Atlantis Resort -Day Beach Pass~ Atlantis Paradise Island is an ocean-themed resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It features a variety of accommodations built around Aquaventure, a 141-acre waterscape, which includes fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, marine habitats, and some of the sickest water slides. You can get to Atlantis multiple ways, by land or sea; we paid a few bucks and took a boat ride to Atlantis right from the cruise port. My family experienced delicious Conch Fritters and Conch Burger’s at Shark Bites- casual outdoor restaurant and bar located at the base of the Mayan Temple. If there are gamblers in your party, strut on over with your bad self to Atlantis Resorts Casino and see if it’s your lucky day. Please take time and wander through the marine habitats during your visit, you won’t be sorry. TIP- Definitely on the pricey side but fun for the entire family.
Straw Market~ Located right by the cruise port and situated in an outdoor, flea market style building. The aisles were very narrow and I found it jam packed with tourists and locales. I personally found this area shady and by shady, I don’t mean without sun and cool. I felt as though at any moment I was going to be mugged or in a fight and I’m a forty three year old woman, who’s a lover not a fighter, lol. I guess it would be a good spot to visit, if you want handmade souvenirs at a bargain. Please, be mindful of your personal belongings and don’t give anyone the side eye whilst there, or we might not see you again. TIP- Watch your children closely in the Straw Market.
Junkanoo Public Beach~ Junkanoo beach is walking distance from the cruise ship and it was actually a lot of fun. Free public beach, music, food, drinks, fresh coconut Pina Colada and smoothies. We rented a chair for 12.00 each and just had a good time not having to pay for an excursion. Also, this beach is walking distance from the Straw Market and downtown for shopping. You do have some locals walking through and selling their goods, but they are kind and courteous for the most part. Cheap food and drinks sold here. Picturesque place to swim and soak in the terrific view of Nassau’s famous Lighthouse and the cruise port. Tip– Always be mindful of your personal belongings. Enjoy!
Senior’ Frogs~ World Famous Senor Frogs Restaurant, Bar and Souvenir Shop. Visit them for unforgettable fun, delicious food and thirst quenching drinks right on the oceanfront! I personally love their Conch Fritters, Guacamole, everything is delicious. The people and atmosphere make this place an exciting hot spot for sure. We have been to this location many times and always return year after year, as it never disappoints.
Lukka Kairi Restaurant & Bar~ Overlooking historic Nassau Harbour, Lukka Kairi is a purveyor of authentic Bahamian dining with an upscale contemporary twist. It is a sexy place to be at night and you will truly feel the Bahamian vibe. My hubby and I celebrated our 19th Anniversary at this magical place and we would definitely return again. Tip- A local woman who worked there said for tourists in Nassau to never show or keep your wallet, purse or backpack easily available for local thieves. I feel this applies everywhere even on home turf, just an obvious but nevertheless thankful tip.
Melia Resort Nassau Beach Day Pass~ Twenty minute taxi ride to Melia Resort on Cable Beach (40 bucks round trip, tip included). This side of Nassau is definitely a sight for sore eyes, we felt like we were in a traveling post card the entire ride over. Once you arrive, go to the front desk of the resort and request a day pass for $30 per person which included beach, pool and hotel access. We could not have asked for a better “low key” place to chill on the beach and enjoy one another and a few cocktails, woot! Tip- Perfect if you don’t want the hassling of handmade local goods every 5 seconds and we also didn’t see mass amounts of cruise peeps.
Safe travels and have a FUNtastical trip to Nassau, Bahamas; it is one of my hubby’s favorite places to visit.