Nassau

Caroline
We’ve been to Nassau before, but this time we did it on our own without shore excursions and had a great time. We spent the morning shopping in the straw market and got a great deals. We went back to the ship for lunch and then our group went separate ways. The first group went to the beach. Taxi’s to the beach are about 6$ a person. We had heard about the Jitney buses so decided to catch one. We walked passed the straw market and pass Senior Frogs made a left and stood in front of the McDonalds across from a big yellow hotel. I think it’s the British Colonial. The bus came in just a few minutes. It’s the #10 jitney and goes to Cable beach. The Jitney only cost a dollar, but you do need exact change. The bus dropped our group off in front of the Crystal Palace. Here they were able to walk right through the lobby and relax on their beach and use their lounge chairs for no charge. Drinks were available as well as jet skis and parasailing. They also had a really nice pool with a water slide that they used. Much better than paying for a 70$ beach excursion day. The Jitney also picked them back up in front of the hotel. The second group went to Stuart Cove. Here, we tried their discover scuba course. This was the best part of our trip. The Stuart Cove bus picked us up right outside of the pier. The staff at the dive shop were very friendly and helpful. They gave us instructions on the way to a shallow sight where we practiced before the actual dive. The instructors were very patient with everyone and made us feel very comfortable under the water. The 30 foot dive was awesome, we were under for 45 minutes but it goes by so fast!! If anyone is planning to dive in Nassau, beginner or not I would highly recommend them. Our ship was in port late, but we did not get back off after dinner. Our last trip we did get of in the evening and headed to Atlantis. We did not have to pay anything to get in the Dig. We also gambled a little with no luck.  

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