Five Tips and Tricks For Making the Most out of Your Visit to Nassau

Most people visit Nassau for the beautiful weather and gorgeous white sandy beaches.  However, there is much more to Nassau than just fun in the sun.  From great Caribbean food to historical sites, there are several things you don’t want to miss on your visit.  If this is your first vacation to Nassau, how do you know what to do and see?  Check out the following list of five tips and tricks for making the most out of your visit to Nassau and enjoy your vacation:

1. Beach Fun

Image via Flickr by Lisa Jacobs

First things first, all the beaches are public.  No matter where you are staying, travellers can use any beach freely and without restriction.  Second, beaches in Nassau are not good for snorkeling.  There is no reef and no draw for underwater creatures. Instead look into renting a jet ski.  If you wait until late in the day, you will get a better deal on your rental than if you rent in the morning.  Enjoy all the beaches and water fun.

2. Souvenirs From the Straw Market

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Souvenirs are available on every corner and at every attraction, but there is one place where you can find everything you want.  The Straw Market has rows and rows of souvenirs, handmade crafts, and locally made gifts.  The vendors are friendly and want to sell you their items.  If you want to buy something, bargain with them until you are happy with the price.  If a vendor won’t bend the a price, another one will.  Don’t miss this shopping experience.

 3. Try the Local Fare

When in Nassau, you must try the local food.  Caribbean food is a tasty treat that is hard to come by in other parts of the world.  You can spend time going from restaurant to restaurant, but if you really want to experience local fare, take the Bites of Nassau tour.  This three-hour tour takes guests to eight different stops where they will try the best food in Nassau.  Additionally, many cultural and historic sites can be seen along the way.

4. Taste the Rum

When you visit Mexico, you will find the tequila flowing, in Italy it’s wine, and in Nassau it’s rum.  The Caribbean is famous for its rum and pirate history, and if you want to have a taste of both you need to take the Rum Runners Tour.  Walk the streets of Nassau, making stops to learn about Blackbeard and his historic rum-running days.  Taste rum and other spirits all while getting a history lesson on Nassau.

5. Nassau is More than the Reef Atlantis

Image via Flickr by Christoslilu

When most people think of Nassau, they imagine the images they have seen of the Reef Atlantis.  Although the Reef Atlantis is a gorgeous resort that offers a great Caribbean experience, there are many other hotels in Nassau worth checking out.  If you want a similar stay on Paradise Island take a look at the Sunrise Beach Club and Villas.  , if you are looking for a more affordable hotel, you should stay at the Sandyport Beaches Resort.

What other tips and tricks do you have for making the most out of your visit to Nassau?

 Author Bio: Carrie Dahle is a multi-talented writer living no place in particular. Why, because she is too busy traveling. Her travels have included bike riding down volcanoes, maneuvering the waves of Hawaii, sailing the seas of the Caribbean, and so much more. While Carrie has spent countless hours in copywriting, and producing website content, she has transformed herself into a fantastic travel writer and is currently working on Hipmunk projects.

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