Plan your trip to Nassau, Bahamas
Regional Population: 227,940
Elevation: 16 meters
Time Zone: America/Nassau
Local Currency: BSD
Nearby Airports: NAS
Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, on the northeastern edge of New Providence Island. Today, with a population of 200,000, Nassau contains nearly 70 percent of the population of the Bahamas. However, it's still quite low-rise and laid back.
Take a walk around Old Town, an interesting mixture of abandoned buildings and bright Caribbean structures. It doesn't take long to get away from the over-scrubbed tourist areas in the very center. Walk 10 minutes uphill to the pink Parliament Building, which still has a statue of an enthroned Queen Victoria out front. The Pirate Museum offers recreations of a pirate town, a pirate ship and a pirate battle, with a few real artifacts mixed in. It’s cheesy, but fun.
Nassau is a spring break Mecca for good reason. The nightly club scene can be rowdy.
Strut alongside these pink-feathered soldiers who run the show in Nassau in the Bahamas.
Read our expert’s overview to the best that the islands have to offer for a Bahamas vacation sure to please everyone.
Take advantage of resort discounts next year with free nights, spa packages and scuba diving discounts.