Welcome to Nassau Paradise Island, capital of The Bahamas and home to a wide range of stunning resorts, self-catering apartments and boutique hotels. Downtown Nassau offers a variety of tours and experiences, whether showcasing the fascinating colonial history, revealing stories of times when the harbour provided safe haven to the most renowned pirates, offering some typical Bahamian delicacies or demonstrating some of the great artistic talent found throughout the Bahama islands. However, the famous beaches of The Bahamas are never far away, with downtown resorts such as Margaritaville Beach Resort being right in the heart of the city, whilst Cable Beach, home to the Baha Mar Resort is just a 10 minute drive away, and world-famous Atlantis Paradise Island is a short drive over the bridge. Nightlife abounds, whether for a local experience at the Arawak Cay fish fry, or in the Caribbean’s largest casinos at Baha Mar and Atlantis. Romance abounds at Sandals Royal Bahamian, whilst luxury is unlimited at The Ocean Club-A Four Seasons Resort. Gastronomes will delight at the fine dining of Graycliff, home to the third largest private wine collection in the world, whereas the more independent or budget conscious will enjoy the freedom of a cottage at BayView Suites or Paradise Island Beach Club, or for a touch of luxury the brand new Goldwynn Resort & Residences on Cable Beach.
Nassau Paradise Island is home to two stunning resorts; Atlantis Paradise Island and Baha Mar. Within each resort there is a variety of hotels offering different experiences to suit different holidaymakers and different budgets. At Baha Mar Grand Hyatt is a great family hotel, whilst SLS has a fantastic vibe for the party people and Rosewood’s elegance welcomes those looking for a luxurious sanctuary. At Atlantis The Coral provides the entry-level price-point but does not compromise on the experiences of the whole resort, whilst The Royal boasts newly renovated rooms, The Reef a home away from home with its fully equipped residences and The Cove an extra air of luxury with its split level junior suites. Both resorts have world-class waterparks included in the price of your stay, and a multitude of other in-resort attractions including the Caribbean’s two largest casinos, a huge variety of bars and restaurants, nightclubs and live entertainment.
If you are a water baby then The Bahamas is the destination for you! Named by Christopher Columbus for its shallow sea (baja mar), The Bahamas is allegedly the most photographed country from the International Space Station because of the incredible blues of those shallow waters. Novices can find their fins by snorkelling or trying out a bit of diving with a SNUBA excursion, whilst the experienced divers can meet their ultimate challenge in diving with sharks or heading off the reef, over the wall and into the deep. Adrenaline junkies might like to chase that big catch a la Hemingway on a deep sea fishing charter, whilst the mindful among us may prefer convening with nature on a stand-up paddle-board or kayak.
Nassau has evolved in recent years into a serious contender for the title of culinary capital of the Caribbean. Even if you just take its natural bounty from the incredible waters, you are in for an amazing treat, but combine that with the expertise of some top, world-renowned chefs, and you’ll find that Nassau is up there with the best of the best culinary experiences. Head to Potter’s Cay at the bottom of the bridge to Paradise Island to get a really local flavour of how they eat the infamous Conch (pronounced Conk), or combine your seafood with the best meat dishes at Marcus at Baha Mar Fish & Chophouse, or go purist on the seafod at Fish by Jose Andres at Atlantis. Asian food options abound, including Nobu inside the casino at Atlantis, or Shuang Ba at Baha Mar. Downtown you can experience the output of Graycliff’s chocolate factory – some of the finest chocolate you will ever taste – or taste local rum at John Watling’s Distillery or in the form of a yummy rum cake at the Tortuga rum cake shop. We could go on….