Nassau Vacation Guide
Nassau may be situated in the so-relaxing Bahamas, but this destination buzzes with tropical energy. This is a capital city that likes to party, and its festive personality is apparent in everything from the bustling Bay Street shops to the fun-loving restaurants and Vegas-style casino of Cable Beach. Though it’s not difficult to find a quiet, palm-fringed space to catch your breath, we’re betting you won’t want to. Nassau vacations are like a shot of good espresso: strong, eye-opening and just a little addictive.
Dominating nearly half of New Providence Island, Nassau is a veritable treasure trove of white-sand beaches, aquamarine sea and verdant palms. Most tourists make a beeline for the energetic Cable Beach, and you’ll find a variety of golf retreats, spa hotels and Nassau all inclusive resorts perched along its shores. This area is a playground for kids and adults alike; parents can book a family snorkeling adventure through the warm waters, spring-breakers will love the rum specialties at the seaside bars, and couples may want to get cozy at one of the romantic restaurants overlooking the ocean.
Beyond the coast, culture buffs can get their kicks by strolling through the pastel-pink buildings and stone streets of Old Town. Start with the brightly colored government buildings near Rawson Square, and then make your way to the 18th-century Queen’s Staircase and palm-lined Government House. Keep your eyes peeled for Nassau packages that let you explore the famous Fort Charlotte. It’s an especially fantastic spot to snap some pictures of the harbor.
Of course, every Nassau vacation needs a dose of the local nightlife. When the sun goes down, the harbor heats up, and it’s here that you’ll discover the city’s zeal for life. Dance the night away at one of the glittering clubs — DJs regularly spin salsa, reggaeton and pop into the wee hours — or try one of the low-key lounges for a more relaxed vibe. Unless you have a wedding to attend the next day, leave your watch in the hotel room. A Nassau, Bahamas all inclusive getaway is one moment when it's completely acceptable to let time slip away.