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NassauBahamas

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

Top hotels 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 £218 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Situated on the Strip, this all-inclusive resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Queen Elizabeth Sports Center, Queen's Staircase and National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. ...

3.8/5Good! (1,912 reviews)

"The staff are very friendly and helpful. Front desk ladies are funny"…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
4 out of 5
Harbour Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is £224 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Situated on the waterfront, this all-inclusive resort is within a 15-minute walk of Versailles Gardens and Cabbage Beach. Paradise Island Golf Club and Ocean ...

4/5Very Good! (1,223 reviews)

"Didn’t like the American food, I’m American and I wanted to see more Bahamian options"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
4 out of 5
6307 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is £283 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec

Located in Paradise Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Cabbage Beach and Versailles Gardens. Paradise Island ...

4/5Very Good! (1,138 reviews)

"My overall experience was wonderful even during Covid. I would recommend and I would stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Nassau

Bay View Suites Paradise Island
Bay View Suites Paradise Island
3 out of 5
Bay View Drive, Harbour Ridge Road, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is £121 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Versailles Gardens and Cabbage Beach. Paradise Island Golf Club and Ocean Club Golf Course ...

3.9/5Very Good! (466 reviews)

"The staff was very accommodating and the rooms were very clean. A home away from home."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Bay View Suites Paradise Island
Sunrise Beach Club and Villas
Sunrise Beach Club and Villas
3.5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence

Nestled on the beach, this Paradise Island villa is within a 10-minute walk of Cabbage Beach and Versailles Gardens. Paradise Island Golf Club and Ocean Club ...

4/5Very Good! (123 reviews)

"Beautiful beach, nice pools, excellent restaurent. Rooms could use some updating but were comfortable and large. Some of the staff are not very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Sunrise Beach Club and Villas
BELL at the Airport
BELL at the Airport
2.5 out of 5
Kisskadee Drive, Tusculum Heights, Nassau
The price is £97 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Crystal Palace Casino and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Love Beach. Caves Beach is 1.7 mi (2.7 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (77 reviews)

"Very quiet area. Nice clean room with kitchenette. Micah is very personable and always at the ready to assist with airport transport etc. Would definitely stay again when in Nassau."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

BELL at the Airport
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.

Popular places to visit in Nassau

Top things to do in Nassau

Reviews of Nassau

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17 Mar 2020

Fish fry was a great place to visit, tourists and locals hanging out

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

30 Dec 2019

Rude people. Everyone tells you it is unsafe. No reason to go.

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