bahamas transportationJitneys, Cabs, Ferry Ride — Getting around Nassau doesn’t necessarily require renting a vehicle.  The jitneys (or commuter buses) are a great way to get to and from destinations.  They run daily from 6 AM to 6 PM along Bay Street.  Cost of a ride is only $1.50 and you can catch the #10 right in front of Shangri La.  Just say “Bus Stop Please” and they will stop anywhere along their route into downtown Nassau.  They do not, however, cross over the bridge to Paradise Island and don’t go as far West as Lyford Cay.  Cabs are abundant but do get pricy if you are in and about several times a day.  Take a ferry ride from downtown Nassau over to Paradise Island (cost is $4 per person) but they stop running at 6 PM.

Horse & Surrey Rides — Downtown Nassau. View the sights of picturesque Nassau from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. A 20-25-minute ride costs $20 for up to two adults and $10 for children. Max passengers: two adults and one child or three small adults. Rates for additional passengers and extended trips should be negotiated beforehand. Horses rest 1-3pm from May-Oct and 1-2pm from Nov-April.

Site seeing Tour — Hire a taxi service and ride around the island of New Providence for 2.5 hours. Visit residential areas, historical buildings, the Atlantis Hotel Tourist Attractions, The Queen’s Staircase, Parliament Square and centuries old forts once used to defend Nassau against the Spanish.

Rental Vehicle  Option to rent a vehicle thru our local property manager at additional fee. Rates will be less expensive vs. airport rates.