Nassau Tourist Places to Visit in Nassau, Bahamas, America

Nassau Tourist Places to Visit in Nassau, Bahamas, America

Nassau is the capital and the largest city of Bahamas placed at 25.06° N 77.345° W, houses 70% of the population of The Bahamas in the area of 207 sq. km. Nassau belongs to New Providence Island holding most of the administrative centres of Bahamas including House of Assembly and many judicial departments. Nassau experiences a tropical monsoon climate.


History of Nassau:

The modern history and development of Nassau began during the late 18th century when the Bahamas were migrated by the large number of American Loyalists and their assistants.

Nassau was earlier called as Charles Town which was burned in 1684 by Spanish forces and rebuilt the town with name Nassau which takes its name from the Dutch Stadtholder, William III from the Dutch House, Orange-Nassau.


How to reach Nassau?

Nassau is home to the most important airport of the country, Lynden Pindling International Airport situated around 16 km away from the heart of the city. It operates regular air services to most of the major USA, Canadian, UK and Caribbean cities. Bahamasair (domestic) and Caribbean Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Air Canada are the renowned airlines that serve LPIA.

Nassau also has good connectivity with nearby islands through seaway by boats and water taxis (until 6PM).

Mini buses, rented cars, taxis, scooter and bike are the choice to move within the city.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Nassau:

Junkanoo is the main festival that organized on December 26th and January 1st from 1 AM to 10 AM in Nassau. Straw Market and Potters’ Cay are the two major shopping corners of Nassau to purchase traditional artworks.

List of main food corners in Nassau are:

  • Cafe Matisse
  • The Shoal Restaurant and Lounge
  • Bahama Grill
  • Olives Meze Grill


Places of interest in Nassau:

Paradise Island:

Paradise Island is one of the best islands as well as attractions of Bahamas with sprawling resort, Atlantis. It covers an area of 685 acres, is situated at the short distance from Nassau City and there is a bridge that connects these two neighboring islands. Paradise Island offers a lot of enjoyment including casinos and nightlife, beaches, spa, golf, shopping and much more.


National Art gallery of Bahamas:

Nassau is home to the National Art gallery of Bahamas with a wide variety of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, photography, and textiles from the modern Bahamas.

Fort Charlotte:

Fort Charlotte is a British colonial period fort which was built by Lord Dunmore during the late 18th century on a hill. It is located at a walk able distance away from the downtown Nassau.


Other places of interest in Nassau include:

  • Atlantis Paradise Island
  • Blue Lagoon Island
  • Spanish Wells
  • Fort Fincastle
  • Fort Montagu
  • Government House
  • Athol Island
  • Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre
  • Lake Killarney


Best time to visit Nassau:

From December to April will be the best time to travel Nassau while the weather remains dry and warm.


Accommodation options in Nassau:

Nassau is home to all the kinds of accommodation centres ranging from budgeted options to luxury hotels and resorts. The rates may differ on the facilities provided by the different hotels of Nassau. The major hotels, inns, clubs and resorts in Nassau are listed here below:

  • Graycliff Hotel
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort
  • Compass Point Beach Resort
  • West Wind Club II
  • Sandyport Beaches Resort
  • British Colonial Hilton
  • Breezes Resort
  • West Wind Club
  • Marley Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino
  • Blue Water Resort on Cable Beach
  • Orange Hill Beach Inn
  • Coral Harbour Beach House and Villas
  • Towne Hotel
  • El Greco Hotel
  • Sunshine Paradise Suites

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