try them when visiting. You may enjoy them more than you think!

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  • Relax by the pool and on the beach

    You are in The Bahamas and the weather is good. What else there is to do than relaxing by the pool or on the beach for a while and forget about the office?

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