When you’re on a cruise ship making its way through the Bahamas, there are plenty of ports to stop at. But, there’s only one Nassau, which happens to be the capital of all the Bahaman islands. This city has amazing charm, which is apparent from the first moment you step off of the boat and on to dry land. You’ll see it in the stunning colonial architecture that abounds, and you’ll see it in the personalities of the natives that you meet.
Nassau really has it all. If you’re looking for places to enjoy stunning nightlife and to have a few too many, then you’ll find plenty of establishments that offer just what you’re after. Or, if you’re not the partying type and would instead prefer to learn more about history and art, then there are amazing museums that you can check out. There’s also a pretty amazing resort – one of the most amazing ever, actually – that you’ll find there, too.
So, come take this tour of the Bahamas’ capital, Nassau, in these next 24 amazing photographs. And, if you’re thinking of sneaking in 18 while your ship is in port, be sure to check out #23 on the list.
1. The Capital of the Bahamas
As you might expect for the city that functions as the capital for over 700 islands and cays, Nassau has got a lot going on.
2. Colorful Buildings
Just the city of Nassau itself, with its colorful buildings and amazing architecture, is a thing to behold.
3. Festivals on Festivals
The Junkanoo Festival is one of the highlights of the year in Nassau, and it’s worth planning a trip around.
4. Meet the Flamingos
If you’re looking to experience the flora and fauna of the Bahamas, you can do little better than Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservatory.
5. Old-World Charm
One of the most beautiful locations you can visit in Nassau is The Cloisters Nassau. Maybe you might have a wedding there?
6. Christ Church Cathedral
One of the oldest structures in the downtown area is this amazing cathedral which was built in 1670.
7. More History
No visit to Nassau would be complete without a walk up the Queen’s Staircase, which was built to honor Queen Victoria’s support of the abolition of slavery.
8. Get in Depth
If you’re really trying to gain an appreciation for the Bahamas, then a trip to the Heritage Museum of the Bahamas is a must.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is renowned the world over and is a must visit when you’re in Nassau.
10. A Fun Museum
If you’re worried about kids becoming bored while looking at art, then why not take them to the Pirates of Nassau Museum?
11. If You Missed Junkanoo
Didn’t time your trip correctly? Well, you can still see what the Junkanoo Festival is all about by visiting the Junkanoo Expo Museum.
12. Government House
Gain an appreciation for both colonial architecture and the role that Britain plays in the Bahamas by visiting this attraction.
13. Rum, Rum, Rum
You know that you’re obligated by law to drink rum while you’re in Nassau, right? Pay a visit to the Bacardi Store & Bar Lounge.
It’s a popular tropical vacation destination. That naturally means you’re going to find a Senor Frogs!
15. Sharkeez Tiki Bar
Another watering hole that you’ll find in the same vein as Senor Frogs is this popular party spot.
16. Great Shopping
Bay Street is where you’ll want to go if you’re looking for a beautiful location to do some shopping.
17. What Can You Do With Straw?
Pretty much everything! You’ll be surprised by what the artisans are coming up with at Straw Market.
18. An Afternoon Stroll
There are few better places in Nassau for an afternoon stroll than the Royal Victoria Gardens.
19. An Old Fort
Still haven’t gotten your fill of the Bahamas’ history? Then take a trip over to the historic grounds of Fort Fincastle.
20. The Casino at the Atlantis
Got a few dollars that are burning a hole in your pocket? See what you can do with them at the largest casino in the entire Caribbean.
21. Learn How Rum is Made
You remember what we told you about drinking rum, right? Well, learn all about how it’s made by paying a visit to John Watling’s Distillery.
22. Meet a Dolphin
When you visit Blue Lagoon Island Dolphin Encounters, you get the chance to do something that most people only ever dream of doing.
23. A Round of Golf
There are several golf courses you can check out in Nassau, and the Cable Beach Golf Course is perhaps the best.
24. Nassau Sunset
We could go on and on about the amazing things that you can see and do in Nassau. If you want to learn what all of them are, you’ll just have to go there yourself!