My family and I had a blast. I will not come on here or any other site and bash such a beautiful island. I had fun, my husband had fun, and our daughters had fun.. We walked to the free beach (junkanoo) and soaked in the sun all day and walked back, bought some items and took alot of pictures. Being w my family and the sun alone was all we needed to have a great time. It was raining and cold back home (north of Chicago) Yes, we were asked to buy items and asked if we wanted to go on excursions, but it didn't bother me. I mean the people there make their money off of us, so of course they will ask and ask and ask. I mean we are there to see the island and to spend money. Anyone coming to this island, enjoy yourselves. Take alot of pictures, try the food, walk in the water and just enjoy it. There are so many people who have never even left their home state, and here we are on a island with beautiful people. Stay positive and enjoy it, bc before you know it, you'll be back at home, at work, and wishing you were back. 😉
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About Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau/Paradise Island is the capital of the Bahamas. Explore Parliament Square, the government center that dates back to the early 1800s or check out the port's vibrant night life, including more casinos, theatres, and fabulous cuisine than you could possibly fit into a short stay. During the day, there's plenty of golfing, tennis, and swimming.
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We planned to just walk around but ran into a nice lady who gave us a taxi tour. It was great to see the island and hear about the history. And also to hear about how people live. People were friendly. And since most of their economy is from tourism many people try to get you to take tours. We told a few people “no thank you” before meeting that particular lady and people respected that. If you understand the conditions there than you shouldn’t be turned off because you understand they are just trying to make a living. I really enjoyed my time there. We ended our tour a couple of hours before we had to return to ship so we could shop. Purchased several items. Wished we had more time to explore. I really enjoyed the island and the people. I wish people would be more open-minded and stop comparing places to your city. Or how about do some research on the place you are traveling to so you don’t have a culture shock. I had to check myself at one point because as Americans we are always in a rush so I had to remind myself that I was not in the US and to enjoy the laid back culture. I can’t quite describe the vibe there but I felt so relaxed and at ease there. Enjoy the experience!
I was skeptical after seeing reviews for this, but boy was I wrong. Nassau was the highlight of the trip. The people are the nicest people I have ever met. They are so friendly. They are not pushy at all. I didn’t once feel unsafe. Nassau is a beautiful place. I had such a great time just browsing the markets, spending time on Junkanoo beach, visiting the bars, and more shopping. There’s tons to do. I love the cultural and real feel of it. Atlantis isn’t the real cultural experience. I’m so glad I decided against an excursion and walked around on my own. I would have missed the beauty of the people.
I loved nassau. I think people go expecting either a movie styled tropical paradise or some effect of an American city. Its not that. It's culture and city and history and I loved it.
I have been to this port numerous times and have done Atlantis twice, once with a beach day. I was never a huge fan of coming to this port so when our last vacation has Nassau on the itinerary, we decided to book an actual excursion through the ship. After looking at reviews online, we decided to try out the Blue Lagoon Beach Day. They also had options for more expensive experiences such as dolphin, stingray or sealion interactions. We opted for the beach day and I am so glad we did. When you first arrive on their boat, you dock directly beside the dolphins and the staff took it upon themselves to do some tricks with the dolphins. My 4 year old especially loved it. There were opportunities to pay additional costs for other experiences and we decided to pay 20$ for a dolphin kiss for my 4 year old and a sealion kiss for myself. After this, my sister-in-law and I were approached by staff to participate in a training session with the dolphins FOR FREE! We got into the water with 5 new dolphins who they have been working with for future dolphin interaction excursions. It was not a traditional dolphin swim, but a learning session for the dolphins themselves to get use to guests, such as ourselves. Amazing experience! Amazing facility! Amazing beach! Highly recommended.
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Resort Day Pass: Atlantis Dolphin Cay Shallow Water Interaction + Beach | 2018 High Season
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