Nassau, Bahamas

On our second day we ported on the island of Nassau. As we got off the boat it was nothing but hot and humid weather. We took what seemed to be a short walk around their little downtown walking into stores based on their air conditioning. They had a Señor Frogs restaurant, souvenir shops and surprisingly a whole bunch of high end shops like Coach, Breitlng, Rolex Etc. Getting off the boat and walking into the downtown seemed like a cluster as locals hassle you for hair braiding, moped riding, and the list goes on and on. One lap around their downtown was enough and we had two options 1.) head back to the boat or 2.) find a way to get to Paradise Island a parallel island home to the Atlantis Resort. We were headed for Atlantis…

A few facts we found out about Nassau:

  • 20 minutes away from the airport is where Anna Nicole Smith and her son are laid to rest accompanied by 24 hour security.
  • James Bond’s Casino Royal was filmed in part of Nassau
  • Nassau has also been the setting for several other recent movies including After the Sunset,Into the Blue and Flipper.