New Providence National Parks
Bonefish Pond is 1280 acres of coastal mangrove wetland area that was established in 2002. They offer snorkeling tours to allow teachers and students a like a chance to see, experience and learn about the different life in Bone Fish Pond. Bonefish Pond is located on the center south side of the island and one of the few wilderness areas left on the Island. One of the best features of Bonefish Pond is the 600' viewing platform and boardwalk. This is quickly growing in popularity and becoming a new snorkeling and kayaking hotspot.
Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Parks
Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Parks were established in 2002 as well as Bonefish Pond. The two ponds together are home to over 100 avian species and 250 Acres. Harrold and Wilson Ponds are located on the center southern side of the Island. Just minutes from the nation's capital this is a great way to get a closer look at Bahamas' ecotourism side and enjoy the islands largest concentration of herons, egrets, ibises and cormorants. There are many platforms and board walks so you can view the amazing birds from many different angels here, so be sure to plan a day to spend here on your next Nassau visit.
Primeval Forest National Park
Also established in 2002 was the Primeval Forest National Park, a 3 Acre are that makes you feel as though you have stepped back in time. This remarkably untouched area gives you a glimpse at what the older evergreen hardwood forest of the Bahamas used to be like. The national forest is located in the south-west corner of the Island. Primeval Forest National Park also has amazing unique limestone sink holes or caverns up to 50' long and 30' wide. Other locations with similar caverns have been found to have amazing Bahamian Fauna's within them. As time passes there are hopes that Primeval Forest National Park will contain the same. Be sure to visit this little hidden treasure when you visit New Providence next.
The Retreat is an 11 acre garden of rare and exotic palms and native woodland preservation that was established in 1977. Today it is home to one of the world's largest private collections of Palm. The retreat is also home to The Bahamas National Trust. The Retreat offers guided or self guided tours and a small fee to enter. Guided tours are available by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead if you are planning a trip here. The Retreat is located a few miles east of downtown Nassau.Go To The Top ↑
Grand Bahamas National Parks
Lucayan National Park
Lucayan National Park was established in 1977 and located just east of Freeport, Grand Bahama. Lucayan National Park is a 40 acre park that is home to one of the longes underwater cave systems in the world. It includes over 6 miles of caves and tunnels that have been already charted. Amazingly the park contains five seperate ecological zones streching fromt eh south shore to the pineyard. Part of the cave system is only accessable by divers and part has stairs to it. If youa re visiting Grand Bahamas then be sure to add this park to you list!
Peterson Cay National Park
Established in 1968 is Peterson Cay National Park. This amazing 1.5 acre cay is the only leeward cay of all the Bahama Islands. It's amazing location makes it one of the priemer locations for snorkeling just off the coast of Grand Bahama Island. This is one of the smallest nation parks of the Bahamas but it one of the most popluar ones. Access to this park is by boat only so plan your kayaking or boat trip here on your next vacation.Go To The Top ↑