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Nassau

With over 700 islands to choose from, the Bahamas has much to offer in the way of beaches and natural beauty, but a holiday to Nassau gives you so much more. Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, and the largest city, so you’ll find plenty of historical landmarks here amongst the soft white sands and crystal clear waters. Of course, you’re here for the beaches too, and the gorgeous Cable Beach is Nassau’s favourite. Not only is the beach itself beautiful, but there’s also plenty of activities, shops and amenities to keep you refreshed and entertained. But back to the city. In Nassau’s centre is the Heritage Museum of the Bahamas where you can learn about the history and culture of the Bahamas.

There’s also the National Art Gallery, and plenty of pieces of vibrant street art to admire if you’re into your art. The famous Queen's Staircase is a great place to get some interesting holiday photos, followed by a visit to Fort Fincastle, where you can see the ancient ruins of this colonial fort and catch breath-taking views from its walls. After your cultural tour, Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island is a must do. This incredible waterpark is one of the Bahamas’ favourite spots and features flumes, slides and huge swimming pools to splash around in.

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If you’re a bit of a water baby, how about some snorkelling? The Bahamas is teeming with colourful fish and there are plenty of places to hire a mask and take to the waters on Nassau. If that’s a little too close for comfort, what about a boat trip? Nassau’s port has many tour operators selling a variety of boat tours to suit everyone. Or if that’s still not enough, why not tick off that bucket list activity and swim with dolphins. Nearby Blue Lagoon Island off Nassau is the place to do it.

At the end of the day, you’ll need some chill time and the restaurants and bars around Nassau are the perfect place to indulge in some delicious fresh seafood while the sun sets. Afterwards sip rum cocktails in a beach bar, or take a romantic walk along the moonlit waters. A trip to Nassau is everything paradise should be – crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches coupled with fun activities and fascinating culture. No wonder it’s the Bahamas’ most popular island.

Nassau weather

Five-day forecast

SUNDAY

21.07.

29°C

MONDAY

22.07.

29°C

TUESDAY

23.07.

29°C

WEDNESDAY

24.07.

29°C

THURSDAY

25.07.

30°C

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Things to do in Nassau

10 facts about Nassau

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The Bahamas national food is conch, a type of giant sea snail. You can try it fried, stewed, in fritters, salads or even raw!

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Nassau is home to some of the Bahamas’ best casinos and the locals and tourists alike love to spend the evening trying their luck at the tables.

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Ardastra Garden Zoo and Conservation Centre opened in 1937. In the 1950s, many flamingos were brought here to breed and have since become the main attraction.

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Nassau joins the beautiful destination of Paradise Island by two 600-foot bridges. You can also get here by boat if you’d rather not walk.

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The Queen's Staircase consists of 66 steps that were carved out of limestone by slaves in the 18th century to provide a route to Fort Fincastle from the city.

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The 17th century buccaneer, John Watling, opened the Bahamas’ most famous distillery on Nassau. It still makes his Pale, Amber and Buena Vista Rums to sell.

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Clifton Heritage National Park used to be home to native Lucayan tribes and The Banana Hole cave is a great example of the ancient rituals once held here.

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Nassau’s Fort Fincastle was built in 1793 and used to have six heavy-duty canons and a howitzer to protect the island. Now it is a historic landmark.

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Junkanoo carnival in April started out as a celebration of freedom for slaves and has become the island’s most vibrant and exciting event.

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The Graycliff Hotel’s wine cellar has more than 250,000 bottles, making it one of the biggest wine collections in the world.

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