18 Jun The Top 6 Ways to Spend Your Time in Nassau
Finding yourself dreaming of crystal-clear warm waters, luscious green palm fronds, and private island adventures? Look no further than a tropical escape to Nassau, located in The Bahamas. This island feels like paradise and offers plenty of memory-filled adventures to fulfill your dreams of an island getaway.
Located on New Providence, the eleventh largest island in The Bahamas, Nassau is sure to exceed your expectations. It is the perfect location to swim the dolphins, snorkel, explore, and enjoy quaint parts of town. Below, you will find the top six activities to do as you enjoy your Bahamian getaway after landing in Nassau with Tropic Ocean Airways.
- Clifton Heritage National Park
Clifton Heritage National Park is the perfect option if you’re seeking a natural escape combining history and culture on the island. The park offers the opportunity to explore cliffs, dunes, white sand beaches, and coral reefs while you wander winding trails. There is an underwater snorkel trail you can follow to see the coral reef sculpture garden and sunken wrecks used in films such as Jaws. In addition, guided tours are available which provides the chance to learn of the Bahamian culture and explore remnants of villages and plantations.
- Rose Island
A remote, private island, a 25-minute ride from New Providence island transports you to a small corner of paradise. Rose Island provides crystal clear waters and a beautiful lagoon perfect for relaxing or lounging in oceanfront hammocks while sipping drinks. Once done relaxing, the island offers the perfect chance to snorkel, kayak, or play beach volleyball while still enjoying the luxurious feel of a private island.
- Arawak Cay Fish Fry
The Bahamian islands are known for their fish fries, and Nassau is no exception. Find yourself wandering down West Bay Street towards Arawak Cay and enjoying the authentic atmosphere of a Bahamian Fish Fry. Local vendors line the sides of the street selling fried fish, conch salad, grilled shrimp, and plenty of other local dishes. The area now features an open stage and seating, and is an experience any fish-loving foodie would not want to miss out on.
- Paradise Island
Once known as Hog Island, the now named Paradise Island has become a hot spot with beautiful beaches, restaurants, mega yachts, and golf courses. This island is also home to the Atlantis resort and waterpark, as well as the Hog Island Lighthouse at the western tip of the island. In addition, Paradise Island is an excellent location to water-ski, parasail, or swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cay.
- Queens Staircase
This historical staircase was built in the late 18th century as slaves cut 66 steps into solid limestone, leading up to Fort Fincastle. This staircase gave troops protected access to the Fort, which is the highest point on the island. The staircase was named in honor of Queen Victoria who helped abolish slavery in the Bahamian islands. After making your way to the top of the staircase, you will find beautiful panoramic views of Nassau while standing in a fort shaped like the bow of a boat.
- The Current at Baha Mar
A hub for modern artistic expression, The Current at Baha Mar is an excellent spot to view a vast collection of contemporary art. The Current provides a supporting environment for the creative community in Nassau, providing workshops, lectures, and partnering with local collectors. Visitors may view the local exhibitions, take a 50-minute guided tour of the artwork, and meet local artists.
Nassau is sure to provide you with a rich island experience from landing to take-off with their location, culture, and their delicious cuisine.