Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre
Wander through the magical grounds of Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre and be awed by the lush gardens, soothed by the sounds of the over 135 animals, and get your march on with the flamingo parade! This picturesque property is a must-visit attraction in Nassau Paradise Island, both for the young and the young at heart. Hand-feed parrots, learn about the rescued and rehabilitated animals, and grab some photos next to some hibiscus blossoms. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram in your photos.
The Retreat Garden
Looking for a spot to get away from it all? The Retreat Garden is calling your name. This 11-acre lush, tropical retreat is not only kid-approved but the perfect spot to relax and admire the beautiful tropical gardens. Home to rare tropical plants, including transplanted palms from as far away as Madagascar, Indonesia, and Mexico — The Retreat Garden is the perfect oasis you’ve been waiting for. Wondering what animals you’ll have the chance to see during your visit? The Retreat Garden is a birder’s paradise, with warblers and other migratory birds making their presence known. So if bird watching makes you happy as a lark, remember to pack your binoculars!
Happy Trails Horseback Riding
Imagine yourself strolling along the white sand beaches of The Bahamas by horseback, gazing out on the beautiful turquoise waters. Sounds like a perfect moment to us — and luckily, you don’t need to imagine it when you visit Happy Trails Horseback Riding. Happy Trails provides an experience unlike any other. And we mean that literally — they are the only trail-riding facility in Nassau! Recreate the iconic horseback scene from James Bond’s Casino Royale (yes, Nassau is featured in the movie), or simply see the Island from a different perspective. The rides depart daily, six days a week (excluding Sundays), and take you on a leisurely stroll through the woods and onto the pristine beaches of Paradise.