Paradise Island Lighthouse During Sunset
Palm trees and lighthouses

Cruise to Nassau, Bahamas

Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetising flavours, white-sand beaches and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven – and you can explore its colourful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Nassau and swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins or spot colourful coral on a glass-bottomed boat. And just across the bridge is beautiful Paradise Island, home to world-famous luxury hotels and resorts. Spend the day at the famous Atlantis and splash your way through its expansive water park, grab a piña colada at the Marina Village and spot the hammerhead sharks in Predator Lagoon.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Bahamian Dollar (BSD), U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Nassau

Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins

Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Discover the Atlantis Resort – an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbour on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had – whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides or swimming with dolphins.

Aerial of the Bahamas Pearl Island Lighthouse

Private Paradise

Aerial of the Bahamas Pearl Island Lighthouse

Aerial of the Bahamas Pearl Island Lighthouse

Private Paradise

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of The Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made conch salad.

Jetskis lining a white sandy beach in Nassau, Bahamas
Jetskis lining a white sandy beach in Nassau, Bahamas

LOUNGE LIKE A LOCAL

Junkanoo Beach is a free, public stretch of sand with affordable lounge-chair and umbrella rentals and tasty Bahama Mamas. It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the harbour, and offers a taste of the island’s famous blue waters and soft sand with a hint of local flavour.

Conch fritters, conch salad, and rum punch on a beachside table
Conch fritters, conch salad, and rum punch on a beachside table

Local Cuisine

Bahamian cuisine showcases local seafood and reflects Spanish, West African, and British influences. Rock lobster and conch are served up in a variety of ways— from hearty chowders and fried fritters to citrus salads. Craving dessert? Try the guava duff— a warm, spongy dessert topped with sweet butter rum sauce.

Bahamas Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs
Bahamas Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs

Shopping

Festival Place, which sits right on the wharf, has more than 40 local vendors selling artisanal items. Cruise to Nassau and make your way to Bay Street— just a block away— for duty-free luxury goods. This waterfront promenade is a bargain-hunter’s paradise, and the nearby Straw Market is the go-to spot for authentic Bahamian hand-made treasures.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Water taxis run between Nassau and Paradise Island every half-hour.
2 Most restaurants include a 15% service charge on the bill.

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