With a culture and natural landscape as vibrant as its history (it was once declared a “pirate republic” by infamous pirates Charles Vane, Calico Jack Rackham, "Blackbeard" Edward Teach, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read), Nassau is The Bahamas’ crown jewel. The booming downtown makes for some wonderful on-land entertainment. The beaches are its signature attraction, however, with the likes of Cable Beach at its helm. The turquoise waters are some of the clearest on the planet with visibility of over 200 feet!
The Bahamian dollar is held on par with the US dollar and both are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands.
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The Nassau Guardian — thenassauguardian.com
The Tribune — www.tribune242.com
Official Gazette The Bahamas
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
P.O. Box N-3701, Nassau
+1 242 302 2000
+1 800 Bahamas
Nassau is best known as a vibrant city where you can choose your own pace and vacation style to suit your frame of mind. Its bouncing jitneys, colorful pirate history, and candy colored government buildings co-exist with ultra-modern resorts that enchant everyone. From backpackers to luxury travelers, it's time for sun, sand, and sea as you kick back and discover the many attractions in Nassau.
The good weather makes it easy to visit attractions year round. The Bahamas has plenty of different sights to charm you–whether it is the nature, art, history, shopping, or the people.
John Watling's Distillery
The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Pirates of Nassau Museum
Seahorse Snorkel and Sailing Excursions
Tru Bahamian Food Tours
Caribbean Birding Trail
Clifton Heritage National Land and Sea Park
Christ Church Cathedral
Wellness Spa Bahamas
Dermalogica Skin Centre
In the mood for fresh seafood, succulent meats or Bahamian traditional favorites? Perhaps you’d like to see today’s fresh selection of rock lobster, snapper and conch. Nassau provides some of the finest dining with endless possibilities.
Dune at The Ocean Club
Goldie's Conch House
Whether you want a regular coffee or a light meal, Nassau offers a variety of options. Some cafes are high-end, while others are friendly for all occasions.
Athena Café & Bar
Gregory's Mediterranean Delights
McKenzie's Fresh Fish and Conch
Nassau nightlife finds visitors headed for the casinos or beach bars for an evening of music and gaming. Many resorts offer superb casino entertainment, bars, and nightclubs.
The Daiquiri Shack
Booze & Cruise
Twisted Lime Sports Bar and Grill
Compass Point Outdoor Ocean Bar
Aura Night Club
Club Waterloo & Shooters Bar
The Bahamas provides its visitors with every shopping experience imaginable. Nassau’s duty-free status makes it popular for buying luxury items. The Bahamas are famous for handicrafts, paintings, sea treasure, blown glass, Conch shell jewelry and Junkanoo art. Practice your bartering skills while witnessing local artisans at work.
Coin of the Realm
Tag Heuer Boutique
Marina Village at Atlantis
Bahama Hand Prints
Crystal Court Shops
Brass and Leather
Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)
Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) west of Nassau city center, and has daily flights to major cities in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Address: Windsor Field Road, Nassau
Phone: +1 242 702 1010
Nassau is located in the Eastern Standard time zone, and all times are reflected in Eastern time.
Jitney Bus Public transportation service (referred to as jitneys) is available on several of the major islands, such as Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island. Fares vary, depending on the route, and exact change is required. Bus stops are marked.
Ferry Boats (water taxis) can take you between Nassau and Paradise Island while at the same time giving you a waterfront view of Nassau Harbor. Tickets can be purchased at the tour desk at Festival Place and at Woodes Rogers Wharf right next door.
More Information: Bus service is generally from early morning (about 6:30am) until about 7pm. Ferries leave every half hour on the hour from 9am to 6pm.
Taxi fares are fixed by the government. Usually you tip taxi drivers 15%. You can call a taxi, take one on the street or in front of a hotel.
Jermaine's Taxi & Tours +1 242 425 1789
Bahamas Taxi Services +1 242 423 4982
Bahama General Post Office
Address: East Hill Street, Nassau
Phone: +1 242 322 3025
In Nassau, there are many independent stores such as Lowe’s Wholesale Pharmacy, PharmaChoice, and Friendly Pharmacy.
Lowe’s Wholesale Pharmacy
Soldier Rd, Nassau
Friendly Pharmacy Elizabeth on Bay
Bay St, Nassau
+1 242 323 0051
Address: Bay St, Nassau
Phone: +1 242 323 0051
Country code: +1
Area codes in Nassau: 242
Electrical outlets in The Islands Of The Bahamas are 60 cycles/120 volts, which is compatible with all US appliances. British and European appliances require a flat two-pin adaptor and 220-volt converter.