Skim across the water - or dive deep into history.
Nassau is the home of Blackbeard and white powder beaches. And that means there's fun everywhere you look. When you're ready for an adrenaline rush, give para-sailing or waterskiing a try. Feel like giving your wallet a workout? Browse for local crafts and meet island artisans or just pick up some duty-free goodies. From Ft. Charlotte to the Queen's Staircase there are so many sights to see you may never want to leave. Experience as much as you can, but make sure you save some time to just lie on the beach and soak up the Caribbean sun. After all, you're supposed to be relaxing, too.
Points of Interest
- Ardastra Gardens & Zoo: 5.5 acres that's now home to 300 birds, animals and reptiles.
- The Caves: located on the western side of the island, the Lucayans sheltered here.
- Christ Church Cathedral: combining Gothic architecture and local materials, it dates back to 1841.
- Fort Charlotte: built in the late 18th century to guard the entrance to Nassau Harbour.
- Fort Fincastle: built in 1793; the top of the fort is the Water Tower and Light House.
- Government House: the official residence of the Bahamas Governor General.
- Pirates of Nassau Museum: includes a recreated pirate ship the Revenge.
- Parliament Square: the site of the chambers of Parliament and Queen Victoria Statue.
- Queen's Staircase: built by slaves; the 65 steps are carved into a solid limestone hill.
- The Retreat: 11 acres of well-kept tropical gardens maintained by the National Trust