Nassau Resort Day Pass Excursion Reviews
Our day in Nassau was fantastic! On our last cruise, we did the Atlantis excursion which was awesome but this time around did not make financial sense. I did some research and found a great place called Melia Nassau Beach resort. The day pass for using their property, which is absolutely breathtaking is $30 per person, cheaper for children. We took a taxi for $10 round trip to the resort which is about a 15 minute drive. The drivers are very nice and ask you what time you would like to be picked up. Our driver was right on time picking us up. Right when you enter the resort lobby, it is very upscale. We paid for our day passes and were nicely given directions to the beach. The beach is private and very quiet. We did not see any other people from our ship there. The water was crystal clear and the sand extra soft. We did not have an issue finding lounge chairs. I went swimming in the ocean and was also able to use their snorkel gear for free. If you want to use their paddleboards or kayaks, they charge $30 for rental. Drinks and food there are also very expensive. We just decided to eat on the ship afterwards. They also have a basketball court here and a swim up bar at one of their pools. They have a kiddie pool with a waterfall for the kiddos. My son loved playing in here. The staff at the resort are very friendly. Our day was cut short by rain, so we didnt get to walk around and shop, but the tourist side of Nassau is very nice. I would highly recommend the day pass at Melia if you want to avoid crowds and overpaying for an excursion. Very peaceful, enjoyable, and easy on the pocketbooks.
We aren't shoppers and weren't impressed with Nassau. Maybe we saw the wrong parts. What we did do and I would recommend is buying a day pass at the British Colonial Hilton. $200 for the 4 of us, but it came with $160 food/drink credit. Easy 4-5 block walk from the ship and was delightful. Nice outside bar, lovely pool, private beach. Google it. It was good even in the rain and the bartender Phillip was excellent. My rating is an average of 2 Stars for Nassau and 4 stars for the British Colonial Hilton.
We walked over to the British Colonial Hilton to spend the day at the beach and the pool. It was nice, and. included in the reasonable price, was a nice credit to be used at the onsite restaurant/bar. We enjoyed a nice lunch by the pool, a couple of soda's and bahama mama's for me. The credit more than covered our bill. Nassau is another place we have been numerous times and have already done all of the usual tourist excursions on previous cruises. This resort day pass was a real treat for us for the day.