A vacation to Nassau can be many things, and the wise and adventuresome traveler tries to experience them all. This list guides such travelers to experiences that round out a visit to New Providence Island and Paradise Island. It skirts the usual tourist magnets for guided visions of what lies below the surface.
In the case of the water's surface, snorkeling and diving charters and even a "semi-submarine" boat cruise allow you a peak at the Bahamas' magnificent coral reefs and the creatures that frequent them. But visiting Nassau is only experiencing one level of the diverse Bahamas archipelago. You may want to consider a side trip with Bahamas Ferries to one of the hundreds of charming, time-stilled Out Islands that surround Nassau.
You can glimpse some of that character if you get outside the Nassau comfort zone on New Providence Island, and Happy Trails Stables is a great way to see rural landscapes and beaches from a horseback perspective.
The list also suggests a few ways to see the sights in downtown Nassau. However you tour the islands, stay tuned to your guides to learn the fascinating history of the destination and pick up a few colorful phrases and a little culture.