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.
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!
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 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.
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!