Nassau Cruise Port – 6 Best Resort Day Pass & All Inclusive Options [2019]
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Nassau Cruise Port - 6 Best Resort Day Pass & All Inclusive Tours [2019]

  • GW Staff
  • May 29th 2019
  • Travel

While Nassau offers tons of great shore excursions options, we always prefer a Resort Day Pass. Even better is one with an “All Inclusive” package.

We’ve cruised to the Bahamas a few times and have done the “standard” tours. They’re great. They’ve showed us that Nassau’s best features include its beaches, blue waters, amazing weather, and great people.

We’ve also realized, over time, that the most convenient way to take advantage of all is with a Resort Day Pass.

6 Nassau Resorts Near Cruise Port

In the Bahamas Map above, you’ll see your six Resort Options, all offering day passes to cruisers. The anchor icon indicates your cruise port. You can see all are very near to where your ship will be docked!

Why a resort day pass vs another cruise excursion?

There are a bunch of reasons for choosing an All Inclusive Day Pass. Here are our top few.

SAFETY

Nassau is relatively safe. Without doubt, though, you’ll be the safest within a resort. On very rare occasion, you’ll here of crime or accidents in the Caribbean. We’ve never heard of an incident within one of Nassau’s resorts. You’ll find adequate security and privacy within the confines of the hotel property. Additionally, the resort likely offers many of the same amenities as your cruise ship in the event of an unfortunate incident occurring.

CONVENIENCE

From our map above, you can see that all resorts are near your Nassau Cruise Port. The process of getting off at port, getting to the resort and checking in should take roughly 20 minutes. Once that’s done, you’ll be in complete relaxation for hours. Every amenity you’ll need will be at your fingertips. You’ll never need to worry about haggling over price, finding food, renting beach chairs, etc. And you won’t need to check your watch constantly to make sure your excursion provider will get you back on time. Your only inconvenience will be deciding which drink to order next. Since most drinks are all-inclusive, this is an easy “problem” to solve.

EXPERIENCE

Most organized shore excursions are run by “mom and pop” shops. Most do a great job. But, they’re not held to the same standards as the resort properties. When you’re done with your snorkeling gear at the Hilton, they’ll clean and sanitize the equipment. After a tour with “ Lou’s Snorkeling Fun Time,” the gear might get a quick splash of Kalik before the next cruise passenger straps it on. This is a bit of an exaggeration, but hopefully you get where we’re going. The resorts will likely have newer beach chairs, fresher towels, and cleaner restrooms.

COST

You’ll see the cost of an all-inclusive day pass averages roughly $100 per person. This is similar to the cost of a cruise excursion in Nassau. However, you’ll find much more included at a resort. When we do a beach excursion at port, we’ll pay beach access, rent chairs, have a few drinks, and do an activity like paddle boarding. We easily spend $100 per person and typically leave a bit hungry and “thirstier” than if the situation were all-inclusive. We also love not thinking about each additional dollar spent while on shore. The freedom to order whatever you want all day long is a huge bonus.


If you’ve gotten this far, we’ll assume you’re “all-in” for a resort day pass. The most popular resort in Nassau is the Atlantis. Most have heard of it and it’s tough to miss. The thing is gigantic. It’s also the most expensive and a bit “commercial.” Some cruise passengers appreciate that and others want more of a “local” feel. The options we suggest range significantly in variety from the Atlantis to Bob Marley’s Resort!

Below you’ll find six amazing all inclusive options at Nassau’s best resorts. We’ve broken down each to show what’s included so you know exactly what to expect.

 

Nassau All Inclusive Day Pass

We’ve analyzed every resort day pass option in Nassau, Bahamas. Below are the 6 Best Options with all of the detail you’ll need to make your choice.

#6 – Bob Marley Nassau Resort

Bob Marley Resort Distance from Port

The Bob Marley Resort ranks #6 on our Best Nassau Day Passes list. It’s the most unique of our Bahamas resorts without doubt. Rather than a large hotel property, you’ll find the quaint grounds owned and operated by Bob Marley’s surviving family.

The property has just 16 suites, one restaurant (“Caribbean Fusion” themed), two pools, and beach access. You’ll also find a music gallery highlighting the late, great, Bob Marley.

The small and private resort is great to get away from the crowds and a “must visit” if a Marley fan. If traveling with kids, you’ll need to consider other options. Guests must be at least 18 years old. Some find it a big bonus that the property is “adults only.”

Beach access is easy and convenient from the pool area. While it’s not the biggest beach, the sand is clean and the beach is more secluded than other beaches in the Bahamas.

We were a bit wary including this on our “all inclusive resorts” list. Food and drink are NOT all-inclusive. Your day pass comes with lunch and a soft drink. Real drinks are available for purchase. If your heart is set on “all inclusive,” then we have some great other options below. Your ticket does include transportation, however. You can buy a few drinks with the money otherwise spent on taxis!

Bob Marley Resort Details

Bob Marley Bahamas Day Pass Info
Is the Bob Marley Bahamas Resort all inclusive?
No. Your access includes lunch and a soft drink. Alcohol is available for purchase.

How much does it cost for a resort day pass to the Bob Marley Bahamas Resort?
Adult Price:  $99
Child Price:  N/A (must be 18 to visit)

How far is the Bob Marley Resort from my Nassau Cruise Port?
Distance From Nassau Cruise Port:  This is the furthest away from cruise port, at roughly 6 miles west. The drive is a scenic one along the coast. It’ll take roughly 25 minutes to get there from your dock in Nassau.

How much is a taxi from my Nassau Cruise Port to the Bob Marley Property?
Taxi cost From Nassau Cruise Port:  $0 – transfers are included. This is the only resort option including transportation to and from the port. When booking, you’ll select a time and a staff member will pick you up very near Nassau Cruise Port.

During which hours can I use my Resort Day Pass at the Bob Marley Resort?
8am – 6pm

Does the Bob Marley Resort have Wifi?
Yes.

Does the Bob Marley property have child attractions?
No. Guests less than 18 years old are not admitted.

Is there a waterpark at the Bob Marley Resort?
No.

Does my Bob Marley Bahamas Day Pass include snorkeling?
No.

Does my Bob Marley Bahamas pass include other water sports equipment?
No. This smaller property has limited amenities outside of the core hotel features. If you’re looking for water-sports or similar activities, we suggest looking at other options.

What other attractions can I expect with my Bob Marley All Inclusive pass?
Amenities are limited, but you will find a very unique attraction in the property’s Music Gallery. Bob Marley fans won’t be disappointed by the private collection of memorabilia dedicated to the artist.

Is the property wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Does the Bob Marley Property have a swim up bar?
No.

Are towels included with my excursion?
No.

Can I cancel this shore tour?
Cancellation of this tour is available with full refund when done at least 11 days in advance of your arrival date. There are limited spaces available, so please book soon if interested.

Bob Marley Resort Reviews (Best & Worst)

Bob Marley Bahamas Reviews

Many resorts limit the day passes they sell. On busier days (typically weekends) when multiple ships are in port, it’s not uncommon for these all inclusive passes to sell out. If you’re planning to take advantage of this excursion option, we recommend locking it in as soon as possible. Click below to check for availability for the Bob Marley Resort.

 


#5 – Warwick Paradise Island Day Pass

Warwick Paradise Island All Inclusive Day Pass

The Warwick Paradise Island ranks #5 on our Best Bahamas Day Pass list. It is a true “all inclusive” experience with all food and drinks (booze too) readily available.

From the map above, you can see that the Warwick is situated on Paradise Island. The property faces the main Bahamas Island. As such, you’ll experience calmer waters than the islands other coast. But, your views are not quite as brilliant. You’ll be facing the harbor and incoming ship traffic rather than the open waters.

You’ll have access to the private beach for lounging, playing volleyball, fishing (rod & reel provided), and sitting at the beachside bar. Or, you can enjoy the 330k-gallon swimming pool and surrounding amenities included with your Warwick Day Pass.

The 4-star resort is for “adults only” (21+) for March, April and June and 16+ for the remaining months. Guests can expect an older, quieter atmosphere than others frequented by the cruise crowds.

Warwick Paradise Island Resort Details

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas Day Pass Info
Is the Warwick Paradise Island Resort all inclusive?
Yes.

How much does it cost for a resort day pass to the Warwick Paradise Island Resort?
Adult Price:  $96.75
Deposit: $18 is required at time of booking and the balance due on arrival

How far is the Warwick Paradise Island Resort from my Nassau Cruise Port?
Distance From Nassau Cruise Port:  The Warwick is a short cab ride from Prince George Wharf (your Nassau Cruise Port). It’ll take roughly 15 minutes through the heavily trafficked 2 miles between port and resort.

How much is a taxi from my Nassau Cruise Port to the Warwick Paradise Island property?
Taxi cost From Nassau Cruise Port:  $15 each way

During which hours can I use my Resort Day Pass at the Warwick Paradise Island Resort?
10am – 6pm

Does the Warwick Paradise Island Resort have Wifi?
Yes.

Does the Warwick Paradise Island property have child attractions?
For the majority of the year, the property admits guests 16+ and during March, April & June only guests 21+ are permitted. If your family includes younger kids, we suggest other resort options.

Is there a waterpark at the Warwick Paradise Island Resort?
No.

Does my Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas Day Pass include snorkeling?
Yes. Snorkeling gear is provided.

Does my Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas pass include other water sports equipment?
Fishing gear and bait are provided by the resort. No permit is needed and you can actually eat what you catch. The chef will be happy to grill up anything you’re able to reel in!

What other attractions can I expect with my Warwick Paradise Island All Inclusive pass?
You’ll find included a private beach, pool, whirlpool, towels, umbrellas, chairs, snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, fitness center, Bocce, beach volleyball, horseshoes & more.

Is the property wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Does the Warwick Paradise Island have a swim up bar?
No.

Are towels included with my excursion?
Yes.

Can I cancel this shore tour?
Cancellation of this tour is available with full refund when done at least 11 days in advance of your arrival date. There are limited spaces available, so please book soon if interested.

Warwick Paradise Island Resort Reviews (Best & Worst)

Warwick Paradise Island Reviews

Many resorts limit the day passes they sell. On busier days (typically weekends) when multiple ships are in port, it’s not uncommon for these all inclusive passes to sell out. If you’re planning to take advantage of this excursion option, we recommend locking it in as soon as possible. Click below to check for availability for Warwick Paradise Island.

 


#4 – Breezes Bahamas Day Pass

Breezes Bahamas All Inclusive Day Pass

The Breezes Bahamas Resort & Spa ranks #4 on our Best Bahamas Day Pass list. It is a true “all inclusive” experience with unlimited food and drinks (booze too) readily available.

From St George Wharf, Breezes is a 15-minute cab drive west along the northern coast of the island. Expect spectacular views that aren’t encumbered by Paradise Island. Waves should still be pretty tame as you’re still protected by surrounding islands.

You’ll have direct access to Cable Beach, regarded by many as the best of all Nassau beaches near cruise port. Many cruise passengers head here due to its beauty and popularity. If it gets a bit crowded, though, you’ll have plenty of room to escape to the hotel’s three freshwater pools.

Breezes is great for those looking to get active. The resort offers every amenity you can think of, from billiards to paddle boards. For a full list of features, check out our list below.

Breezes Bahamas Resort Details

Breezes Bahamas Resort Bahamas Day Pass Info
Is the Breezes Bahamas Resort all inclusive?
Yes.

How much does it cost for a resort day pass to the Breezes Bahamas Resort?
Adult Price:  $104
Deposit: $24 is required at time of booking and the balance due on arrival.

How far is the Breezes Bahamas Resort from my Nassau Cruise Port?
Distance From Nassau Cruise Port:  Breezes is a short cab ride from Prince George Wharf (your Nassau Cruise Port). It’ll take roughly 15 minutes through the heavily trafficked 3 miles between port and resort.

How much is a taxi from my Nassau Cruise Port to the Breezes Bahamas Resort property?
Taxi cost From Nassau Cruise Port:  $15 each way

During which hours can I use my Resort Day Pass at Breezes Bahamas?
10am – 6pm

Does the Breezes Bahamas Resort have Wifi?
Yes.

Does the Breezes Bahamas Resort property have child attractions?
Breezes admits guests ages 14 and older. Teens will find plenty of entertaining options! For younger kids, we recommend the Atlantis.

Is there a waterpark at the Breezes Resort?
No.

Does my Breezes Bahamas Resort Day Pass include snorkeling?
No.

Does my Breezes Bahamas Resort pass include other water sports equipment?
Breezes provides more water sports gear than any other property in our list. Your day pass includes access to windsurfing, sailing, paddle-boats & kayaking at no additional cost.

What other attractions can I expect with my Breezes Bahamas Resort All Inclusive pass?
Other than the abundance of non-motorized water ports, you’ll also find rock climbing, tennis, flying trapeze, beach volleyball, rock climbing, pool tables, ping pong tables, and a fitness center.

Is the property wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Does the Breezes Bahamas Resort have a swim up bar?
Yes.

Are towels included with my excursion?
Yes.

Can I cancel this shore tour?
Cancellation of this tour is available with full refund when done at least 11 days in advance of your arrival date. There are limited spaces available, so please book soon if interested.

Breezes Bahamas Resort Reviews (Best & Worst)

Breezes Bahamas Resort Reviews

Many resorts limit the day passes they sell. On busier days (typically weekends) when multiple ships are in port, it’s not uncommon for these all inclusive passes to sell out. If you’re planning to take advantage of this excursion option, we recommend locking it in as soon as possible. Click below to check for availability for Breezes Bahamas Resort.

 


#3 – RIU Palace Bahamas Day Pass

RIU Palace Bahamas All Inclusive Day Pass

Like the Warwick (#5), Breezes is located on Paradise Island just across the harbor from your cruise port.

From St George Wharf, Breezes it’s about a 15-minute cab drive through Nassau’s main city center and over the bridge.

While the Warwick faces the main island though, Breezes is on the opposite side of Paradise Island. Rather than looking at the harbor, your view is of open waters facing north. There will be nothing but blue as far as you can see.

The Swim-up bar is located within the infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean. All drinks (including premium liquor) and food are included.

The resort is “Adults Only.” Guests must be at least 21 years old. If you’re looking to escape the younger cruise crowd, this is a great option.

You have direct and private beach access to the RIU beach (a part of Cabbage Beach). There you can relax in a hammock, enjoy beverage service, and take advantage of the property’s lounge-chairs, umbrellas and towels.

RIU Palace Bahamas Resort Details

RIU Palace Bahamas Resort Bahamas Day Pass Info
Is the RIU Palace Bahamas Resort all inclusive?
Yes.

How much does it cost for a resort day pass to the RIU Palace Resort?
Adult Price:  $129
Deposit: $29 is required at time of booking and the balance due on arrival.

How far is the RIU Palace Resort from my Nassau Cruise Port?
Distance From Nassau Cruise Port:  The RIU is a short cab ride from Prince George Wharf (your Nassau Cruise Port). It’ll take roughly 15 minutes through the heavily trafficked 2 miles between port and resort.

How much is a taxi from my Nassau Cruise Port to the RIU Palace Resort property?
Taxi cost From Nassau Cruise Port:  $15 each way

During which hours can I use my Resort Day Pass at RIU Palace Bahamas?
10am – 6pm

Does the RIU Palace Resort have Wifi?
Yes.

Does the RIU Palace Resort property have child attractions?
RIU admits guests ages 14 and older. Teens will find plenty of entertaining options! For younger kids, we recommend the Atlantis.

Is there a waterpark at the Warwick Paradise Island Resort?
No.

Does my RIU Palace Resort Day Pass include snorkeling?
No.

Does my RIU Palace Bahamas Resort pass include other water sports equipment?
RIU Palace offers umbrellas, lounge chairs, and towels. No motorized or non-motorized equipment are available on the property.

What other attractions can I expect with my RIU Palace Resort All Inclusive pass?
RIU has multiple pools, whirlpools, and beach access. You’ll also find hammocks and a fitness center.

Is the property wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Does the RIU Palace Resort have a swim up bar?
Yes. This is probably the nicest of all swim-up bars in our list.

Are towels included with my excursion?
Yes.

Can I cancel this shore tour?
Cancellation of this tour is available with full refund when done at least 11 days in advance of your arrival date. There are limited spaces available, so please book soon if interested.

RIU Palace Resort Reviews (Best & Worst)

RIU Palace Resort Reviews

Many resorts limit the day passes they sell. On busier days (typically weekends) when multiple ships are in port, it’s not uncommon for these all inclusive passes to sell out. If you’re planning to take advantage of this excursion option, we recommend locking it in as soon as possible. Click below to check for availability for RIU Palace Bahamas Resort.

 


#2 – British Colonial Hilton Day Pass

British Colonial Hilton All Inclusive Day Pass

The British Colonial Hilton is an unexpected #2 on our list of Best Nassau Resort Day Passes. For reassurance, just look at the reviews. People LOVE this place!

The Hilton easily wins the award for “Closest Resort to Nassau Cruise Port.” After getting off of your ship, the property is a quick walk down the coast. It should take you less than 10 minutes to get there.

Some in our community like that it’s so close and others not so much. There’s benefits and drawbacks and all are subjective.

Of course there’s the convenience of being so near Nassau cruise port. Many don’t like to stray too far, so this is your safest bet.

Although, you’ll also have the hustle and bustle of the cruise crowd since so close. And, your view while on the beach will include the cruise ships in your vista.

Also noteworthy is that the Hilton isn’t fully “all inclusive.” With your $82 day pass, you’ll get $40 food and drink credit. You can use that on alcohol as well. We like to eat a big breakfast and spend it all at the bar… but, that’s just us.

British Colonial Hilton Resort Details

British Colonial Hilton Resort Bahamas Day Pass Info
Is the British Colonial Hilton Resort all inclusive?
No. Your day pass includes access to all the listed amenities below and a $40 credit for food and drink.

How much does it cost for a resort day pass to the Hilton Nassau Resort?
Adult Price:  $82
Deposit: $20 is required at time of booking and the balance due on arrival.
Child Price:  $42
Deposit: $9 is required at time of booking and the balance due on arrival.

How far is the Hilton Nassau Resort from my Nassau Cruise Port?
This is your closest option for resorts near Nassau Port. You’ll be a quick 10 minute walk from the cruise ship dock.

How much is a taxi from my Nassau Cruise Port to the Hilton Nassau Resort property?
$0 – walkable.

During which hours can I use my Resort Day Pass at British Colonial Hilton?
9am – 5pm

Does the Hilton Nassau Resort have Wifi?
No. Wifi is not included and will cost an extra $10.99 to use.

Does the Hilton Nassau Resort property have child attractions?
The Hilton is one of our only resort options that allow children. While there aren’t many child-specific attractions, kids tend to enjoy the beach and pool access.

Is there a waterpark at the Warwick Paradise Island Resort?
No.

Does my Hilton Nassau Resort Day Pass include snorkeling?
Yes.

Does my British Colonial Hilton Resort pass include other water sports equipment?
Hilton Nassau offers kayaks, SUP paddle-boards and snorkeling gear with admission.

What other attractions can I expect with my Hilton Nassau Resort All Inclusive pass?
The property includes a large pool, restaurant / grill, bar, private beach, hammocks, day beds, and more.

Is the property wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Does the Hilton Nassau Resort have a swim up bar?
No.

Are towels included with my excursion?
Yes.

Can I cancel this shore tour?
Cancellation of this tour is available with full refund when done at least 11 days in advance of your arrival date. There are limited spaces available, so please book soon if interested.

British Colonial Hilton Resort Reviews (Best & Worst)

Hilton Nassau Resort Reviews

Many resorts limit the day passes they sell. On busier days (typically weekends) when multiple ships are in port, it’s not uncommon for these all inclusive passes to sell out. If you’re planning to take advantage of this excursion option, we recommend locking it in as soon as possible. Click below to check for availability for British Colonial Hilton Resort.

 


#1 – Atlantis Paradise Island Day Pass

Atlantis Paradise Island All Inclusive Day Pass

Most cruisers have heard of the Atlantis. It’s impossible to miss. While your ship is pulling into Nassau Cruise Port, there are two iconic pieces you’ll notice. The lighthouse and The Atlantis.

It’s worth checking out at least once. Picture Disney Land on a tropical island. Kids absolutely love this place and will have these memories forever.

You can do anything imaginable at this massive resort. From lounging on the stunning beach to swimming with dolphins to screaming down waterslides, this place has more than a day’s worth of activities.

It can be a bit pricey, though. The activities included in your day pass will depend on the package you choose. You have nine different options here.

Unfortunately, none of those choices are “all inclusive.” If you’re hoping to tie on a Bahamian buzz, this isn’t the best option.

If we had to describe The Atlantis, we’d say it’s an amusement park in the most stunning location on which any theme park has been built.

Atlantis Paradise Island Resort Details

Atlantis Paradise Island Resort Bahamas Day Pass Info
Is the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort all inclusive?
Yes.

How much does it cost for a resort day pass to the Atlantis Resort?
Adult Price:  $49 – $289
Depending on the package you go with, the price will range. You can get access to the resort for $49 or “the works” for $289. In between are seven other variations to pick from. All included here. Note that the prices seen there are exclusive to cruise passengers and you won’t find them cheaper anywhere else!

How far is the Atlantis Resort from my Nassau Cruise Port?
Distance From Nassau Cruise Port:  The Atlantis is a short cab ride from Prince George Wharf (your Nassau Cruise Port). It’ll take roughly 15 minutes through the heavily trafficked 2 miles between port and resort.

How much is a taxi from my Nassau Cruise Port to the Atlantis Resort property?
Taxi cost From Nassau Cruise Port:  $15 each way

During which hours can I use my Resort Day Pass at Atlantis Paradise Island?
9am – 6pm

Does the Atlantis Resort include Wifi?
No. Wifi will cost an additional $10.99.

Does the Atlantis Resort property have child attractions?
Our young cruisers will LOVE this excursion. The resort offers more for children than any other option on the island. From the “Predator Lagoon” to waterslides, amenities are endless for children. Which features are included will depend on the package that you select.

Is there a waterpark at the Warwick Paradise Island Resort?
Yes. It’s the best waterpark on the island.

Does my Atlantis Resort Day Pass include snorkeling?
Yes. Some packages include snorkeling.

Does my Atlantis Paradise Island Resort pass include other water sports equipment?
All packages include beach access. No water-sports equipment is included with the day pass options. Vendors will be available on the beach if looking to rent some gear.

What other attractions can I expect with my Atlantis Resort All Inclusive pass?
The Atlantis offers an unlimited set of attractions. Some of the most popular features include: Dolphin Cay, Aquaventure Water Park, Marine Habitat, Casino, lazy river, Mayan Temple, Power Tower, The Dig Aquarium, Predator Lagoon, shopping, restaurants, and more.

Is the property wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Does the Atlantis Resort have a swim up bar?
No.

Are towels included with my excursion?
No.

Can I cancel this shore tour?
Cancellation of this tour is available with full refund when done at least 11 days in advance of your arrival date. There are limited spaces available, so please book soon if interested.

Atlantis Resort Reviews (Best & Worst)

Atlantis Resort Reviews

Many resorts limit the day passes they sell. On busier days (typically weekends) when multiple ships are in port, it’s not uncommon for these all inclusive passes to sell out. If you’re planning to take advantage of this excursion option, we recommend locking it in as soon as possible. Click below to check for availability for Atlantis Paradise Island Resort.

 


We highly recommend a resort day pass as an option while in Nassau. It’s the most convenient excursion experience you’ll find.

The options above will all depend on the cruiser. None are “bad” choices. It just depends on what you’re looking for. We hope that this post helped figure out exactly which resort will provide the best experience while at Nassau Cruise Port.

If you liked this, here are a couple other posts that may be helpful.

> 9 Best Resort Day Pass options in Cozumel, Mexico
> Best (and FREE) beaches in Nassau, Bahamas

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