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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!

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
The Tribune
The Bahama Journal


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.

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.

Dolphin Encounters

Sandy Toes

Powerboat Adventures

John Watling´s Distillery

Ardastra Gardens

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

Pirates of Nassau Museum

Seahorse Snorkel and Sailing Excursions

Tru Bahamian Food Tours

Caribbean Birding Trail

Queen's Staircase


Wellness Spa Bahamas

Dermalogica Skin Centre

The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas

Clifton Heritage National Land and Sea Park

Christ Church Cathedral


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

Van Breugel’s Restaurant

Dune at One&Only Ocean Club

Brussels Bistro

Blue Caviar Le Restaurant


Montagu Gardens Steak & Grill

Graycliff Restaurant

Goldie's Conch House


Bahamian Club

Bahama Grill


Cafe Martinique

Goodfellow Farms

Compass Point


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

Cafe Milano Bistro

Oh Andros

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.


The Daiquiri Shack

Booze & Cruise

Atlantis Casino

Twisted Lime Sports Bar and Grill

Compass Point Outdoor Ocean Bar

Señor Frog's


Club Waterloo & Shooters Bar

Oasis Lounge

The Moon Club

Sea Glass

Cain at The Cove

Pirate's Pub & Grill


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.

Doongalik Studios

Straw Market

Coin of the Realm

Tag Heuer Boutique

Marina Village at Atlantis

Bahama Hand Prints

Crystal Court Shops

Bay Street

Brass and Leather

Diamonds International

His Fashion

Bay Street Station

La Casita

Essential 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


Phone: +1 242 702 1010


Time Zone

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

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.

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.