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Bahamians continue the tradition of the early Lucayan and Taino Indians by producing distinctive arts and crafts that reflect the skill and artistry of our heritage. Bahamians utilize local resources to create unique foods, spices, ceramics, crafts, art and music. Visit the world-famous Straw Market on Bay Street, where you will experience Bahamian life close-up and can polish your bartering skills while sampling the work of some of the local artisans.

Authentically Bahamian

Browse through booths at the craft centers, displaying Bahamian arts and crafts from the various islands created from indigenous products. Items include paintings, sea treasures, blown glass, conch shell jewelry, Junkanoo art, clothing, driftwood paintings, straw work, ceramics, pine seed dolls and more.

Duty-Free

Effective January 1, 1992, the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas abolished all import duties on these items: perfumes and fragrances, crystal, leather goods, jewelry, fine linens and tablecloths, watches and clocks, photographic equipment, china, binoculars, and telescopes. To know if a store is a duty-free shop, simply look for the duty-free logo: DFS. Savings on these items are significantly below U.S. prices, so it's easy to see why many visitors return from The Islands of The Bahamas with more than nice tans.

TOURS AND EXCURSIONS

There is a variety of optional tours & excursions available for you to experience Nassau. Our resort has a full service tour desk which can assist you in choosing the perfect vacation experience for you and your family!

Here is a sampling of a few of the most popular tours:

2 1/2 Hour City & Country Tour

Drive through old romantic Nassau and environs to see our ancient Forts Fincastle and Charlotte with their pirate lore. March or crawl down the Queen's staircase, 65 steps cut out of natural limestone by slaves in the late 18th century. Enjoy the government buildings of Parliament Square, constructed in 1815, these buildings are excellent examples of colonial architecture. The Houses of Assembly, the old Colonial Secretary's Office and the Supreme Court are clustered around a statue of Queen Victoria. Take a snap-shot of Government House, the official residence of the Queen's personal representative, the Governor General, with its statue of Christopher Columbus in the foreground. Picturesque Gregory's Arch, the Water Tower, the old prison, the unique native straw market and scores of other historic sites in the centuries-old capital of the Bahamas await you during this informative tour of our capital. Price: $45.00 per person. Transportation included.

Sandy Toes Day Trip

Come and experience an unforgettable day with us at Sandy Toes, Rose Island – an uninhabited private island off the shores of Nassau and Paradise Island. Sandy Toes Beach Bar is the area’s only TRUE beach bar; THIS IS what you envision when you think of a Bahamian vacation – sipping daiquiris, lazing in a hammock, snorkeling our beautiful reefs, kayaking our private coves, and swaying to our sweet island tunes – you can do it all, or you can do nothing at all . This is the way to unwind and let loose. Cruise the clearest waters in the world to our exclusive private island facility. Enjoy a day you will never forget: pristine white sandy beaches, breathtaking views and an ambience you will dread to leave. Experience a unique island hopping vibe yet just a boat ride away from the hustle and bustle of Nassau and Paradise Island. Price: $70.00 per person. Children 4-12 pay $35.00. Hotel transfer included.

Majestic Lady Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along Nassau's picturesque waterfront aboard our 75ft. triple deck Catamaran, "The Majestic Lady". Watch as the sun slowly slips below the horizon (time and conditions permitting) and Nassau and Paradise Island are transformed into dark silhouettes sprinkled with light. Your hosts will announce dinner on the main deck. Succulent chicken, fish fingers, tender beef, Bahamian peas n'rice, salad with fresh dinner rolls and a dessert are sure to wet your appetite. As you wind down from dinner on the two lower decks or under the stars on the upper deck, the buffet line is slowly replaced by a limbo line. Cash bar is available! $60.00 per person. Children 2-12y pay $30.00. Hotel transfers included.

Dolphin Close Encounters

Dolphin Encounters, on breathtaking Blue Lagoon Island, has been one of Nassau's top tourist attractions since 1989. Home to a family of world famous native Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that includes the stars of Universal's movie "Flipper", Dolphin Encounters offers guests a truly authentic once-in-a-lifetime Bahamian experience. Large, high-speed catamarans provide a relaxing and scenic tour of Nassau's famous harbour, as you cruise to the private island home of friendly dolphins and sea lions. The extraordinary all-natural habitat of the animals is apparent from the moment the boat enters the hidden lagoon to reveal lush, tropical, pristine surroundings. Price: $98.00 per person. Transportation not included.

Swim With The Dolphins

This has been one of Nassau's top tourist attractions since 1989. Home to a family of world famous native Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that includes the stars of Universal's movie "Flipper", Dolphin Encounters offers guests a truly authentic once-in-a-lifetime Bahamian experience. Large, high-speed catamarans provide a relaxing and scenic tour of Nassau's famous harbour, as you cruise to the private island home of friendly dolphins and sea lions. $185.00 per person.

Seaworld Explorer (Semi-Submarine)

The Sea World Explorer is a cruising, underwater observatory and guided marine tour. Renowned throughout the Caribbean as a popular tourist adventure, this semi-submarine provides a unique opportunity for everyone, not just divers and snorkelers, to experience the wonders of life underneath the waves. You and your experienced guide sit in air-conditioned comfort while you explore the sea life only inches away from you, on the other side of the viewing window. You'll think you're diving-without all the hassle and equipment. Price: $45.00 per person. Children 3-12y pay $25.00. No hotel transfer included.

Note – Pricing is subject to change without prior notice. For more information on available tours, please email us at info@paradiseislandbahama.com

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