Nassau is a place filled with history, and it is obvious everywhere you look with the elegant Victorian architecture, notable historic forts, and government buildings still in use after nearly 200 years. Be sure to check out the Pirates of Nassau museum, for a lesson on Nassau's colorful past. And pay a visit to the Ardasta Gardens and Zoo, where you can see iguanas lounging about, as well as over 50 other animal species from around the world. For the active traveler, there is golf, tennis, and swimming to enjoy. And being surrounded by the warm blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, there are plenty of sports and activities for water lovers to enjoy, including diving, snorkeling, boating, and fishing.
All through The Islands of The Bahamas, music is woven deeply into the fabric of daily life, so much so that one of the nicknames given to the archipelago is the Islands of Song. Musical traditions here reflect both the impact of history on the islands and a homegrown, distinctively national character.
Blues and spirituals made their way down from the American South and took on a Bahamian flavor – in breezy shoreside church choirs where "rhyming spirituals" are sung, and on homemade guitars in the hands of virtuoso performers like the legendary Joseph Spence and his contemporary Israel Forbes.
For a true Bahamian experience, relax. On the island of Nassau, life is easy. English is spoken, and American dollars are on par with Bahamian dollars.
The average summer temperature in Nassau is in the high 80’s (26 degrees Centigrade) although the temperatures can drop into the 70's in the evening. Casual clothing is suggested.
For more information on activities and attractions in Nassau, Bahamas visit the travel website.
For lodging and transportation information, click the links underneath the locations to the left.
Group Activity for Nassau conferences: Seahorse Sail and Snorkel Cruise
Transportation will meet guests at the front entrance at the Sheraton hotel promptly at 12:00 noon (cruise is 3 ½ hours - 1:00pm – 4:30pm.) Organizers have offered to rearranging session schedules so science will not be missed in order for attendees to enjoy this activity.
Group activity participants must wear swimsuit and cover-up, camera, sun lotion and extra cash for the cash bar. A towel and box lunch will be provided at the hotel prior to departure for this activity. More details will be available onsite.
- Thursday June 6: Proteases in Hemostasis and Vascular Biology
- Thursday June 13: Signal Transduction in the Immune System
- Wednesday June 19: Epigenetics, Chromatin and Transcription
- Thursday June 27: Ion Channel Regulation
Please refer to the Activity Flyer for more information. If you would like to reserve a spot on this activity, please complete the reservation credit card payment form and send it directly to Majestic Tours Limited, tel: 242-322-2606, fax: 242-326-5785 or 242-328-2712. Space is limited, so book your group activity early!