Nassau Cruise Port in the Bahamas is the perfect destination for adventure seekers! The brand-new remodeled Nassau Cruise Port will have you immersed in its natural beauty. The island is enriched in culture, dining experiences, local shops, and more. Getting around should not be a problem as soon as visitors get off their cruise ship, there are shuttles located at each pier, and all visitors must do is walk down to desk services. Once on the mainland, visitors could walk around, and if they choose not to, the port has it all, from taxis to car rentals to horse-carriage. Keep reading to find out the paid and free activities to explore during your time in the Bahamas!
A must-see destination is Atlantis Bahamas, an unparalleled experience. This stunning resort on Paradise Island boasts a 141-acre water park, 14 distinct pools, five miles of pristine beaches, and an array of unforgettable land and sea adventures. The resort offers over 100 thrilling tours and excursions, 20 swimming areas, a range of wildlife containing 50,000 animals and 200 species, a shark tank water slide, and more. While all activities at Atlantis require payment, certain areas of the hotel can be explored free of charge, such as the marina, shops, and casino. Undoubtedly, Atlantis Bahamas is truly an impressive destination!
Junkanoo Museum is a great choice for those wanting a more subtle option. Junkanoo Museum offers a memorable interactive experience where you can make colorful masks, dance to Bahamian music, and meet a Junkanoo Queen. Open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., this unique museum is perfect for everyone. Visitors will be captivated entirely and, at the end of their visit, feel like they were part of the yearly Bahamas Carnival, as there is a new float on display each year. The admission price for adults is 11 dollars, while the fee for children is $5.
Visitors will experience the ultimate pirate of the Caribbeans at the Pirates of Nassau Museum. This interactive and fun museum in the heart of downtown is the ultimate experience, providing a great mix of entertainment and history. The Golden Age of Piracy experience lasted from 1690 to 1720, attracting to Nassau the greatest concentration of pirates ever seen in the New World. Adults are $14, and Children from 4 to 7 are $7. They are open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm.
There are plenty of free activities to do in Nassau Cruise Port, you could visit the beautiful beaches, explore vibrant local markets, or take a stroll through the historic downtown.
Take a stroll through the straw market, also known as Port Plaza. The plaza has it all for guests! Guests can start by buying souvenirs, all authentic hand-made by local Bahamian vendors, and move on to buy clothing, food, and drinks! Guests want to leave their excursion with a new hairstyle. The plaza has it all! People could also get their hair braided, with prices starting at $25. Get something to remember for your loved ones by home by buying locally! The trip to Straw Market wouldn’t be complete without a delicious, tasty Gelato. The Market is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors could also enjoy free concerts and events at the Nassau Cruise Port’s new and improved Amphitheater. The 3,500-seat auditorium holds cultural events for guests! Don’t forget to follow Nassau Port’s Facebook page for the latest events at the Amphitheater.
If visitors want to stroll down history, take a local Taxi to Queens Staircase, named after the infamous Queen Victoria. This historic staircase was carved out of solid limestone rock in the 1790s. The staircase is 66 steps, to be exact! It is a great area for a quick photo to upload to all your social media accounts.
Don’t want to go up and down a staircase and stay close to the port, there are two nearby beautiful sandy beaches. Junkanoo Beach is within walking distance from the port. You could get there in 15 minutes if you walk or 3 minutes if you ride a local taxi. Cabbage Beach, on the other hand, is a bit far to get to by foot, so it is highly recommended to take a Taxi, and visitors will arrive in approximately 20 minutes.
Let us know in the comments which of these activities you plan to do on your next visit to Nassau Cruise Port!
By ilvea Lezama