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Address: Village Rd, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242-393-1317
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Over 175 different species of palm trees flourish at this 11 acre nature...

Over 175 different species of palm trees flourish at this 11 acre nature reserve, headquarters to the Bahamas National Trust.

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A place by many names

For the previous reviewer, the challenge in finding this attraction is that it is known by multiple names and many people know one name but not the others. We were advised, quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
UglyBuffalo
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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198 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The retreat hosts s number of events and the most event one was the wind and cheese meet. This is an opportunity for artists to present and sell their works at the expense of the local wine merchants who also get to show off their new wines before the Xmas holiday season. The retreat also has its many wonderful plantings... More 

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Thank Simon R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I walked to The Retreat from my hotel on a Sunday and found it very easily. The national park itself is very well organised. It's only a small area but the pathway is well maintained and the signage very good. There are some lovely peaceful grassy clearings where the sunlight pours in and some seating is provided in strategic locations.... More 

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Thank NickAB1007
global
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A hidden secrete of Nassau, the more you know about plants the more you will enjoy this world class botanical collection. Skip the Botanical Garden and go here instead. A must see for any Gardener.

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2 Thank Mark S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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151 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

For the previous reviewer, the challenge in finding this attraction is that it is known by multiple names and many people know one name but not the others. We were advised, quite wisely, to ask for Victoria College, which is apparently universally known and which is across Village Road from the entrance to the park. The entrance can also be... More 

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6 Thank UglyBuffalo
Nassau, New Providence Island
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Spent half the day trying to find it. Bahamas National Trust said no one was there who could tell me where it was, call back.... Asked lots of people, police at police station did not know what I was talking about. No signs anywhere. Seems to be the case with lots of places.....

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3 Thank Eric W
Needham
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went here with an islander for some bird watching. We didn't see much in the way of birds the day we were there, but the trails we went on had really interesting flora. The garden is managed by the BNT and I think I was told this park has the most diverse palm trees in one place. I wouldn't... More 

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2 Thank readingtutr
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This palm reservation is a delightful place to spend some time on a hot day in Nassau. The park was closed to the public because of a private tea that was scheduled but the caretaker welcomed us to tour by ourselves. He was very friendly and gave us all the info we needed to explore the trails and see the... More 

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2 Thank Marlene L
Bethel Park, PA
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I chose to visit the Retreat because six cruise ships were in port the same day we were and I really don't like to deal with crowds. Negatives: (1) It is tricky to find as apparently the natives call it the National Heritage garden, not the Retreat. (2) Although our bus (number 11) went right by the place, it only... More 

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7 Thank carolph
pompano beach
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63 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I enjoying walking throught the paths and little waterfalls. The staff was also very nice. The traffic can be heard, but it is a nice oasis in the middle of the city. Would recommend!

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2 Thank juliviolet
Nassau, New Providence Island
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A must visit for anyone interested in plant life. Guided tours available. Nestled in the middle of a residential area, you would never find it unless you knew where you were going. I frequent it regularly.

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6 Thank David L

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