Without a doubt, some of the best diving in the world happens in The Bahamas. For the daring diver, the thrill of diving with sharks is the ultimate adrenalin rush! All of the dive operations in Nassau and Freeport offer this exceptional adventure. Shark dives usually include dives with Reef and Nurse sharks, and the newest thrill, Tiger Shark dives and range from free diving to controlled feeding dives. Although it varies, the cost on average is about $175 per person.
The Bahamas is a seafaring nation and as such boat racing is in our blood! Each of the islands hosts a regatta at one time or another throughout the year. These are events that draw locals and tourists alike and feature food, entertainment and, of course the incredible racing of sloops!
A catch-all name for a group of restaurants located at Arawak Cay. A great place to go for fresh conch salad, scorch conch and a variety of fresh local seafood. Sunday evenings you can catch the Saxon’s Junkanoo group practice. The Ministry of Tourism runs a program over several weekends in the summer that features Bahamian entertainment, food and crafts.
The Retreat on Village Road?
Operated by the National Trust, the Retreat on Village Road is home to one of the world's largest collections of rare and exotic palms. Once a private estate, it is now a Bahamas National Trust park. A variety of cultural events occur here, including Jollification a Christmas Craft and Food Fair that is held each November. Guided tours for groups by appointment only. Maps for self-guided tours are available. Open Monday-Friday 10 am-5 pm. US$2.
Located under the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge, Potter’s Cay is a popular local destination on Friday evenings for a drink and some fresh conch salad. Sunday evenings you can catch the Valley Boys Junkanoo group practice. This is also where you can catch the Bahamas Fast Ferry and where the Mail Boats dock.
Karin and Ian Goodfellow have turned a kitchen garden into a thriving business featuring fresh local produce in their country store and restaurant. Gourmet provisioners to the yachting industry and some of Nassau’s best restaurants, the farm features a fresh menu daily in addition to many home-made products for sale. A fantastic place to eat!
Mario’s Bowling & Entertainment Palace?
Featuring 50 ultra-modern bowling lanes and a full service bar and cocktail lounge serving specialty drinks, gourmet appetizers and featuring live entertainment with a spectacular view of all the action! Includes four upscale VIP rooms for private rental.
Clifton Heritage Park?
At Bahamas Clifton Heritage National Park you'll find native coppice, eroding cliffs, coastal wetlands, ancient dunes, rocky shores, sandy beaches, and coral reefs. Numerous trails wind through the park where you can observe songbirds, wading birds, seabirds, and other wildlife. An important goal of Bahamas Clifton Heritage National Park is to restore, protect, and preserve these native habitats of The Bahamas for generations to enjoy.
Rugby has been firmly established in The Bahamas since the 1930's. The clubs that currently make up the Bahamas Rugby Football Unionare Baillou, Buccaneers, Cuckoos and Freeport. Games are held every weekend from September through April at Winton Rugby Field.
Cricket at Haynes Oval?
Enjoy this most British of sports in Nassau. Cricket season runs March through November. Every Saturday and Sunday cricket matches are played at Haynes Oval on West Bay Street; games begin at noon.
Ride for Hope?
Ride for Hope Bahamas was established for the purpose of raising money to support initiatives related to health, wellness and human development in The Bahamas. Ride for Hope’s designated focus is cancer. The organization’s flagship fundraiser is “The Ride for Hope” – a bike-a-thon held each Spring on the island of Eleuthera. Without exception, every dollar raised by participants is applied to program support.
Committed to the advancement of art in The Bahamas., Popop studios houses a diverse group of local and international artists who choose to be members of a small community of professionals. The studio gives artists the opportunity to show and sell their work and participate in public programming. Popopstudios hosts quarterly open studio visits where local and visiting audiences can experience in progress and completed works.