Top 12 Day-Passes
in Nassau cruise port
Review (2022)

Photo by IQCruising of British Colonial Hotel close to Nassau cruise port

The best beach Day-Passes for cruise passengers to enjoy a beach break in the port of Nassau: top Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts.

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Date: September 10, 2022

Junkanoo and Cabbage beaches are the two main public beaches close to the Nassau cruise port. But for a more secluded beach experience, one dozen hotels and resorts offer a beach day-pass to cruise passengers.

Contents - A to Z

  1. Atlantis Resort
  2. Baha Bay Waterpark at Baha Mar
  3. Bob Marley Resort
  4. Breezes Resort and Spa
  5. British Colonial Hilton
  6. Clifton National Park
  7. Graycliff Hotel
  8. Margaritaville Beach Resort
  9. Melia Hotel
  10. Riu Palace Hotel
  11. Sandals Royal Bahamian
  12. Warwick Hotel

Passengers on a cruise to Nassau have always had the opportunity to book a day pass to several hotels, resorts, and waterparks in the most populous and touristic island of the Bahamas.

The Atlantis Resort is one of the most famous. But in the last years Margaritaville and Baha Mar - two Caribbean icons - have opened resorts close to Nassau and offer day passes to passengers visiting the cruise port for the day.

While two resorts opened in Nassau, the British Colonial Hilton has closed its door. However, the beach of the British Colonial is still available to be booked as day pass, and at $25.30 per adult is the most affordable you can get on a cruise to Nassau.

So, if you prefer a more exclusive beach break, instead of heading to Junkanoo Beach or Cabbage Beach, cruise passengers can book online a Nassau day pass.

On this page, you can read the reviews of the top 12 Day-Passes listed alphabetically with details such as location, inclusions, opening hours, cost of getting there by taxi, and day-pass price.

1. Atlantis Resort (Beach Only Day Pass)

Photo of Atlantis Resort Beach in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Atlantis Resort Beach

Atlantis offers many different packages that cover all of the resort's attractions. Most of these packages are really considered tours or excursions but there is also the possibility of booking a Beach Day Pass exclusively for the beach in Paradise Island. It should be noted that this pass does NOT give you access to Atlantis swimming pools, water slides, pool deck, or pool lounge chairs. However, you may take a self-guided tour through the 'ancient ruins of Atlantis' in The Dig.  What's Included: Beach Only.  Where: Located on Paradise Island, 1.9 miles (3 km) from the Nassau cruise terminal - 10-minute taxi ride.  Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.  Open: 9 AM to 6 PM.   Day Pass price:  Starts at $69 (USD) for adults; $40 (USD) for kids 12 and under. (Prices may fluctuate based on occupancy/season. Entrance restrictions may apply.)
Website:
www.atlantisbahamas.com

2. Baha Bay Waterpark at Baha Mar

Photo of Baha Bay Waterpark close to Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Baha Bay Waterpark

The Baha Bay water park is set on 15 luxuriant beachfront acres next to the Baha Mar Resort. The water park is inspired by the natural beauty of The Bahamas, merging relaxing island coolness with thrilling fun for families and couples. What's Included: Pools, including wave pool & action river ride; 24 total slides; FlowCurl™ Surf Simulator; Tipping Bucket &Water Battle Zone; Kids’ Island for younger guests; Lounge chairs and umbrellas; Beach access; Access to open-air gaming casino (18+); Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Where: Located 4.7 miles (7.6 km), 20-minute ride, East of the Cruise Port. Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $18 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $4 each additional guest. Opening hours: 10AM - 6 PM. Day Pass price: $160.00 Per Adult | $65.00 Per Child. 
Must Know: Baha Bay is a cashless venue. Credit cards are the only accepted method for purchases within Baha Bay. 
Website:
bahamar.com

3. Bob Marley Resort (Off Track)

Photo of Bob Marley Resort in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Bob Marley Resort

Boutique Hotel that once was the private retreat home of Bob Marley. What's Included: Access to beach and pool lounge chairs, lunch and a soft drink, and Free Wi-Fi. Where: Located on Cable Beach, 6.3 miles (10 km), 25-minute ride, from Nassau cruise terminal. Getting There: Some packages offer round trip transportation from the cruise pier. Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $20 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.  Open: 8 AM to 6 PM. Activities: Beach and swimming pools Only.
Day Pass price:  Between $89 and $99 (USD)
Website:
www.bahamas.com

4. Breezes Resort and Spa (All Inclusive)

Photo of Breezes Resort in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Breezes Resort

Set in the powder-white sands of Cable Beach, the resort has 3 freshwater pools, which include a swim-up bar pool and a misting pool, plus a poolside Jacuzzi. Ideal for those that enjoy water sports and land activities. What's Included: Unlimited dining for lunch and snacks, unlimited drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol) including premium brand cocktails and wine, access to the beach, pools, whirlpools, lounges, umbrellas, towels, bathrooms, changing rooms, and Free Wi-Fi. Activities: Windsurfing, sailing, paddle-boats &kayaking, rock climbing, tennis, flying trapeze, beach volleyball, pool tables, ping pong tables, and fitness center. Motorized water sports are available but not included in the Day-Pass. Where: Located on Cable Beach, 4.3 miles (7 km), 15-minute taxi ride from Nassau cruise terminal. Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest. Open: 10 AM to 6 PM. Day Pass price:  Between $80 and $94 (USD)
Website:
www.breezes.com

5. British Colonial Hilton (Around The Corner from the Port)

Photo of British Colonial Hilton in Nassau.

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Just around the corner from the cruise terminal, the most famous hotel in Nassau has closed its doors but it is still possible to book a beach day pass. What's Included: Access to Serenity Beach at British Colonial; lounge chairs &towels, umbrella (based on availability); restrooms are available on property for day pass guests; beach service is available for the purchase of food and drink. Activities: Beach only Where: Located on the East end of Nassau, 1/2 mile (850 meters) from Nassau cruise terminal. Getting There: Within walking distance (10-minute walk) from the cruise port. Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $12 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest. Open: 8 AM to 6 PM.
Day Pass price:  $25.30 (adults) | $13.20 (children)
Bookings:
resortforaday.com

6. Clifton Heritage National Park (Off Track Wonder)

Photo of Clifton Heritage National Park in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Clifton Heritage National Park

Very much an off-the-beaten-track site and seldom visited by cruise passengers, Clifton Heritage National Park has stunning and secluded beaches to enjoy a relaxing day in the sun. Two beaches are named after famous movies filmed here - Jaws The Revenge (1992) and Flipper (1996). You may also visit underwater breathtaking coral reefs, the world's largest underwater sculpture (Ocean Atlas) or the wrecks of Props from James Bond movies - Thunderball 1965, Never Say Never Again 1983. What's Included: Park Entrance, Access to Beaches, Lounge Chairs, Umbrella (don't forget your own towel and sunscreen). Activities: Beach and Snorkeling; Extra-cost: ATV, Scooter, Bicycles, Nature and Heritage Tours  Where: Located on the Western Tip of Providence Island, 16.6 miles (26.6 km) from Nassau cruise terminal.  Getting There: Taxi from the Nassau cruise terminal: around $25 (USD) for 1-4 guests (35-minute taxi ride).  Transportation may be included depending on the package - contact the Park Directly on the website below. Open: 9 AM to 5 PM.  Day Pass price:  Beach Only $60 (USD). Lover's retreat $120 (price per couple including lunch with 1 bottle of wine). Family Packages $250 (up to 5 guests, lunch included).
Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com

7. Graycliff Hotel (in the heart of Nassau)

Photo of Graycliff Hotel in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Graycliff Hotel

One of the most famous and luxurious hotels in Nassau, know for its fine cuisine, astonishing wine cellar, and just around the corner from the cruise port. What's Included: Welcome drink, a brief tour of the hotel property and amenities, access to the pool, and a three-course lunch. Pool towels, changing rooms and showers. The pass is valid for six hours.  Where: Located in the heart of Nassau, 1/2 mile (850 meters) from Nassau cruise terminal. Getting There: Within walking distance (10-minute walk). Taxi from cruise terminal: around $9 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.  Open: Monday to Friday from 10 AM. Day Pass price:  $100 (USD) for adults; $75 (USD) for children.
Website:
www.graycliff.com

8. Margaritaville Beach Resort

Photo of Melia Hotel in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Melia Hotel

Margaritaville Beach Resort is the latest attraction in Nassau and it's within walking distance of the cruise terminal in Nassau port. Wrapped by palm trees, turquoise waters, and sugar-powdered beaches, Margaritaville is the closest resort to the cruise port in Nassau. It features a private beach, an oceanfront swimming pool, a water park with water slides, a lazy river, and fabulous food and drinks, including a pool bar. 
What's Included: 
Fins Up Water Park featuring water slides and lazy river; SurfStream®; Climbing Wall (Coming Soon); Oceanfront Pool &a Hot Tub; Lounge chairs, umbrellas &towels; Complimentary Wi-Fi; Walking distance from Nassau cruise terminal. Notice: failure to return resort towels will result in a $25.00 charge per towel. Where: Located on Bay Street, East End of Nassau, between the British Colonial Hilton and Junkanoo Beach, around 1/2 mile (850 meters) from the cruise terminal Getting There: Within walking distance (10-minute walk) from Nassau's cruise terminal. Taxi from cruise terminal: around $12 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest.  Opening hours: Pool is open between 8 AM and 6 PM | Waterpark between 10 AM and 5 PM Day Pass price: $86.90 Per Adult | $38.50 Per Child. 
Website:
margaritavilleresorts.com

9. Melia (Families Welcome)

Photo of Melia Hotel in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Melia Hotel

A favorite among cruise passengers traveling with family. What's Included: Access to beaches, pools, chairs, umbrellas, towels and snorkel equipment and Free Wi-Fi. Food and drinks are NOT included. At the O’Grille Beach Cafe guests can pay for quick bites, tropical drinks and local beer. Activities: Extra charge for: table tennis, a basketball court, air hockey, kayaks, paddle boards, and jet skis. Where: Located on Cable Beach, 5.2 miles (8.3 km) from Nassau cruise terminal - 18-minute taxi ride. Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest. Open: 9 AM to 5 PM. 
Day Pass price:  Between $25 (USD) for Children and $45 (USD) for Adults.
Website:
www.melia.com

10. Riu Palace (All Inclusive)

Photo of RIU Palace in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of RIU Palace

Loved by grown up cruise passengers - exclusively for Adults (18 year old and up). What's Included:Access to the pristine white sandy beach, beach side swimming pool, infinity pool with swim-up bar and Jacuzzi. Lunch buffet with local and international cuisines, and all day long light snacks. Open bar with unlimited domestic, top international brands and tropical cocktails. Sun loungers, beach chairs, towels, parasols, and Free Wi-Fi. Activities: Beach volleyball, Caribbean Dance lessons and Darts. Where: Located on Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the Nassau cruise terminal - 10-minute taxi ride. Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest. Open: 9 AM to 5 PM.
Day Pass price:  $120 (USD)
Website:
www.riu.com

11. Sandals Royal Bahamian (All Inclusive)

Photo of Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Sandals Royal Bahamian

For adult couples only. What's Included: Full access to a pristine beach, swimming pools (7 Pools, 6 Whirlpools, 2 Swim-up Pool Bars), land and water activities, and private offshore island with two beaches — one for snorkeling and sunbathing, the other for high-energy water sports. Unlimited premium brand drinks and full lunch from 10 specialty and gourmet restaurants. (pass does not include dining at Gordon’s on the Pier.)  Activities: Canoes/Kayaks, Windsurfing, Water Trikes, Snorkeling, Hobie® Cats, Sailboats, Paddle Boarding, Scuba Diving, Basketball, Croquet, Beach Volleyball, Fitness Center, Pool Tables, Darts, Board Games, Tennis, Lawn Chess, Shuffleboard and Table Tennis. Where: Located on Cabble Beach, 5.7 miles (9.3 km) from the Nassau cruise terminal - 20-minute taxi ride. Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest. Open: 10 AM to 6 PM.
Day Pass price:  $110 (USD)
Website:
www.sandals.com

12. Warwick Hotel (All Inclusive)

Photo of Warwick Hotel in Nassau.

Photo Courtesy of Warwick Hotel

For adults (16+) cruisers only. What's Included: Access to private beach lagoon, swimming pool, and whirlpool overlooking Nassau Harbor. Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks served in Verandah and at Chickcharnie's Pizzeria and Grill. Unlimited beverages, all day from the Hog Bar including beer, wine, liquor and tropical drinks. Beach towel service, umbrellas and chaise lounge chairs, by the poolside or on the beach. Use of snorkeling equipment. Free Wi-Fi. Activities:  Beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, snorkeling, bicycles and fitness center. Where: Located on Paradise Island, 1.9 miles (3 km) from the Nassau cruise terminal - 10-minute taxi ride. Getting There: Taxi from Nassau cruise terminal: around $15 (USD) for 1-2 guests - $3 each additional guest. Open: 10 AM to 6 PM.
Day Pass price:  $95 (USD)
Website:
warwickhotels.com

 

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