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Old 03-31-2010, 07:34 PM
kls kls is offline
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We were in Nassau last week. Not a lot to do in the downtown area-lots of jewelry stores and t-shirt shops. There is a zoo, pretty simple, but fun for children-they can go in the bird cages and march with the flamingos. I would recommend the historical tour of Nassau ($20-25 per person). You can get on and off the bus. We did not take the tour, but wish we would have. There is so much more to see in Nassau than the jewelry stores and souvenir shops, the local neighborhoods, the poverty, etc is also a part of Nassau and I think gives tourists a better understanding of their country and culture. We took a taxi from the port to Atlantis ($11 - $5 per person and $1 for the toll). On the way back, the taxi was full so he charged everyone $4 a piece. We did not pay an admission fee at the Atlantis, we walked around the resort, went to the casino for awhile and had a latte at Starbucks. I called Atlantis ahead of time to find out which part of the resort is open to the public at no charge and there are several fast food type restaurants, the gift shops, parts of the aquarium and the casino. A couple years ago we swam at the public beach right next to the Atlantis, it was very clean. You could rent chairs, wave runners, etc at the public beach.