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Atlantis on Paradise Island is both a Las Vegas-style resort and general attraction


NASSAU ATTRACTIONS


Atlantis
Its as if an alien space ship abducted a billion dollar
Las Vegas mega-resort, then parked it in The Bahamas; Aquaventure features a 141-acre waterscape with thrilling Mayan Temple water slide, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids, wave surges, special effects and Climbers Rush (12 climbing surfaces); Dolphin Cay lets you experience the shallow water antics, speed and agility of dolphins in an extraordinary, 14-acre dolphin habitat; Atlantis Pools & Lazy River Ride satisfy every taste, from the formal splendor of the Royal Baths Pool to the relaxed atmosphere and fun of the River Pool to expansive Kids Pools; enjoy miles of pristine Beach stretching in both directions from the resort, also Paradise Lagoon offers swimming, sunbathing and a variety of water sports. And last but not least, there's a world class Casino with enough games, artwork and other eye-candy to satisfy a Vegas vet; Paradise Island

888-528-7155

 

Paradise Island Helicopters
Soar in our Bell Jet Ranger Helicopters and see Nassau and the surrounding islands from a birds-eye view; heliport located 1/4 mile west of Paradise Island Bridge, on Paradise Island. For reservations call 242-363-4016.

Prince George Wharf
Located in the heart of town, this is the largest ship port in the Caribbean. You can pick up brochures and maps from the Ministry of Tourism Information Centre in Rawson Square.

Parliament Square
The traditional centres of the Government of The Bahamas located in the heart of downtown Bay Street. As a former British colony The Bahamas continues the tradition of a parliamentary government composed of a Senate, House of Assembly, Prime Minister, Supreme Court and a Court of Appeals; the Changing of the Guard ceremony, held every two weeks, continues the British tradition; both are Downtown Nassau on Bay Street.

Pirates of Nassau Museum
One-of-a-kind, world-class museum relates the true, dramatic story of the age of piracy; In the 1800s Nassau had the greatest concentration of pirates in the New World; an interactive, innovative experience guaranteed to entertain and educate visitors of all ages; nestled in three renovated historic buildings: The Lofthouse, said to be 150 years old; the Slave Kitchen approximately 200 years old; the newer Marlborough Arms Building; the indoor reconstructed pirate ship beats anything Disney can imitate; complete tour takes ~45 minutes; $15 per adult, $ 8 per child 12 years and younger, children under 3 free; major credit cards ok; King and George Streets, Downtown Nassau

242-356-3759

http://www.pirates-of-nassau.com

Fort Fincastle & Water Tower
See a spectacular view from atop the 126-foot water tower and former lighthouse

Guided tours and small admission fee to the Water Tower

Queen's Staircase
Nassau's most visited attraction and recently renovated. Climb the 66 steps carved of solid limestone by slaves in the late 18th century; 102-foot staircase named in honor of the 66 years of Queen Victoria's reign; today a thick canopy of trees surrounds the steps creating a cool area during the hottest days

located next to the Water Tower
 
Fort Charlotte
Built in 1789 by Lord Dunmore and named in honor of the wife of King George III, this fort has never fired a shot in battle; includes a water-less moat, drawbridge, ramparts and dungeons; Fort Charlotte commands another fine view of Nassau Harbour; one can imagine the commanding outpost it afforded marauding pirates of the day; FREE Admission, tours are conducted Mon-Sun; located on West Bay Street

242-322-7500 (Ministry of Tourism) or 242-325-9186

The Cloisters
Stroll about the remains of a 14th century French Monastery that was imported, stone by stone, to the United States by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s; 40 years later the Cloisters were bought by Huntington Hartford and installed at the top of a hill on Paradise Island overlooking Nassau Harbour; a popular site for weddings

located on Cloister Road, Paradise Island

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