View from our cruise ship at 7AM local. This is my 2nd time here at Nassau, Bahamas. If you prefer a clean beach and a quiet time then British Colonial hotel’s private beach is your best kept secret and it is only a short walking distance from the dock. They charge each person $48 USD for all day pass but you’ll get $40 USD credit to use toward food and drinks there so it is totally worth it. Basically you get to use their private pool and beach for $8 USD and avoid all the cruise crowds. I didn’t have time to go into town to the The Fish Fry’s restaurant for some real good conch salad so I settled for one at a random bar on the way back to the ship. I ended up having to gulp it down at the security checkpoint as it turned out we are not allowed to bring food back onto the ship. No ifs and buts. They will not make any exceptions!!! Trust me I tried.