|Nassau Bahamas is the most popular Bahama island vacation destination. Located on the island of New Providence, Bahamas, Nassau is the capital city and has been the centerpiece of this island nation since the shipwrecking days of Blackbeard the pirate. A busy hub of international commerce and finance, Nassau is the most cosmopolitan city in the Bahama islands, the seat of government and a vibrant center for tourism, as well as world-class entertainment.|
Nassau: Bahamas' Vacation Playground
for its safe harbour,
Nassau Bahamas made history which has been
preserved nicely in Victorian mansions displaying elegant noble architecture,
cathedrals, weather-beaten 18th-century forts and a hand-carved
Queen's Staircase, whose 66 steps lead to a view of the island not to be
Nassau Bahamas Weather
Weather in Nassau Bahamas is almost always warm and sunny. Soft-sand beaches washed by clear turquoise-colored water surround the island of New Providence. Waving palm trees and bright red & pink hibiscus thrive in Nassau's year-round mild climate and warm weather.
Hotels in Nassau Bahamas
Luxury and modest hotels, world class resorts, vacation rentals and guest houses provide a variety of accommodations satisfying every type of visitor. Plus, the choice of activities is equally diversified.
Locate Nassau Bahamas hotels using the Bahamas Hotel Guide.
Activities, Things To-Do in Nassau
From casinos, cabaret shows, magic acts & acrobatics to moonlight dinner cruises or theatre performances, there are more options for nightlife in Nassau and Paradise Island than there are hours in the day to experience them all.
Scoot around the island on a rented motor scooter, rental car or bicycle (be
sure to drive on the left-hand side of the road, British style); or cruise out
to spend the day
scuba diving or snorkeling the coral reefs; go
fishing for dolphin, tuna or wahoo; play tennis or
golf; take an Out Island excursion or just lay back to
snooze in the sun.
Find things to-do in Nassau Bahamas on the Bahamas Activities page.
Nassau's Sister Island - Paradise Island
Venture east on Bay Street from the city's core and you come to a bridge that takes you to "Paradise," with posh luxury resorts (including the world famous Atlantis Bahamas Resort), the Caribbean's largest casino, plus exciting nightlife on an island formerly called "Hog."
The bridges (there are actually two - one for coming and one for going) can be walked but most people cab over. Speedy boat taxis are also available which connect with dockside limo services on both islands.
As you go east, just past the bridge to Paradise Island, there is the boating heart of Nassau / Paradise Island with a number of marinas with boats for hire. The East End is also a delightful residential area showing the full flavor of Nassau's colonial past in its architecture & horticulture. Big houses with wide breezy verandas face the sea.
West of Nassau - Cable Beach
Heading in the other direction you will discover Cable Beach, the Bahamian
Riviera, with its luxury
hotels, casinos and world famous beachfront.
Cable Beach got its name in 1907 from the laying here of transatlantic
telephone cables linking what was an isolated Bahamas to the rest of the world.
But these days, the world comes to The Bahamas to see what it has been missing.
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