Discover a private island and perfect beaches on a 4.5-hour day trip from Nassau, and escape the city for white sand, swaying palms and an elegant resort. Swim in warm, clear water and soak up the sun, book a poolside cabana or sip drinks at a tropical bar. Take in the Bahamas’ unspoiled serenity as you experience an idyllic private beach retreat.
Beach day on a private island, just off the coast of Nassau
Enjoy a ferry ride across the turquoise waters of the Bahamas
Soak up the secluded atmosphere of the white-sand beach
This tour is a good option for a day away from the crowded public beaches and will bring you in time to get to your cruise. The island itself however does not have a lot of amenities and the pools were dirty. Nobody were using them. There is also no life guard either in the pools or beaches. There are ferries coming with people every hour, so calling this private is a bit too much. Nevertheless the beach is nice and there are fishes in the rocks, so good for snorkeling.
The chairs on the beach are older and covered in oils. The beach was beautiful and so was the water, but other then that it was a very lackluster trip. The food started at $15 for a hot dog and ranged from $20-$25 after that. The drinks were overpriced as well but those were your only options. $5 for a bottle water!
I basically booked this trip to the beach to insure a safe, timely transport to a nice beach. I printed the instructions re the trip and there was none except to meet at the pier. After asking several other tour group guides, cruise ship guides, and being directed by the tour service counter to walk in the direction of Senor Frogs, I was able to find the persons representing the company. I handed my printed copy of reservation with the bar code and reservation number etc and was asked probably 8 times during our 1 hour wait “what day did you make this reservation?”. I explained that the reservation was made at least 2 weeks prior and I did not know the expect date. (It was not contained in the documents I was instructed to print and bring with us).
This was quite stressful as the two girls there were not speaking directly to me as to what the problem was. There were several guests gathered with us who had also been waiting much longer than we had to leave on a trip to this private beach. Once we were finally packed in and a Boat and taken to the beach, we had only 2 hours to enjoy. This was hardly worth the $80 we spent for the 2 of us for a “beach day”. The beach itself was nice, clean and enjoyable.
Not a fan of Nassau, but trip was Beach Day was a nice diversion from the hassle of downtown. Meeting the tour group on the pier was easy Greeted by hostess on arrival at boat, and she remained with us the rest of the tour nice extra. Boat trip to island was 20-25 minutes. The location is beautiful and shared with Sandals Resort. One of the two pools listed in tour package was not in working order with tree limbs and dirt at the bottom. The other pool was OK Food and drink were expensive on the island, but you expect in the Caribbean at a tourist location. There was no one in the pools as they are not heated and very cold. The same was true of the ocean temp with only a handful of guest in the water. The ocean water temp was beyond the control of the tour operator and is not a negative reflection of the tour operator. Overall a nice 4-5 hour break from Nassau and beautiful location even if the weather didn't cooperate. FYI, the tour was sold thru NCL tour desk for 65, so we saved 12.50 each booking thru Viator. Bob M. 01Feb2017
Beach is excellent, pool is nice. It is false advertising to say there are rafts and noodles there for use. I was sent to three different staff to ask where these were, they didn't know anything about it. Only rafts and noodles for rent at $12.99 plus tax. $25 for a virgin drink, wings and fries.