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Nassau is the capital city of the Bahamas and sits on New Providence, which is one of more than 700 islands that make up the Caribbean country.

As is the case in destinations across the islands, one of the main selling points for anyone planning to visit Nassau is the opportunity to visit the beach - with various stretches of sand where you can make the most of the weather conditions, and also enjoy various water-based activities.

These can include trips out onto the clear blue waters in a bid to spot dolphins, to snorkel on the surrounding reefs or - if you prefer to stay dry - to board a submarine that will allow you to explore beneath the surface.

Away from the beaches, a visit to Nassau provides plenty of chances to discover more about the history of both the city, and the Bahamas as a whole.

Fort Charlotte, which overlooks the harbour area, dates back to the times when the Bahamas were a British colony, whilst Fort Fincastle on the top of Bennet’s Hill is also worth a visit.

Built back in the 1700s, the fort is accessed via the Queen’s Staircase, a set of steps hand-carved from limestone by slaves in the 18th century.

Other historical buildings within the city include the Cathedral, the Bahamian Parliament and the library.

You’ll be able to sample traditional island cuisine at what of the many eateries across Nassau, whilst a trip to the Straw Market on Bay Street will give you the chance to barter for the best deal on a selection of hand-made goods.

Nassau is also linked to nearby Paradise Island by bridge, and here you can see another side of life in the Bahamas, with the island being home to the Atlantis Resort - one of the premier hotels in the country.

Bahamian Dollar
When to go
Nov - June
Flight Time
9hr 50mins

Things To Do

Ardastra Gardens

The Ardastra Gardens is the only wildlife conservation centre in the whole of the Bahamas, and is best known for a flamingo breeding programme that has been in place since the 1950s. Sitting in the heart of Nassau, the gardens cover four acres and are home to a range of other species beyond the flamingoes - which include macaws, snakes and turtles.

Atlantis Resort

The Atlantis Resort is open to day visitors who want to make use of the various facilities, which include the Aquaventure Water Park. The water park is home to a range of different attractions, with slides and lazy rivers that are suitable for visitors of all ages.

Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte was built by the British in order to help defend the Bahamas against attack from the Spanish, although it was never actually used in battle. Built in the 18th century, the fort is located close to the centre of Nassau and can be explored on various special tours.

Pirates of Nassau

The Pirates of Nassau is an interactive museum located in Old Nassau, which allows you to go back to the early 1700s and experience what life would have been like as a pirate in days gone by.

John Watling’s Distillery

The Caribbean is famous for rum and a visit to the John Watling Distillery is a great place to visit if you fancy a taste whilst in Nassau. You can take a tour of the distillery to see how its small batch rum is produced and can then head for the tavern to sample a range of cocktails.

Queen’s Staircase

Although not a major tourist attraction as such, the Queen’s Staircase is one of the more historic locations in Nassau that you are likely to visit, located near to the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex. The staircase dates back to the 1790s when it was built by slaves, and would later be named after Queen Victoria.

Best Hotels In Nassau

Breezes Resort & Spa


Breezes Resort & Spa Hotel is an all-inclusive resort, located right on the beautiful sandy stretch of Cable Beach in Nassau. The complex welcomes families with guests over the age...

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Comfort Suites Paradise Island


Comfort Suites Paradise Island is a 3 star complex located adjacent to the Atlantis Paradise Island, where guests can use their facilities. The complex is within walking distance o...

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar


Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a beautiful 4 star complex located in Nassau with an excellent choice of facilities and amenities to keep all travellers occupied. Within the surrounding ar...

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Margaritaville Beach Resort


Margaritaville Beach Resort Hotel is a fantastic 4 star complex located a short walk from Junkanoo Beach where you can relax on the sun loungers and parasols available and Saunders...

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Melia Nassau Beach


The family-friendly Melia Nassau Beach is a 4 star all inclusive complex located along the beautiful Cable Beach, which is known for its white sandy beach and turquoise clear water...

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Sandyport Beach Resort


Sandyport Beach Resort is a 3 star complex located right in the heart of The Olde Towne Marina Village where there are shops, bars and restaurants. Within 2km of the resort you wil...

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The Cove at Atlantis


The stunning 5 star Cove at Atlantis Hotel is an adults-only complex lying between the shores of Cove and Paradise Beaches. This beautiful Nassau resort offers comfortable accommod...

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The Reef at Atlantis


The 5 star Reef at Atlantis Hotel is located on Paradise Beach with breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views. The Reef at Atlantis combines the amenities of a luxury Caribbean hotel with...

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The Royal at Atlantis


The Royal at Atlantis is a 4 star eye-catching, family-friendly resort full of fantastic facilities, excellent customer service and the Caribbean’s largest casino and one of the la...

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Warwick Paradise Island


Warwick Paradise Island is a 4-star adult-only resort on Paradise Island in Nassau. This all inclusive resort sits on Nassau Harbour and has a private harbour beach area. The resor...

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