Nassau New Providence Attractions and Activities
Sting Ray City and Blue Lagoon Island
Blue Lagoon Island is a private island just off the shore of Nassau. While on the island, tourists can swim, snorkel, enjoy fine dining, go shopping, and relax while enjoying live music on the pristine white sand beach. At Stingray City, also located on Blue Lagoon Island, young children can touch and interact with tame stingrays. Adults visiting Stingray City can snorkel in waters full of groupers, crawfish, moray eels, and other tropical fish.
Blackbeardís Cay Day Trips
According to local lore, the infamous pirate Blackbeard hid out at this island. Today, tourists can visit the island and enjoy a day full of fun under the tropical sun snorkeling, drinking, eating, playing volleyball, and enjoying local bands perform live. Tourists can book half or full day trips to Blackbeardís Cay.
This zoo and conservation center is located near Nassau. Hundreds of animals throughout the world can be observed at the zoo. The zoo also houses local species threatened with extinction. There are some settings in the zoo where guests are permitted to interact with the animals.
Island World Adventures
Island World Adventures sponsors full day excursions to Saddleback Cay and other islands within the beautiful Exumas district. Tourists can sunbath on the beach, snorkel, swim, eat, and drink on the island. Tour guests will also be provided with lunch and be taken on a tour of the marsh lands. After stopping on Saddleback Cay, guests will be taken on a tour of other regions in the Exumas, including Leaf Cay, an island where huge iguanas reside.
Fort Charlotte is a fort that was commissioned by Lord Dunmore, a royal governor in the American colonies, that was built during the late 1700ís to protect Nassau from invading naval forces. Guests can tour what remains of the fort, including its large dungeon, underground tunnels, and seven remaining cannon emplacements. Ironically, the cannons were never used in battle. There is no fee to tour the fort.