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  • Rosalind Cummings-Yeates | September 1, 2015 9:00 PM ET

    5 Travel Adventures to Try in Nassau and Paradise Island

    5 Travel Adventures to Try in Nassau and Paradise Island

    Photo via Facebook/Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas, all others by Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

    Beaches and casinos are the Bahamas’ claim to fame, but insiders know this chain of islands offers so much more than sand and gaming. I'm a huge fan of Bahamian culture. You can experience the country's culinary and artistic traditions practically everywhere you turn, from conch salad to Junkanoo music. But for unexpected adventures, I recommend these options in the capital of Nassau and on Paradise Island:

    1. Race Around Nassau on a Scavenger Hunt

    Absorb the city's fascinating history while searching for clues amid the streets, monuments and shops during the 90-minute Nassau City Seeker scavenger hunt.

    2. Climb Nassau's Fort Charlotte and Enjoy Stunning Views

    The largest fort on the island was constructed in 1789 and supplies a moat, drawbridge and dungeons to explore as well as a panoramic glimpse of Nassau Harbor and Paradise Island.

    3. Walk With The Sharks

    At the exclusive Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, guests can dive into this otherworldly adventure of walking among sharks. Visitors are equipped with glass helmets that allow them to stroll the bottom of the shark exhibit and mingle with the predators, no swimming necessary.

    4. Glide Under The Sea on an Underwater Motorbike

    View Nassau's aquatic beauty without even getting your hair wet. At Stuart Cove's Sub Bahamas, part of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas, you can hop onto a Scenic Underwater Bubble (SUB) that resembles a water-friendly scooter and grab an up-close view of coral reef and sea life at a depth of 15 feet.

    5. Head to Graycliff and Experience Local Chocolate, Rum and Cigar Tours

    Witness the process of chocolate making, cigar rolling and rum tasting on Graycliff interactive tours. Enter the historic estate of pirate John Howard Graycliff, built in 1740, which is now a luxury hotel that hosts artisan tours as well as the world's third largest private wine collection.

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Rosalind Cummings-Yeates Far-Sighted Field Notes

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates Rosalind Cummings-Yeates is a journalist, author and blogger who specializes in travel and culture topics. She loves guiding readers through the richness of various cultures and discovering the essence of a destination. Her travel and culture blog, Farsighted Fly Girl, offers travel insights through the music, food, art and history of various countries and cultures. Join her on the journey at www.Rosalindcummingsyeates.
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