Never Underestimate Nassau

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Being a Floridian, it’s very easy to spend a day or a weekend in the Bahamas. It is very common for  Floridians to visit the Bahamas on their very first vacation. My family didn’t grow up going on many cruises, so I didn’t get to visit the Bahamas until about 5 years ago, and I’ve been back about 6 times since then.  The reason is usually every cruise makes at least 1 stop in the Bahamas on its itinerary.  Since I’ve been there so many times, I’ve done the Atlantis resort tour, the beaches, the island tour and I’ve been shopping at the stores conveniently placed near the port.    


This time my travel buddy had never been to Nassau, which is always fun to experience something new through someone else’s eyes.  She had never been to the Atlantis Resort and had wanted to see the very famous resort.  We decided to take a cab to the resort the day we would stop there.


    We were able to take a short tour around the island, visit the beaches and tour the Atlantis resort for just $8/ per person.  In order to be able to do this for such a cheap price it does require some patience and I can also help you do the same. 

Once you get off the cruise ship you need to walk the entire port and kindly ignore all of the taxi drivers offering you the best deals of the day to tour the Bahamas.   Once you leave the port there are usually tons of taxis waiting and they usually offer cheaper deals.  We took a shared taxi to the Atlantis Resort for only $4. 

Once we were in the Atlantis Resort we toured through the lobby and the gorgeous aquarium where you’ll get to meet the friendliest stingrays.  You’ll get to tour the beautiful casino and the fabulous shops.  That seems like an inexpensive way to spend a day at one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean doesn’t it??