Things to do in Nassau
There are many experiences to explore, taste, and see just steps away from Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino! Spend a whole day swimming with dolphins and sea lions at Salt Cay, or take an afternoon to walk around Arawak Cay and taste local fare. No matter what you choose to visit, you'll surely end your stay enriched with the local bahamian culture.
This beautiful and historic staircase is Nassau's most visited attraction. Slaves carved the 65 steps out of solid limestone between 1793 and 1794. The staircase was named in honor of Queen Victoria, and its 65 stairs symbolize her 65 year reign. This is a popular stop on many walking tours through Nassau.
Visit this fun island escape, complete with bars, volleyball courts, covered pavilions, and sting rays! At Blackbeard's Cay you can experience sea-life first-hand when you feed or snorkel with stingrays and sea lions. Trainers teach and familiarize their audience with these docile ocean creatures. Or, go on a pirate's treasure hunt and snorkel through the beautiful cay. To plan your adventure e-mail Blackbeardscay@netbahamas.com
Bahamas Segway & Beach Experience
The outing begins with a 30 minute scenic bus tour to a 200 acre privately owned property. On this property, you will learn how to ride your X2 off-road Segway. After your short orientation, your Segway tour begins! Your tour guide will cruise you through trails that run along side water, wildlife, and more. The trail head ends at a picturesque Bahamian beach where you can relax or swim. Visit http://www.bahamassegwaytours.com to learn more.
Blue Lagoon Island/Salt Cay
A private tropical island 3 miles off the coast of Nassau. This idyllic destination is home to natural vegetation, tropical birds, coral reefs, and dolphins and sea lions in their natural habitat. The island is most well known for Animal Encounters: a program that allows you to get up close an personal with dolphins and sea lions! You can also take part in one of the many offered activities such as beach volleyball, jumbo chess, kayaking, and water biking. Visit http://www.bahamasbluelagoon.com for more information.
An annual Bahamian festival that occurs during the early morning hours of December 26 and January 1. Music, dancing, and colorful displays fill the streets of Nassau's town center. Contests for best costume, best music, and best overall group presentation fuel participants to be as vivid and lively as possible. Spectators are sure to feel the excitement that takes over the streets from 2am to 8am on fesitval days. Visit http://www.sheratonnassau.com/junkanoo-festival for more information.
Nassau Pirates Museum
Explore the Nassau Pirates Musuem to learn more about Nassau, the capital of piracy and home of Blackbeard. Experience this interactive pirate attraction in the heart of downtown Nassau. The museum is open Monday - Saturday from 9am - 6pm and Sunday 9am - 12pm. Adult admission is $12, child admission is $6.
Escape to Arawak cay for an authentic feel and taste of the Bahamas. Here you'll find vendors selling conch salad, fried fish, and other Bahamian dishes. The cay also has an open stage and grassy area where many concerts and productions take place.