Ardastra Gardens and Zoo Nassau Bahamas

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Ardastra Gardens and Zoo Nassau Bahamas Reviews

kingoftheicedragons kingofth…
83 reviews
March of the zoos May 15, 2011
The thing that we most wanted to do in Nassau was cancelled due to weather, so the Ardastra Gardens was one of our fall back activities. The weather was improving by this time of the day, so we caught a bus near downtown Nassau and came here.

Ardastra is a small zoo, and most of the cages and animal enclosures are small. Not the greatest place for the animals to be locked up in. But then again, most of the animals that they have at Ardastra are also small.

Two of the notable things that Ardastra has are the marching flamingos, and the opportunity to hand feed birds. These two activities make the trip to Ardastra worthwhile. Other than that, Ardastra is little different from any other small zoo, and you can easily visit for half a day and not miss anything.
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windycitykitty windycit…
1 reviews
Ardastra Gardens and Zoo a lovely little zoo! Mar 21, 2008
My favorite day on a cruise was spent on my own at the zoo. I didn't pay for a tour or taxi there, just asked the locals directions to the bus stop and picked up the Jitney bus. I think it cost $1 or $2. The bus won't move till it's full however. We took the bus to Arawak Cay/The Fish fry as the locals call it.

It's a lovely area where the locals dine, very laid back open air restaurants, way better prices on sea food then downtown, not crowded or toursity when I was there.It's pretty too reminds me of Key West colorful little eatery's on the water. A local girl on the bus who got off at our stop even walked us there as she worked at one of the sea food places. She was so nice we decided to eat at the place she worked at. I had a Conch salad it was very tasty.

We then followed the signs as they say to the Zoo, it seemed far at first but was not it was a nice walk in the sunshine. The zoo is lovely you can see the famous Trained Flamingos show, the Flamingos march around it's very cool. You can actually feed the lory parrots, small colorful birds. Check the web sites ahead of time for times of Flamingo Show and Bird Feedings.

The zoo is small but clean with pretty tropical plants everywhere. You can get very close to the animals but use caution as small children can put their hands inside the cages and get bitten if not supervised by parents. We also took photos with a large Macaw and Cockatiel, the zoo just asks for a donation for this, please be generous as the money helps to care for the animals. When we were ready to leave we decided to take a taxi back so we would have more time to shop before boarding our crusie ship, the zoo staff even called us a cab and made sure we got in the right one. We still had ample time to shop downtown before boarding the ship. I spent less then on an excursion and got so much more!
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Andy99 says:
I like those pink flamingos at Ardastra!
Posted on: Mar 27, 2008
travelsickhd says:
Great review! I'm more into the "non-touristy" parts of places...much more laid back and less hassled. Thank you for the awesome advice...the dolphin swim is now on our list of things to do. :)
Posted on: Mar 25, 2008

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