The 50 Best Things To Do In Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas in 2021

Cable Beach

Aquaventure

Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island's water park, is a one-of-a-kind 141-acre waterscape with complimentary admission for overnight guests at Atlantis. This non-stop aquatic thrill ride features over twenty million gallons of water, incredible Atlantean-themed towers, thrilling high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 unique and refreshing swimming pools. Aquaventure is connected by a lush, tropical environment that is both immersive and interconnected, and perfect for all vacationers, whether young and older. The water park offers an extreme level of excitement and delivers an "aqua" adventure unlike any other.

Blue Lagoon Island

These trained dolphins are playful and friendly, specializing in giving visitors a ride on the "dolphin surf," where one of these gentle creatures pushes you through the water with their snout.

Queen's Staircase

This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.

Clifton Heritage National Park

Come to CLIFTON and SEE! Experience Culture, Revisit history, Explore Nature, Enjoy Leisure. Home to the remains of Lucayan villages and plantations, as well as the setting to several movies of pop culture such as Jaws and the Bond series. We boast several private beaches and event area for your day getaway, beach picnic, parties and other event. Whether you are here to connect with the past, nature, yourself or your spirit, Clifton welcomes you!

John Watling's Distillery

John Watling's Distillery home to JOHN WATLING'S rum and RED TURTLE vodka, the "Spirit of The Bahamas" offers complimentary tours at its home, the Buena Vista Estate, in Downtown Nassau. The historic Estate, founded in 1789 and overlooking the harbour, is the site where Bahamians hand-craft JOHN WATLING'S small-batch rums RED TURTLE pink sand filtered vodka. At the Estate, John Watling's features a production and museum-like tour, shopping and signature Bahamian cocktails at its Red Turtle Tavern. Within walking distance from the cruise ship port in Downtown Nassau, John Watling's Distillery is located on Delancy Street and is open from 10am-6pm, seven days a week and on Friday's until 9pm. Free Tour

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

The Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread over 4 acres of lush tropical gardens. Ardastra specializes in bird rescue & rehabilitation, education, preservation of history and conservation of natural resources. Ardastra is home to many native species of plants and animals - including the Bahamas National Bird, the beautiful and exotic Caribbean Flamingo. We are well-known for our animal encounters that allow visitors to get "up close "with some of our residents. We encourage all of our visitors to take a guided tour for a better appreciation of our residents and our property. To maximize enjoyment, we also encourage our guests to schedule their visits around our daily Signature Showtimes: 10:30am, 1:30pm or 3:30pm.

Cabbage Beach

Pirates of Nassau Museum

Wax exhibits celebrate the history of pirates in the Bahamas. Self guided tour.

Baha Mar Casino

Baha Mar Casino is like no other, with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the sparkling sea by day and dazzling fire and light spectacles by night. Designed for every level, from casual players to high stakes rollers, it is the Caribbean's largest, most glamorous casino - perfectly combining high energy and sublime luxury.

Junkanoo Beach

Straw Market

At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.

Jaws Beach

The Cloisters Nassau

Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation

Fort Charlotte

Underground passages and dungeons lie underneath this old fort, built in 1787.

Bay Street

This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.

Fort Fincastle

The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.

Sea Lion Encounter at Blue Lagoon

Arawak Cay

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is the premier arts institution in The Bahamas. It is committed to engaging the history of Bahamian art and visual culture and supporting contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through exhibitions, an extensive public programme schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education, providing fellowships and grants, the establishment and support of an art library and the building of The National Collection of The Bahamas.

Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre

Our amazing Junkanoo museum represents a taste of our festive and colourful Bahamian culture. There are many awesome Junkanoo costumes and photos which tell the story of past Junkanoo parades. Our vibrant exhibits capture the art of Junkanoo costuming and music. Enjoy our gorgeous mosaic floors and ceilings. It is absolutely breath taking! Stop and shop at our gift store where you will find beautiful souvenirs crafted by local artisans. Our fabulous Junkanoo and Carnival supply store has everything you are looking for to create those colourful and exquisite costumes.

Bahamas Fast Ferry Services

This high-speed ferry makes the trip from Nassau to Harbour Island in just under two hours.

Primeval Forest National Park

Remarkably undisturbed, this old-growth woodland is representative of the early evergreen tropical hardwood forests of the Bahamas. Located in southwestern New Providence, the area is easily accessible by car. It features dramatic sinkholes – unique limestone caverns up to 50 feet long, 30 feet wide, and in some cases 30 feet deep. The most notable features are accessed by boardwalks, steps and bridges.

The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas

The Heritage Museum of The Bahamas opened in July 2014, and is the foundation of Graycliff's new Heritage Village. Located in the historically preserved Mountbatten House on West Hill Street, the museum offers visitors an in depth look at the history and heritage of The Bahamas, ranging from the pre-historic times to today. The majority of the collection exhibited at the museum is owned by Hamilton White, a well-known British antiques collector. Mr. White's expansive collection greatly complements all that lies on historical West Hill Street, with relics and treasures spanning the centuries to include natural history and fossils, the days of Columbus, the piracy era, slavery and plantation life, the Maritimes of the 18th century, life in the out islands during the early 1900's, the days of the Duke of Windsor, the Royal Air Force, Bahamas Speed Weeks, and so much more.... The oldest of artefacts being a slice of a meteorite which is approximately 4.5 billion years old.

Christ Church Cathedral

Parliament Square

With a statue of Queen Victoria situated in the center, this square is where most of Nassau's main government buildings can be found.

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

Paradise Beach

Dolphin Swim

Prince George Wharf

Docking point for cruise ships, where visitors can take glass-bottom boat cruises around the beautiful harbor.

Junkanoo Expo Museum

Museum showcasing the costumes and floats from the annual Junkanoo parade.

Balcony House

The oldest wooden structure on the island, built in the 18th century.

Educulture Bahamas - Junkanoo Museum

Government House

The Queen's representative to the Bahamas lives in this imposing colonial structure.

Baha Mar Tennis

9 brand new tennis courts await, with 6 professional hard courts, 2 Har-Tru clay courts and 1 grass court.Our tennis program is directed by Peter Burwash International—a worldwide leader in first-class services and instruction for tennis enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. With a philosophy based on teaching individuals, not systems, PBI ensures an exceptional level of instruction.

Goodman's Bay

The Retreat Garden

Over 90 different species of palm trees flourish at this 11 acre nature reserve, headquarters to the Bahamas National Trust.

Pompey Square

Macfit360

At MacFit360 we believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a fit and healthy lifestyle. So we have made it simple, affordable & convenient for everyone to achieve their personal health goals. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, young or old, we’re here for everybody.

Bahama Barrels

Bahama Barrels, housed in a charming 1937 church built by the Sisters of Charity, is the first winery in the Bahamas where wines are blended from several countries making it a truly unique Bahamian experience. Guests can taste wines from across the globe, learn the entire grape-growing season and winemaking process and also blend and bottle their own bottle of wine to memorialize their visit.

The Current Baha Mar Gallery & Art Center

Much more than a vast collection of Bahamian contemporary art, The Current Gallery and Art Center is a hub for compelling Bahamian artistic experiences. A center for recognizing and supporting a strong creative community through captivating exhibitions, workshops classes and lectures, artist residences and partnerships with local collectors.

Stingray Adventure

The Caves of New Providence

Bahamas Historical Society

Western Esplande Beach

Bonefish Pond National Park

Rawson Square

City square featuring a bronze statue commemorating Bahamian women.

Hillside House Art Gallery

This is a historical space and building dating back to the mid 1800's that has been restored to a serene, tropical and artistic space by the host artist Antonius Roberts. This space is an art gallery, a bar and can be transformed for many other occasions.

House of Parliament

One of the seats of the island's government: a beautiful building in downtown Nassau dating back to the 1800s.