Dolphin Encounters, located on private Blue Lagoon Island, is one of the most intriguing and memorable tours available. Visit the world famous dolphins of Dolphin Encounters for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The boat departure dock/check-in area is located at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal.
Enjoy the day snorkeling and kayaking, soaking up the sun on the private beach or in a hammock. When it's all said and done, your experience on Sandy Toe is sure to be a memorable one. The private island destination offers guided snorkeling tours, all you can eat Bahamian buffets, unbeatable vistas, beach bars, a private beach, hammock garden, nature trails, kayaking and inner tube rentals, and professional beach massages.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is the premier arts institution in The Bahamas. This gallery is excellently curated and definitely worthy of a visit. Four decades of Bahamian Art are exhibited, from 1973, the year of Bahamian Independence, to the present.
Nassau was the base for the greatest concentration of pirates during the 17th century. The museum, located in downtown Nassau, is fun, informative, cleverly put together, and gives a great portrayal of a pirate's life. Board a replica of the pirate ship "Revenge" and let the adventures begin!
Spend a wonderful morning or afternoon sailing, sunning, and snorkeling out to one of the nearby reefs along Spruce Cay or Athol Island. Complimentary water and snacks are available throughout the tour, while rum punch and a full bar are available after snorkeling. En route back to shore, relax with a drink, listen to Bahamian music, and enjoy sailing aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran. This 3–3 1/2 hour tour departs daily from either the Ferry Terminal or Cruise Ship Dock.
Tru Bahamian Food Tours offer a unique guided tasting and cultural walking tour that takes you on a 3-hour culinary adventure. Authentic Bahamian cuisine still remains largely unknown and often times inaccessible to the islands’ annual visitors. Tru Bahamian Food Tours brings the authenticity of island flavor and specialties to you.
Despite its small stature, New Providence island boasts the second-most Bahamian, as well as Caribbean specialty birds, after Abaco. Many of the sites are accessible only by vehicle, so consider utilizing a birding guide. While the Bahama Woodstar is the only endemic species present on the island, there are still a wealth of other colorful, exotic birds to see. Look to the Cuban Grassquit and the Caribbean Dove as examples.
The Clifton Heritage National Park offers a series of educational programs that utilize archival documents, photographs, craft, songs, dramatizations, dance, story telling, audio and visual presentations, field trips, electronic lessons, readings, and site tours. One of the island's best kept secrets, the Park combines beautiful nature trails, historical ruins, amazing beaches, and guided tours.
Built in 1841, Christ Church Cathedral is the fifth church to occupy the location. Tablets trace the trials Nassau citizens endured over the centuries years ago, and the sanctuary's back also features baptismal font. The Lord Proprietors built the original building in 1670, making it the first church built in The Islands Of The Bahamas.
Nassau boasts dozens of wondrous beaches, which are the area's prized possessions. Soft sands and crystalline waters rein in accolades as the region's best: Junkanoo Beach West Bay Street and Nassau Street Nassau, New Providence Island Cabbage Beach Paradise Island (north side) Nassau, New Providence Island Cable Beach Nassau, New Providence Island Love Beach 10 miles west of downtown Nassau
Dermalogica’s Skin Treatment is customized to your skin’s needs with a thorough, zone-by-zone Face Mapping analysis. This will help you understand your skin and its needs. The professional Skin Therapists will diagnose and prescribe a home care and treatment regimen to deliver your optimum skin health.
Offering a full menu of Mediterranean-inspired grilled and roasted meats, seafood, and daily chef’s specials, Olive’s Meze Grill is a definite favorite of locals and visitors seeking a romantic setting. Enjoy a variety of organic dishes as well, spanning Olive's original lunch menu of gyros, Greek salads, burgers, and paninis.
"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are." Brillat Savarin, French Gatronome, spoke those wise words in 1755, and Blue Caviar has followed them to a tee. The French cuisine blends fresh ingredients to provide a complete experience from the first taste to the last!
The ever-popular New York-style Carmine's is guaranteed to delight your palate. An array of fine Italian wines pair alongside classic Italian recipes to create the ultimate menu. Chicken scarpariello, shrimp scampi, fried calamari, veal saltimbocca, and more are all served in abundant portions.
Graycliff Restaurant is pure elegance. Serving signature dishes, fine wines, and vintage Cuban cigars from its colonial mansion location, Graycliff is the ultimate Bahamian dining experience. Guests can even buy the world's oldest bottle of wine, a German vintage 1727.
As the winner of consecutive Certificates of Excellence from Tripadvisor, Goldie's needs little introduction. Tourists and locals are consistently dazzled by the homemade dishes of owner Goldie Evans himself. The fettuccine with conch and shrimp is a particular favorite.
Fine meat is the house specialty at Bahamian Club, where a menu of rib-eye steak, veal chop, herb-roasted rack of lamb, and chateaubriand for two are sure to impress. Not a meatlover? Look to fresh seafood delights like the grilled swordfish steak, Bahamian lobster, and salmon fillet.
Taste the islands at the popular Bahama Grill. Choose to dine indoors or outdoors on the covered deck while sipping on yummy cocktails. Made-to-order dishes are their specialty, including hickory smoked pork, baby-back, and beef ribs; grilled, barbecue, and rotisserie chicken; and tasty grilled conch.
The Atlantis Resort offers poolside gaming in a 100,000-square-foot casino. The table games are open daily at this unique resort destination, which even features the world’s largest open-air marine habitat. Awards are as follows: Condé Nast Traveler: “Top 121 Golf Resorts" and "Top 20 Foreign Golf Resorts;" "The 100 Best Vacations For 2012;" Caribbean Travel + Life’s "Best of the Caribbean Awards," and "Best Mega-Resort."
The Moon Club is situated on the main Casino floor of the Atlantis Resort. Its eye catcher is a marine habitat with moon jellyfish behind the bar. Cocktails, an extensive wine collection, draft beer options, and a selection of cigars make Moon Club the perfect venue for a fantastic night.
Doongalik is a delightful art studio showcasing Bahamian art from a lovely garden setting. The Exhibition Gallery is located in a historically traditional building, from which the proprietors hope that the majority of visitors to The Bahamas will "come to experience its Art, Culture and Heritage rather than its Sun, Sand and Sea."
World class shopping is offered at Atlantis Resorts through the Marina Village. Fine jewelry, watches, clothing, crystal, and everything in between is here. Peruse an assortment of luxury boutiques including Dooney & Bourke, Versace JC, John Bull, and Solomon's Sea Treasures.
Come shopping in beautiful Downtown Nassau at Bay Street Station. They feature Guy Harvey Art and Apparel, TORTUGA Rum and Rum Cakes baked daily in their own bakery, Genuinely Bahamian Food Artisan Products, and Bahamian Jewels affordable accessories inspired by the islands.
Jitney Bus Public transportation service (referred to as jitneys) is available on several of the major islands, such as Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island. Fares vary, depending on the route, and exact change is required. Bus stops are marked. Ferry Boats (water taxis) can take you between Nassau and Paradise Island while at the same time giving you a waterfront view of Nassau Harbor. Tickets can be purchased at the tour desk at Festival Place and at Woodes Rogers Wharf right next door.