Nassau, as the heart of the Bahamas, is peppered with excitement that caters to travelers of all ages. I think any grandmother would want to visit Nassau with her grandchildren because there are many places to see and things to do in the Nassau where both grandmother and her grandchildren can enjoy. Nassau vacation rentals which are easy to find are built to accommodate every visitor’s dream. Nassau has no shortage of wonderful attractions for both grandchildren and grandmothers like me. So, why don’t we take a look at the wonderful places we can visit and things we can do that are fun for the grand folks and little ones.
Visit the Nattie Palace
When you visit the Nattie Palace, this experience will take you back to a time the people enjoyed the simpler things in life. There was great community spirit through caring, sharing and hard working. After you enter in the place, it is a must-see attraction for anyone who would like a beautiful view. Kids can learn a lot about the Nassau heritage and grandmother can reconnect with the past. The main building of the place is too much complex because now that spills into smaller rooms, each room has with a special theme and a special number of historical artifacts, in fact, some of which are over 100 years old.
Like every grandmother, I never compromise on the food. Of course everybody loves food and if you are a foodie who is constantly worried about your food then don’t worry as you will find different varieties of food in Nassau. Every restaurant serve the traditional caribbean cuisines but you can also enjoy the non-Bohemian cuisine like baked macaroni, coleslaw, boiled vegetable, fried plantain, and johnnycake.
Since we are already talking about food, Arawak Cay serves just a fresh caught seafood which comes perfectly with mouth-watering array of tropical fruits. It offers you the authentic atmosphere of the Bohemian Fish Fry and other Bohemian dishes which are special and unique to this destination. It is also known for its cheap yet delicious meals.
Pirates of Nassau Museum
Almost every kid that watches Disney films love the Pirates of the Caribbean so, bringing your grand kids to a Pirate Museum in Nassau is going to be a visit they will cherish forever. This museum located in the harbor in the heart of downtown Nassau, it is actually based on a model of the famous pirate ship ”REVENGE”, which visitors enter to explore the dark and mysterious world of pirates.
Visit the Straw market
Basically, straw market considered the one of the country’s oldest market which is located in the Nassau In this market, you will find people weaving straw into anything. You will find the all handmade things like Bahamian crafts, mats, dolls, conch shell jewellery, and wood carving each and everything is made with the straw and all these things available at very reasonable price. Basically, they organized the straw market all over the island. It is very quiet, open and very colorful. You enjoy a lot when you visit this market. Head into town for a little duty-free shopping. Any shoppers in the family will have a great time exploring the straw market. It is also a fun activity for grand folks and kids alike to craft their own stuffs made out of straw. It will be a great souvenir!
Hit the beach
Kids love to spend time in the beach while it is also a relaxing breaks for the grammys to take some sun. Nassau paradise island provides a variety of beaches. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing place where you can do relaxing with your book then it is the best place. The sea is filled with bright color and beaches are pristine and safe for the kids to wander and play. And then, at the end of the day on the beach, you can enjoy dinner under the star with your toes in the sand.
Visit parliament square
No trip to Nassau will be complete without taking a trip back to old days. The Parliament Square in Nassau is oozing with history which is a great day out for you and your grand kids to learn about the past of this paradise island.
In 1815, the Parliament Square building was constructed by the Loyalists. These flamingo-pink government buildings are excellent examples of the colonial architecture of old Nassau. Parliament square is very special because this is where the Prime Minister and two parliamentary houses meet. If the house is sitting, enter the gallery and watch lawmakers debates. It’s a spectacular to witness an actual debate.
Behind the House of Assembly is the supreme court of the Bahamas building, built in 1921. You can also look for local judges or lawyers, who follow tradition, dressing in traditional British wigs and robes. The Senate building is in the center of the square, facing toward Bay Street. Here, you can find an early 20th-century statue of Queen Victoria in front of this building. This marble statue was built in honor of the queen’s birthday in 1905. Just behind the Supreme Court building, you can find the pretty garden of remembrance. This garden is the center of many events on Remembrance day, including a march from Christ Church Cathedral to the cenotaph.
These are only a short list out of tons of places to see and things to do in Nassau with your grand kids. For sure, you’ll be able to find at least one activity that both you and your grand kids can both enjoy.