Nassau is truly the heart of the Bahamas. This capital city is home to approximately 70 percent of the country's residents.

If you're planning a trip to Nassau, you don't have to worry about running out of things to see and do. Honestly, there's something for everyone. Here are a few family-friendly activities to consider.

Festival Place

If you're a first time Nassau visitor, and not quite sure where to start, Festival Place is a great option. Think of it as a “welcome station” of sorts. You can buy excursion tickets, pick up maps and listen to free local entertainment.

Festival Place is also home to a wide variety of kiosks and boutiques. These merchants sell everything from souvenirs to arts and crafts to food to hair braiding and a whole lot more. Remember, Nassau is well-known (and loved) for its duty-free shopping!

Cable Beach

What's a trip to Nassau without going to the country's most popular beach? The water is blue, the sand is white and it's situation in close proximity to golf clubs, restaurants, shopping and hotels.

Cable Beach is a public facility. Plenty of lounge chairs and thatched umbrellas are provided, at no extra cost. Keep in mind, whatever beach you choose, it's recommended that you get there early in the day. They fill up fast.

Ardastra Gardens

Ardastra Gardens is actually a garden, a conservation center and a zoo all in one. Size-wise, it's only 5.5 acres. However, is still very much worth the visit. Guests are encouraged to interact with (and hand-feed) the flamingos and the lorikeets. A marching flamingo show, takes place several times a day.

There are also additional caged habitats, home to many endangered species from the Bahamas and the Caribbean as a whole. It's a fun learning experience for the entire family.

Pirates Museum

Are you ready to walk the plank? The Pirates Museum of Nassau is a replica of a real pirate ship… the “Revenge” to be exact. Throughout this interactive experience, visitors are provided with a mix of history and entertainment. This is accomplished with a combination of actors, videos and interesting displays.

It takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour to tour the Pirates Museum, which is located downtown. As you can probably guess, there's a gift shop on the premises as well. If you want to learn more about the “Age of Piracy,” this museum is for you!

This is just a small example of the fun things to see and do in Nassau, Bahamas. Chances are, once you arrive, you won't have any problem finding additional activities to participate in. If you've never been to Nassau, you really don't know what you're missing!




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  1. I could have used these recommendations when I went to Nassau on a cruise many years ago.The Gardens sound like a must see.

  2. It sounds like there would be plenty to do on a getaway. I wouldn’t mind spending some time out there.

  3. Sounds like such a wonderful vacation! I wish I could go!

  4. Elizabeth O. says:

    That’s awesome, there’s plenty of things to do here for the family! I’m sure going to that Pirates Museum is going to be a lot of fun! I would love to take the family here someday.

  5. This is beautiful. I rally love the Caribbean. It is so beautiful and peaceful there. I would love to visit the Bahama’s someday.

  6. We went there at the beginning of the year and weren’t so sold on it. We think that it’s just not our style but can see why it would fit so many people!

  7. I have never been to Nassau before. Sounds like there are some fun things to do there.

  8. Rose Pingol says:

    That place looks like a wonderful place to me. i like to bring my children there.

    1. Yes it is so many things to do. we are going to swim with the sting rays

  9. Nicole Etolen says:

    Nassau is an awesome place. I wish we can go there, my son would like to have a vacation, maybe next summer.

    1. My sisters there now. I go Valentines week . Cant wait

  10. OH yes I would like to go to Cable Beach. Or any beach… ours is full of green algae here. Boo

  11. christina aliperti says:

    This is a bucket list trip for me! It looks so gorgeous and relaxing, I need to get there soon!

  12. Looks like a great vacation, I would love to go there with my hubby

  13. Majectic Tours do a great driving tour of Nassau and Paradise Island, stopping off at interesting points, like Fort Charlotte.

  14. Although, I may not need a list of fun things to do in paradise, I do appreciate these tips. After days of lounging, I am sure that I would want to go out and do some of these things.

    1. There are always things to do, but tips are always great

  15. I’ve been wanting to visit there…someday soon I will! Thanks for sharing this fun activity ideas.

    1. I will be going on a cruise and we will be there, cant wait

  16. Nassau is one of my favorite vacations! It’s so easy to get to and really very affordable. Great post – so much to do, I could spend months at a time there!

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