Spend an afternoon seaside in a lounge chair with an umbrella drink, your favorite novel, and the tide kissing your feet. You could stay beachside in Nassau all day, if you wanted. Then again, you might want to enjoy the warm waters of the Bahamas with an undersea snorkeling adventure. Once you don the fins and mask, you’ll be able to glide through the shallows with a grace you can’t replicate on land. Sometimes, it’s nice to have your interactions with the sea life to be mutually engaging, like having a swim with the dolphins. And when the day is done, complete your ocean playdate by capping off the day with a sunset cruise. This is Caribbean living, after all.
What island is Nassau on?
Nassau is found on New Providence, just across the harbor from Paradise Island. When the actual name of the place is Paradise, you just know it’s going to be a vacation to remember. With 700 islands, the Bahamas is a coral reef that stretches from just off the Florida coast to Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles. New Providence and Paradise Islands are sheltered from rougher seas by its neighbors and are located in the middle of the archipelago. With powdery sand beaches and turquoise waters, Nassau is a painting of a tropical utopia come to life and the most popular travel destination in the Bahamas. Staying at one of the all-inclusive hotels in Nassau, Bahamas such as the Breezes Resort is the best way to experience this living postcard.
What is there to do in Nassau at night?
Just because you’ve spent your time sunning on the beach, chasing par on a championship golf course, and bargain hunting at a local boutique, doesn’t mean your day is over. Your nights can be equally occupied—or relaxing. Your call. You can roll the dice and share a table with Lady Luck in Atlantis, the largest casino in the entire Caribbean; dance like no one is looking at an island nightclub; or trade in the fruity daytime cocktail for a proper pint at a Nassau bar. For a slower-paced evening, enjoy a fresh seafood dinner at an award-winning eatery such as Nobu or Dune; share a glass of wine with that special someone; or simply take a stroll on the beach under the canopy of stars. Some Nassau all-inclusive hotels like the popular Sandals Royal Bahamian couples-only resort let you do all of the above without even leaving the property.
How do you get from Paradise Island to downtown Nassau?
Some of the best all-inclusive hotels in Nassau are located across the harbor on Paradise Island. If you want to get downtown from there, you have a few options. By cab, car, or bicycle, you can take the Sidney Poitier or the Mackey Street Bridge. There is also a ferry that will drop you off right in the heart of Nassau’s central district, close to shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Not that you could ever fill up on relaxing beach days, fun on the water, and the spa at your resort, but a trip to downtown will introduce you to another aspect of Bahama’s history, culture, and lifestyle.
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