Nassau

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Swim in turquoise water and sunbathe on white sand at the capital city of the Bahamas. Learn about the fascinating history that lies beyond the beaches.

With 700 tropical islands scattered around the Caribbean Sea, the Bahamas offer a postcard-perfect destination. White-sand beaches and translucent turquoise water attract visitors from around the world. The capital, Nassau, on New Providence Island, is a fascinating cultural hub. Dance to calypso music, savor fried crab or play dominos with locals in the diverse city. Don't leave without also learning about the country's interesting past.

Once a pirate haven, the Bahamas have a colorful history, much of which is centered around Nassau. Go to the Pirates of Nassau Museum to understand the lawless existence of the seafarers who once dominated the Caribbean and the role the British had in driving them from the area. Visit historic buildings such as Parliament House, distinctive because of its pink exterior. Climb the Queen’s Staircase, a set of 65 stone steps that were carved by hand in the late 18th century. The stairs lead to Bennet’s Hill, the tallest point on the island, and were made as a route to and from Fort Fincastle, built in 1793.

Many other attractions are located within the Nassau's Old Town and can be reached on foot. These attractions include The Retreat Garden National Park and the Arawak Cay entertainment precinct, the best place to try the local seafood dishes the Bahamas are known for.

The Bahamas is also famed for its beaches, several within easy reach of Nassau. Cable Beach offers child-friendly swimming conditions and a range of accommodation options. Cabbage Beach, on nearby Paradise Island, is home to many of the Bahamas’ larger resorts, including the iconic Atlantis resort. Here you can spend the day at the Aquaventure water park or the Atlantis Aquarium.

Buses serve other areas of New Providence and Paradise islands. Ferries and charter boats at Nassau harbor go farther afield.

The Bahamas are located just 187 miles (300 kilometers) southeast of Miami, and are easily reached by plane and boat. There are more flights to the Bahamas in the winter peak season. Some visitors prefer the slower pace of local life off-season for a relaxed and more affordable tropical getaway.

Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
4 out of 5
2 Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence
The price is CA $258 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Downtown Nassau, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Pirates of Nassau ...
3.9/5Good! (32 reviews)
"Very clean, modern resort, awesome watching the cruise ships arrive early in the morning. A central gateway in Nassau for excursions. Awesome music out on the pool. Most importantly, some of the friendliest staff I have ever met. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
4.5 out of 5
One Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau, New Providence
This Nassau resort is on the beach, 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Cable Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Junkanoo Beach and Straw Market. Queen's Staircase and Cabbage ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,461 reviews)
"Food and drink prices are extremely high."

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
SLS Baha Mar
SLS Baha Mar
4.5 out of 5
One Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau
Located in Nassau, this beachfront hotel is connected to the convention center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cable Beach, Lake Cunningham, and Saunders Beach. Haynes ...
4.1/5Very Good! (775 reviews)
"Great but highly priced"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

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SLS Baha Mar
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⭐Magnolia Studio...book now!⭐
⭐Magnolia Studio...book now!⭐
Nassau, New Providence Island
The price is CA $94 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Nassau, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Junkanoo Expo, Lake Cunningham, and Queen Elizabeth Sports Center. Heritage Museum of the ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Vey clean and stylish. Sheets smell like fresh and crisp linen. Several amenities made available ~~ stove, microwave, internet and beautiful patio with a lush garden. This establishment chosen to avoid a crowded hotel in this age of Covid. I was able to walk to a well known restaurant and order breakfast ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2021

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New! Private | Lg. 4B | FREE Resort Access Incl.| Parking | Tennis| Pay Plan etc
New! Private | Lg. 4B | FREE Resort Access Incl.| Parking | Tennis| Pay Plan etc
Nassau, New Providence Island
This family-friendly Nassau vacation home is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Port New Providence Waterway and Yamacraw Beach. The Retreat Garden ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Great stay!
"The property was exactly as described! We had a couple of minor issues that were immediately addressed. Felt like we had the pool to ourselves the entire time. The staff was extremely helpful. Cooked many meals in the villa and it was easy due to the well stocked kitchen. Alix was extremely helpful ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 13, 2021

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Kozy Bahamas Getaway
Kozy Bahamas Getaway
2.5 out of 5
46 Cox Way, Nassau
The price is CA $113 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Situated in the suburbs, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Queen's Staircase, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, and Straw Market. Nassau Botanical ...
4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
"When i 1st booked Mrs Lisa contacted me shortly after booking to confirm my reservation and introduce herself. we spoke about transportation while I was there she was able to refer me to a car rental. Mrs Lisa was very helpful and professional the way she contacted me and explained everything, I ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

Kozy Bahamas Getaway
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