21 miles long and 7 miles wide, Nassau is the capital city of The Bahamas with a population of 248,948 people. Paradise Island is adjacent to Nassau and is accessible via a bridge.
Most first time visitors fly into Nassau, which is home to most of the resorts, banks, local and international businesses. Once in Nassau, you can choose from a variety of resorts and sightseeing activities; to name just a few: The Bahamas Ferries, Bahamas Riviera Cruises, Barefoot Sailing Cruises, Dolphin Encounters, Powerboat Adventures, Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation, Bahamas Outdoors Ltd and Adastra Gardens and Conservation Centre.
As the capital city most of the country’s larger resorts are housed here, namely the Atlantis, Paradise Island, which is one of the largest hotels in the Caribbean with over 4,000 rooms, and 30,000 marine animals. This is a must see for those visiting the island and a fantastic day out for the family. There are also several boutique style resorts, with an international appeal, and let’s not forget dining. Whatever your palate you can find a variety of local and international cuisine to satisfy your tastes.
Getting around the island is never a problem, as there are frequent local bus and taxi services. Visit the straw market on Bay Street, where you will find arts and crafts authentically Bahamian. Try a selection of perfumes, wines/spirits, designer wear all tax free! Dine under the stars at some of the most exquisite restaurants, where you can choose from a selection of fine dishes. Take part in our local festivals including Junkanoo, which is held on Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Or, if you want to dance the night away, there are lots of local hotspots to choose from.