What to see in Nassau

Nassau Attractions

Nassau's sightseeing opportunities are as eclectic as its history, and travellers to the capital of the Bahamas may find themselves indecisive in the face of so many opportunities. For pure sensory overload, a trip to Paradise Island should be high on any visitor's list.

This long cay (small island) forms Nassau's prosperous port and is ringed by powdery white beaches, turquoise waters, and some of the Bahamas' grandest resorts. Chief of these spectacles is Atlantis: a themed resort with 200 feet tall water slides, aquariums, and fine restaurants.

However, travellers to Nassau will miss out on the truly captivating local culture if they choose not to venture from the resorts. A good place to start is with food, and locals will tell you that Arawak Cay (also known as 'Fish Fry') is the best place to experience Bahamian cuisine. Dine on fresh conch and snapper and wash it down with a glass of sky juice, made from coconut water, condensed milk, and gin. If visitors hope to see their food caught fresh, a trip to the Potter's Cay seafood market is sure to delight the senses.

Undoubtedly Nassau's biggest drawcard is the vibrant energy of a city juxtaposed with the tranquillity of tropical beach. For equal parts convenience and beauty, travellers should head straight to Cable Bay and enjoy a few hours of sunny relaxation.


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