Most of you know Nassau as one of the popular islands of the Bahamas, as well as it’s capital. It’s a great hub for connecting flights to the other Bahamian islands. Known for beaches, bars, and clubs – it is a party island that always seems to be crowded.
How Do I Get There?
There are many international flights into Nassau on a daily basis, especially via Jet Blue and Delta. It is easily reachable from Florida, the US and the UK. Ferries, boats, and charter planes can reach Nassau from within the other Caribbean islands if you are not flying a national airline.
What is There to Do?
For attractions, you can visit the Pirate Museum, have encounters with the dolphins at the Blue Lagoon Beach, and scuba dive with Stuart’s Cove. Stuart’s is advertised everywhere and has a great reputation for their service. There is also a Bacardi distillery and Marathon Mall for shopping. Junkanoo Beach is located right in downtown and it’s quite the Bahamian party. Or, hop on over to walk the bridge to Atlantis for the day. A pass is around $100 but there is also a local beach open to the public near the Riu.
Check out the Fish Fry for seafood and conch, the Poop Deck is also notable for Caribbean food, or any stands by the Straw Market under the bridge to Paradise Island. Downtown Nassau has lots of shops and bars so there’s no shortage of fun things to experience!
Climate and When to Come Visit
The Bahamas are located in the hurricane belt zone, which means that there is a risk of a hurricane passing through from May – October. September is known to have the most rain, and high season is from January- April. December is pretty pricey too around the holidays.