The tropical climate and natural beauty of the Bahamas has made Nassau a popular tourist destination. Nassau is a colourful blend of old world and colonial architecture with a busy port and attractive harbour. Nassau does tend to be quite lively at night.
Nassau has an attractive harbour, a colourful blend of old world and colonial architecture and a busy port. The tropical climate and natural beauty of the Bahamas has made Nassau a popular tourist destination, with a reputation for relaxing days and an exciting nightlife.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Nassau Reviews
Needless to say, lazing on the beaches, swimming, snorkeling and diving, fishing and sailing are high on the list for daytime activities with a choice of glass bottom boat trips and catamaran cruises running from the harbour.
Things to Do
Downtown Nassau offers plenty of historic and cultural attractions including Fort Charlotte, Fort Fincastle, the Water Tower and the Queens Staircase; Christchurch Cathedral, Government House on Duke Street, Rawson Square, the 18th century Dunmore House which houses the National Museum and the Doongalik Studios Art Gallery.
There are several options for guided tours from leisurely walking to a memorable ride in a charming horse-drawn carriage.
Out and About
The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau is located on New Providence Island and linked to Paradise Island via two long foot bridges which lead out from the harbour.
Shopping at the world-famous Straw Market, surrounded by the well preserved British Colonial architecture lining Bay Street is a pleasure and provides the opportunity to pick up handicrafts from local artisans as well as duty free bargains.
Annual events include the BahamArts Festival (October), the historic Nassau Cup Ocean Race (November), the International Film Festival (December) and the Bahamas Open Martial Arts Championship (March).
The Adastra Gardens and Zoo, famous for its marching pink flamingoes, is a great family day out as is Blue Lagoon Island, where you can interact with the dolphins and sea lions.
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