Bahamas / New Providence

Nassau

Language English
Local Time
Currency US Dollar (USD), Bahamian Dollar (BSD)
Weather

Beach and Coral Reef

Nassau is the capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city has a population of around 250,000.

The city is located on the island of New Providence, which has as its main characteristic of being a very business-oriented city and was named in honor of William III of England, Prince of Orange – Nassau.

The incredible beauty of the Bahamas beaches must be seen to be believed. Fine white sand like sweet sugar, sparkling and turquoise waters…a beach lover’s paradise! If you wonder where some of the best beaches in the Bahamas are on Nassau Paradise Island, so make sure to see at least one of them.

What to see & what to do

If you are a resort or an entertainment lover person, go for the Atlantis. Otherwise choose between the several beaches, or walk through the downtown if you are already sun burnt!

Beaches

Blue Lagoon

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. Swim with Dolphin in Blue Lagoon is one of the top attractions in Nassau. Full island packed with any kind of facilities and dolphin adventure.

Cabbage Beach

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. Located close to the Atlantis Resort, it’s a great choice for any beach lover! Being a very long sandy beach, you can either enjoy water sports, or just relaxation in a more secluded spot. If you keep walking, leaving the crowd back, you will arrive in a very calm environment. There’s a little rock at the end of the beach, which make this place good even for snorkeling, being populated by many colorful fishes.

Cable Beach

15 min by car from the Cruise Port. Just outside downtown Bahamas and easy to access. It’s calm and not packed with people, but still many water sports, outdoor restaurants and a golf course are available. You will find rentals of jet ski if you are looking for adventures. This beach of the is beautiful, quiet, fun and a great choice for swimmers of all ages. It’s also a superb location for snorkelling, right in front of the beach you can rent all the equipment.

Cove Beach

10 min by Car from the Cruise Port. It’s just next to the Atlantis Resort. Easy access, crystalline water, soft white sand, perfect for adults or families too.

Junkanoo Beach

5 min walking from the Cruise Port. Known as “spring break beach”, you may already imagine: easy to access, right in front of the port, local kiosk bars available, public toilets. The perfect solution also to enjoy if you are short of time.

love-beach-nassau

Love Beach

20 min by car from the Cruise Port. White sand, natural rock pools, and comfy hammocks or cabanas. One of the least crowded beach of the island. Children’s playground and freshwater pool are available, making this beach perfect for families.

Paradise Beach

10 min by Car from the Cruise Port. It’s located in Paradise Island beside the Atlantis Resort and Cove Beach. It’s a mile-long haven of white sand and turquoise water and also a great place for snorkeling or just relaxing and enjoying the Bahamas view.

Saunders Beach

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. Sheltered by Coral Island, the water off Saunders Beach near Goodman's Bay. It’s calm and ideal for family swimming thank to the playground with swings and slides, plus restrooms onsite.

Park & Landmarks

Clifton Heritage Park

30 by car from the cruise port. It combines beautiful nature trails, historical ruins, amazing beaches. You can organize an ATV tour or relax in Jaws Beach and find the famous underwater mystic sculptures.

Snorkelling

Cabbage Beach

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. Located close to the Atlantis Resort, it’s a great choice for any beach lover! Being a very long sandy beach, you can either enjoy water sports, or just relaxation in a more secluded spot. If you keep walking, leaving the crowd back, you will arrive in a very calm environment. There’s a little rock at the end of the beach, which make this place good even for snorkeling, being populated by many colorful fishes.

Cable Beach

15 min by car from the Cruise Port. Just outside downtown Bahamas and easy to access. It’s calm and not packed with people, but still many water sports, outdoor restaurants and a golf course are available. You will find rentals of jet ski if you are looking for adventures. This beach of the is beautiful, quiet, fun and a great choice for swimmers of all ages. It’s also a superb location for snorkelling, right in front of the beach you can rent all the equipment.

Paradise Beach

10 min by Car from the Cruise Port. It’s located in Paradise Island beside the Atlantis Resort and Cove Beach. It’s a mile-long haven of white sand and turquoise water and also a great place for snorkeling or just relaxing and enjoying the Bahamas view.

Animal Encounter

Blue Lagoon

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. Swim with Dolphin in Blue Lagoon is one of the top attractions in Nassau. Full island packed with any kind of facilities and dolphin adventure.

Dolphin Cay in Atlantis

Meet dolphins and sea lions in Dolphin Cay Atlantis. It's is one of the largest and most sophisticated marine-mammal habitats in the world. The first residents were 17 stranded dolphins and 10 sea lions whose home in Gulfport (Mississippi) was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Dolphin Cay is also the Caribbean’s premier marine animal rehabilitation facility.

Family

Atlantis Resort and Casino in Paradise Island

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. It features the world's largest open-air marine habitat; Aquaventure, water park, including the iconic Mayan Temple's Leap of Faith slide, 11 pools, five miles of beaches and the Atlantis Casino.

Blue Lagoon

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. Swim with Dolphin in Blue Lagoon is one of the top attractions in Nassau. Full island packed with any kind of facilities and dolphin adventure.

Cabbage Beach

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. Located close to the Atlantis Resort, it’s a great choice for any beach lover! Being a very long sandy beach, you can either enjoy water sports, or just relaxation in a more secluded spot. If you keep walking, leaving the crowd back, you will arrive in a very calm environment. There’s a little rock at the end of the beach, which make this place good even for snorkeling, being populated by many colorful fishes.

Cove Beach

10 min by Car from the Cruise Port. It’s just next to the Atlantis Resort. Easy access, crystalline water, soft white sand, perfect for adults or families too.

Dolphin Cay in Atlantis

Meet dolphins and sea lions in Dolphin Cay Atlantis. It's is one of the largest and most sophisticated marine-mammal habitats in the world. The first residents were 17 stranded dolphins and 10 sea lions whose home in Gulfport (Mississippi) was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Dolphin Cay is also the Caribbean’s premier marine animal rehabilitation facility.

love-beach-nassau

Love Beach

20 min by car from the Cruise Port. White sand, natural rock pools, and comfy hammocks or cabanas. One of the least crowded beach of the island. Children’s playground and freshwater pool are available, making this beach perfect for families.

Saunders Beach

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. Sheltered by Coral Island, the water off Saunders Beach near Goodman's Bay. It’s calm and ideal for family swimming thank to the playground with swings and slides, plus restrooms onsite.

History & Culture

Pirates of Nassau Museum

5 min walk from the Cruise Port. Enter the colorful and reckless world of Pirates of Nassau Museum, a pirate museum for adults and children. Discover the history of these outlaws Caribbean and walked through the model of a pier pirate, complete with Galleon. The colorful museum, filled with wax figures and scenes of pirates, appeals to children, but also offers a lot of juicy information to entertain adults.

Queen’s Staircase

5 min by car or 15 min walk from the cruise port. The Queen's Staircase are a set of 65 steps (102 feet), carved out of solid limestone rock by 600 slaves between 1793 and 1794. It is a major landmark located in Nassau, Bahamas. The stairs are located at Fort Fincastle Historic Complex near Bennet's Hill in Downtown Nassau next to Princess Margaret Hospital and Grosvenor Campus of the University of the Bahamas. The staircase has water cascading along the side over series of steps. (Wikipedia)

Resort

Atlantis Resort and Casino in Paradise Island

10 min by car from the Cruise Port. It features the world's largest open-air marine habitat; Aquaventure, water park, including the iconic Mayan Temple's Leap of Faith slide, 11 pools, five miles of beaches and the Atlantis Casino.

Riu Palace in Paradise Island

10 Min car from the Cruise Port. Riu Paradise Island is an all-inclusive, adults-only hotel with an infinity pool looking out over Cabbage Beach and an in-pool swim up bar. There are several restaurants on the property, like a steakhouse and a Japanese restaurant, that are included in your stay. The hotel also has an on-site spa and offers water sports. Riu is directly next to Atlantis—so you can easily walk to the neighboring hotel and enjoy its amenities, like a day pass to the Aquaventure Water Park or for Dolphin Cay.

Walking

Government House of the Bahamas

10 Min by walk from the Cruise Port. Government House is the official residence of the Governor General of the Bahamas, based in Nassau. It was built in colonial times and was the residence of the governor of the Bahamas. Later he continued in the role of official residence of the Governor General's office later political independence from the United Kingdom.

Junkanoo Beach

5 min walking from the Cruise Port. Known as “spring break beach”, you may already imagine: easy to access, right in front of the port, local kiosk bars available, public toilets. The perfect solution also to enjoy if you are short of time.

Nassau Straw Market

Located in Bay street just at the terminal doors. You can find handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs, and items such as hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, dolls, conch shell jewelry, and wood carvings—and all available at very reasonable prices, especially if you’re good at negotiating!

Pirates of Nassau Museum

5 min walk from the Cruise Port. Enter the colorful and reckless world of Pirates of Nassau Museum, a pirate museum for adults and children. Discover the history of these outlaws Caribbean and walked through the model of a pier pirate, complete with Galleon. The colorful museum, filled with wax figures and scenes of pirates, appeals to children, but also offers a lot of juicy information to entertain adults.

Queen’s Staircase

5 min by car or 15 min walk from the cruise port. The Queen's Staircase are a set of 65 steps (102 feet), carved out of solid limestone rock by 600 slaves between 1793 and 1794. It is a major landmark located in Nassau, Bahamas. The stairs are located at Fort Fincastle Historic Complex near Bennet's Hill in Downtown Nassau next to Princess Margaret Hospital and Grosvenor Campus of the University of the Bahamas. The staircase has water cascading along the side over series of steps. (Wikipedia)

Shopping

Nassau Straw Market

Located in Bay street just at the terminal doors. You can find handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs, and items such as hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, dolls, conch shell jewelry, and wood carvings—and all available at very reasonable prices, especially if you’re good at negotiating!

Best cruise deals: (Cruises are still suspended till 2021)

Pictures of Nassau

instagram #nassau

Bahamas islands 🇧🇸💦🐋🐳🐬🎶#bahamas🇧🇸 #divine_worldplaces #divine_ladolcevita #wonderful_places #beaches_n_resorts #bestvacations #awesome_photographers #nature #vacation #earthfocus #earthvacations #tropicals #beautiful___travel #islandors #fantastic_earth #fantastic_earthpix #bestplacestogo #caribbeans #nassau #exumas #eleutherabahamas #longisland #wildanimals #naturegeography #discoverearth #discoveryearth #canonphotography #oceanscenery💦 #oceanview #america ...

2952 166

Little San Salvador island 🇧🇸🎶🐋🐳🐬#divine_worldplaces #divine_ladolcevita #awesome_photographers #nature #vacation #travellingthroughtheworld #beaches_n_resorts #wonderful_places #fantastic_earth #fantastic_earthpix #bestplacestogo #earthfocus #earthvacations #tropicals #beautiful___travel #tropicsdaily #islandors #caribbeans #bahamas🇧🇸 #blue #oceanscenery💦 #oceanview #naturephotography #discoverearth #nassau #exumas #eleutherabahamas #longisland #sailing⛵️ #awesome_earth ...

1841 73

Huge aquarium in Atlantis...
If you look good enough you can find Nemo and Dora the Explorer :)))
...

300 31

Das schöne an schweren Zeiten ist, dass man erkennt, wer zu einem steht!

#bahamas #bahamas🇧🇸 #bahamaslife #bahamas🌴 #nassaubahamas #thebahamas #atlantisbahamas #bahamasparadise #bahamasrealestate #bahamasvacation #nassau #atlantis #paradisehotel #paradise #paradisebeach #paradiseisland #paradiseonearth #paradise🌴 #paradiselove #beach #beachlife #beachbabe #beachvibes #beachresort #beachvacation #paradiselife #paradisefound #outfitoftheday #photooftheday #amazing
...

665 16

Bahamas memories🐳What shade of blue do you like? 🇧🇸💦🐋🐳💙#divine_worldplaces #divine_ladolcevita #bahamas🇧🇸 #exumas #nassau #tropicals #beautiful___travel #tropicsdaily #islandors #nature #vacation #travellingthroughtheworld #beaches_n_resorts #wonderful_places #fantastic_earth #fantastic_earthpix #bestplacestogo #earthfocus #earthvacations #awesome_earth #awesome_photographers #beautifuldestinations #caribbeans #earthcapture #eleutherabahamas #earthpix #earthfever #tourtheplanet #wowplanet #earth ...

1559 64

Nassau, Bahamas 🇧🇸
TAG someone to bring here!

#travel #travelphotography #travelgram #traveltheworld #travelblogger #travels #travelguide #travelgirl #worldtraveler #world #destination #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #beautifulplaces #bahamas #nassau
...

156 0

Cove beach at the Atlantis, Bahamas 🇧🇸

#jamaica #barbados #travel #nassau #beach #travelgram #instagood #photooftheday #love #instatravel #dubai #burjkhalifa #bahamas #mydubai #uae #traveling #adventure #travelling #ig #style #tourism #atlantis #beautifuldestinations #traveler #landscape #inspiration #traveller #igtravel #tourist #bahamas
...

380 23

Cada día que paso sin navegar en crucero 🚢 más idílico me lo imagino... y aunque los cruceros por Europa ofrecen la posibilidad de ver interesantísimas ciudades y patrimonio cultural, esta imagen en Nassau me sugiere sol, calor, paisaje paradisiaco y actividades divertidas. Además, son tres de los mejores barcos del mundo... ¿con cual os quedaríais vosotros? 😍
.
📸 williamvillain_
.
#crucero #cruceros #nassau #mscseaside #norwegianbliss #symphonyoftheseas #msccruceros #norwegiancruiseline #royalcaribbean #msccruises #ncl #rccl #cruise #crociera #cruzeiro #croisiere #msccruzeiros #msccruises #bahamas #msccrociere #barco #kreuzfahrt #caribe #caribbean #caraibas
...

337 14

Eleuthera island is amazing right? 😍 ⁣⁣
👉 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 travelcolumns⁣⁣
👉 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 travelcolumns⁣⁣
⁣⁣
📸 giannistsou.1
...

3004 46

Das #Atlantis auf den #Bahamas. Beeindruckendes Luxus-Hotel mit fast 4.000 Zimmern!⁠

Wie machst du am liebsten #Urlaub? In der Ferienwohnung? Boutique-Hotel? Luxus-Hotel? Große Anlage? AirBNB? Zelt? Camper? Hostel? Preiswert? Ohne Verpflegung? All-Inclusive?⁠
•⁠
🌍 #ParadiseIsland #Nassau⁠
📸 11.2018 / by Sebastian on tour⁠
•⁠
#caribbean #caribbeansea #caribe #ig_caribbean #exuma #itsbetterinthebahamas #westindian #loves_caribbeansea #ig_caribbean_sea #westindies #erholung #hotel #resort #aussicht #resortwear #island360 #caribbeangirl #islandgirls #fernweh #reiselust #urlaubsreif
...

508 27

how beautiful and cute this hippocampus is???? 🐬🤗😍🇧🇸🇧🇸🐳🐋 #bahamas🇧🇸 #tropicals #beautiful___travel #tropicsdaily #destination_sea #islandors #nature #vacation #travellingthroughtheworld #bestvacations #awesome_photographers #awesome_earthpix #earthpix #earthfocus #earthvacations #divine_worldplaces #divine_ladolcevita #wonderful_places #beaches_n_resorts #caribbeans #bahamas #nassau #exumas #eleutherabahamas #longisland #oceanscenery💦 #underwaterphotography #underwatershot #riyets #love ...

4456 154

Sliding down to meet the 🦈
.
.
.
-> follow me ☀️ _trip.a.holic.girl_ ☀️
#nassau #bahamas #nassaubahamas #atlantis #atlantisbahamas #paradiseisland #paradise #waterpark #warerworld #underwater #underwaterworld #shark #sharks #slide #meetthesharks #travelgram #traveller #tripaholic #travel #travelawesome #istagood #instadaily #sundayfunday #sundayvibes #sunday #throwback #throwback🔙
...

369 11

The Atlantis Resort, Bahamas 🇧🇸

#jamaica #barbados #travel #nassau #beach #travelgram #building #architecture #love #instatravel #dubai #art #bahamas #mydubai #uae #traveling #adventure #travelling #ig #style #tourism #atlantis #beautifuldestinations #traveler #landscape #inspiration #traveller #igtravel #tourist #bahamas
...

248 3

tanykarenee Swimming with Yellow Tail Snapper, Blue Tang and Bermuda Chub 🐟🐠 ⁣
.⁣
📍Nassau, Bahamas ⁣
.⁣
⭐Follow noireescapes_ and grab free guides from bio⭐ ⁣
.⁣

#underwater #underwaterphotography #freedive #girlswhofreedive #oceanlife #oceanblue #travelnoir #hardlyhome #blacktravelfeed #travelnow #melanintravel #blacktravelclub #justgo #blacktravelhackers #blacktraveljourney #noireescapes_ #explorepage #soultravel #bahamas #nassau
...

1208 12

Well this was a great welcome back to treasure hunting this past weekend!! 🎉🎉
7 marbles, all found in the same spot, which we were literally watching roll in with the water!!
It felt so nice to FINALLY be able to do what we love most!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼
.
#bahamas #handcrafted #handmade #ethicallysourced #locallysourced #nassau #cablebeach #ocean #nassaubahamas #beach #beachfinds #seamarbles #seaglassmarbles #oceanfinds #oceantreasures #beachtreasures #seaglass #seamarblemagic #beachcombing #beachcomber #treasurehunting #beachlife #islandlife #beachbum #beachbumlife #mermaidlife #mermaidloot #mermaidaf #bahamasbeachcreations
...

112 12

Amazing times with this rock and roll girl sabsalynch chilling with this 🐷 that love to swim at dapigvillage ! They say your vibe find your tribe... or something like that... well Lately I’m being really finding it so true, I have meet amazing people!!! If you want to get some pics with this amazing piggies in Nassau please send me an inbox! 🌊🇧🇸📸🐷💕🧜🏼‍♀️ ...

266 8

‏‮ ‬‏‪Swimming with the fishies 🐟🐠

Credit: giannistsou.1
...

178 8

Ready to pour bottled BV cocktails are ready for your at home enjoyment! ...

198 4

These views. 😍

📷: byrachelita
...

485 6

Weather

In Nassau, as well as the whole Caribbean, there are two main seasons: rainy and dry. The summer has the warmest months, with mostly cloudy and wet  days. Winter, or the dry season, is the best time to visit Nassau. Especially from March to May and from October to December days are dry and comfortable. From June to November the Hurricane season can disrupt some voyage. Storms coming from the Atlantic can sometimes climb north bound hitting lands in the Bahamian islands. The last was category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which made a landfall in 2019 in the Abaco Islands.

Dry season

Dry season

From December to April, mostly sunny and fresh. The best period to sail in Caribbean. The peak travel time.

86°F 65°F

Wet season

Wet season

From June to November is the rainy season. Hurricanes coming from the Atlantic can hit the Bahamas and Nassau.

91°F 70°F

Good to know

 

  1. Clothing Casual summer wear can be worn during the day any time of the year; but be sure to bring a jacket or sweater for cooler evenings from December to March.
  2. Water Shoes Bring them if you go to swim or snorkel. Some of the water can be rocky after you walk from the beach.
  3. Sundries For convenience and cost concerns, bring your own everyday health and beauty products with you.
  4. Port Regulation Be aware that often in port it's forbidden to take off the ship fruits, vegetables and unsealed food items for local agricolture concern.
  5. Time Zone EST (Eastern Standard Time) UTC/GMT -5 hours. Make sure to keep the ship's time on your clock to come back board on time. Be aware of automatic changes of your smartphones.
  6. Currency US Dollars are widely accepted and considered the main currency for tourists visiting Nassau and the Bahamas.

Terminal

One of the best way to reach Nassau is by a cruise ship. The dock is at the downtown and it’s comfortable for any kind of activity. On a short walk you will find yourself in the vitality of the Bahamas island.

Nassau cruise ship port. Photo by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash.
Aerial view of Nassau cruise port. Photo by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash.

The city center is the headquarters of the main activities of Nassau. Hundreds of people visit the city center daily for work or pleasure, but the busiest part of the city is undoubtedly made up of Bay Street and Woodes Rogers Walk, the streets parallel to the bay, where there are several hotels and restaurants.

Remind

Most of the vendors are friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. But pay attention to the few aggressive vendors and do not bring to much cash with you. Especially if you overnight.

 

Transport

The best way to move around is by taxi. If you travel to Paradise Island via the Harbor Bridge, taxi will take from 5 to 10 dollars. A convenient way to get around the island is also by renting a car, a scooter or a bicycle. Inexpensive buses in Nassau are a good means of transport as well, but we would not recommend them. It’s not really functional for a day trip.

Nearby destinations

Would you like to contribute to our project?

Would you like to contribute to our project?

Contact us If you'd love to give your contribution to improve Cruisando, sharing experiences, pictures, videos, articles and more!

Contact & contribution