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Old 02-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Just hanging out in Nassau??

This is our first cruise and we were wondeing what other than Atlantis there is to do in Nassau. We are thinking about just going to the Straw Market and then finding a local beach to hang out at. Any ideas? Where can I find a beach that isn't affiliated with a resort that would be fre or close to it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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I'm not too sure, honestly. I would like to know what others say as well. The last two cruises (well...the ONLY two cruises) we've been on we stayed on the ship during the Nassau port day...we're going on another cruise in a little over a year so it might be nice to know what else there is to do.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Pirate Museum.

Junkanoo Beach (not free but not a hotel beach either).

Good info here.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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We are planning to walk over to the pirates museum.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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Pirate Museum.

Junkanoo Beach (not free but not a hotel beach either).

Good info here.
When did they start charging? I thought it was only a charge for chairs or umbrellas.

Also know that vendors will try to sell you things while there. It's an easy walk from the cruise port. You'll be able to see the ships from there.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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When did they start charging? I thought it was only a charge for chairs or umbrellas.
I suppose I could be wrong. I thought I'd read that it wasn't free. Sorry if I gave bad info!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #7
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I suppose I could be wrong. I thought I'd read that it wasn't free. Sorry if I gave bad info!
I didn't think you were wrong. It's been a few years since I've been there and was wondering if things changed.

Hope my post wasn't snippy. I didn't mean it that way.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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Junkanoo is free, or at least it was when I went last May.

15 minute walk from ship. Lovely beach, we weren't hassled at all by vendors, beautiful water, restrooms, and plenty of stalls selling refreshments.

We had a great day there.

Walked back via the Straw market and wish we hadn't bothered - rubbish.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #9
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We plan to go over to the Sheraton Cable beach where for $25 a person you can use their beach/pool and the Wyndham next doors as well. Hope that works for us...never been on a cruise and discovered this option on another site. No desire to do the Atlantis.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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Thanks so much for this information. This will be our first cruise and we wondered what we would do while in Nassau. The pirate museum sounds interesting. Can you walk to this or do you need to get transportation? Also a relaxing day on the beach sounds great too.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #11
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Can you provide more information about the Sheraton beach deal?
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here is one link:
http://www.thebahamasinvestor.com/20...ew-day-passes/

if you google sheraton cable beach day pass you can get a lot of info from various travel sites and forums.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #13
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A walking tour of Nassau

http://www.carols-cruise-port-itiner...n-Your-Own.htm


http://www.bahamas-treasures.com/bah...lkingtour.html
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:29 PM   #14
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Thanks so much for this information. This will be our first cruise and we wondered what we would do while in Nassau. The pirate museum sounds interesting. Can you walk to this or do you need to get transportation? Also a relaxing day on the beach sounds great too.
You can walk to the pirate museum it's past the straw market on George St.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:32 AM   #15
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We went to the hotel beach you can see from the ship, next to Señor Frogs. It was something like $50 per person, but it included $30 vouchers per person for food and drink. Nassau is the worst port and I never look forward to going there. We usually book cruises that go to Castaway Cay twice as I have been unimpressed with most ports on the Western and Eastern cruises.
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