Cons- Party Town, lots of drunks. Every inch of space has some type of building. HUD apartments across the street from Hemmingway house. Bums sitting on the sidewalks. Some parts of Whitehead street didn't feel safe and were dirty. Nothing opened until 9 a.m. even though the ship arrived at 7 a.m. Left too early, not enough time in port to explore more.
As soon as you walk out of the marketplace, you smell urine and see dirty, dented up cabs lined up to "take" the tourists. There are cabbies blocking the sidewalk trying to convince you to ride with them. Past this area, along the waterfront, there are several small shops, a couple of bars and farther ahead is the straw market. The sidewalks are crowded with locals trying to get you to buy one thing or another and they don't like to take no thank you for an answer as they will follow you briefly. We continued past the vendors, went around the corner to the Colonial Hilton. We met up with Basil Taylor of Blue Hole Watersports and he took us fishing. We did catch fish, but Basil was disappointed that we didn't catch any good sized fish. He did try his best to find a good spot but the 20 mph wind and 3'-5' swells made it tough. I would go back and try again to fish with him on a better day. After a few hours of fishing, we headed in. Basil was kind enough to drop us off near Senor Frogs bar so we could grab a beer.
Senor Frogs had the music load and was full of underage kids with drinks, and/or drunk. Apparently the police and government look the other way so that they can make a buck. I went to the bar and ordered two bottles of beer and the price was a staggering $12.50. It was nearly 6 p.m. so, we finished our beers and went back to the ship. On the way back we noticed that most of the shops were closing up. I was left wondering why would we stay in port until 11:59 p.m. I probably won't go back to Nassau, even though we didn't get to see any of the historical sites.