Exploring Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau, is the capital of The Bahamas, located on the island of New Providence. Even though Nassau is small it has a great city vibe. We spent a long weekend in Nassau, and we had the opportunity to explore the most important sites of the city.

We stayed at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort , one of the most famous and fun hotels in Nassau.  It is an amazing place to go and stay with your family and kids.  It also has a cool water park.  If you’re not staying at the hotel, you can always visit, go to the casino, eat lunch in one of their several restaurants, or even buy a day pass and have fun at the water park.


We did a tour around the city, and here’s a list of places you can not miss on your trip to Nassau:

The Queens Staircase:

Also known as 66 steps, this is one of the most visited places in Nassau.  It is located at Fort Fincastle Historic Complex.  You can climb up the stairs, but there is nothing interesting to see on the top, haha!

Parliament Square:

Built in 1815 by British Loyalists, this is one of the most important landmarks in Nassau. The colonial architecture, and the pink walls are unique and charming.  Here you will also find, the House of Assembly where parliamentary meetings are held.


The straw Market:

This is a perfect place to find crafts, souvenirs and eat Bahamian conch salad near by.

John Watling’s:

We went to The John Watling’s Distillery to do a rum tasting.  Here you can also visit the establishment, and buy drinks made in the Bahamas. The rum tasting is good, and you have a high chance of getting drunk very fast.  The distillery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.


Gray Cliff Chocolatier:

Here you can go on a Chocolate Tour, and learn how to make their own chocolates. If you love chocolate, this is the place to visit.

The Bahamas are one of our favorite countries, where we always want to go back. We love the turquoise blue sea, the food and the amazing vibe. It is a delightful place to enjoy life under the shades of a coconut tree, drinking a Bahama Mama!

Best time to visit The Bahamas:

From November to April.  (Avoid the hurricanes season from July to October)

Currency: Bahamian Dollar, Although U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere in the Bahamas

Official Language: English



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