Blissful sun-soaked sands, magical crystal waters and tropical island vibes that will leave you feeling chilled out for weeks to come. The beaches of the idyllic Bahamas capital are beyond beautiful. But this surprising slice of paradise has so much more to offer than just breezy beaches and glorious sunshine. Nassau is like an adventure playground that all ages can appreciate. Offering exciting after-dark fun, fantastic fiery cuisine and a jam-packed calendar of cultural celebrations – there’s something extra special about these glistening shores. BeachesEndless vast beaches with velvety soft sands, wispy crystal waters, evergreen palm trees and iridescent sunshine. Believe us, it’s even better than it sounds. The scene of day dreams, postcards and screensavers around the world. The legend of all beach escapes. The beaches of the Bahamas have an unbeatable legacy when it comes to the world’s best beaches. You’ve seen the pictures and dreamed of holidaying on these mighty-fine shores, but there’s nothing quite like the reality. You’ll be blown away by the beauty of Nassau’s brilliantly blue waters, with their unique twinkling turquoise twinges and inviting mild temperatures. For a serene and secluded pick, head to Cabbage Beach, known as one of the most beautiful of the Bahamas. Drift off to paradise by kicking your feet up in a hammock and soak up the Bahamian sunshine, we know where we would rather be! If you fancy something a little more lively, set up shop at Cable Beach. This pristine two-mile stretch of sands is packed with all kinds of watersports, five-star luxury resorts and even beach volleyball courts – you can easily waste away the day along these shores. Food & DrinkDive into a world full of flavour, where fiery spices pack a powerful punch and fresh fruits are hand- picked straight from the trees. Cuisine on these tropical coastlines makes the most of the bountiful blue oceans, meaning that seafood dishes are hugely popular here! Get a true taste for Bahamian cuisine by stopping for lunch at a shabby beachfront shack. These back to basic eateries typically serve up island delicacies like fragrant rice dishes paired with peas or beans and seasoned using peppery chillies, onions and zesty lime juices. Seafood fans will be living the dream, as there’s no place on earth you’ll find locals more familiar with the fish of the seas than on these ocean surrounded lands. Enjoy an evening by the sea with your loved one. Settle down, watch the sunset and savour some incredible island flavours. There’s no better end to a perfect Caribbean day. Another local speciality you have to get your hands on whilst you’re here is the nation’s home grown rum. Whether you opt for a minty mojito, a coconut-infused twist on the well-loved tipple or simply a good old-fashioned shot of the good stuff straight from the bottle, one thing’s for sure – the throat-warming spirit has never tasted so good! CultureExplore an invigorating mix of Spanish, British and West African cultures, with a vibrant spirit and a fascinating history of island hoppers and pirate tales. Discover pretty and colourful colonial architecture, including the Government House, the National Art Gallery and Parliament Square. Here you can delve into the island’s fascinating colonial history and admire the unique pastel coloured buildings. In the true vibrant island spirit of the locals, there’s always some kind of bright celebration taking place in the capital. From culinary celebrations acknowledging the nation’s most talented chefs to wild spring break parties and summer festivals celebrating all things Bahamian. Be sure to check what’s on whilst you’re here, because these islanders certainly know how to throw a party. Art-loving travellers should also add the Creative Nassau Market to their to-do lists. Throw yourself into the hustle and bustle of the popular event and discover delicate handmade Bahamian products sold by the artists themselves. From crafted straw trinkets to intricately decorated ceramic products and brightly beaded jewellery – you could get lost strolling these stalls for hours. NightlifeAs the sun sets over the oceans, you’ll be surprised to find a whole new world come to life on these laid-back lands. If you’re seeking a chilled-out evening there are plenty of cosy colonial-style pubs and whitewashed beach bars where you can enjoy a few drinks with your loved ones and reminisce over the day’s exciting adventures. Seeking a spot of sophistication? There’s a long list of chic cocktail bars to choose from. Opt for an open-air roof terrace vibe in downtown Nassau or book out a booth at one of the lush bars of the island’s impressive five-star hotels. Another popular evening past time is a trip to the casino, splash the cash on a game of blackjack or hit up the slots and see if you can get lucky. It’s a fun-filled addition to any evening, but be sure not to spend too much and always gamble safely! Important InformationFlight Time: 10hrs Time Difference: -5hrsCurrency: Bahamian DollarOfficial Language: EnglishVaccinationsPlease check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.VisaBritish Passport holders can visit Nassau without a visa for up to 21 days. Your passport must be valid for six months from your date of departure from the Bahamas. If you’re travelling via America, you may need to apply for an ESTA. The Bahamas counts towards the 90 day maximum stay in the US under this travel document.
This island boasts a tropical climate with temperatures ranging between 25-33°C all year round. Peak travel times to Nassau tend to be from December to May as the rainy season takes place from June to November.
Things To Do on Nassau Holidays
Things to do Pirate adventures Dive into magical mysteries at the Pirates of Nassau Museum. Take a trip back in time and absorb some Bahamanian history, with pirate ships, wax figurines and spooky traditional tales. It’s a fun family day out for those seeking a break from the beach, and the adults will love the Smugglers Pub next door too! Get up close with nature Explore over 4km of tropical gardens and incredible bird species at the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre. You can get a glimpse at many of the island’s natural animal inhabitants including the exotic Caribbean flamingo! Get up close and personal with these fascinating pink creatures, interesting iguanas and yellow-footed tortoises. Atlantis Bahamas This iconic five-star resort is famed for its extravagant beach facilities and exciting waterpark. Spend the day riding thrilling waterslides, splashing in the pools or lounging on the lazy river – this splashtastic park offers fun in the sun all ages will love! Deep sea diving Discover the captivating underwater world of Stuart Cove’s, where you can discover amazing underwater reefs, incredible shipwrecks and even fascinating shark species. This underwater paradise is a diver’s dream, whether you fancy a full on scuba diving adventure or simply a snorkelling trip on the surface of the seas – this diving centre truly is the place to be.