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Hey everyone, we're going to Nassau and HMC next month and we'll have our 18mo with us. Wondering what to do since we'll have a beach day in HMC, I don't particularly want to do a beach day in Nassau also.
I know we can do the shopping and stay around the boat, or even take a cab over to Atlantis.....do I need a car seat in Nassau? Not sure if it's "illegal" or not like it is in the states, to not have car seat.....I know I may sound crazy, but I don't mind him sitting in my lap for the ride over.
I am thinking Atlantis would be good so he can run around, and see the sculptures and stuff there, and the aquarium.
If anyone can tell me what they did/plan on doing while in Nassau with their little one's I'd greatly appreciate it.
__________________ Upcoming: Oct 2015 RCCL Enchantment OTS PC to Nassau, Cococay March 2016 NCL Spirit April 2017 - Carnival Vista- Exotic S. Carib.
Past: Jan 2005 Carnival Fantasy Family Cruise PC to Nassau March 2005 Princess Star Princess Honeymoon FL to San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola, Princess Cays Feb 2006 Carnival Miracle 1yr Anniversary Tampa to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya Jan 2007 Carnival Elation Cruise with A&W PC to Nassau, HMC, Grand Turk Jan 2008 RCCL Sovereign OTS 2nd Cruise with A&W PC to Cococay, Nassau Jan 2009 Carnival Sensation Family Cruise PC to Nassau Feb 2009 Carnival Victory SJ to St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Kitts April 2010 RCCL Monarch OTS with Jessie PC to Nassau, Cococay Sept 2010 RCCL Monarch OTS w/Dad and Maria PC to Nassau, Cococay March 2011 Carnival Freedom 1st long cruise after Kims surgery FL to San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, Nassau Sept 2011 RCCL Monarch OTS w/Dad and Maria PC to Nassau, Cococay Oct 2012 Carnival Ecstasy 1st cruise after Ethan w/Dad and Maria PC to Nassau, HMC March 2013 Carnival Freedom w/o Ethan - FL to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Key West Sept 2013 Carnival Ecstasy w/Ethan, Dad and Maria PC to Nassau, HMC Nov 2013 Carnival Sensation Thanksgiving cruise w/o Ethan PC to Nassau Jan. 2014 Carnival Sensation Family Cruise PC to Nassau March 2014 Carnival Legend w/Ethan, Niles and Maria Tampa to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan Oct 2014 Carnival Freedom w/ Ethan - FL to Grand Turk, Nassau, Half Moon Cay Jan 2015 Carnival Sensation Nassau April 2015 Carnival Liberty 10yr Anniversary Cruise SJ to St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten
Check out the zoo, it is not what you would find in the states but a great place to spend a few hours. I believe it is Astrada but not positive. It does require a taxi or bus ride, but it is not far. Also it is just up the hill from the fish fry and beach if you want to stop there on your way back. My kids are much older but enjoyed the day. They have flamingos that walk around and do a show. Again, not big but cute.
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No carseat required in a cab in Nassau (its actually not "illegal" to go without a carseat in a cab or public transit in NYC in case you're ever there!), but depending on the size of your toddler you might want to look into a Ride Safer harness. We've used them in cabs for my 2 yr old niece.