7 reasons to choose the British Colonial Hilton Nassau Day Pass

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The British Colonial Hilton Nassau has reopened. It is no longer affiliated with the Hilton family of hotels and is now known as the Historic British Colonial Nassau Hotel. Read on to learn more!

On a Nassau Bahamas cruise, you’ll have lots of shore excursions to choose from.

And if you want a relaxing beach day, pampered in quiet luxury, the British Colonial Hilton Nassau Day Pass at Serenity Beach is the best choice.

I’ve been to Nassau many times and have tried a number of private shore excursions there. Compared to booking cruise ship shore excursions, I highly recommend booking this excursion.

Learn everything to expect in this British Colonial Hilton Nassau Day Pass Review.

The British Colonial Serenity Beach Day Pass is easy to book on your own!

I researched tons of independent Nassau excursions, and the Hilton British Colonial Serenity Beach day pass was the easiest to book, by far!

Booking for Serenity Beach British Colonial Day Pass is managed by ResortPass.

Simply choose your date, select the number of adults, children and infants who will be going, and make your reservation.

PRO TIP: Weekend reservations and holidays fill up fast, so make the reservation as far in advance as possible!

If the British Colonial Hilton Nassau Day Pass is not available on your dates, there are lots of other options you can book on your own!

2. The British Colonial Serenity Beach is the closest beach to the cruise port

The British Colonial Hilton Nassau is only three blocks from the Nassau Bahamas cruise port, there’s no need for transportation to the resort!

That means you don’t have to worry about taxis, buses or tour guides to get you to and from the beach. For people concerned about missing the boat after independent shore excursions (literally) by getting back too late, this is a great option!

3. The British Colonial Serenity Beach Day Pass is budget friendly!

While cruise ship sponsored shore excursions keep getting more expensive, the British Colonial Day Pass is a bargain! As of this writing, an adult day pass begins at $70 and a child pass (ages 6-12) begins at $35. INFANTS are free. Prices are higher at peak times.

We take family travel on a budget seriously, and this beach day bargain is hard to beat!

And, if you’re considering how to calculate travel expenses for your cruise, this shore excursion definitely stretches the vacation budget.

4. The views from Serenity Beach are beautiful!

Even though you’re only a few blocks from the cruise ship, the views at the Hilton Nassau are beautiful. Did you know the Hilton Nassau is the oldest hotel on the island? There’s probably a reason they chose this spot — the views! Well that and the sheltered, private beach!

Bring your camera, sunscreen, and a good book to soak it all in!

British Colonial Serenity Beach near the Nassau harbour.

Don’t forget your beach bag essentials <– a beach bag checklist to make it easy. 🙂

5. The Nassau Hilton Day Pass includes great amenities.

For 2024, the Nassau Hilton Day Pass includes beach lounge chairs (first-come, first-served) on an expanded beach, towel service, and complimentary WiFi. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a kids pool. The resort recently added a 10% discount on food and beverages at the Red Pearl Grille, Tamarind Marketplace and Woodes Rogers Tavern.

For budget cruise travelers and beach loving sunbathers the Nassau Hilton Day Pass is a great value shore excursion.

The wide beach, tucked in a protected cove near the Nassau cruise harbor, is a truly relaxing escape.

Perhaps as important as anything else, the resort includes clean restrooms!

6. The British Colonial Nassau staff are great!

Throughout the resort, the staff is friendly and accommodating! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with friendly smiles. The staff took the time to learn our names and use them. They provided towels, answered questions and checked on us to make sure we were enjoying our relaxing day at the beach.

The British Colonial Hilton Nassau Day Pass Review: What you need to know

At Family Travels on a Budget, we consider the Nassau Hilton Day Pass a best value for cruisers.

  • Current prices begin at $70 for adults and $35 for kids.
  • Book your beach day online early as dates sell out.
  • Once booked, you’ll receive a confirmation email with details and instructions.
  • Directions will be provided in your confirmation email. 

IMPORTANT: You will also need a valid photo-ID to check in! Clean restrooms are located behind the outdoor restaurant. There is no lifeguard on duty. 

More exciting beach day options in Nassau

Years ago, there weren’t a lot of beach day options in Nassau. The British Colonial Nassau is closest to the ship.

Paradise Island (made famous by Oprah long ago) has long been a popular day trip. The exciting water park, beautiful views and lush property are always popular for cruise day trips.

For a five hour beach day with boat ride and lunch included, check out the SunCay Beach Day. At $89/person, this is an affordable option that includes a quiet beach AND lunch so you don’t have to factor that in.

For a more exciting option close to the cruise port, consider the newer Margaritaville Resort DayPass, just a 15 minute walk from port. The Margaritaville Day Pass includes the water park, pools, hot tubs, beach access, free WiFi and towel service. Options start at $100/ages 13+, $50 for kids ages 5-12 and FREE for kids under 5. Massage, spa amenity access and cabanas are available as well for an additional cost.

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