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The Island

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Experience an island metropolis where the ease of the tropics meets the big city. Here, beautiful beaches are just the beginning. Venture beyond them and discover an island humming with history, art, nightlife, and culture.

The Lay Of The Land

Nassau & Paradise Island, often considered the gateway to The Bahamas, consist of two islands: New Providence and Paradise Island.

Nassau

The capital city of The Bahamas, Nassau is located in New Providence. Here you’ll find the Lynden Pindling International Airport, along with popular attractions like Downtown Nassau, The Government House, and Queen’s Staircase.

Paradise Island

Connected by bridge across Nassau Harbour, Paradise Island is home to large hotels and resorts, including Atlantis, and a handful of lively beaches.

The Lay Of The Land

Nassau & Paradise Island, often considered the gateway to The Bahamas, consist of two islands: New Providence and Paradise Island.

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Stories Stirring Up A Culinary Revolution

In the hands of the latest generation of tastemakers, authentic Bahamian recipes meet cutting-edge techniques for a special spin on tradition.

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Stories In True Bahamian Fashion

Theodore Elyett's designs for Bahama Hand Prints is a celebration of the bright, bold culture of The Bahamas.

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Stories The People-to-People Experience

Nassau

We invite you into the home of Stephen and Terry Bellot, where fresh conch fritters and good conversation await.

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Stories All Day Fish Fry

Nassau

Take a tour of Nassau’s Fish Fry in Arawak Cay. On the strip, deciding what and where to eat is an all-day affair.

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Stories A Garden of Marvel

Nassau

The national bird of The Bahamas ought to spend some time in the limelight. At Nassau’s Ardastra Gardens, the marching flamingos are the main attraction.

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Stories Downtown Nassau

Nassau

Discover the streets of downtown Nassau, 20 square blocks of monuments, murals, and museums. A testament to island culture both centuries-old and magnificently modern.

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Stories Potter’s Cay

Nassau

Always good. Always fresh. Potter's Cay comes locally recommended for those wanting a flavourful taste of Bahamian conch salad.

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Stories Junkanoo, A Celebration

Nassau

Feel the tempo of a joyous Bahamian celebration. Months of preparation—the making of costumes, the late-night practices—culminate in a night of music, dance, and a little healthy competition.

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Island Resorts & Retreats Where to Stay

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World-class resorts with sprawling gardens, swimming pools, marinas, casinos, dining, and nightlife greet guests of Nassau and Paradise Island.

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Sandals Royal Bahamian

A luxurious beachfront resort, Sandals Royal Bahamian offers access to a private island, butler service, 11 restaurants and more.

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Baha Mar

This sprawling resort complex on Cable Beach features three luxury hotels, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, ten swimming pools and the largest casino in the Caribbean.

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Atlantis

Atlantis features a multitude of unique accommodations, plus the world's largest open-air marine habitat, Aquaventure water park, over 21 restaurants and an on-site nightclub.

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The Highlights Christ Church Cathedral

The striking Gothic Cathedral, constructed with local limestone in 1841, stands on the same site as the first church built in The Bahamas in 1670. Inside, light filters through stunning stained glass windows and plaques along the church walls commemorate beloved Bahamians.

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The Highlights The Queen’s
66 Steps

Carved out of solid limestone in 1794, the Queen’s Staircase provided a direct path from Fort Fincastle to central Nassau. Towering walls draped in tropical plants and a waterfall create a serene oasis minutes from the bustle of Downtown.

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The Highlights The Retreat Gardens

This 11-acre property is the headquarters of The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and houses one of the largest private collections of rare and exotic palms in the world — approximately 170 species. It’s one of four national parks on New Providence Island.

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The Highlights Pompey Museum

Formerly called Vendue House, the building is now named for the courageous slave, Pompey, who hailed from The Exumas. Built sometime before 1769, it became a museum in 1992 and features a permanent exhibit on the African experience in The Bahamas.

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The Highlights Bay Street Sights

Downtown Nassau’s main street (and The Bahamas’ oldest thoroughfare), Bay Street is lined with pastel-coloured buildings. Highlights include historic Parliament Square and the open-air Straw market, where artisans craft one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

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The Highlights The Fish Fry

Travellers looking for a quintessential Bahamian dining experience head to Fish Fry on Arawak Cay. The lively strip starts with casual sit-down restaurants and ends beachside, where beach shack barbecues serve up a whole new vibe.

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Things to Do Explore The Art Scene

Nassau’s art scene features everything from fine art in the National Art Gallery, to modern streetside murals, to a brilliant collection of colourful Junkanoo pieces from years’ past.

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Things to Do Play To Win

The nightlife scene in the capital of The Bahamas caters to every taste and mood. Explore casinos, nightclubs, and toes-in-the-sand beach bars in Nassau & Paradise Island.

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Things to Do Break For The Beach

The list of beaches in Nassau & Paradise Island is varied, from Cable Beach in the resort district, Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, to quiet Jaws Beach away from the hustle.

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Things to Do Dive Into Underwater Gardens

The waters that surround Nassau & Paradise Island offer plenty of adventures to dive into. Discover walls, wrecks, the famous Lost Blue Hole, even an underwater sculpture garden at Clifton Heritage National Park.

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Fresh Island Flavours Drinks & Dining

Restaurants

Reserve a five-star chef’s table dinner, join happy hour at the Fish Fry, or grab an on-the-go, fresh-as-they-come conch salad in Potter’s Cay.

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Nassau

The country’s capital city, located in New Providence island, Nassau boasts the country’s largest and busiest Ports of Entry: the Lynden Pindling International Airport and its Cruise Port. 

Lynden Pindling International Airport

The primary gateway to The Bahamas for international travellers, the Lynden Pindling International Airport is the largest and busiest in the country, located in New Providence island. The airport offers US Border Preclearance facilities.

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Paradise Island

Connected to Nassau by bridge, Paradise Island is the site of numerous hotels and some of the island’s most famous beaches.

Downtown Nassau

Explore a modern downtown full of personality, where mural-painted streets highlight modern Bahamian creativity alongside historic landmarks and world-class dining opportunities.

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