To get into The Bahamas, as of January 23rd, 2007, a passport is required. You will also be required to fill out an Immigration Arrival/Departer card which you will keep until leaving the island.
There are busses that run to the hotels along the beach, and you can also take a taxi or rent a car to get you where you need to go.
You shouldn't need to get around much unless you are going to a near by hotel's casino. If you're too lazy to walk, then drive. There is also scooter rental available which is a fun way to get around and enjoy the beautiful weather at the same time.
To get around, scooter services are very popular in The Bahamas. If you would like to rent your own car or need a taxi or bus service, the hotel at which you stay at will give you the information you will need to get around the beach safely. However, mostly at your hotel will be everything you need and want and traveling is not necessary. If you need to get to casinos, they are in a fair walking distance, but if you would like to go to Paradise Island, a taxi or car is needed.
The Bahamas itself is something to see. In the morning the sun rising on the turquoise blue waters is perfect and breath taking, as is the sun set. You will want to walk along the beach and put your toes in the white sands. Historically, the Queen's Staircases in Nassau are something to see, long with the government house.
Most people just come to relax on the beaches. There are casinos in a couple of the hotels, if you want feel like gambling.There is also a golf course for the golfers and for those who just want that release on the range. There is Goodman's Bay beach for the family which is a beach and a park. Along the strip there is a small outside hut like bar where they offer virgin and non virgin daiquiris along with music. Even though its very small inside there are bar stools and a casual inviting environment and you are able to mingle with others.
On the beaches, depending on where you are staying, you can go parasailing, ride wave runners, go in banana boats, and get your hair braided. Depending on where your staying, resorts offer rock clibming, trapeze, and other unique and special activities.
--Alana21 16:09, 13 February 2011 (EST)
Most hotels have at least small souvenir shop. However, much of the merchandise is over priced. If your looking for a bit of a bargain and are not feeling going to the Straw Market in Nassau there is a little straw market located on the other side of the strip. It's not as much variety as the one in downtown Nassau, but it is something nice to do to and you can find nice cheap gifts. Further located in Cable beach are more shopping plazas with liqueur stores, some clothing shops and fast food restaurant.
Also, along the beaches, there are people selling cigars, shirts, and jewlery which are very authentic and unique in the Bahamas.
--Alana21 16:13, 13 February 2011 (EST)
Most hotels along the beach have numerous restaurants. There are also some fast food restaurants along the road.
Indigo - This italian restaurant is located further into Cable Beach. They serve italian food along with other food.
The Poop Deck- This restaurant is located on the beach and serves traditionally bahamian dishes as well as other seafood dishes. The atomosphere is a fun one as well as a beautiful ocean view. It's located across from Sandy Port in Cable Beach. This restaurant has something for every one even those who aren't in to seafood.
Alcoholic beverages are offered at the hotels' restaurants and bars.
During the day, a boat called "The Booze Cruize" takes you up and down the beaches coast which has music and is like a dance party. The drinking age in the Bahamas is 18.
--Alana21 16:14, 13 February 2011 (EST)