Wading in the turquoise waters of Bahamas Junkanoo Beach Nassau, you watch as another cruise ship arrives in your paradise. Your eyes gaze on the big ship as it slowly anchors into the port beside Junkanoo Beach. You make your way back to the white sand beach and anchor yourself to a beach bead under the shade of a few palm trees. The cool ocean breeze glides across your face as you read about more fascinating things to do in Nassau on your Bahamas vacation. You can taste the sea salt on your tongue.
You opt for a mid-afternoon margarita on one of the best beaches in Nassau. Tomorrow you will go diving with turtles. And next, perhaps, you will go swimming with Exuma pigs. Yes, swimming pigs. Your trip to the Bahamas has just begun, the opportunities are limitless. Everything is better in the Bahamas.
Bahamas Air Tours offers a great swimming pigs tour package that will take you from Nassau to anywhere in the Exuma Cays the fastest way possible — in the air! The time saved will allow you to spend more time in the water with those pink little piglets that everyone adores. Book the best Exuma day trips with Bahamas Air Tours and make the most of your precious time.
What you need to know about Junkanoo Beach Nassau Bahamas
1. Junkanoo Beach Nassau is the closest beach to the cruise port
The beach is near Western Esplanade Beach in the north of Nassau and is not always as busy as some other beaches within the vicinity. Because of this, it is able to stay relatively quiet for a large part of the year. Spring Break, for example, is not a great time to be at Junkanoo Beach. It’s a wonderful family beach, otherwise, with its easy access from downtown Nassau and clean restroom and changing facilities.
Just note that sometimes the beach can get a bit rowdy from the cruise crowds. However, it remains excellently maintained regardless, and quiet for much of the year.
2. The multitude of things to do at Junkanoo Beach Nassau
There are a number of things to do at Junkanoo Beach Nassau Bahamas that will entertain you for as long as your stay around Nassau.
Here are some favorites:
Crystal Palace Casino: You want to take the biggest risk of your Bahamas vacation? Crystal Palace is a fully loaded casino complete with sportsbook, bar, tables, machines, — the whole nine yards. This is one of the hottest spots on the island and good for a night of entertainment.
Kayaking at Nassau Bahamas beaches: Some adrenaline junkies just can’t stay away from the adventure sports. But who could blame them in this turquoise water paradise right off the shore of the Nassau Bahamas beaches?
Western Esplanade Beach: Often only when Junkanoo Beach gets crowded then tourists start to spill into Western Esplanade Beach. It is a little further from the port, but worth the solitude! It is absolutely one of the best beaches in Nassau.
Bahamian Food Tours: Fancy trying a taste of a new cuisine? Ever tried cracked Conch? We hope you like seafood. . . The Bahamas specializes in a very fish-friendly cuisine (duh, it is an island)! And if you can’t find traditional food you are keen to, there’s a hearty selection of good ole’ fashioned Western food, too.
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas: Ready to escape the sun, yet? The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas is great for a relaxed activity in the heat of the day. The gallery is one of the best things to do in Nassau while hiding inside!
John Watling’s Distillery: Overlooking the harbor, “the spirit of the Bahamas” awaits your visit. Whether you are either a rum or Red Turtle vodka fan, a John Watling’s tour of the distillery is still worth the air-conditioning and break from the sun! Besides the Nassau beach scene, Watling’s Distillery is a nice change of pace.
Blue Hole Watersports: For those looking for an excellent 5-star team to go scuba diving in the turquoise waters of the Bahamas with, look no further than Blue Hole Watersports. Snorkel from the Nassau beach locations or dive off the boat into the middle of the clear waters of the Bahamas. Some of the best diving in the world happens in these waters.
The Blue Zone Massage Services: Looking to wind down and shed some stresses of vacationing? The Blue Zone team has you covered for the best massages near Junkanoo Beach.
The Love Shack: A great beach spot with an entertaining staff of servers. Rumored to be the cheapest place for a drink at Junkanoo Beach Nassau. That’s enough to make us want to do some investigating.
Senor Frogs: Clean, friendly, with a great view of the cruise port; the perfect place to stop for a 5 o’clock drink or a quick meal.
Bowcar Jeep and Buggy Tours: Feeling a little on the wild side? Try out a dune buggy on the wild landscapes of New Providence. The beaches aren’t the only nature the Bahamas has to offer.
3. Nassau to Staniel Cay day trip to the Swimming Pigs is a MUST
A Staniel Cay day tour from Bahamas Junkanoo Beach Nassau is actually very convenient for seeing other parts of the archipelago. Junkanoo Beach is a great beach for day trippers mostly because that’s all they have time for. However, there are definitely more prime beaches around the Exuma Cays. That’s why getting to Staniel Cay is a must!
Go with Bahamas Air Tours for the ride of your life. We will go wherever you want and make sure you arrive there in style!
4. Nassau Old Town is SO close
Being so close to Downtown Nassau means that anywhere you are near Junkanoo Beach, you are well connected to the rest of the Bahamas. There are plenty of things to do in Nassau to occupy your time, but the best parts of the Bahamas wait for you in the out islands.
Take a day tour to one of many out islands in the Exuma Cays to witness untouched beaches and reefs as you have never seen. Junkanoo Beach is a great beach for day travelers, but if you want to see the real Bahamas, you have to take a plane to the less-traveled.
5. Nassau to Bahamas Swimming Pigs Day trip by plane is a priority
There aren’t many things better than swimming with pigs in the ocean of Bahamas’ Big Major Cay (Pig Island). Unfortunately, tourists often experience rough day trips to get to Big Major Cay because of the unpredictable sea conditions. Sea-sickness can ruin an excursion quicker than you know it.
But there is good news. Now, you can fly from Nassau to Bahamas on one of our tours to Pig Beach three times faster than on a ferry tour so you can see the pigs in the Bahamas. Imagine your excitement as you pull into shore and the fat and fluffy pink pigs are swimming up to your boat hungry to be fed fruits and veggies from your hand. That’s an experience you can’t turn down!
Book your Nassau to Bahamas Day Trip to see Swimming Pigs Today!
Junkanoo Beach Nassau is a wonderful place, but it is only part of what to see in Bahamas. There is so much nature and solitude to be found in the Bahamas out islands of the Exumas, you’d be foolish not to check it out for yourself.
Why not book with Bahamas Air Tours where we will fly you around in a luxury nine-seat Bahamas air charter plane and let you customize your own itinerary whilst looking down on one of the most spectacular sights known to man — the Exuma Cays, from above! Book a Swimming Pigs tour from Nassau or take our Bahamas Day Tour from Miami.
There are too many reasons for you to give up the influx of cruise day trippers at Junkanoo Beach and take a dive into some real Bahamian white sand beaches.
Select images courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism.
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