It’s easy to fill your days in Paradise while spending very little money! Discover downtown Nassau, hit the beach, or immerse yourself in Bahamian culture and history.
There are many beautiful beaches around Nassau Paradise Island that you can explore for absolutely no cost. Enjoy a sunny walk on the sand, or pack a beach bag with some towels, sunscreen, water, and snacks and make a day of it! Check out our guide to the beaches of Nassau Paradise Island to help you plan your outing.
Markets and Galleries
OK, you’ll likely be tempted by some of the goodies that are available for purchase...but if you promise to stick to a “just browsing” rule, Nassau Paradise Island’s craft markets and art galleries can make for a fun afternoon of admiring eye-catching items. Stroll the aisles of the world-famous Straw Market or peruse one-of-a-kind works at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery.
John Watling’s Distillery, housed in the historic Buena Vista Estate, offers complimentary tours introducing visitors to the history of rum-making in The Bahamas–and, yes, you’ll get to sample the product!
Clifton Heritage Park
For just $10 you can spend hours at Clifton Heritage Park, perched at the western tip of New Providence Island. Here, you’ll find picturesque hiking trails, fascinating historic sites, and an underwater sculpture garden that’s not to be missed. Plan to spend two to three hours at the park–longer if you choose to linger on the beach!