Nassau Vacations

Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and Anne Bonny–these are just a few of the pirates that used Nassau as a sanctuary. The capital city of the Bahamas became so infamous for its population of buccaneers that it was called the “Pirates Republic.” Today, it is known as a perfect place to unwind with white-sand beaches and reggae melodies. Throw your inhibitions to the wind and set sail for a vacation in Nassau you’ll never forget.

Major Attractions

Upon arrival, check out everything this extraordinary locale contains. Begin your morning walking up the Queen’s Staircase to Fort Fincastle. The 18th-century fort once housed a battery of cannons and a howitzer to protect Nassau from approaching enemies. When you’re done scanning for pirates, tour the John Watling Distillery—tasting their homemade rum and Bahamian cocktails is a must. At some point you can no longer ignore your appetite, so scour the Arawak Cay neighborhood and sample local dishes like conch, cassava bread, and rock iguana. Are you a foodie at heart? Research Nassau vacation packages—you may find one that will let you sample all the local delicacies!”

Festivals and Events

If you desire true Bahamian culture, then welcome to Junkanoo Festival. Held three times a year—on Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and in July--it’s a nationwide party. The parade features marchers dressed in traditional garb and choreographed dancing to the beats of goatskin drums and cowbells. Are you more of a sailing person? The Long Island Sailing Regatta is perfect. Watch locally built vessels race for prizes and bragging rights. You don’t need a car in this downtown area, but you can rent a car in Nassau to explore other parts of the island.

Ready for some fun in the sun? Browse Travelocity’s index of Nassau vacation deals and reserve your hotel now. Becoming a swashbuckler is fun, so hoist up the Jolly Roger and have a perfect Caribbean holiday.

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