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 With a culture and natural landscape as colorful 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. With a booming Downtown District, Nassau makes for some wonderful on-land entertainment. The beaches are its signature attraction, however, with the likes of Cable Beach at its helm. Turquoise waters boast the best clarity on the planet with a visibility of over 200 feet!

currency

The Bahamian dollar is held on par with the US dollar and both are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands.

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911 or 919

newspaper

The Nassau Guardian
The Tribune
The Bahama Journal

population

248,948

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
P.O. Box N-3701, Nassau
+1 242 302 2000
+1 800 Bahamas

The City

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.

Jetski on Paradise Island beach of Atlandtis , Nassau, Bahamas. Worachat Sodsri/Shutterstock.com

Do & See

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.

Boris Kasimov

Dolphin Encounters

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Sandy Toes

Moto "Club4AG" Miwa

Powerboat Adventures

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John Watling´s Distillery

Bryce Edwards

Ardastra Gardens

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The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

Keo the Younger

Pirates of Nassau Museum

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Seahorse Snorkel and Sailing Excursions

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Tru Bahamian Food Tours

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Caribbean Birding Trail

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Queen's Staircase

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Beaches

Karl Cossio

Wellness Spa Bahamas

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Dermalogica Skin Centre

The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas

Clifton Heritage National Land and Sea Park

Christ Church Cathedral

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Dining

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.

Olive's Meze Grill & Bar

Café Matisse

Dune at One&Only Ocean Club

Brussels Bistro

Carmine's

Montagu Gardens Steak & Grill

Graycliff Restaurant

Goldie's Conch House

Luciano's

Bahamian Club

Bahama Grill

Sapodilla

Cafe Martinique

Goodfellow Farms

Compass Point

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Cafes

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

Oh Andros

The dramatic sunset skyline over Nassau downtown Ramunas Bruzas/Shutterstock.com

Bars & Nightlife

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.

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Bambu

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The Daiquiri Shack

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Booze & Cruise

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Atlantis Casino

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Twisted Lime Sports Bar and Grill

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Compass Point Outdoor Ocean Bar

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Señor Frog's

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Aura

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Club Waterloo & Shooters Bar

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Oasis Lounge

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Sea Glass

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Pirate's Pub & Grill

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Shopping

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.

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Doongalik Studios

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Straw Market

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Coin of the Realm

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Tag Heuer Boutique

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Marina Village at Atlantis

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Bahama Hand Prints

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Crystal Court Shops

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Brass and Leather

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Diamonds International

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His Fashion

La Casita

Paradise island and Atlantis resort in Nassau, Bahamas ezpic/Shutterstock.com

Tourist Information

Lynden Pindling International Airport

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

Email: feedback@nas.bs

Phone: +1 242 702 1010

Website: www.nassaulpia.com

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Time Zone

Nassau is located in the Eastern Standard time zone, and all times are reflected in Eastern time.

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Public Transport

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.

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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

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
info@jermainestaxiandtours.com

Bahamas Taxi Services +1 242 423 4982
cherylfoxferguson@live.com

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Post

Bahama General Post Office

Address: East Hill Street, Nassau

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Phone: +1 242 322 3025

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Pharmacy

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

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Telephone

Country code: +1

Area codes in Nassau: 242

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Electricity

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.

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