Nassau is the capital city and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Located on New Providence island, Nassau has an attractive harbour, a colourful blend of old world and colonial architecture and a busy port. The tropical climate and natural beauty of the Bahamas has made Nassau a popular tourist destination, with a reputation for relaxing days and an exciting nightlife.
There is something in Nassau for everyone. For a taste of history, there's the historic Colonial city with 18th century Fort Charlotte, the Queen's Stairway, the Parliament Buildings and Fort Fincastle. There's the beach, with sailing, lounging in the sand, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Or there's the spectacular Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, with casinos, luxury hotels, aquariums, restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
Things to See & Do
* Ardastra Gardens and Zoo
* Fort Charlotte, Bennett's Hill and Fort Fincastle
* Beaches and watersports
* Atlantis Resort
* Pirates of Nassau Museum
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Bahamian Dollar (BSD)
Language - English
Land Area - 13,878 km²
Population - 325,000
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 1 -242
Port Location - Cruise ships dock at Prince George Wharf in the heart of downtown Nassau.
Transport Links - Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometres (10 miles) west of downtown Nassau, and has daily flights to major cities in the USA, Canada, the UK, and the Caribbean. Travelers can visit other islands via charter planes and boats, or mail boat passenger service.
In town your feet, a taxi, a horse-drawn surrey or a bus will do. You can also rent a car or a motor scooter.