Nassau

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Nassau featuring tropical scenes, cruising and a marina

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.

Where to stay in Nassau

Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive
Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive
3 out of 5
1 Breezes Lane,, Cable Beach, Nassau, New Providence
The price is CA $288 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Nassau. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.7/5 Good! (990 reviews)
"Enjoyed our stay. Beach was beautiful. Being right on the beach is a big plus. Food choices were great. Entertainment was fun. We would definitely stay at Breezes again."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
4.5 out of 5
One Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau, New Providence
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Nassau. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 8 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,236 reviews)
"Great resort. One of my favorites! Long or Short stays would be both lovely! I had an amazing time."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
4 out of 5
2 Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence
The price is CA $365 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Nassau. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and a marina. Popular attractions Cable Beach and Junkanoo Beach are located nearby. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (169 reviews)
"It was fabulous!!"

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Sunset Stay Apartments
The Sunset Stay Apartments
2.5 out of 5
601 W Bay St, Nassau, New Providence
The price is CA $151 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Nassau. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and in-room massages. Popular attractions Cable Beach and Junkanoo Beach are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (13 reviews)
"Really clean!"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

The Sunset Stay Apartments
BELL At The Airport Suites
BELL At The Airport Suites
2.5 out of 5
Kisskadee Drive, Tusculum Heights, Nassau, SB 51505
The price is CA $173 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Nassau. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and private yards. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (111 reviews)
"Very well maintained and Michael was very helpful and welcoming. Quiet and nice location."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

BELL At The Airport Suites
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
Stay at this family-friendly resort in Nassau. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a water park. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (79 reviews)
Lovely place
"If you are looking for a relaxing getaway this is a nice spacious condo for a family. Pros, clean property, spacious and great size for a large family of 6. The beach club area was not that big but clean and nice. Lots of lounge chairs to lay on and beach beds and a couple of pools. Claudia was great ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 26, 2022

New! Private | Lg. 4B | FREE Resort Access Incl.| Parking | Tennis| Pay Plan etc
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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