Nassau questions (atlantis resort and other excurions)
Hi! Nassau will be one of our day stops on our cruise in Feb. and I enjoy aquariums so was wondering if anyone has visited the aquarium at the Atlantis resort. Is it worth paying $29 each (seems expensive!)? I called their reservations number and they said the price included "The Dig". Is the dig worth seeing or just hokey? Are you allowed to look around the Atlantis or do security chase you out? What's the cheapest way to get to the Atlantis?
Is it worth going to or would we be better off spending our time and money on other excursions in Nassau, such as the pirate museum, the zoo or botanical gardens? I'm not particularly interested in watching flamingos on parade but do enjoy a good zoo. Also, is the Pirate museum worth the $12 each or is it hokey? Anyone been to the zoo or botanical gardens? What did you think of them? Thanks, Fiona in Ohio
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We got a mini van, which I think was about $8 each. The kids wanted to head straight to the beach, so we were dropped at a public entrance to beach just up from Atlantis. Beach was nice but ocean was very rough, our kids (8 and 6, their great swimmers but it was to risky!!) couldn't go in, which was a shame. After a couples of hours digging castle and holes we walk back down to front entrance of Atlantis. Walked around the Aquarium which was really good and across bridges with hundreds of rays swimming under, beautiful. This was free. If you don't pay for the dig, you can walk around freely and see the aquarium. Their fake Caribbean beach was very tempting (after the rough ocean on offer) but we were told £150 for two adults and two kids, for the wrist bands and towels for the day which would intitle you to use pools and slides. as we had to be back on ship at 1.00 it wasn't worth the money. The guards will let you through to the beach from Atlantis but they will stop you if to try and walk to see the Mayan waterfall area.
If we done it again, we would head for Cable Beach (more Caribbean) and get a day pass at say Holiday Inn.
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is there still a cheap public transportation jitty stop between the straw market and the british colonial sheraton that takes you to cable beach?
when I stayed there yrs ago, it was .75 to go one way