Bahamas Spring Break Vacations

Bahamas Spring BreakThe Bahamas is a popular spring break destination that students flock to from all over the U.S. for Spring Break vacations.  The island nation seems to reinvents itself as a Spring Break hot spot for each new annual crowd of Spring Breakers.

Spend the day relaxing in the sun on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, overlooking crystal clear aqua-colored water and bright blue skies.

Nassau, Paradise Island and Freeport offer night life that includes everything from lazy beach bars, to high tech nightclubs, to the excitement of world class casinos (for visitors over 18.)

Best Bahamas Hotels for Students

Nettie’s Place – West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau
The bright cheerful rooms at Nettie’s Place overlook a delightful tropical patio and swimming pool. Few other Nassau Bahamas hotels offer such cozy and affordable accommodations with so much Bahamian excitement and action close by.

Nettie’s Place at Casuarinas makes a good home base for Spring Breakers. The airport and downtown Nassau are each about 5 miles away, and a quick shuttle ride takes you to the Crystal Palace Casino. You won’t have any problem making arrangements for parties, water sports, sightseeing, and other activities.

Sheraton Cable Beach – Cable Beach, Nassau
The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort, situated on one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean, is just a short 10 minute cab ride from downtown Nassau.

Nassau Palm Resort & Conference Center – Bay Street, Nassau
Located directly across Bay Street from the beach and only a five minute walk to the downtown shopping district, the Nassau Palm Resort is one of the best values in The Bahamas.

Bars, Nightclubs and Parties

Pure Nightlife – Downtown Nassau at Armstrong & East Bay Street, Nassau
Indulge yourself in elegance and style. Relax to a smooth fusion of beautiful music at the newest, exclusive VIP lounge in Nassau. Tel: (242) 326-4578

Hammerheads – Across from Paradise Island bridge, Nassau
The atmosphere at Hammerheads Bar and Grill is fun, casual, and all island, all the time! This great bar atmosphere is rivaled only by the excellent food, which consists of burgers, conch dishes, and fresh fish prepared a variety of ways. The bar is full of the young crowd and there are reduced drink prices any time it’s raining!
Tel: (242) 393-5625  |  Fax: (242) 364-8631

Club Waterloo – 1 mile east of Paradise Island Bridge, Nassau
Housed in an old Bahamian mansion, Club Waterloo nightclub boasts both indoor and outdoor party areas. The music is a combination of American and European beats, and live entertainment is provided on the weekends. There are large disco areas and five bars that keep everyone in motion. Parties and events scheduled throughout the Spring Break season.
Tel: (242) 393-7324

Cocktails and Dreams – West Bay Street, Nassau
The only beachfront nightspot in Nassau, Cocktails and Dreams is located just past the British Colonial Hotel. Daily drink specials, billiards, darts, boogie tunes and Spring Break parties.
Tel: (242) 328-3745

For more night clubs and entertainment resources, visit our Night Life & Entertainment page.

Restaurants, Places To Eat

Cafe Johnny Canoe – Nassau, Cable Beach
A wonderful, truly Bahamian experience. The authentic Bahamian decor alone is worth the visit. Junkanoo masks & antique photos of “old” Nassau on the walls. Junkanoo “rushouts” every Friday night. A great selection of food from local seafood specialties, like conch fritters and blackened grouper, to big beefy burgers & fries, with salads for those watching their diet. Drinks and cocktails feature generous servings & the guava duff desert is among the best on the islands. Tel: (242) 327-3373  Fax: (242) 327-3380

Plantation Hill – East of Caves Village, off West Bay Street
A unique restaurant and bar with open air, hand-made thatched roof cabanas with garden seating serving a variety if Island dishes including, Conch fritters, grilled Bahamian seafood, Lobster, Plantation burgers and great salads.
Tel: (242) 327-0522

Conch Fritters – Downtown Nassau
Colorful, Bahamian-themed restaurant offers local dishes including, of course, conch fritters.
Tel: (242) 328-8778

Señor Frogs – Downtown Nassau, next to the British Colonial Hilton hotel
Friendly and casual atmosphere with a seemingly endless party. Fun for all ages and a favorite for Spring Breakers. Tel: (242) 323-1777

There are also a variety of American fast-food franchises located throughout the island, including Sbarros, Dominos Pizza, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, McDonalds, Burger King and Quiznos – but wouldn’t you rather try some authentic Bahamian cuisine?

Things To Do

Booze Cruise – Prince George Dock, Downtown Nassau
This could be one of the highlights of your trip if you like rum punch and ocean motion. Dozens of enthusiastic spring breakers head out to sea for a half-day of drinking, eating, dancing and play on the Bahamian Queen I, a glass-bottomed cruiser. The all-inclusive price includes snorkeling, swimming, Bahamian delicacies to snack on, DJ music and, of course, unlimited cocktails and beverages. The four hour cruise is almost guaranteed to be an experience you won’t forget.  There is also a Midnight Booze Cruise.
Tel: (242) 393-2973

Power Boat Adventures – This high speed powerboat excursion to a private island in the Exumas is perhaps the best entertainment in The Bahamas. At $175 p/p it may seem a bit pricey but it is well worth the money. Generous free drinks, all you can eat and out-of-this world snorkelling are included in the price.

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