Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and, for most, the main port of entry into this paradisaical Caribbean island chain. Thanks to Nassau’s year-round great weather, beautiful beaches, and ideal water temperatures, Nassau vacations have been a popular winter option among Americans for decades. The summer months coincide with the rainy season, so most choose to visit Nassau during the winter months. We should note that the rainy season is also a nice time to visit and the showers tend to be brief and almost always in the mid-afternoon.
Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau’s only airport, receives flights from all major American cities as well as ones as far away as Europe. As you can imagine, Nassau tourism is about resorts, beaches, diving, and pure relaxation. Many travelers opt for an all-inclusive resort for their Nassau vacation, but there is no shortage of charming guesthouses and bungalows on nearby islands that can be accessed by the efficient inter-island ferry system.
While you’ll most likely be eager to hit the beach, you should spend at least one day of your Nassau holidays exploring the city itself and enjoying the historic parliament, the Christ Church Cathedral, and the newly-renovated Straw Market. If you've planned your holidays in Nassau for the Christmas season, you’ll be lucky enough to enjoy Junkanoo, a colorful street parade in the same vain as Mardi Gras.
So let’s get down to the real reason we all want to travel to Nassau: the beach. Stop one should be Paradise Island, a glitzy area of upmarket boutiques, fancy resorts, and simply jaw-dropping beaches. Or, talk to local tour providers and head to Rose Island, an uninhabited island that’s a pure Caribbean paradise. Or how about a trip to Blue Lagoon for a chance to swim with dolphins during your vacation in Nassau? The options for beachy fun are simply endless. So have a look below and start planning your Nassau holiday today!