Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas Islands, is located on the island of New Providence, the 11th largest island. Nassau possesses a sheltered harbour that protects the island and it is this harbour that originally attracted settlers. British colonists discovered the harbour in the late 1600s and some relocated from the island of Eleuthera to begin life on New Providence. Today, visitors can see the evidence of Nassau’s history in the magnificent mansions, lofty cathedrals and impressive 18th century fortresses that have been beautifully preserved. Nassau, with its colonial flair, is known for its distinctive blend of international glamour and relaxed tropical spirit. Whether its visitors are interested in sampling everything or doing nothing at all, there is the freedom to do either. Bay Street is considered to be Nassau’s “Main Street" and, although it is lined with shops, cafes and pubs, it stills retains its historic feel. The beach life is available just a few miles west of Nassau where sugary white sand stretches along the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean. A diver’s paradise, the area offers an amazing variety of underwater experiences. Nassau/Paradise Island is a perfect destination for families too with its beautiful beaches, glass bottom boat rides, and swimming with the dolphins.
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Nassau travel tips
English is the official language of the Bahamas, but a Bahamian dialect is also spoken.
The Bahamian dollar is the local currency and it is equivalent to the US dollar. Therefore, US dollars are widely accepted.
110 volts, similar to Canada and the US