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Things to do in New Providence

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Here's where you would find lots of restaurants & bars all serving sumptous Bahamian food!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Art Museum
“While in the Graycliff Area you will want to stop by and see the National Art Gallery ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Zoo
“Head to the heart of Nassau for a unique visit to the Ardastra Gardens Zoo & Conservation Centre. As the first and only zoo in The Bahamas, it features more than four acres of lush tropical gardens inhabited by a dazzling array of animal species—including the national bird of The Bahamas, the Caribbean flamingo. Hand-feed playful parrots, meet beautiful Bahamian boa constrictors and be sure to watch the world-famous marching flamingos in action.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Resort
“Live Bands, Drinks and Food. Stop at Compass Pointe for an adult night out.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The straw market in downtown Nassau is a great place to get a feel of the local culture & grab some great souvenirs. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Lodging
“Lots of activities, live music and dinning. Don't forget to visit Marina Village junkanoo on Thursday and Saturday nights.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to shop
“You can find a locally made gift for everyone on your list at the Straw Market. Many items are unique and hand crafted, while other items are routine.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Lodging
“Atlantis! The spectacular Atlantis Bahamas resort on Paradise Island wasn't designed to be visited. Atlantis was designed to be experienced! With the world's largest marine habitat, the largest casino in the Bahamas (and the Caribbean,) a 15 million dollar marina, lagoons, waterfalls and the underwater ruins of Atlantis itself... vacationing at the Atlantis Bahamas Resort, Paradise Island, has achieved a distinctive combination of comfort and adventure unlike any other vacation destination.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Food Court
“Arawak Cay offers the authentic atmosphere of the Bahamian Fish Fry with vendors selling made to order conch salad, fried fish and other Bahamian dishes.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Located right on the waterfront, you can get a glimpse of the beautiful Harbour while you party the night away, or while you sit down for nice lunch in the middle of the day... they're flexible like that”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of our favorite spots in the area. Walk through historic sites that our ancestors carved out of limestone. Get lost in mesmerizing tranquil waters. Go on a day excursion and scuba dive to underwater statues. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“hangout of the beautiful Bahamian people, not many tourists. Very friendly”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The Poop Deck is a great place to grab a sandwich! Has a wonderful view of the harbor and the boats. If you are a fish lover, make sure to try the Red Snapper! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food and sports bar always has something happening. It is situate over one of the SandyPort Canals,”
  • 23 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great restaurant with classy food. Nice atmosphere. Tends to be adults only. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love this spot! If you have a rental car or don't mind taking a 20 minute taxi (Or call Rhonda to take you there) - definitely worth a meal here. Lots of variety on the menu, and at a great price point. Favorites: curry conch chowder, Soho special roll Great place for lunch or dinner. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Here's where you would find lots of restaurants & bars all serving sumptous Bahamian food!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“hangout of the beautiful Bahamian people, not many tourists. Very friendly”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The Poop Deck is a great place to grab a sandwich! Has a wonderful view of the harbor and the boats. If you are a fish lover, make sure to try the Red Snapper! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and sports bar always has something happening. It is situate over one of the SandyPort Canals,”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love this spot! If you have a rental car or don't mind taking a 20 minute taxi (Or call Rhonda to take you there) - definitely worth a meal here. Lots of variety on the menu, and at a great price point. Favorites: curry conch chowder, Soho special roll Great place for lunch or dinner. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good sushi, but not great atmosphere - you're better off ordering take out from here!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Good Italian food and seafood in a mansion-turned-restaurant on Nassau Harbour”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lunch or Dinner is great here. It also has a sports bar, right on the canal. There is usually a very friendly and lively crowd here. It is just downstairs the residence. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

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