Every weekend, we always hear, “Ain’t nothing to do in Nassau.” September 22nd, marks the first day of Fall. While we may not feel any significant changes in the weather; the party scene has slowed down. Day parties have recently concluded and the fetes ended a while ago. Not to worry though, there are still many interesting things to do. “Cuffing Season” is coming up and I know you want to impress your potential boo with an awesome date. Better yet, it’s your turn to plan the Girl’s Day/Night activities and everyone is tired of the traditional beach day or downtown club scene. Here are five inexpensive (ranging from free to under $50) fun activities, the next time you’re trying to figure out what’s the move.
- Island House Cinema: Located waayy west before Lyford Cay is my favorite movie theatre on the island. Island House Cinema has movie goals written all over. The cinema is super chic, bomb seating options that feature bean bags, sofas and my personal faves, lounge chairs. Your traditional movie snacks, such as, popcorn, gummy bears and chocolate are available. Most importantly though, you can have a glass of wine and other alcoholic beverages while enjoying your movie of choice. There is no need to wait on lines for tickets, because you can purchase them online prior to. Movie ticket pricing is based on seating, ranging from $15-40. Not your typical Galleria Cinemas huh?
2. The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas: Every 4th Sunday of the month, The National Art Gallery offers a complimentary tour for all locals from 12-5pm. Paintings, sculptures and artifacts all waiting to be admired for FREE. Please get on this and save your coins!
3. Graycliff’s Heritage Village: This place is so beautiful. Situated on West Hill Street, Graycliff embodies the charm, sophistication and charisma of a good ole time. With it’s revamp, the once restaurant and hotel only, now features a museum, cigar, chocolate and wine shops. You can explore the entire village at no charge and take some amazing Instagram ready photos.
4. Bahamas Jet Boat: If you’re an adventure seeker, this is the perfect activity for you. You’re in a boat on the gorgeous Bahamian waters going so fast, it almost feels like you’re on a roller coaster. This experience is exhilarating and definitely will get your heart rate going. The Rum Runner’s Tour is $40 per person and includes drinks.
5. John Watling’s Distillery: History, awesome scenery and Bahamian rum. Hi, hello! John Watling’s Distillery offers a free tour around the property showcasing the various rums available. There are actual barrels of rum ready for the smelling and “if you inhale deeply, you can smell the magic in the air.”
Special shout outs to Nick, Shemar, Glenisha and Jonae at Graycliff for the excellent service and answering all of my questions. Thanks to Devanti at John Watling’s for a great tour and quote.