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Presenting Nassau

Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is the perfect place to blend an island holiday with a rich cultural city experience different from anything you’d find in Europe or North America. Nassau city breaks place you on beautiful New Providence Island, with proximity to the white sand beaches and impossibly blue waters of this Caribbean gem. Whether you're relaxing in the sun, exploring the landmarks in the centre of town or partying in the legendary bars and clubs by night, Nassau weekend trips are a fantastic way to enjoy island paradise living.

What to know before visiting Nassau

Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), one of the major hubs of the Caribbean, is just a 15-minute taxi ride from the centre of Nassau. Check flights from London and Manchester. UK citizens do not need a visa to enter the Bahamas, and the currency is the Bahamian dollar. The time is five hours behind London time, and you’ll be pleased to know the local language is English. It’s an easy place to get to, and you’ll be sunning yourself and enjoying a rum cocktail in no time.

When is the best time to visit Nassau?

Nassau is a popular city for ‘spring break’ visits, and the time between November and April is ideal for booking Nassau flight and hotel packages. You can expect temperatures at this time to be in the mid-to-high 20s, perfect for Nassau package holidays. A lot of the activities here are based around the water – stroll along the beaches or set off to legendary water parks. Alternatively, explore the historic centre of Naussau.

What to do in Nassau

There are many great things you can get up to in this Caribbean hotspot, such as:

  • Hitting up Aquaventure Water Park and enjoying the thrilling slides or simply lounging by the water with a cool drink.
  • Sunbathing or going for walks at Cable Beach.
  • Enjoying water sports such as scuba diving or jet skiing.
  • Going on a boat or fishing tour.
  • Partying at the some of the most iconic nightclubs in the region.

Places to visit in Nassau

There are several sights you should visit on Nassau city breaks, including:

  • The Queen’s Staircase, built in honour of Queen Victoria.
  • Museums and other buildings, including Pirates of Nassau and John Watling’s Distillery.
  • The Gothic-style Christ Church Cathedral, built in the 19th century.
  • Fort Fincastle, which bears a strong resemblance to many European forts.
  • Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre, home to many exotic creatures.

What to eat in Nassau

Book your Nassau flight and hotel deal, and you can look forward to tucking into some amazing food on your trip. It’s no surprise that seafood is the star of the show in Nassau, with superb island dishes such as deep-fried shellfish fritters, baked bonefish and rock lobster. You'll find plenty of cosy neighbourhood restaurants around the centre of town that are ideal places for soaking up the atmosphere of Nassau and appreciating its cooking as enjoyed by residents.

If you fancy something more upmarket, you’ll find many fine seafood restaurants lining the popular beaches around Nassau. However, if you’re not a fan of seafood, there’s no need to worry, as meat dishes or vegetarian options such as bean stews and soups are also easy to find. Of course, being such a popular international destination, Nassau also has many fast food restaurants, including pizza parlours and Chinese restaurants.

What souvenirs can you find in Nassau?

As you enjoy package holidays in Nassau, you may wonder what you can bring back to show off your trip or keep as a memento of your time spent in the island sun. Craftwork made from locally sourced materials, island-themed clothing and woven baskets are some of the more popular gifts you can bring back from the Bahamas. Jewellery and handmade toys are also excellent choices to keep in mind.

The Straw Market is an ideal place to find goods made by locals and enjoy the atmosphere of traditional, day-to-day Bahamian life. It’s a huge space where you can easily spend a morniang browsing. You’ll find it on Bay Street in the heart of the commercial quarter. Marina Village, another great shopping destination, has plenty of shops and stalls that are perfect for spending time in when you want to cool off after the beach. A Nassau weekend is an amazing opportunity to pick up some unique finds.