Beach Day-Pass, Nassau Cruise Port Guide (2023) (2023)

The best beach Day-Passes for cruise passengers to enjoy a beach break in the port of Nassau: top Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts.

Junkanoo and Cabbage beaches are the two main public beaches close to the Nassau cruise port. But for a more secluded beach experience, one dozen hotels and resorts offer a beach day-pass to cruise passengers.

Contents - A to Z

  1. Atlantis Resort
  2. Baha Bay Waterpark at Baha Mar
  3. Bob Marley Resort
  4. Breezes Resort and Spa
  5. British Colonial Hilton
  6. Clifton National Park
  7. Graycliff Hotel
  8. Margaritaville Beach Resort
  9. Melia Hotel
  10. Riu Palace Hotel
  11. Sandals Royal Bahamian
  12. Warwick Hotel

Passengers on a cruise to Nassau have always had the opportunity to book a day pass to several hotels, resorts, and waterparks in the most populous and touristic island of the Bahamas.

The Atlantis Resort is one of the most famous. But in the last years Margaritaville and Baha Mar - two Caribbean icons - have opened resorts close to Nassau and offer day passes to passengers visiting the cruise port for the day.

While two resorts opened in Nassau, the British Colonial Hilton has closed its door. However, the beach of the British Colonial is still available to be booked as day pass, and at $25.30 per adult is the most affordable you can get on a cruise to Nassau.

So, if you prefer a more exclusive beach break, instead of heading to Junkanoo Beach or Cabbage Beach, cruise passengers can book online a Nassau day pass.

On this page, you can read the reviews of the top 12 Day-Passes listed alphabetically with details such as location, inclusions, opening hours, cost of getting there by taxi, and day-pass price.

1. Atlantis Resort (Beach Only Day Pass)

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Photo Courtesy of Atlantis Resort Beach

Atlantis offers many different packages that cover all of the resort's attractions. Most of these packages are really considered tours or excursions but there is also the possibility of booking a Beach Day Pass exclusively for the beach in Paradise Island. It should be noted that this pass does NOT give you access to Atlantis swimming pools, water slides, pool deck, or pool lounge chairs. However, you may take a self-guided tour through the 'ancient ruins of Atlantis' in The Dig.

Included:
Beach Only
Where:
Located on Paradise Island, 1.9 miles (3 km) from the Nassau cruise terminal - 10-minute taxi ride.
Get There:
Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.
Hours:
9 AM to 6 PM.
Price:
Day Pass starts at $69 (USD) for adults; $40 (USD) for kids 12 and under. (Prices may fluctuate based on occupancy/season. Entrance restrictions may apply.)
Website:
www.atlantisbahamas.com

2. Baha Bay Waterpark at Baha Mar

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Photo Courtesy of Baha Bay Waterpark

The Baha Bay water park is set on 15 luxuriant beachfront acres next to the Baha Mar Resort. The water park is inspired by the natural beauty of The Bahamas, merging relaxing island coolness with thrilling fun for families and couples.

Included:
Pools, including wave pool & action river ride; 24 total slides; FlowCurl™ Surf Simulator; Tipping Bucket &Water Battle Zone; Kids’ Island for younger guests; Lounge chairs and umbrellas; Beach access; Access to open-air gaming casino (18+); Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Where:
Located 4.7 miles (7.6 km), 20-minute ride, East of the Cruise Port.
Hours:
10AM - 6 PM
Get There:
Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $18 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $4 each additional guest.
Price:
$160.00 Per Adult | $65.00 Per Child.
Must-know:
Baha Bay is a cashless venue. Credit cards are the only accepted method for purchases within Baha Bay.
Website:
bahamar.com

3. Bob Marley Resort (Off Track)

Boutique Hotel that once was the private retreat home of Bob Marley. If you're a fan of Bob Marley or just looking for a peaceful haven, you should check out the Marley Resort and Spa in the Bahamas. The former mansion of the governor has been transformed into a beautiful resort, complete with a house, gardens, and a private gallery filled with Marley memorabilia.

You can spend your day lounging by the pools or on the beach, listening to island-style Reggae music. The resort offers private, small-group transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing trip. And for lunch, you can choose from a menu with options cooked just as Bob liked it.

Included:
Access to beach and pool lounge chairs, lunch and a soft drink, and Free Wi-Fi.
Where:
Located on Cable Beach, 6.3 miles (10 km), 25-minute ride, from Nassau cruise terminal.
Hours:
8 AM to 6 PM
Getting There:
Some packages offer round trip transportation from the cruise pier. Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $20 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.
Price:
Between $89 and $99 (USD)
Website:
www.bahamas.com

4. Breezes Resort and Spa (All Inclusive)

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Photo Courtesy of Breezes Resort

Set in the powder-white sands of Cable Beach, the resort boasts three freshwater pools, including a swim-up bar pool, a refreshing misting pool, and a luxurious poolside Jacuzzi. Breezes Resort and Spa is ideal for those that enjoy water sports and land activities. For thrill-seekers, there is even rock climbing and flying trapeze! And for those who prefer something a little more low-key, there are options like tennis, beach volleyball, pool tables, ping pong tables, and a fitness center. It can be the perfect destination for cruise travelers looking for fun and adventure.

Included:
Unlimited dining for lunch and snacks, unlimited drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol) including premium brand cocktails and wine, access to the beach, pools, whirlpools, lounges, umbrellas, towels, bathrooms, changing rooms, and Free Wi-Fi.
Activities:
Windsurfing, sailing, paddle-boats & kayaking, rock climbing, tennis, flying trapeze, beach volleyball, pool tables, ping pong tables, and fitness center. Motorized water sports are available but not included in the Day-Pass.
Where:
Located on Cable Beach, 4.3 miles (7 km), 15-minute taxi ride from Nassau cruise terminal.
Hours:
10 AM to 6 PM
Getting There:
Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.
Price:
Between $80 and $94 (USD
Website:
www.breezes.com

5. British Colonial Hilton (Around The Corner from the Port)

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Photo Courtesy of British Colonial Hilton

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Just around the corner from the cruise terminal, the most famous hotel in Nassau has closed its doors, but booking a beach day pass is still possible. However, you will only have access to the famous Serenity Beach at British Colonial, lounge chairs & towels, and an umbrella (based on availability).

Included:
Access to Serenity Beach at British Colonial; lounge chairs &towels, umbrella (based on availability); restrooms are available on property for day pass guests; beach service is available for the purchase of food and drink.
Activities:
Beach only
Where:
Located on the East end of Nassau, 1/2 mile (850 meters) from Nassau cruise terminal.
Hours:
8 AM to 6 PM.
Getting There:
Within walking distance (10-minute walk) from the cruise port. Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $12 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.
Price:
$25.30 (adults) | $13.20 (children)
Website:
resortforaday.com

6. Clifton Heritage National Park (Off Track Wonder)

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Photo Courtesy of Clifton Heritage National Park

Very much an off-the-beaten-track site and seldom visited by cruise passengers, Clifton Heritage National Park has stunning and secluded beaches to enjoy a relaxing day in the sun. Two beaches are named after famous movies filmed here - Jaws The Revenge (1992) and Flipper (1996). You may also visit underwater breathtaking coral reefs, the world's largest underwater sculpture (Ocean Atlas) or the wrecks of Props from James Bond movies - Thunderball 1965, Never Say Never Again 1983.

Included:
Park Entrance, Access to Beaches, Lounge Chairs, Umbrella (don't forget your own towel and sunscreen).
Activities:
Beach and Snorkeling; Extra-cost: ATV, Scooter, Bicycles, Nature and Heritage Tours
Where:
Located on the Western Tip of Providence Island, 16.6 miles (26.6 km) from Nassau cruise terminal.
Getting There:
Taxi from the Nassau cruise terminal: around $25 (USD) for 1-4 guests (35-minute taxi ride). Transportation may be included depending on the package - contact the Park Directly on the website below.
Hours:
9 AM to 5 PM.
Price:
Beach Only $60 (USD). Lover's retreat $120 (price per couple including lunch with 1 bottle of wine). Family Packages $250 (up to 5 guests, lunch included).
Facebook:
www.facebook.com

7. Graycliff Hotel (in the heart of Nassau)

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Photo Courtesy of Graycliff Hotel

One of the most famous and luxurious hotels in Nassau, the Graycliff Hotel offers a memorable experience. The food is terrific, and the wine cellar has an impressive selection. It is also conveniently located just around the corner from the cruise port. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a refreshing drink and given a brief tour of the hotel property and amenities. The day pass provides access to the pool, a great way to relax and soak up the sun. The staff provided pool towels, changing rooms, and showers. To top it all off, you can enjoy a delicious three-course lunch. The pass is valid for six hours, which is the perfect amount of time to enjoy everything the hotel offers.

Included:
Welcome drink, a brief tour of the hotel property and amenities, access to the pool, and a three-course lunch. Pool towels, changing rooms and showers. The pass is valid for six hours.
Where:
Located in the heart of Nassau, 1/2 mile (850 meters) from Nassau cruise terminal.
Hours:
Monday to Friday from 10 AM
Getting There:
Within walking distance (10-minute walk). Taxi from cruise terminal: around $9 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.
Price:
$100 (USD) for adults; $75 (USD) for children.
Website:
www.graycliff.com

8. Margaritaville Beach Resort

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Photo Courtesy of Melia Hotel

Margaritaville Beach Resort is the latest attraction in Nassau and it's within walking distance of the cruise terminal in Nassau port. Wrapped by palm trees, turquoise waters, and sugar-powdered beaches, Margaritaville is the closest resort to the cruise port in Nassau. It features a private beach, an oceanfront swimming pool, a water park with water slides, a lazy river, and fabulous food and drinks, including a pool bar.

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Included:
Fins Up Water Park featuring water slides and lazy river; SurfStream®; Climbing Wall (Coming Soon); Oceanfront Pool &a Hot Tub; Lounge chairs, umbrellas &towels; Complimentary Wi-Fi; Walking distance from Nassau cruise terminal. Notice: failure to return resort towels will result in a $25.00 charge per towel.
Where:
Located on Bay Street, East End of Nassau, between the British Colonial Hilton and Junkanoo Beach, around 1/2 mile (850 meters) from the cruise terminal.
Hours:
Pool is open between 8 AM and 6 PM | Waterpark between 10 AM and 5 PM
Getting There:
Within walking distance (10-minute walk) from Nassau's cruise terminal.
Price:
$86.90 Per Adult | $38.50 Per Child.
Website:
margaritavilleresorts.com

9. Melia (Families Welcome)

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Photo Courtesy of Melia Hotel

If you're looking for a family-friendly beach day pass in Nassau, consider the Melia Hotel in Cable Beach. It's a favorite among many cruise passengers and for good reason. There's so much to do and see here; the beautiful beaches are a major draw. When you visit the Melia Hotel, you'll have access to some of Nassau's best beaches, with pools, chairs, umbrellas, towels, and snorkel equipment. And if you need to stay connected, don't worry - free Wi-Fi is also available. It's the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day of fun in the sun. However, food and drinks are NOT included, but quick bites, tropical beverages, and local beer are available at the O'Grille Beach Cafe.

Activities:
table tennis, a basketball court, air hockey, kayaks, paddle boards, and jet skis.
Where:
Located on Cable Beach, 5.2 miles (8.3 km) from Nassau cruise terminal - 18-minute taxi ride.
Hours:
9 AM to 5 PM
Getting There:
Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.
Price:
day-pass between $25 (USD) for Children and $45 (USD) for Adults.
Website:
www.melia.com

10. Riu Palace (All Inclusive)

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Photo Courtesy of RIU Palace

Are you looking for a luxurious and relaxing getaway? Look no further than Riu Palace, the all-inclusive resort exclusively for adults aged 18 and up. With access to a pristine white sandy beach, beachside swimming pool, infinity pool with swim-up bar, and Jacuzzi, you'll have everything you need to unwind and soak up the sun. And with a lunch buffet featuring local and international cuisines, all-day long light snacks, an open bar serving unlimited domestic and top global brands, and tropical cocktails, you can indulge in delicious food and drinks while you relax. Plus, with sun loungers, beach chairs, towels, parasols, and free Wi-Fi, you can stay comfortable and connected throughout your stay. And if you're looking for fun activities, you can enjoy beach volleyball, Caribbean dance lessons, and darts.

Included:
Access to the pristine white sandy beach, beach side swimming pool, infinity pool with swim-up bar and Jacuzzi. Lunch buffet with local and international cuisines, and all day long light snacks. Open bar with unlimited domestic, top international brands and tropical cocktails. Sun loungers, beach chairs, towels, parasols, and Free Wi-Fi.
Activities:
Beach volleyball, Caribbean Dance lessons and Darts.
Where:
Located on Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, just 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the Nassau cruise terminal, it's a quick 10-minute taxi ride away.
Hours:
9 AM to 5 PM
Getting There:
Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.
Price:
day-pass starts at $120 (USD)
Website:
www.riu.com

11. Sandals Royal Bahamian (All Inclusive)

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Photo Courtesy of Sandals Royal Bahamian

For adult couples only. What's Included:Full access to a pristine beach, swimming pools (7 Pools, 6 Whirlpools, 2 Swim-up Pool Bars), land and water activities, and private offshore island with two beaches — one for snorkeling and sunbathing, the other for high-energy water sports. Unlimited premium brand drinks and full lunch from 10 specialty and gourmet restaurants. (pass does not include dining at Gordon’s on the Pier.) Activities: Canoes/Kayaks, Windsurfing, Water Trikes, Snorkeling, Hobie® Cats, Sailboats, Paddle Boarding, Scuba Diving, Basketball, Croquet, Beach Volleyball, Fitness Center, Pool Tables, Darts, Board Games, Tennis, Lawn Chess, Shuffleboard and Table Tennis.Where: Located on Cabble Beach, 5.7 miles (9.3 km) from the Nassau cruise terminal - 20-minute taxi ride. Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.Open: 10 AM to 6 PM.
Day Pass price: $110 (USD)
Website:
www.sandals.com

12. Warwick Hotel (All Inclusive)

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Photo Courtesy of Warwick Hotel

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For adults (16+) cruisers only. What's Included: Access to private beach lagoon, swimming pool, and whirlpool overlooking Nassau Harbor. Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks served in Verandah and at Chickcharnie's Pizzeria and Grill. Unlimited beverages, all day from the Hog Bar including beer, wine, liquor and tropical drinks. Beach towel service, umbrellas and chaise lounge chairs, by the poolside or on the beach. Use of snorkeling equipment. Free Wi-Fi.Activities: Beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, snorkeling, bicycles and fitness center.Where: Located on Paradise Island, 1.9 miles (3 km) from the Nassau cruise terminal - 10-minute taxi ride.Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.Open: 10 AM to 6 PM.
Day Pass price: $95 (USD)
Website:
warwickhotels.com

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FAQs

Beach Day-Pass, Nassau Cruise Port Guide (2023)? ›

Can you walk to a beach from Nassau cruise port? Is there a beach walking distance to the cruise port? The answer is yes! If you're looking for free things to do in Nassau, Bahamas near the cruise port, a leisurely day at the beach might be the perfect answer.

Can you walk to a beach from cruise port in Nassau? ›

Can you walk to a beach from Nassau cruise port? Is there a beach walking distance to the cruise port? The answer is yes! If you're looking for free things to do in Nassau, Bahamas near the cruise port, a leisurely day at the beach might be the perfect answer.

Can I go to the beach in Nassau without an excursion? ›

Nassau is one of the cruise ports where you can absolutely get away without booking an excursion. If you're looking to cruise on a budget (or want to spend the money elsewhere), you can skip booking an excursion.

Is there a free beach at Nassau Bahamas? ›

Cost – Cable Beach

Nassau's Cable Beach is free to access. If you're planning to use a beach chair, grab some food, or borrow some water-sports equipment, there will be an associated charge. You can expect vendors to solicit business while you're trying to relax in the sand.

How do I get from Paradise beach Nassau to cruise port? ›

A: Taxis or ferry ride. Taxis are available at the cruise port - $4 per person; you can also take a ferry ride from Prince George Wharf to Paradise Island - $4 per person.

Can you go on the beach at Atlantis Bahamas without staying there? ›

The Atlantis Day Pass allows accessibility to the Casino, Crystal Court shops and Marina Village. As well as to Atlantis beaches, resort pools, Aquaventure water park, The Dig aquarium tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance and Day Pass purchase is required for all non-resort guests.

How to get to Cabbage Beach Nassau from cruise port? ›

Getting there: There are two ways of getting to Cabbage Beach: on a Ferry Boat (mentioned on the Paradise Island review above) or by taxi (on offer at the Cruise Terminal). From the ferry dock on Paradise Island a 10-minute walk trough the Marina Village of the Atlantis Resort will take you to Cabbage Beach.

Can you go to Blue Lagoon Nassau without booking? ›

You have to book a package or tour to visit the island. Your tour or package includes boat transportation to and from the island and if you book an animal encounter, know that you can use other facilities on the island, including the beach.

Is shore excursion optional for cruise passengers? ›

You absolutely do not have to do shore excursions on a cruise. You are free to come and go at will from most cruise ships while they are in ports of call. Shore excursions are simply one means to explore the areas visited by the ship and to participate in available activities off the ship.

Can you go to the Atlantis beach for free? ›

Even if you aren't staying at the resort, you can still come experience the attraction. Drop in and hang out at the resort for free.

Is Cabbage Beach Nassau free? ›

One of the first things you'll notice when you visit Cabbage Beach is how clean the beach is. It is a public beach, so no entry fee is required to experience this location. Find a comfy place on the warm sand and settle in. You can even secure a lounge chair and an umbrella if you don't mind paying a little extra.

What is the least crowded beach in Nassau? ›

Junkanoo Beach is located close to downtown Nassau, within walking distance from the cruise port. It's the perfect choice for cruisers who don't want to venture far from the ship. This public beach is a bit smaller than some of Nassau's other beaches, so it tends to stay less crowded.

Can you get off a cruise ship in Nassau without a passport? ›

Though most foreign travel requires that you have a valid passport to come back home, cruising makes it easier to enjoy your vacation without worrying about this paperwork. If you are a US citizen, you can take a “closed-loop cruise” (one that begins and ends at the same port) to The Bahamas without a passport.

How much is taxi in Nassau from port to Paradise Island? ›

From the Nassau airport taxi rates are approximately $32 to downtown Nassau, $22 to Cable Beach and $38 to Paradise Island—plus the bridge toll. Fares are based on two passengers; there is an additional charge for extra passengers and extra luggage. Generally, it's customary to tip taxi drivers about 15% of the fare.

How far is Paradise Beach from port? ›

Paradise Beach is one of Cozumel's most popular beach resorts. Located about 5 miles away from the cruise ports, and is easily accessible by cab or shuttle.

How do I get from port to Paradise Beach? ›

Getting to Paradise Beach is super easy! Just take a taxi outside the cruise ship terminal. It's only a short 10-15 min ride, and a taxi for 1-4 people is around $16 US each way. We also have taxis waiting here all day ready to bring you back to your cruise ship.

What can you see at Atlantis without a day pass? ›

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  • Casino. ...
  • Joker's Wild Comedy Club. ...
  • Go Shopping. ...
  • Book a Spa Day. ...
  • Atlantis Dolphin Cay. ...
  • Marine Experiences. ...
  • Aquaventure Park + Pools.
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Does the day pass at Atlantis include food? ›

Whatever your ideal day in Paradise looks like, Atlantis delivers, with day passes to suit everyone! All of Atlantis' day passes offer access to other resort amenities, such as the casino, shopping, and dining.

Is swimming with the dolphins free at the Atlantis? ›

Day passes are required for non-Atlantis guests to access Aquaventure, Dolphin Cay, the marine habitat, and beaches. The passes can be purchased - on a limited basis.

Is Paradise beach free? ›

Paradise Beach Club is a free entry venue for those who want to enjoy the beach, all the bars, restaurants and experience the madness in the main area of the party.

Are Paradise Island beaches free? ›

How to Get to the Free Beach on Paradise Island. First things first, if you want to get to the free beach you will need to get over to Paradise Island. Taxi cabs run regularly from the cruise pier to the island. If you take a cab, you can ask them to drop you off at the free beach access.

How to get to Pink sand beach from Nassau? ›

The quickest way to get from Nassau to Pink sand beach is to car ferry which costs $135 and takes 2h 54m. Is there a direct ferry between Nassau and Pink sand beach? Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Nassau and arriving at Harbour Island. Services depart once daily, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Does Blue Lagoon allow walk ins? ›

Is pre-booking necessary? In general, entry to the Blue Lagoon is fully booked throughout the year. In order to reserve your desired date and time—and avoid the possibility that the lagoon will be sold out on the day you intend to visit—pre-booking is absolutely essential.

Is it free to swim in the Blue Lagoon? ›

Most pictures of the Blue Lagoon show the part that you have to pay to get into. However, if you see more natural looking areas with no one in the water, chances are that you might be seeing the free portion of the Blue Lagoon. This area is open 24 hours a day and requires no payment at all. What is this?

How much does it cost to do the Blue Lagoon? ›

Comfort tickets at the Blue Lagoon cost $62 USD. Comfort tickets include entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel (you can also bring your own towel), and a drink of your choice free of charge. Premium tickets at the Blue Lagoon cost $79 USD.

Is it cheaper to buy excursions on the ship? ›

Is it cheaper to book shore excursions on the ship? No. Most cruise lines either charge the same prices for shore excursions booked online and on board or offer a discount for tours purchased in advance.

Do excursions sell out on cruises? ›

The last thing you want to happen on your cruise is to realize the shore excursion you were looking forward to is sold out. Depending on the tour, there might be a small capacity. Plus, some tour times are more desirable than others.

Can you see Atlantis Aquarium for free? ›

Day passes are required for non-Atlantis guests to access the Atlantis waterscape, Dolphin Cay, marine habitat and beaches.

Can you go to Atlantis Water Park if you can't swim? ›

If you can not swim, use of the slides and swimming in the pool are forbidden. Adults who are not able to swim should use life jackets.

Do you have to pay to go to Pig Beach Bahamas? ›

Additionally, there is a $10 per person fee to enter Pig Beach, but that cost is usually covered in the tour price. The best experience will be booking your tour to Pig Beach Bahamas with us. Our tours are no hassle, private experiences.

What is the safest beach in Nassau Bahamas? ›

Junkanoo beach is a very safe area of Nassau. It is heavily filled with tourists, both from the local resorts and the cruise ships. The beach is a short walk from the cruise port so you will commonly see lots of cruise ship passengers each day.

Can you swim in Cabbage Beach? ›

Cabbage Beach

For public beaches in Nassau Bahamas, Cabbage Beach is a top pick. This luxurious beach near the Atlantis resort is great for swimming, water-skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, or just enjoying the view.

Where not to stay in Nassau? ›

Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Nassau

According to government authorities and statistics, here are the 3 most dangerous areas of Nassau in the Bahamas: The areas around Fish Fry and Arawak Cay ; The area Sand Trap nearby; Neighborhood Over the Hill which is located south of Shirley Street in downtown Nassau.

Are there pink sand beaches in Nassau? ›

You can find Harbour Island and Pink Sand Beach about two hours by ferry from Nassau, one of the most popular destinations in The Bahamas.

Can you drink on the beach in Nassau? ›

Open Container/Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on city of Fernandina or Nassau County beaches. It's unlawful for any person to consume or drink beer, wine or alcoholic beverage.

Can a US citizen take a cruise to The Bahamas without a passport? ›

U.S. citizens are generally required to present a valid U.S. passport when traveling to The Bahamas, as well as proof of anticipated departure from The Bahamas. Those traveling to The Bahamas on a cruise may use another Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document.

Can I use my driver's license for a cruise to The Bahamas? ›

Do you need a passport to go on a cruise to the Bahamas? If you are cruising to the Bahamas from the U.S., the following documents are acceptable: passport book, passport card, Trusted Traveler card (Nexus, SENTRI, or FAST), or an enhanced driver's license.

Can I use my driver's license to go to The Bahamas? ›

Many forms of photo identification are accepted by the Bahamian government, including enhanced driver's licenses, passport books, and passport cards.

Can you walk to a beach from Nassau cruise port? ›

Can you walk to a beach from Nassau cruise port? Is there a beach walking distance to the cruise port? The answer is yes! If you're looking for free things to do in Nassau, Bahamas near the cruise port, a leisurely day at the beach might be the perfect answer.

Can I explore Nassau without an excursion? ›

Nassau is one of the cruise ports where you can absolutely get away without booking an excursion. If you're looking to cruise on a budget (or want to spend the money elsewhere), you can skip booking an excursion. The ships all dock on the northern side of the island right in the heart of downtown Nassau.

Can you Uber in Nassau Bahamas? ›

Unfortunately, as with the other islands in the Bahamas, there is no Uber on the island of Nassau.

Is Paradise Beach worth a visit? ›

Paradise beach is a must for a first time traveller to Pondicherry. Its around 10 kms from railway station. Easily accessible. You can get into water also in this beach, as many of the beaches do not allow getting into water.

What is the best time to visit Paradise Beach? ›

The best time to visit paradise beach for these activities is November to March in the winter season. The retreating monsoon occasionally brings heavy rain to the area in October and November and it is best to avoid a trip to Pondicherry at this time.

How to get to 7 mile beach from port? ›

Yes, cruise ship passengers can visit Seven Mile Beach. It is about a 10-minute drive from the cruise ship port in George Town to Seven Mile Beach. You can get a taxi from the cruise ship port to Seven Mile Beach. The taxi driver will know where to take you.

Can you go to the beach with a port? ›

No swimming in pool, lakes, or ocean if needle is in place. Do not touch your port while it is accessed. Port-a-Catheter is a small medical device that is placed under the skin. A plastic line is fixed to the port and passes through to the largest vein near the heart.

How do I get from Paradise Beach Nassau to cruise port? ›

A: Taxis or ferry ride. Taxis are available at the cruise port - $4 per person; you can also take a ferry ride from Prince George Wharf to Paradise Island - $4 per person.

How far is cable beach from port? ›

Cable Beach is located on the main-land (Providence Island) roughly six miles west of Nassau Cruise Port.

Is Nassau Bahamas walkable? ›

Nassau is an easy, walkable city, even as you get away from the cruise port. If you're heading to Nassau and want to save a bit of money, follow along for the perfect DIY walking tour of Nassau, Bahamas.

Can you go to a beach in Nassau? ›

To help you find the right beach for your port visit in Nassau, we've put together seven beaches that offer everything from snorkeling and swimming, to caves and casinos. The city has public beaches, so you can enjoy them for free.

Can you walk across the bridge from Nassau to Paradise Island? ›

Most visitors walk around Paradise Island's most densely developed sections and hire a taxi for the occasional longer haul. The most popular way to reach nearby Nassau is to walk across the toll bridge. There is no charge for pedestrians.

How do tourists get around Nassau Bahamas? ›

The best way to get around the Bahamas is by car, whether that's a rental or taxi. If you're staying at a big resort and plan to remain on-site for the majority of your trip, then taking a taxi to off-site attractions is more cost effective than shelling out money for a rental.

Can you get around The Bahamas without a car? ›

Visit the islands by boat

Boats, ferries and water taxis are all fun ways to adventure around the Bahamas. Some of the islands, such as Harbor Island, are only accessible by boat. Boats and ferries have scheduled rides throughout the day. Bahamas Ferries is best for traveling to the Out Islands and back.

What is the nicest area in Nassau Bahamas? ›

Margaritaville Beach Resort

From historical sites like Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle to restaurants, bars, and markets, many travelers consider Margaritaville Beach Resort to be the best place to stay in Nassau Bahamas.

What is there to do when you get off a cruise ship in Nassau Bahamas? ›

What to Do in Nassau During Cruise Stop
  • Hang Out at Junkanoo Beach.
  • Meet the Famous Exuma Pigs.
  • Learn About the Country's Cultural and Historical Past in Old Town.
  • Grab a Drink (or Two)
  • Visit the Heritage Museum of the Bahamas.
  • Walk Around Parliament Square.
  • Buy a Souvenir at the Nassau Straw Market.
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How far is downtown Nassau from port? ›

How Far Is the Cruise Port From Downtown Nassau? The cruise port is about a 10-minute walk from downtown Nassau.

Can anyone walk into Atlantis Bahamas? ›

Atlantis is open to the public

You can walk right into the resort. Personally, I brought my boat and docked it at their free dinghy docks. You can walk right up to the resort though as well and enjoy their casino, restaurants and bars, as well as a few other things that are listed below.

What is the most popular beach in Nassau? ›

Six miles west of downtown and the cruise terminal, lies one of Nassau's most famous beach: Cable Beach. Fronting major resorts and all-inclusive chains, this wide swath of pearly white sand beach is known for its calm turquoise waters.

Do you have to pay to go to the beach in the Bahamas? ›

While Nassau, Bahamas is known for its world-class resorts, you don't need to spend a lot of money to relax by the water. You can visit some of the best beaches in Nassau free of charge — no fancy hotel suite required. Grab a taxi and head for one of these free public beaches in Nassau for a beach day to remember.

Can you walk through Atlantis for free? ›

Atlantis doesn't do “free” well, so by “free” I really mean, you can enter for free, but it's assumed you'll spend money while you are there. Don't expect to access much of the property. Without a Day Pass you'll likely not be able to get past security to see much of the resort.

Do you need passport to get off boat at Nassau? ›

U.S. citizens are generally required to present a valid U.S. passport when traveling to The Bahamas, as well as proof of anticipated departure from The Bahamas. Those traveling to The Bahamas on a cruise may use another Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document.

How much is a taxi from Paradise Island to Nassau? ›

From the Nassau airport taxi rates are approximately $32 to downtown Nassau, $22 to Cable Beach and $38 to Paradise Island—plus the bridge toll. Fares are based on two passengers; there is an additional charge for extra passengers and extra luggage. Generally, it's customary to tip taxi drivers about 15% of the fare.

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