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The Retreat Garden National Park

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Address: Village Rd, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: +1 242-393-1317
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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 beautiful oasis in Nassau

This lovely garden is beautifully laid out with many paths through the small forests and lawns. We were there just after the hurricane but the many staff were working hard to get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
mdeveria
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This lovely garden is beautifully laid out with many paths through the small forests and lawns. We were there just after the hurricane but the many staff were working hard to get it back to its pristine condition. UK National Trust card holders have free admittance.

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Stone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Found by using a taxi. Free entery to NP members, we paid $10 each. The map was helpful but did not cover all the plants numbered on the tour. No wildlife seen at all. May be more interesting at other times of the year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The best place for hosting a function. Centrally located. The grounds are well kept, and easily accessible.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I had a nice vacation in Paradise Island, Bahamas. I went to the Retreat Garden National Park in Nassau. There was a great large selection of exotic palms, There are also many nice restaurants to choose from.

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Carlstadt, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

First some tips on locating the Retreat. If you don't have an Avis map of Nassau, get one. Its marked. All you need to do is take any bus (we used the #7) that goes on Village Rd and tell the driver to let you off at the Retreat. They should know. If not, ask for QUEENS COLLEGE . The... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Take your NT card with you. Not large, but lovely plants. interesting landscaping. Nice a quiet. good bird watchingbif you are lucky.

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 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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