Each island in the Bahamas has its draws, depending on what kind of experience you are looking for. However, while there is so much to do in George Town and the Exumas during your time at Peace & Plenty Resort, planning Nassau day trips is a great idea, so that you can see as much as possible. The capital of the Bahamas has so many options for things to do. So, let our team at Peace & Plenty guide you to the best excursions in Nassau, so you can make the most of your time away from Exuma.
How to Choose the Best Excursions in Nassau For You
Depending on your interests, narrowing down the best excursions in Nassau for you might be easier than you think. Do you love history? Hate sharks? Nassau tours can be tailored perfectly for you.
John Watling’s Distillery
Get a taste of the “Spirit of the Bahamas” by stopping at John Watling’s Distillery in historic downtown Nassau. Rum made in the Bahamas ages more quickly because of the tropical heat, and when coupled with English rum-making methods—it is a delicious treat. If you love rum, you can’t miss out on this opportunity to tour the production facilities at the Buena Vista house. Finish by stopping into Red Turtle Tavern to try their pale, amber, Buena Vista, or single-barrel rum on the rocks or in a signature Bahamian cocktail.
The Straw Market
Bargaining at the Straw Market is one of the best excursions in Nassau when it comes to shopping. As straw is one of the oldest industries in the Bahamas, you’ll get an authentic experience by walking up and down Bay Street, browsing the thousands of handmade goods by local vendors. Pick up crafts, bags, mats, straw hats, souvenirs, and many other items of your choice. If you need to, you can even barter with U.S. dollars.
If you’re the adventurous sort—and double as a certified diver—the Stuart Cove shark dive should be at the top of your list of best excursions in Nassau. During your dive, you’ll be within touching distance of the sharks, and watch a “divemaster” feed the Caribbean Reef sharks underwater. Prove to your friends and family that you were brave enough for the task with photos and videos that the company offers you after you’ve dried off.
The Queen’s Staircase
The Queen’s Staircase in Nassau is one of the best Bahamas excursions if you value sightseeing and history. Slaves carved out all 66 steps of this limestone staircase between 1793 and 1794 at the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex, later named after Queen Victoria of England. This is a perfect place for photos, as well as a great opportunity for incorporating some learning into your trip.
Visit Arawak Cay, locally known as “The Fish Fry.” Dozens of colorful restaurants sell Bahamian seafood like lobster tails, grilled shrimp, fish, and conch, creating a foodie’s paradise. Look out for conch fritters, cracked conch, and other variations on the hand-painted signs, and make sure you don’t leave without getting a true taste of the Bahamas.
After visiting a few, we’re sure you’ll agree that these are some of the best excursions in Nassau. Nassau is just a quick 30-minute flight from Exuma or a few-hour boat ride, so look on Bahamas Air or Bahamas Ferries to book your transportation. After you return to Peace & Plenty from Nassau, you’ll be able to relax at the Beach Club or the Pool, and retreat to your luxurious room in the Hotel, or your private cottage on Stocking Island. For more information about accommodations with Peace & Plenty Resort, visit our website or give us a call at 1-888-203-4843.