Overview Nassau

Visiting Nassau

Just 180 miles south-east of Miami, Nassau’s tropical climate, vibrant culture and natural beauty have made it a popular destination for idyllic island R&R.

A host of beaches line the island’s coast, with Cable Beach a favorite for the resort crowd. More intimate options exist however, with smaller spots like South Ocean Beach and Caves Beach providing more privacy and quiet. Nearby Blue Lagoon Island is a pint-sized paradise, boasting a powder-soft beach, clear waters and – for a fee – a Dolphin Encounter.

Also popular in Nassau are the so-called “adventure” trips – aquatic journeys by speedboat or catamaran that cruise past scenic cays and islets, letting visitors wade on sand bars, snorkel coral reefs and feed sharks and rays. Adventure tours like Power Boat Adventures and ... Read More
Just 180 miles south-east of Miami, Nassau’s tropical climate, vibrant culture and natural beauty have made it a popular destination for idyllic island R&R.

A host of beaches line the island’s coast, with Cable Beach a favorite for the resort crowd. More intimate options exist however, with smaller spots like South Ocean Beach and Caves Beach providing more privacy and quiet. Nearby Blue Lagoon Island is a pint-sized paradise, boasting a powder-soft beach, clear waters and – for a fee – a Dolphin Encounter.

Also popular in Nassau are the so-called “adventure” trips – aquatic journeys by speedboat or catamaran that cruise past scenic cays and islets, letting visitors wade on sand bars, snorkel coral reefs and feed sharks and rays. Adventure tours like Power Boat Adventures and Island World Adventures are popular options, and most will pick you up at your hotel.

While tourism reigns in Nassau, the Bahamanian culture shines through in the form of the vibrant Straw Market, where native vendors sell traditional handmade straw goods, and the Junkanoo Celebration, a Mardis Gras-like annual parade of music, color and dancing. The island’s legacy of slavery is literally hewn into rock at the Queen’s Staircase, where slaves carved a path into the limestone cliff, while the nearby 18th century Fort Fincastle serves as a weathered reminder of the nation’s colonial history.

So once you’ve booked your flight and picked a hotel, cruise through our pages and line up an itinerary inspired by your fellow travelers to Nassau.    Close

Stories and Tips Nassau

Nassau, Bahamas

Written by jenodonnell on 12 Jan, 2006

My husband and I love going to Nassau. We have been there three times and are planning on going again soon. Every time we are there, we meet the greatest people! Everyone is so friendly down there! On our second trip they were filming a movie, and…Read More


Vacation Success Through Planning

Written by C.Kowalczik on 21 May, 2005

P>I have done a lot of traveling in the 32 years, I have been alive and been to many wonderful places, some of which I get to write journals about. I have had some okay trips, some really good trips, and some "I can’t…Read More


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Westwind II Resort Continued!

Written by jlmadnick on 27 Aug, 2004

westwindII Westwind II Resort            Highly Recommended We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Westwind II. The staff is extremely friendly and the resort is small which we liked. Valencia and Donita are in the office and Wanda and Lovely run the cafe. Everything is "No,…Read More


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Sea Island Adventures - Rose Island Day Trip

Written by jlmadnick on 27 Aug, 2004

sea island adventures Sea Island Adventures 325-3910 $60 per person Nassau Yacht Haven, Nassau, Bahamas www.seaislandadventures.com Highly Recommended This trip picks you up at your hotel for the short bus ride to Nassau Harbor. You then take a 30-minute catamaran ride to Sea Island's private facility on Rose Island. The trip…Read More


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Last full day

Written by jrheimbach on 26 Aug, 2001

The day after Boxing Day started windy and gray. After breakfast, the sun decided to peek through the clouds, spreading brightness and warmth across the hotel property. Hurray! Many of the resort guests rushed through breakfast, dashing outside to absorb as much of the sun…Read More


Boxing Day

Written by jrheimbach on 26 Aug, 2001

We opened our eyes on Boxing Day to dark gray clouds and high winds. We decided to do some sightseeing and shopping as traditionally the day after Christmas is an excellent shopping day (according to my daughters!). A cab dropped us at the mall just…Read More


Christmas Day

Written by jrheimbach on 26 Aug, 2001

Prior to leaving for Nassau, we had diligently tried to find the time for Christmas services at the Catholic Church. Our travel agent spoke with several people, but was unable to obtain this information for us. I told her to not worry as we’d ask…Read More


Christmas Eve Day

Written by jrheimbach on 26 Aug, 2001

We woke up to the pitter patter of rain on the window and opened our shades to see a sky full of dark gray clouds. My daughters immediately shared their fears of returning home without the required "I went on a winter vacation in the…Read More


Arrival Day

Written by jrheimbach on 26 Aug, 2001

"I wish I could see the ocean rather than all these clouds," I complained to my wife as the plane flew closer and closer to Nassau. We left subzero wind chill weather back home for a Christmas vacation in the Bahamas, and I had visions…Read More


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The Real Nassau

Written by Lulu Byrd on 04 Jan, 2001

I'm not sure there is a real Nassau. The city truly differed drastically depending on the time of day and your location. On Saturday, I went in to downtown with my parents and the city was completely built up for tourists. Vendors…Read More


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