The spirit of The Bahamas is most definitely Junkanoo. It has been practiced for centuries and parades take place every year on Boxing Day and New Year's Day throughout the islands. Junkanoo participants take pride in their intricate handmade costumes. Once you hear the horns, cowbells, whistles and drums, you can't help but to join in the excitement.
Fish Fry at Arawak Cay
Located just west of downtown Nassau is Araway Cay. It's filled with numerous options for down-home Bahamian cooking. Get fresh conch salad, conch fritters or fried snapper and wash it down with a cold beer at this relaxed, island hangout.
Shark Dive with Stuart Cove's
If you're an adrenaline seeker (and dive certified), join in on this incredible experience diving with wild sharks.
The best way to explore the remote Exumas when you only have 1 day to do so. The boat leaves at 8:00am and takes you over to visit the iguanas on Allan's Cay. Arrive at their private island of Ship Channel Cay and pet the sting rays and then watch the shark feeding. Relax and have a cocktail and lunch before heading back to Nassau in the afternoon.
Ardastra Gardens is a zoo and conservation center near downtown Nassau. Although they provide many educational presentations on the wildlife housed there, the highlight of the gardens is the daily march of the flamingos.