We have been to Nassau many, many times. This was our most enjoyable visit yet. Being able to walk to the British Colonial Hilton and use their facilities for the day was great. We had perfect beach weather. Best of all it was very quiet on the beach, which was a refreshing change from the constant noise on the ship.
Breezes all-inclusive resort. A small dated beach front resort. Pool area was nice, but not enough seating. Bottom shelf drinks included. Decent lunch buffet was also included. Afternoon activities were a cornhole contest and a swimsuit dance contest. Not really worth the $80pp + $20 rt taxi.
We waffled between the hotel with a $40 credit per person for food, and this hotel. What made our decision? Looking at the menu that indicated your $40 credit would get you a cheeseburger and a drink. We also didn't like that older teens were allowed at that resort. The Warwick is strictly for adults... there's no dance party or booze games, and it is so elegant. The pool is cold, the hot tub is hot, everything is included, and you have nothing to worry about once you arrive. So relaxing. If we ever return to Nassau, this is definitely where we will go.
We spent the day at the British Colonial Hilton and its beach and pool! We had a real nice Mahi lunch with tropical drink. Waiters were super. Water was warm. Got lots of sun! Do not go to this beach for snorkling. The Hilton Hotel was a bit slow in processing our resort for a day pass.
We passed by the Junkanoo parade which is a real sight. Unbelievable costumes and dancing. However, it does mean that most shops are closed and that many street access ways were blocked. We spent the day at the Colonial Hilton which we booked on our own and had a great day. Terrific service, food, drink and facilities.
The Hilton is a beautiful hotel. It was not crowded at all. The food was average price for Bahamas. Our $40 per person credit got us a cocktail and lunch. The beach is very tiny with a not so beautiful view but the pool area is very nice and lunch is served under a tent on the pool deck. There were plenty of servers but it was difficult to flag them down.
This pass allowed us to explore Atlantis Aquarium Dig and Marine Habitats. The aquarium and habitats was a nice experience. Glad it was self-guided since the guided ones seemed too rushed. The resort was more 'run down' than we expected. In need of some structure maintenance / paint. Some of the pools, the rope suspension bridge, and few other areas were drained/closed. Not an excursion I would do over. It took us about 2.5 hours to do the self-guided tour then we caught a taxi back to the port. Taxis wait until they have enough people to fill the van both going and coming so you will probably have to wait 5-10 mins.
A day pass for use of their fresh water pool, bar, restaurant, and private beach. Pass cost was $60 per adult, however you get $40 per adult back in the form of a coupon, to be used at their facility. Voucher was good for food and drinks, including alcohol. A pretty good deal. Pass also included towels, use of kayaks, basketball court, chairs, umbrellas, etc.
We booked the resort day pass for the British Colonial Hilton and it was worth every dime. It was a quick 10 minute walk from the ship and the staff were wonderful. The beach, pool and food at the resort were top notch!
Since we had not disembarked the day before we were eager to get off the ship as soon as we could. We took a cab ride to Atlantis the evening we arrived in Nassau and walked around there for a little while. Since it was after hours we were able to walk through the aquarium part for free. (I'm sure that's frowned upon but there was no one around to tell us otherwise). There was not much else for us to do there and downtown was closed. Nonetheless it was worth the $30 cab ride each way.
For our day in Nassau, we pre-purchased day passes for the Melia resort on cable beach. We paid $39 for adults and &19.50 for kids and that included access to the pool private beach and a buffet lunch. I thought that was a very reasonable price. The facilities were nice end it was easy to get chairs. The service at the buffet though was horrendous. The food itself was ok but there was very little of it. We waited 20 minutes to get seated even though it wasn't crowded or full. It was a great day though, perfect weather and we all had fun except for lunch.
Across the Melia is the an amazing little daiquiri stand. All fresh fruit! Kids got virgin daiquiris and we did some shopping as well. Can't miss spot!
On the way back to the ship, we stopped to shop at the small market by the port and we thought it was the best! Lot's of great little stands and items to buy.
Also we took a jitney to and from Cable Beach and it was safe cheap & fun!
This was Breezes in Nassau
Nice resort with great food and drinks. The water in the ocean was too cold to go in very far. It was cloudy out but warm enough to sit by the pool or the ocean. The water temp in the pool could have been warmer. The Taxi ride there was kinda scary, but the return was nice. We had the driver drop us off near the pier and we did some shopping in the port.
We booked a day pass via Resort for a Day for the British Colonial Hilton. It is a five-minute walk from the pier (yay! no taxi ride). For 60.00 you get the use of the beach, pool, snorkel equipment, towels, and chairs plus a 40 worth of food and/or drinks. I highly recommend this as it is a relaxing, inexpensive beach day with no crowds.
This was a very relaxing excursion that included use of the pool, chairs, towels, snorkeling equipment (although we brought our own) and kayaks. A food and beverage voucher is included which covered 4 meals, 4 adult drinks, and 2 soft drinks during the day. With the voucher, you end up paying about $40 for the entire excursion.
In Nassau we took a cab to the Melia Beach Resort and bought day passes. We enjoyed their beach, and the water was perfect for swimming. We also swam in the pool and had a few drinks at the swim-up bar. They had a DJ playing good music next to the pool. We then took the #10 public bus back to the pier, did a little bit of shopping and walked back to the ship. The taxi cost $30 one way for the three of us, and the driver told us stories of the island and his family. The bus cost $1.25 per person, and we got to see a bit more of the island. At the hotel we were told the bus comes by every 5 to 7 minutes. We waited about 15 minutes before the bus came by. We found this to be a worthwhile excursion that got us away from the crowds for the afternoon.
We booked a day pass at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel and it was perfect! We left our ship early and walked less than 10 minutes to the hotel. We checked in at the front desk and got wrist bands for the day. For $60 per person, we had use of their pool (which was lovely), beach and chairs. There were plenty to go around even with the three huge cruise ships in the doc at the same time. We also received a food/drink voucher for $40 per person! The food was really just sandwiches so we got nachos (cheap) and order several drinks! They were pre-mixed but they did not short the alcohol. You pass a few stores with great souvenir prices on the return to the ship so you can get all your shopping done. Overall we LOVED this port and our excursion. Nothing offered by the cruise line was as good a value.
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